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How long do calculators actually last :S

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    I've never actually had a calculator that has run out of battery do they last forever and ever?

    not including those solar powered ones
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    Doubt it.
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    9000 hours on average.
    So that's like, a whole year and a 10 days.
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    Mine has lasted about three and a half years so far. I'm kinda worried it'll stop working in the middle of my exam! lol
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    (Original post by Hippysnake)
    9000 hours on average.
    So that's like, a whole year and a 10 days.
    That would still last you a couple of years of heavy usage:gasp:

    My dad has one somewhere that we've had for 20 years maybe, I haven't seen it in a while though since I took the front off and all the keys fell out:blush: It was still working though about 3 years back:erm:
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    (Original post by lynseyx)
    Mine has lasted about three and a half years so far. I'm kinda worried it'll stop working in the middle of my exam! lol
    which is why i'm asking lol :P my main calculator is 3/4 years old atm but i have another calculator which i have had since year 7 (last year of A levels now) and it's still working
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    You've the calculator, you work it out.
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    Two calculators is a must for exams
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    which is why i'm asking lol :P my main calculator is 3/4 years old atm but i have another calculator which i have had since year 7 (last year of A levels now) and it's still working
    I have a calculator that I bought in 2001 which my sister now uses and it works perfectly fine. If you are worried about it then buy a new version of the same model, so there are little differences in layouts:smile:
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    Annoyingly, the calculator I've had since the start of college has given u the ghost less than a month before my final A2 Maths exams. It told me it was low on battery for ages, then when it finally ran out, I replaced the batteries and it still wouldn't work at all.

    No idea what i'm going to do now - beg, steal, and/or borrow I think!

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