Question about Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Graphic Calculator

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Cannot find ram option when downloading apps!!

I downloaded a game a day ago and after downloading, i started the game. all of the sudden the screen went blank! i turned it back on and the calculator is still there! but the thing is the pre loaded apps were completely wiped out!! now when i try to download back the apps and charts, it will not work! all i can do is to send it to archive... PLS HELP!!

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The game might havev had a bug in it

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Hope you had your data backed up. If not u might want to browse the web for a package to download with all the original stuff. ALWAYS back up ur stuff just so this doesnt happen.

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I am trying to download a game onto my Ti-84 Plus calculator, but it says I have insufficient memory and I can't put it on. how can I fix that?


Considering the fact that you cannot add a memory card to the calculator you have two options:
  1. Preserve the limited RAM and Flash memory of the calculator and use it just as a calculator: No games.
  2. Delete unnecessary applications (especially the languages you do not understand and do not need). If you delete a language you should also delete the other applications that are in that language. Periodic table, Study cards etc.
To delete an application
  1. Press [2nd][[+] to open the (MEM)ory management
  2. Select [2:Mem Mgt/Del..]
  3. Scroll down till you reach [A:Apps]
  4. Highlight and Press {ENTER]
  5. Use down arrow to highlight an application you do not want and press the [DEL] button.
  6. You will be asked "Are you Sure?"
  7. If you are sure you want to delete press [2:Yes] to confirm the deletion.
Keep in mind that most problems of fast draining of batteries, strange calculator behavio(u)r are related to the use of 3rd party games downloaded from the INTERNET.

Aug 28, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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I have new batteries in my calculator and it is not turning on. Every time i turn on the calculator, there is a horizontal line that appears on th screen.


Ok there is a line, but can you do something with the calculator?
Try to reset the RAM to clear any graphics you might have created.
To reset the RAM \
Press [2nd][MEM][7:Reset][1:All ram][2:reset] ENTER] [ENTER]
Press [CLEAR] to erase the "Ram Cleared" message

Here are some steps to perform in the order they are presented. (Skip point A if you want). Please read the post till the end.

A Try this before thinking of repairs.
  1. Push the ON button.
  2. Even if you see nothing, press the [2nd] key and release it.
  3. Press and HOLD the UpArrow key until the screen darkens.
  4. You may have to keep pressing UpArrow for a little while before you see anything.
B If that does not work
  1. Remove one of the AAA batteries.
  2. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key.
  3. While holding [CLEAR], reinsert the AAA battery and then
  4. turn the calculator on.
  5. The calculator should display the message "RAM Cleared".
  6. Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message "RAM Cleared".
C. Third option
  1. Remove batteries including the backup battery for 5minutes.
  2. After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and
  3. turn the calculator on.
  4. Adjust the contrast if necessary.
D. Last option

The last option requires the reinstallation of the system. So to use it you must download the TIConnect 1.6 software from education.ti.com. You must have the TI USB SilverLink or the TI Black serial cable ready.You must be connected to the Internet.
  1. Remove one of the AAA batteries.
  2. Press and hold the [DEL] key.
  3. While holding [DEL], reinsert the AAA battery and then
  4. turn the calculator on.
  5. The calculator should display "Waiting...Please install calculator software now".
  6. Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the computer and the calculator.
  7. Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OS Downloader.
  8. Follow the on-screen directions to reinstall the calculator's OS.
If the message "Error! Press any key to turn unit off. Then turn unit back on." appears on the graphing calculator, quickly, remove one battery from the calculator and reinstall it while the transfer is taking place.

You have several ways to connect the calculator
  • Serial Black cable that used to ship with the TI 83 Plus. It connects to a serial port on a computer and to the I/O port on the calculator. It requires the Graph Link software available on the TI web site (Downloads, Software and Apps, Connectivity)
  • USB Silver Link cable. It connects a USB port on the computer to the the I/O port on the calculator. It requires the TI connectivity software, also available on the TI Web site.
  • A USB mini A to mini B cable to connect two units.
  • An I/O cable to connect two calculators through their I/O ports.

Jan 25, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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Calculator working fine.. low battery warning.. changed batteries and now no sign of life


Here are some steps to perform in the order they are presented.
I think your screen is too light. The first step (A) should solve the problem. If not perform the other diagnostic steps.

