Originally Posted by elcreative
Actually neither the OP nor I were talking about "dollar store" calculators... the OP says "stat" calculator which probably means HP and mine certainly says HP which stands for Hewlett Packard and means high end, scientific instrument level calculator... top of the line and state of the art when released... and still working... and almost definitely why they're still working
Well, you might not want to crack open a calculator that costs more than a dollar. But a more expensive calculator really isn't that much more complicated. There's just not that much that can fail. Calculators weren't always so reliable, as they got simpler, the became more reliable.