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Help- 41CX reluctant to start

Postby den41cx » Sat May 30, 2015 2:28 am

My 41 has a little problem which I can't resolve at present. It will not turn on unless I press the ON toggle, the ENTER key and the back arrow key all at the same time. It takes some doing to get it started but I can't get it to do a MEMORY LOST. It has been sitting "PACKING" now for hours and still no results. When it goes I can load programs from the tape drive but if I switch it off then I have problems re-starting it. Any help would be much appreciated. Regards, Den.
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Re: Help- 41CX reluctant to start

Postby den41cx » Sun May 31, 2015 12:28 am

Hello again, Success!! I do NOT recommend this process at all BUT --- I reversed the batteries in my 41CX and left it for 5 minutes. When I tried to switch on I had the same results as before. Had to press the ON toggle,the ENTER key and the back arrow and the thing would start but not do anything properly. It did a DIR of my tape drive and even import a program but then it would go to PACKING and lock up. I was really fed up and in desperation I tries to throw the thing out of the window!!! I missed (saved broken glass) and the 41 bounced off the timber surround onto the floor. When I picked it up it said "MEMORY LOST" It now works perfectly. Just like a naughty child, a good thumping brought it back to normal.
Thanks to Garth for the information. Regards,Den
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