# Hewlett-Packard HP 38E (Spice/Spike CHIVE)

The Hewlett-Packard HP 38E is a programmable calculator with 10 digits precision and algebraic logic. It has 68 functions, 30 keys, and an LED (light-emitting diode) display, typical of calculators of this era. The power source is 2xAA.

## Facts at a glance:

Feature | Value |
---|---|

Type | Programmable |

Functions | 68 |

Keys | 30 |

Precision | 10 |

Logic | Algebraic |

Display type | LED |

Length | 130mm |

Width | 70mm |

Thickness | 30mm |

Weight | 210g |

Power Source | 2xAA |

Year introduced | 1978 |

Year discontinued | 1981 |

## Diagnostics

Note that diagnostic tests generally delete any data on the calculator. Be sure to back up any important information held in the calculator before running these tests.

Press STO then ENTER - if self-test is okay it will turn on all display elements

## Replacements:

If you have a Hewlett-Packard HP 38E that is no longer working, you can first try replacing the 2xAA batteries. If that doesn't solve the problem, then you can consider replacing the calculator with a modern equivalent. We suggest the following current model as a replacement: