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11-25-2013 11:38 AM
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.
12-05-2013 04:25 PM
EDIT: the post on MoHPC referred to above has moved to the archives, updated link:
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.
02-13-2014 05:29 AM
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):
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
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).
02-13-2014 02:59 PM
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.
02-14-2014 01:26 PM
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!
03-16-2014 06:31 AM
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?
03-16-2014 10:48 AM
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.