# C showing in display, how to fix

Begin and a C is on constant display with two zeros on the far right on the display screen. hp 12c

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Begin - Press the blue "g" button then 8 ("end") to remove begin. Press the blue "g" and 7 ("BEG") to toggle back to having "Begin on display.

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A "C" on the display means that your HP has been sent to calculate compound interest (as opposed to simple interest) to turn it on or off, press STO then EEX.

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2. Make sure "BEGIN" is NOT shown in the display. If it is, press g-END.
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5. Your first cash flow is +2.00. So, enter 2.00, then press g-CFj.
6. Next cash flow: +2.10. Enter 2.1, then press g-CFj.
7. Last cash flow: +22.20 (the final value of the stock plus the last dividend payment). Enter 22.20, then press g-CFj.
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Hello,
The presence of the zeros is not a bad thing in itself. It depends on their positions (think of a bank account!) Although I cannot guess why the calculator would display 3 zeros all the time, I will try to help you Fix the number of DECIMAL digits to the standard 2.
Press [f] followed by 2.
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