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A comma is showing up rather than a decimal point on the display. How do I fix it?

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To switch the radix point between the US and European modes, press and hold the decimal point key then press and release the ON key.

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Need to change my display from a comma to decimal


I don't know which particular calculator model you have, but for an HP-12C, the manual says the following:
Digit Separators
As a number is keyed in, each group of three digits to the left of the decimal point is automatically separated in the display. When the calculator is first turned on after coming from the factory - or after Continuous Memory is reset - the decimal point in displayed numbers is a dot, and the separator between each group of three digits is a comma. If you wish, you can set the calculator to display
a comma for the decimal point and a dot for the three-digit separator. To do so, turn the calculator off, then press and hold down the [.] key while you press [ON]. Doing so again sets the calculator to use the original digit separators in the display.

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How to set the decimal place to 3 places on a casio fx 300ms calculator


Decimal Point and Separator Symbols
You can use the display setup (Disp) screen to specify the symbols you want for the decimal point and 3-digit separator.
• To change the decimal point and separator symbol setting, press the MODE key a number of times until you reach the setup screen shown below.
Display the selection screen. (Disp) 1.
Press the number key ( 1 or 2) that corresponds to the setting you want to use.
1(Dot): Period decimal point, comma separator
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The display shows a comma where the decimal should be i.e. 6,000 - How can I get the comma back to a decimal?


With the calculator off, press and hold the decimal point key then press and release the ON key.

Sep 01, 2010 | HP 12c Calculator

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My decimal changed to a comma, how do i change it back?


Hi,

P12c display from Comma to Point This document describes how to change the display of the decimal point on the HP 12C (HP12C) Calculator from a comma (commas) back to a decimal point.
Instructions
  1. Turn off the calculator.
  2. Hold down the decimal point.
  3. Continue to hold the decimal point key, while turning on the calculator.
The comma should change back to a decimal point.
Explanation The comma is the European equivalent of the decimal point.
This procedure is also applicable to HP12CP (Hewlett-Packard 12c Platinum) and HP12CPA (Hewlett-Packard 12c Platinum 25th Anniversary Edition).

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Feb 04, 2010 | HP 12c Calculator

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I just replaced the batteries in my HP 12C calculator and when I turned it back on the display looks like this 0,000. How do I get the display to show decimals instead of a comma?


Hello,
Here is what the manual for the HP 12C Platimum financial calculator says on page 17 of 275

Digit Separators
As a number is keyed in, each group of three digits to the left of the decimal point is automatically separated in the display. When the calculator is first turned on after coming from the factory — or after Continuous Memory is reset — the decimal point in displayed numbers is a dot, and the separator between each group of three digits is a comma. If you wish, you can set the calculator to display a comma for the decimal point and a dot for the three-digit separator. To do so,
turn the calculator off, then press and hold down the [ . ] key while you press [ON] Doing so again sets the calculator to use the original digit separators in the display.


Hope it helps.

Oct 06, 2009 | HP 12c Calculator

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There is a comma where the decimal point should be and vise versa.


From HP12c FAQ:
This document describes how to change the display of the decimal point on the HP 12C Calculator from a comma back to a decimal point. Instructions
  1. Turn off the calculator.
  2. Hold down the decimal point.
  3. Continue to hold the decimal point key, while turning on the calculator.
The comma should change back to a decimal point. Explanation The comma is the European equivalent of the decimal point. *
For more information about your machine (data sheets, learning modules, manuals, FAQs, etc), check this link:
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF05a/215348-215348-64232-20036-215349-33525.html

Aug 08, 2009 | HP 12c Calculator

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Decimal point is replaced with comma


Check to see if the calculator is in European mode where the comma is sometimes used rather than the period.

Dan

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Wrong format for numbers displayed in HP 12C


It's been awhile since I used one of these but there should be a decimal function on the keys. Make sure you put a 2 in there before pressing it and it should display the format using 200.00

Nov 30, 2008 | HP 12c Calculator

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Display shows comma in place of decimal point?


To change the ´comma´, make sure the calculator is switched to off, press (.) key and maintain, switch the calculator ON. This operation changes dot to comma and vice-versa.

Jul 18, 2008 | HP 12c Calculator

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Display a decimal point


Turn the calculator off, then press and hold down the .(decimal key) while you press the on button. Doing so again sets the calculator to use the original digit separators in the display

May 10, 2007 | HP 12c Calculator

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