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"P" appears on screen

At random, during calculations - plus, minus, equal, anything - suddenly the letter P appears in the window. I have to total the calculation out and start over. Is there a way I can stop it from doing this?

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Re: "P" appears on screen

Well , I've been having the same problem for a while now. I tried taking out the screws but they were way too tight so I tried the oldest trick in the book. I banged it up a little and so far everything seems fine!!!

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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Did that and the P still shows up.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

Re: "P" appears on screen

Thank-you so much!

I had the same problem and was going to buy a new adding machine but I did a quick search and found your website.

I loosened the screws (which seemed loose already) on the bottom but the "p" came up almost immediately.

Next I tightened the screws up and voila!! It works!! The problem was that the screws had loosened up during years of use.



Posted on Jul 03, 2008

Re: "P" appears on screen

Try loosening the screws on the back. On ours they were installed too tightly, probably pinching something inside and causing the P to appear at random.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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