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Shonna927
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Batteries for HP 17BII Business Calculator

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I am trying to replace the batteries on my business calculator and I've bought the same batteries that are in the calculator now and they do not fit. I figured it was a fluke so I tried a different brand of batteries and they still are not working. Any suggestions?

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BartdB
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Hi,

To cover all bases i am going to describe battery replacement for two models:

HP-17BII:
3x LR44 button cells. Insert 2 then push them apart to push the 3rd one in between.

HP17BII+ :
2× CR2032 coin cells. Put them in with both having the + side (i.e. with writing) visible.

-Bart
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Thank you for the tips but unfortunately it is still not working. It's like the batteries are too small and they just fall out no matter how they are positioned.

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BartdB
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Hi,

 

They certainly shouldn't fall out.

 

Things to check:

on the calculator:

- check the contact/springs for condition and corrosion

- check the casing for cracks.

 

batteries:

17BII: check you have equivalents: LR44, 157, A76, 675, AG13, SR44, 357

17BII+: CR2032 (all manufacturers sell with this number)

 

(IF your batteries are very different to this, please let me know what you have).

 

batteries could be mis-labelled or manufactured by a rogue manufacturer - buy a reputable make from a reliable source.

 

Regards,

Bart

 

-Bart
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See, this help ...

 

Batteries
3 x LR44 (HP 17bii) 2 x CR2032 (HP 17bii+)

 

Brand's ... Panasonic, Duracell, Everready, etc, or other equivalent's ...

Kind Regards !.
Have a nice day !.
@Maké (Technical Advisor Premium - HP Program Top Contributor).
Provost in HP Spanish Public Forum ... https://h30467.www3.hp.com/
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BartdB
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Hi,

A WORD OF CAUTION

If instead you have a 19BII (fold open calculator), these use 1.5V N-cell or MN9100 batteries (half height AAA batteries).
You may have accidentally purchased 12V remote control batteries (which are slightly smaller) - DO NOT USE THEM AS THEY WILL DAMAGE THE CALCULATOR.

Regards,
Bart

-Bart
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