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New HP 39gii firmware

Hi,all!!!
HP have updated the HP 39gii firmware...
Link for download:www.hpmuseum.org/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/hpmuseum/forum.cgi?read=256930#256930 Credits to Mic of MoHPC forum.
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Re: New HP 39gii firmware

EDIT: the post on MoHPC referred to above has moved to the archives, updated link:

http://www.hpmuseum.org/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/hpmuseum/archv021.cgi?read=256930#256930

 

 

Hi,

 

OK, I am seriously dissapointed that this is not available on an official HP website.

 

I used the built-in updater for the emulator and that updated successfully. Unfortunately the Connectivity Kit returned "No update is available at this time".

 

So from the 3rd party website (MoHPC) I had to go to what seems to be someone's private website to download the updated Connectivity Kit. Uninstalled the old Connectivity Kit (I'm not sure if this is necessary but I did it out of "best practice") and installed the new one. The calculator then updated successfully.

 

Calculator is now at Ver: 30/Oct/2013  Rev: 19148

 

Having to download the firmware in such an obscure way is not acceptable.

 

Also there is no record of what the changes are.

 

So I test my own gripes:

 

The CASE statement in a program did not work. This has not been fixed.

 

Calculator hangs indefinitely when attempting to integrate Cos(1/X) from 0 to 1.This has not been fixed.

 

Calculator hangs indefinitely when using SUB on a list.This has not been fixed.

 

Calculator hangs indefinitely when using EDITLIST on a LOCAL declared list in a program. This has not been fixed.

 

 

Calculator hangs indefinitely when using EDITMAT on a LOCAL declared matrix in a program. This has not been fixed.

 

Also the following is observed:

 

Pressing ON-F1 together starts the "Clearing Memory" process. In the manual it is stated as requiring THREE simultaneous keys pressed, ON-F1-F6. (If ON-F1-F6 is pressed, the process is started too, but merely due to the ON-F1 sequence and F6 has no influence).

 

So, from my point of view, this update adds no value.

 

Kind regards,

BartDB

 

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Re: New HP 39gii firmware

Help, please! Where can I download any firmware, because my HP-39GII stoped operate normally despite all?

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Re: New HP 39gii firmware

Hi,

 

The 39Gii is updated using the Connectivity Kit on a Winsdows PC.

 

The direct link for the latest Connectivity Kit (that I'm aware of):

http://mic.nic.free.fr/hp/HP_Connectivity_Kit_nov13.zip

Once you have installed the connectivity software connect the calculator, let the updater run and update the calculator.

The connectivity software has a pdf help file (help -> HP connectivity kit help) that will guide you to exchanging data between the PC and calculator.

Note: if you have problems downloading the connectivity kit, please message me on this forum's message system and I will try to send it to you.

 

Hope this helps

 

EDIT:

Things to try when the 39Gii becomes unresposive:

 

1. Try the reset procedure (ON+F3)

2. Take all  the batteries out and re-insert them

3. Hold down the backspace key when switching on (keep holding the Backspace key down until the HP logo has gone).

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Re: New HP 39gii firmware

Thanks, Bart!

I have done all You say, replacing an old version dated 05.2011 to one dated 10.2013. I`ve got firm CD with Connectivity Kit, but without Firmware Updater, so I took Your reference. Unfortunately, my device found to be faulty even after "Format & Update". All data and settings (not flash ROM) is lost after turning power OFF as it was before. Manufacturing defect. 

 

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Re: New HP 39gii firmware

My HP-39GII started to function normally!

Yesterday I made a mistake when using Firmware Updater, now did everything right. Some bugs are fixed compared to the first version, such as: using square brackets in the matrices within program text no longer causes a hangup; we got direct access with the first letter to a command in catalog; "comma" in Home Mode settings does not cause "syntax error" message when checking debugged program in Edit Mode.

Thanks Bart for timely help! 

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I've installed this latest  HP 39gII connectivity kit on my PC, but it appears to be blind for the calculator.

When I connect the HP 39gii, the PC makes its USB-connection sound, but the Connectivity Kit does not take any notice.

I've tried any variation of connection sequence: Plugin first - Connectivity kit next, vice versa.

I've tried resetting the calculator with ON+F1+F6

I've also tried to manually update the firmware using the Firmware Updater, but again no connection seems to be made.

 

Calculator details: Rev 17818

PC-details: Win8.1/64 bit

 

Is there some USB-driver that I'm missing and if so, where can I download this?

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Re: New HP 39gii firmware

Hi!, s_paternotte:

 

Can you try again, with ... http://www.educalc.net/2336121.page  ... ?

Note: I do not work for HP. I'm Oil&Gas and Material's Engineer; also, Technical Advisor, of Calculators (HP-PRIME/HP50G/HP49G/HP48G+/HP75C/HP28C/HP41CV/HP67) and others, HP devices.
- Say "Thanks" by clicking the Kudos, in Thumbs up !, for the post that helped you.

Best Regards. Maké.
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Re: New HP 39gii firmware

Not mentioned earlier, but I had also tried those with the same effect. No apparent connection.

Prompted by your suggestion, I decided to try everything out on the notebook, rather than the desktop PC.

Unfortunately, it's all the same.

USB-connection 'ding-dong', but the Connectivity Kit (CK) doesn't see the calculator.

At some point the CK decided that somehow it'd seen a device in need of a firmware upgrade and suggested that I'd start the Firmware Updater (FU) from the Start Menu.

Unfortunately, the FU crashes upon start.


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Re: New HP 39gii firmware

Hi!, s_paternotte:

 

Try again, with ... http://www.educalc.net/2336477.page

Note: I do not work for HP. I'm Oil&Gas and Material's Engineer; also, Technical Advisor, of Calculators (HP-PRIME/HP50G/HP49G/HP48G+/HP75C/HP28C/HP41CV/HP67) and others, HP devices.
- Say "Thanks" by clicking the Kudos, in Thumbs up !, for the post that helped you.

Best Regards. Maké.
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