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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.

  • Anonymous 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).

  • Anonymous 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!!!

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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Did that and the P still shows up.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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Anonymous

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.

Thank-you fixya.com!

Perry

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

Anonymous

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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