A Try this first.
  1. Push the ON button.
  2. Even if you see nothing, press the [2nd] key and release it.
  3. Press and HOLD the UpArrow key until the screen darkens.
  4. You may have to keep pressing UpArrow for a little while before you see anything.
B If that does not work
  1. Remove one of the AAA batteries.
  2. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key.
  3. While holding [CLEAR], reinsert the AAA battery and then
  4. turn the calculator on.
  5. The calculator should display the message "RAM Cleared".
  6. Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message "RAM Cleared".
C. Third option
  1. Remove batteries including the backup battery for 5minutes.
  2. After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and
  3. turn the calculator on.
  4. Adjust the contrast if necessary.
D. Last option

The last option requires the reinstallation of the system. So to use it you must download the TIConnect 1.6 software from education.ti.com. You must have the TI USB SilverLink or the TI Black serial cable ready.You must be connected to the Internet.
  1. Remove one of the AAA batteries.
  2. Press and hold the [DEL] key.
  3. While holding [DEL], reinsert the AAA battery and then
  4. turn the calculator on.
  5. The calculator should display "Waiting...Please install calculator software now".
  6. Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the computer and the calculator.
  7. Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OS Downloader.
  8. Follow the on-screen directions to reinstall the calculator's OS.
If the message "Error! Press any key to turn unit off. Then turn unit back on." appears on the graphing calculator, quickly, remove one battery from the calculator and reinstall it while the transfer is taking place.

You have several ways to connect the calculator
  • Serial Black cable that used to ship with the TI 83 Plus. It connects to a serial port on a computer and to the I/O port on the calculator. It requires the Graph Link software available on the TI web site (Downloads, Software and Apps, Connectivity)
  • USB Silver Link cable. It connects a USB port on the computer to the the I/O port on the calculator. It requires the TI connectivity software, also available on the TI Web site.
  • A USB mini A to mini B cable to connect two units.
  • An I/O cable to connect two calculators through their I/O ports.

Jan 15, 2010 | HP Calculators

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Ive tried everything from pressing 2nd and holding up to trying tore download the software and nothings working plz help


I am inserting a copy of an earlier post to a question similar to yours. Please read the post till the end.

A Try this before thinking of repairs.
  1. Push the ON button.
  2. Even if you see nothing, press the [2nd] key and release it.
  3. Press and HOLD the UpArrow key until the screen darkens.
  4. You may have to keep pressing UpArrow for a little while before you see anything.
B If that does not work
  1. Remove one of the AAA batteries.
  2. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key.
  3. While holding [CLEAR], reinsert the AAA battery and then
  4. turn the calculator on.
  5. The calculator should display the message "RAM Cleared".
  6. Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message "RAM Cleared".
C. Third option
  1. Remove batteries including the backup battery for 5minutes.
  2. After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and
  3. turn the calculator on.
  4. Adjust the contrast if necessary.
D. Last option

The last option requires the reinstallation of the system. So to use it you must download the TIConnect 1.6 software from education.ti.com. You must have the TI USB SilverLink or the TI Black serial cable ready.You must be connected to the Internet.
  1. Remove one of the AAA batteries.
  2. Press and hold the [DEL] key.
  3. While holding [DEL], reinsert the AAA battery and then
  4. turn the calculator on.
  5. The calculator should display "Waiting...Please install calculator software now".
  6. Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the computer and the calculator.
  7. Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OS Downloader.
  8. Follow the on-screen directions to reinstall the calculator's OS.
If the message "Error! Press any key to turn unit off. Then turn unit back on." appears on the graphing calculator, quickly, remove one battery from the calculator and reinstall it while the transfer is taking place.

You have several ways to connect the calculator
  • Serial Black cable that used to ship with the TI 83 Plus. It connects to a serial port on a computer and to the I/O port on the calculator. It requires the Graph Link software available on the TI web site (Downloads, Software and Apps, Connectivity)
  • USB Silver Link cable. It connects a USB port on the computer to the the I/O port on the calculator. It requires the TI connectivity software, also available on the TI Web site.
  • A USB mini A to mini B cable to connect two units.
  • An I/O cable to connect two calculators through their I/O ports.

Jan 12, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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Calculator won't do anything.


I am inserting a copy of an earlier post to a question similar to yours. Ignore the steps you already tried. I will add a few comments at the end just for you case. Please read the post till the end.

