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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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  • bb53 Nov 11, 2007

    I also have the problem with the P appearing on screen during calculations.I am very frustated with having to total the column and start over again.

  • lynn-eye May 20, 2008

    The screen has P.E locked I can't get anything else. I have used the reset button on the back, pressed the 2nd button M+, M- and just about every combination possible

  • Puyc Jul 02, 2008

    Like everyone else. The P appears in the middle of a calculation. I think the current solution posted may be correct. I've tried to loosen the screws to no avail...paobably because they're too tight.

  • Givingup2 Aug 05, 2008

    Have had this problem since I bought the calculator. Should have returned it!

    The "P.E" appears only in the "print" mode! The manual suggests that there is a paper jam, However, this problem occurs even if the paper transport is free, loose and clean without any jam inside the rollers or transport system.

    I loosened, re-thightened the backside mounting screws as suggested elsewhere, but without success.

    I'll gladly fax a copy of the manual, should anyone has a need of it. (...If the requests are not overwhelming).

  • juanita498 Oct 06, 2008

    same problem "p" appears after entering a few numbers.

  • BusterSmudge May 11, 2010

    I used this calculator for two years without this problem occurring.

    I loosened the screws on the back of the calculator but that did not help.

    I was thinking maybe my batteries were low. I then removed the batteries and put the same batteries back in. Turned on the calculated and it kept revving so I hit the "reset" button on the back to make it stop. This turns the calculator off. I then turned the calculator on and it has been working fine ever since.



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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!!!

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Did that and the P still shows up.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008


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

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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