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Turns on but does not respond to buttons

I have tried clearing the memory it does not work. Problem: Calculator turns on fine. It does not respond to ANY buttons pushed. Help?

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Re: Turns on but does not respond to buttons

Replacing usual batteries will work, but removing the "watch" battery will clear all your RAM, so avoid it. Despite all that, i still can't connect the calculator to my computer via the USB cable, so it might have some undesirable after effects. I guess the hardware is a bit of a pushover, thank god I could fix the problem before my major maths test.

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Re: Turns on but does not respond to buttons

Try replacing both the AAA batteries and the back-up batteries. This should probably fix the problem. If not, contact the guys over at Texas Instruments for replacement parts if you need them.

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My ti-84 plus it does not respond to the function + or - OR other function, & it come up to display very slow ,slow. thanks

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You need to free up some memory. Try clearing your RAM. Your calculator should operate properly afterward.

Go to [2nd] [MEM] [7] [1] [2]

If your calculator still won't let you delete the RAM memory try the procedure below.

Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key. While holding [CLEAR],
reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. The calculator should display the
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How to fix a none responsive button in hp 35s calculator

Resetting the Calculator
If the calculator doesn't respond to keystrokes or if it is otherwise behaving unusually, attempt to reset it. Resetting the calculator halts the current calculation and cancels program entry, digit entry, a running program, a SOLVE calculation, an ∫ FN calculation, a VIEW display, or an INPUT display. Stored data usually remain intact.

To reset the calculator, hold down the C key and press GTO . If you are unable to reset the calculator, try installing fresh batteries. If the calculator cannot be reset, or if it still fails to operate properly, you should attempt to clear memory using the special procedure described in the next section. If the calculator still does not respond to keystrokes, use a thin, pointed object to press the RESET hole.
The calculator can reset itself if it is dropped or if power is interrupted.


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I had that same problem.

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Did you try [left][right][2nd][on]? It reinitializes the memory and clears the ram.

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