A Try this before thinking of repairs.

  1. Push the ON button.
  2. Even if you see nothing, press the [2nd] key and release it.
  3. Press and HOLD the UpArrow key until the screen darkens.
  4. You may have to keep pressing UpArrow for a little while before you see anything.
B If that does not work
  1. Remove one of the AAA batteries.
  2. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key.
  3. While holding [CLEAR], reinsert the AAA battery and then
  4. turn the calculator on.
  5. The calculator should display the message "RAM Cleared".
  6. Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message "RAM Cleared".
C. Third option

  1. Remove batteries including the backup battery for 5minutes.
  2. After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and
  3. turn the calculator on.
  4. Adjust the contrast if necessary.
D. Last option

The last option requires the reinstallation of the system. So to use it you must download the TIConnect 1.6 software from education.ti.com. You must have the TI USB SilverLink or the TI Black serial cable ready.You must be connected to the Internet.
  1. Remove one of the AAA batteries.
  2. Press and hold the [DEL] key.
  3. While holding [DEL], reinsert the AAA battery and then
  4. turn the calculator on.
  5. The calculator should display "Waiting...Please install calculator software now".
  6. Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the computer and the calculator.
  7. Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OS Downloader.
  8. Follow the on-screen directions to reinstall the calculator's OS.
If the message "Error! Press any key to turn unit off. Then turn unit back on." appears on the graphing calculator, quickly, remove one battery from the calculator and reinstall it while the transfer is taking place.

You have several ways to connect the calculator
  • Serial Black cable that used to ship with the TI 83 Plus. It connects to a serial port on a computer and to the I/O port on the calculator. It requires the Graph Link software available on the TI web site (Downloads, Software and Apps, Connectivity)
  • USB Silver Link cable. It connects a USB port on the computer to the the I/O port on the calculator. It requires the TI connectivity software, also available on the TI Web site.
  • A USB mini A to mini B cable to connect two units.
  • An I/O cable to connect two calculators through their I/O ports.
If you do not have any type of USB cable (SilverLink, Mini A/B to Standard USB) you cannot use the USB option. You can however try to connect your calculator to a similar one through the I/O ports. If you have the I/O cable you can transfer the OS of a working calculator.

Another solution is to buy the accessory cables from the TI Online store. The I/O cable is not very expensive ( about 5 $) and the TI silver Link about 25 $. If you are a student, ask fellow students who have other types of TI calculators (TI 83Plus, Ti84 Plus, Voyage 200 PLT, TI 92/92 Plus) to lend you their TI Silver Link cable. Ask your teacher.


Jan 09, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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When [ON] is pressed, the screen appears black (most times, but occasionally works). Contrast options do not eliminate the problem ([2nd] then down arrow). All batteries replaced.


Here are some other diagnostics.

I am inserting a copy of an earlier post to a question similar to yours. Please read the post till the end.

A Try this before thinking of repairs.
  1. Push the ON button.
  2. Even if you see nothing, press the [2nd] key and release it.
  3. Press and HOLD the UpArrow key until the screen darkens.
  4. You may have to keep pressing UpArrow for a little while before you see anything.
B If that does not work
  1. Remove one of the AAA batteries.
  2. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key.
  3. While holding [CLEAR], reinsert the AAA battery and then
  4. turn the calculator on.
  5. The calculator should display the message "RAM Cleared".
  6. Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message "RAM Cleared".
C. Third option
  1. Remove batteries including the backup battery for 5minutes.
  2. After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and
  3. turn the calculator on.
  4. Adjust the contrast if necessary.
D. Last option

The last option requires the reinstallation of the system. So to use it you must download the TIConnect 1.6 software from education.ti.com. You must have the TI USB SilverLink or the TI Black serial cable ready.You must be connected to the Internet.
  1. Remove one of the AAA batteries.
  2. Press and hold the [DEL] key.
  3. While holding [DEL], reinsert the AAA battery and then
  4. turn the calculator on.
  5. The calculator should display "Waiting...Please install calculator software now".
  6. Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the computer and the calculator.
  7. Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OS Downloader.
  8. Follow the on-screen directions to reinstall the calculator's OS.
If the message "Error! Press any key to turn unit off. Then turn unit back on." appears on the graphing calculator, quickly, remove one battery from the calculator and reinstall it while the transfer is taking place.

