I left my 48GX out in the rain. I let the thing dry before running it and thankfully turned on fine and worked! However later I found that it went through fresh batteries in a matter of 3 days even though the thing was shut off. Does anyone have a clue what could be wrong? how I can fix it? or who I can send it to to get fixed?
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Re: HP burn batteries too fast
Hello, There is an HP customer self repair (CSR) which you can contact. On the site it is sais that the service is available for products under warranty or on contract. but you have nothing to lose by contacting them. Here is the link to the web site Hope it helps.
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1) Verify that the front and rear passenger turn signal light bulbs aren't burned out.
2) Check for a short circuit in the wires at the signal lights. This can happen if you have a leak around the light and moisture gets inside. A strong indicator that this is the problem is if the signal acts up right after a rain, but works fine after several days of dry weather.
Torrential rain storm left out in it running? I'm sorry to say there is only one thing you can do for this laptop. "Do not turn it on at all again" Take the battery out of it and take it completely apart and use a blow dryer and dry everything out. "Everything" you may already be to late. Board may be shorted out and fried I hate to say it. So take it apart piece by piece and top case and bottom case and dry it completely out. So that there is nothing wet or moisture is dissipated and gone. That is the only thing you can do to salvage this machine other than a new board, rain and left running in the rain is pretty easy to figure out that you may have ruined your computer leaving it running in the rain. "Lets hope this will work for you" I would be pleased to know if it did solve this matter drying it completely out." Do not power it up again until this is finished. John
The 48GX runs on three AAA type alkaline batteries. However, if the device was unused that long, the button cells used for backing up the RAM cards may also be depleted, and the calculator will report "low battery" displaying the ((.)) symbol, even with fresh AAA cells installed.
The RAM card mounted batteries are type CR2016.
Remove the calculator battery compartment door by pressing down and sliding it off away from the calculator.
Turn the calculator and shake the batteries out.
Replace with a fresh set of AAA alkaline batteries. Polarity is marked on the bottom of the battery compartment.
Replace the battery compartment door by sliding it back in place.
RAM card batteries:
Turn the calculator over and remove the plastic cover over the plug-in card ports (display-end of the calculator).
HP recommends to turn on the calculator while replacing the RAM card battery to avoid memory loss. I assume, your HP48GX has no marbles to recover by now anyway, so it does not matter, I guess.
Near the left side of the end of the card. you'll find the nail grip in the black plastic battery holder. Use a thumbnail to gently pull out the battery holder. There is one battery in each card (additional cards are options).
Remove the old battery from the holder and replace by a new CR2016 button cell. The "+" side of the battery should point into direction of the calculator's front.
Re-insert the holder with the new battery and check the RAM card is properly seated still.
Close the compartment by sliding back in the cover.
You may keep it turned off until all the external parts and the battery compartments get dry. Furthermore, since the Camera has got wet in rain so there is possibility that rain water may have imbibed inside the Camera thus causing mechanical failure.
So, if the Camera doesn't turn ON even after drying it completely and charging the Battery fully. In that case, service will be required.
does it turn over slow or fast if it turns slowly thats the problem so it could be battery or starter they have to have a good amount of rpms to burn fuel right when starting if not it floods out the engine with gas hope this helps thanks wade
It might still be alright. Remove the battery, and put the leapster unit into a ziploc baggie along with some silica gel packs (those little packets that come with shoes and such that say "Do Not Eat") Leave it for a few days until the unit is fully dry inside. Then put the battery back in and give it a shot. We did this with a cordless phone that fell in the sink and it was fine!
This calculator uses RPN (reverse polish notation) not algebraic notation. If say you want to calculate 12+13, you proceed as follows 12 [ENTER] 13 + : the claculator displays 25 Similarly 12 [ENTER] 13 x : displays 156
Also if you use a function like sinus or cosinus 12 [ENTER] cos displays the value (depending on the angle unit you are using).
I think you need to read a little more on the RPN before you get accustomed to this way of doing thing. The best reference is your calculator Getting started manual.