How to Clear the Memory of an HP 50G?

by Diana Braun; Updated September 26, 2017
Graphing Calculator

The HP 50G is a graphing calculator used by professionals and students for surveying, math, science and engineering. The calculator features 2.5MB of total memory with 512KB RAM and 2MB flash ROM for future upgrades. As more and more calculations are performed, the memory gets used up, causing the device to possibly freeze, with the result that the memory must be cleared to properly function.

Step 1

Turn the HP 50G calculator on.

Step 2

Press the keys "On," "F1," and "F6" simultaneously.

Step 3

Release all of the keys starting with the "F6" key and then follow quickly with the "On" and "F1" keys. The TTRM (Try to Recover Memory) Screen will then appear. The memory will clear and reset.

About the Author

Diana Braun began her writing career as a consultant and technical writer for a software company focusing on how-to, training, white paper, and internal process documentation. After two years, Braun left to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. Since then, she has launched several startups including a t-shirt business, an online marketing and advertising t-shirt distribution business, and an entertainment site. She currently resides in South Florida.

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