You have several ways to connect the calculator
  • Serial Black cable that used to ship with the TI 83 Plus. It connects to a serial port on a computer and to the I/O port on the calculator. It requires the Graph Link software available on the TI web site (Downloads, Software and Apps, Connectivity)
  • USB Silver Link cable. It connects a USB port on the computer to the the I/O port on the calculator. It requires the TI connectivity software, also available on the TI Web site.
  • A USB mini A to mini B cable to connect two units.
  • An I/O cable to connect two calculators through their I/O ports.

Jan 03, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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TI-84 Calculator does not turn on.


Hi,
The applications that run on the TI84Plus Sliver Edition run without a hitch on the TI84Plus and also on the TI83Plus. The only major difference between the 84Plus and the 84Plus SE is the amount of flash memory.
Here is what I would suggest to you.
  1. Replace the main batteries with fresh ones.
  2. Adjust the screen contrast: a. Press [2nd] key and release it. b. Press and HOLD [UpArrow] to darken or [DownArrow] to lighten screen.
  3. Clear the calculator Ram. Usually it is cleared if the calculator is left without main batteries for a while,but you never know.
  4. To clear the Ram, press [2nd][MEM][7:Reset][1:All Ram][2:Reset]. Press [CLEAR] to erase the "Ram Cleared" message.
  5. Go to the education.ti.com, and download the TI Connect software, if you do not have it already.
  6. Install it on the computer and run the program.
  7. Then connect the calculator to the computer using the TISilver Link USB cable or the Standard USB to mini B cable (if you have one).
  8. Turn you calculator ON
  9. In the TI connect program window, press the Updates button.
  10. The TI connect should recognize you calculator and ask you what to download.
  11. At first select to download the latest OS (version 2.43 at this time).
  12. Later you can click the Updates button and select the Latest version of the applications installed on calculator.
If you calculator does not suffer from hardware problems, your calculator should be restored to health.

Hope it helps.

Dec 14, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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How to reset to original settings?


Hello,
1. To restore the default setting you have to reset the calculator:
- With the calculator switched ON press the [2nd][+] [ENTER] Move the cursor down to Reset or press the [7] key.
-Choose to reset [RAM] ( 1: all ram; 2: defaults) or [ALL] (1: all memory. Whatever choice you make needs to be confirmed in a subsequent screen.

To reinstall the applications you need a TI silver cable, and the TI Connect software. Install the software before connecting the calculator to the computer.

Then you go to the education.ti.com web site Unfold the DOWNLOADS menu, choose Apps,Software,Updates submenu. Click TI83Plus/TI84PLUS family link and download what ever you want on your computer.

When you are done, connect your calculator to the computer, execute the TIConnect software . You can then drag and drop on the TIconnect window the app you want to restore.

Hope it helps.

May 30, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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Missing options in APPS


Go to http://education.ti.com, download whatever apps you want, and install them again. If you can find the CD that came with the calculator, the apps may be on there as well.

Apr 24, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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How do you restore a TI-89 Titanium clac


Perhaps one of the following sources will be helpful:

To reset the TI-89 family, TI-92 family and Voyage 200 graphing calculators, press [2nd] [6] (reads MEM over the key). The [F1] menu appears and contains the following options:
  • All RAM - Clears all variables and programs from RAM only. This will not delete items from Archive or Apps.
  • Defaults - Does not clear any files from the calculator. Instead, this option resets the calculator settings to default, including the Mode, Graph Format, Table Setup, and other settings.
  • Vars - Clears all variables from Archive (Flash ROM). This option will NOT delete Apps or variables stored in RAM memory.
  • Apps - Clears all Apps from Archive. This will not delete any variables.
  • Both - Will clear all Apps and Variables from Archive. This will not delete any Variables from RAM.
  • All Memory - Clears everything from RAM and Archive, leaving only the Calculator OS and its components.
For example, I think you will want to follow the last step above... which would be to press [2nd] [6] [F1] [1] [1] [ENTER] [ENTER].




Also, if you are looking to clear all the RAM in another way I would take a look at the guidebook, which is downloadable from the following site in PDF format.

http://education.ti.com/downloads/guidebooks/graphing/89ti/TI89TitaniumGuidebook_Part2_EN.pdf

Take a look at page 951 and 952 for another way to clear the RAM

Jan 29, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

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