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I can't afford a HP-19C so I bought this instead - Francois Lanciault - 04-20-2016 03:24 AM

The canon FP-11P !

Beside the HP-19C, it is the only other scientific, programable, pocket calculator with embedded printer in the world! (if I exclude some pocket basic computers, not the same as calculator in my mind)

It is nowhere as good as the HP-19C as it only have 45 partly merged steps, 7 memories and other serious limitations. It is a printing version of the FP-73P. But its big advantage is the cost: 10 bucks on Ebay! I was lucky as they don't come about very often.

It is in good condition but the printer, while printing clear characters have a tendency to stick at the end of the print line and thus print all remaining digits ion top of each other. I will open it and try to fix the printer. When I do so, I will post pictures of the calculator guts.

Meanwhile, here is a picture taken from google:

[Image: 8623aee7a94a8869db3a367b78b1fb3b.jpg]

Is there anybody with experience servicing this calculator ?

Fran├žois


RE: I can't afford a HP-19C so I bought this instead - TASP - 04-20-2016 05:22 AM

No to your question, but would the printer mechanism fit in a card reader housing ??

[bwa, ha, ha, ha, ha !!!]


RE: I can't afford a HP-19C so I bought this instead - Francois Lanciault - 04-21-2016 03:22 AM

(04-20-2016 05:22 AM)TASP Wrote:  No to your question, but would the printer mechanism fit in a card reader housing ??

[bwa, ha, ha, ha, ha !!!]

It is certainly small enough to fit...


RE: I can't afford a HP-19C so I bought this instead - TASP - 04-21-2016 04:09 AM

I just can't get an HP41 card reader housing with a printer in it out of my mind.

As for the opening post, hope just cleaning it out is all it takes to get it working right. Maybe a little grease, and checking for any material deterioration issues . . . .


RE: I can't afford a HP-19C so I bought this instead - Jake Schwartz - 04-22-2016 03:46 PM

(04-21-2016 04:09 AM)TASP Wrote:  I just can't get an HP41 card reader housing with a printer in it out of my mind.

As for the opening post, hope just cleaning it out is all it takes to get it working right. Maybe a little grease, and checking for any material deterioration issues . . . .

That brings back the vivid memory of the announcement of the 19C and sincerely hoping that this calculator contained a built-in card reader like the 65/67. No such luck, unfortunately.

Jake


RE: I can't afford a HP-19C so I bought this instead - TASP - 04-22-2016 04:00 PM

lol, bad enough I covet an HP41 accessory never made, and you suggest a better one.

A card reader housing with a printer in it, that still can read cards !!!

OMG !!!!

I gotta get me a 3D printer . . . .


RE: I can't afford a HP-19C so I bought this instead - Jake Schwartz - 04-22-2016 04:12 PM

(04-22-2016 04:00 PM)TASP Wrote:  lol, bad enough I covet an HP41 accessory never made, and you suggest a better one.

A card reader housing with a printer in it, that still can read cards !!!

OMG !!!!

I gotta get me a 3D printer . . . .

Perhaps if they had gone back, following the introduction of the 75C, and redid the 41 card reader to be a hand-pulled version, the removal of the motor might have left room for some other goodies :-) I suppose hand-pulling cards as short as those would be impractical.

Jake


RE: I can't afford a HP-19C so I bought this instead - TASP - 04-22-2016 05:09 PM

The coolness factor of having a motor is significant too.


RE: I can't afford a HP-19C so I bought this instead - TASP - 04-22-2016 05:11 PM

Have a read head next to the print head over the platen to read the cards ??

(Hope they can bend that tight)

Smile