Question about Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator
When my daughter's TI-83 Plus is turned on, a screen of characters flashes, then the screen goes blank. After 5-15 seconds or so, the screen will flash once or twice then go blank again. It keeps cycling through this. The pattern appears to be the same - the leftmost eighth of the screen is pretty much blank, the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 7th eighth "columns" mostly have a small "pipe" (|), the farthest 8th "column" is mostly dark. The 5th and 6th eighths are mostly horizontal dark, thick bars.
I'm told it was dropped about 2 months ago. I cannot find a reset button to try. I did try the memory reset (2nd, Enter 712) without noticing any difference.
We've tried two different sets of fresh batteries with the same results.
Thanks for any possible solutions.
I have just done what you said you had done, but I got a nice, correct table of values. You might have discoverd a secret command to clear memory.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
it seems it have an internal problem of contact and you must get it repair, or consider buy a new one that model is a little old.
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
Well, if screen shows the RAM CLEARED message, that means your calculator is working. Just press the [CLEAR] key, message will be erased and you are ready to crunch numbers.
Hope it helps.
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
Try [2nd], [MODE] or [2nd] [ON] or [CLEAR] or take out a battery, this won't erase anything whatsoever as long as you have the factory back up battery in it, which unless you took it out, don't worry, you have it
Posted on Oct 26, 2009
Here is a link to someone with a similar problem. It has many different ideas that may solve your problem. http://www.fixya.com/support/t407902-ti_83_black_screen_problem
Posted on May 12, 2011
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