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Slow HP17bII+

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I have just acquired this and for some reason the print annunciator appears in the display at all times - as a result, it seems, there is a lag in the calculations, i.e. rather than happening instantaneously they annunciator logo flashes a couple of times before the result is displayed. 


How can I switch this off / restore instantaneous calculation?

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Your HP 17bII+ is in "Trace Mode".  The User's Guide (page 188) says, "When tracing is on, the calculator uses more power and operates more slowly."


To toggle Trace Mode, press [SHIFT] [PRINTER] [TRACE], then [EXIT] to return to normal.


See pages 184-189 for more info about printing.  If you don't have the User Guide, you can download it for free.


Disclaimer: I don't work for HP. I'm just another happy HP calculator user.

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