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Non functional keys

The entire far-right column of keys does not function. Pressing any of these keys (NXT, right-arrow, 1/x, delete, divide, multiply, subtract, add) just does nothing. I don't recall doing anything to the calculator (no drops, spills, etc.).

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  • CalcNotWrkn Dec 03, 2007

    I have the same problem, but with only 3 keys (1/x, y^x, sqrt). I've found in other forums that this is a common problem for this model as it gets older. I found one set of instructions to take the calculator apart and clean the contacts, but the instructions are not clear and it sounds like it's easy to cause alot more damage.

  • dhayes255 Jan 07, 2009

    Same problem here. Looking for a solution.

  • wal_y_fipe Feb 09, 2009

    I have the same problem, even after doing the soft reset and the keyboard testing. However, mine is for a whole line from top to bottom.



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HP 48SX and HP 48GX calculators have a membrane which connects between the internal circuit boards. This is a common failure point. The "ON" button is often the first button to go out. The calculator can be opened up can cleaned, but it is a little involved. Forutnately someone has posted pictures and information on what to do.

There is a text file with information. The file is big because of the pictures. Summary: Open the case, bend metal clips holding the circuit boards together. Clean up any dust and the contacts. Reassemble.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009


Don't use those keys

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