OT: Argh--my old faithful HP16C is failing!

Tony Duell ard.p850ug1 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 12:10:26 CST 2017

On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 6:07 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On 12/03/2017 10:00 AM, Tony Duell wrote:
>> That sounds like the original version with the separate logic module.
>> I think the display is the same between the 2 versions. I am also
>> pretty sure the same display is used in all the old Voyagers (there
>> are annunciators on it that are not used on some models, but they
>> are still there on the display of that model). AFAIK the difference
>> between the models is the firmware.
> Please forgive the delayed response--for some reason, the CCTalk server
> belched up a bunch of messages dating from 30 November onward today.
> I've read a bit on the HPMuseum forums that indicate that early displays
> aren't interchangeable with later ones--the later ones apparently use a
> finer-pitch connector.

'Later' here might mean the modern versions of the 12C, which is very
different. I thought both types of construction of the original Voyagers
used the same display but I must admit I have never swapped them over.


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