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My Ti-86 wont turn on after i change the batteries

After i changed batteries and pressed on button , mt Ti-86's screen like tik tac toe

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This may sound silly but check that you put the batteries in the correct way round for (-) and (+)?

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OMG THANK YOU SOOO SOOO MUCH

i had borred my friends ti-86 and when school finished i forgot to return it. i ended up leaving the calculator in my car where the sun fried the battery.
3 months later i brought new batteries and when it turned on i only saw black and i started to freak out thinking i had to buy a new one..

ONCE again thanks for the solution

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