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Repair of a 1970s HP calculator: HP 27

I bought this one in college and would like to keep it working.  When using it on a fully charged battery the display (seemingly randomly) displays blinking digits (zeroes?) across the display and then goes blank.  I have purchased two replacement batteries for it, but that has not solved the problem.  Help me keep this old lady going!  Thanks.

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Hi the chances are the board has got damp at some point causing it to short the only chance you have of saving the calculater is to remove the case and clean any parts of the board that look coroded but even doing this might not get it working as some part could be damaged and their is no way of replacing these parts also check battery terminals are free from corosion

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