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My ti-83 has a weird display problem. I updated os versiyon but still it has got weird display. what can I do?

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There maybe electrical shorts connecting the two motherboards, logic part and screen display part, or within the screen display part, causing the weird display when the calculator appears otherwise functional. Open the TI 83+ case following the U Of Washington posting on fixing TI 83+ problem on inability to communicate with TI link cable between calculator and computer. I used the plastic tools in an IPod battery replacement set to open the TI 83+ case as plastic tools will cause less damage to the TI case. Under the aluminun foil are the two motherboards, each a work of beauty. Good work TI. Connecting the two motherboards is a adhesive enbedded connectors sheet. Above that adhesive connector sheet was a different adhesive connectors sheet in the screen display part, which in my case, some of connectors were exposed. I wiped that adhesive connector sheet and the weird display disappeared with calculator functioning. I may buy some heat resistant clear adhesive tape to put over the exposed connectors part for insulation if problem occurs again. The above may or may not be helpful.

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My ti 83 will turn on when i press the clear thing but when i try to put something in nothing happens


Hi imagenius1,

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

Press [2nd] [MEM] [7] [1] [2]

If the steps above did not reset the memory to your Ti 83 family calculator try the procedures below.

Please be prepared to re-install the calculator's OS if you run through this process.

If you have a straight Ti 83 without the Plus or, Silver Edition label goto (Procedure 2) below. If your Ti calculator is a Ti 83 Plus or better goto (Procedure 1).


(Procedure 1).

  1. Try a new set of AAA batteries.

  2. 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 message "RAM Cleared". Release the [CLEAR] key and, then press [CLEAR] one more time to remove the message.

  1. Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [DEL] key. While holding [DEL], reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. The calculator should display "Waiting...Please install calculator software now". Follow the instructions for the TI-83 family or TI-84 Plus family to reinstall the calculator operating system.



  2. Steps to re-installing the operating system:
    ~Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the PC and the calculator.
    ~Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OSDownloader
    ~Follow the on-screen directions to reinstall the calculator's OS. If you could not install the new OS on your calculator goto step 4.


  3. Remove all of the batteries including the round lithium battery for 5 minutes. After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and turn the calculator on. Adjust the contrast if necessary.

  4. If the above process did not reset your calculator. Try re-doing (Procedure 1) and, extend the time in step 4, by 5 minutes to 10 minutes before you put all the batteries back in the calculator.

(Procedure 2).


For a straight Ti 83 without the Plus or, Silver Edition label try the procedure below.


  1. Try a new set of AAA batteries.



  2. Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [ON] key for 20 seconds. Reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on.


Jan 06, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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TI-83 Plus "waiting ...please install message then "error message


Please Install Calculator Software Now error
This message means that the operating system has been corrupted. These steps will allow you to update the OS.

Unit to Unit
• Connect two TI-83 Plus units by means of the data cable (short black cable that was prepackaged with the TI-83 Plus)
• Make sure that at least one of the TI-83 Pluses contains the current Operating System
• Select [2nd] Link
• Select "Send OS" option from the Link menu
• Make sure that the other unit still reads "Waiting Please Install"
• The OS should be downloading.

From the Computer
• Make sure you have the latest version of the TI Connect™ Software
• Download the latest version of OS for the TI-83 Plus to the desktop of the PC.
• Connect the appropriate TI-GRAPH LINK™ cable between the PC and TI-83 Plus.
• Since the TI-83 Plus is currently off, the TI-83 Plus will automatically turn on when the TI-GRAPH LINK Cable is inserted.
• On your computer, choose Start, Programs, TI Tools, TI Connect, TI OS Downloader.

Dec 10, 2007 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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I have ti-83 plus silver edition when i trun it on all it say is that ti-83 plus silver edition 1.14 RAM cleared so when i click enter it trun off


The most likely cause is that the batteries are depleted, the main ones and the backup battery. Replace with fresh ones. In so doing you may have to readjust contrast.

To adjust the contrast.
Press [2nd] key and release it.
Press and Hold the UPArrow to increase contrast or DownArrow to lighten the screen.

In the message you reported, I notice that your OS is old. The latest version is the 1.19. You might see fit to update the OS. You can use the TIConnect software, downloadable from education.ti.com.

Install the TI Connect on your computer. Connect the calculator to the computer (after you install TI Connect) with th TI USB Silverlink Cable.
Run TI Connect and if you are connected to the Internet, click the Updates button in TI Connect.

Jan 21, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Silver...

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Texas instruments TI-83 Plus won't turn on. I have replaced the AAA batteries.


Hello,

Check that the batteries are correctly inserted.
The screen may be too light to see anything.
To darken it
Press [2nd] key and release it.
Press and HOLD [UpArrow] till it darkens enough.

If that does not solve the problem here is what the TI Knowledge base has to say. Please read till the end. I hope it helps.

For the TI-83 Plus Family, TI-84 Plus Family:

Caution: The resets described in these troubleshooting steps will cause a loss of applications, programs and data. If at all possible please create a backup using TI Connect™ first.
  1. Try a new set of AAA batteries.
  2. Adjustthe contrast by pressing and releasing the [2nd] key followed by pressing and releasing the up arrow; repeat as necessary. To adjust or lighten the display, use the down arrow.
  3. 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 message "RAM Cleared". Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message.
  4. Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [DEL] key. While holding [DEL], reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. The calculator should display "Waiting...Please install calculator software now". Follow the instructions for the TI83-family or Ti84 Plus family to reinstall the calculator operating system (see below.)
  5. Remove all of the batteries including the round lithium battery for 5 minutes.After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and turn the calculator on. Adjust the contrast if necessary.

Reinstalling the OS fot the TI84Plus

How do I correct the Error Waiting...Please Install Calculator SoftwareNow message on my TI-83 Plus family or TI-84 Plus family calculator?

If an operating system (OS) update fails or is interrupted, the calculator will be in an inoperable state with the message Waiting...Please install calculator software now.The most common cause of a transfer being interrupted is updating the operating system on a calculator with low batteries. Users will need to use the TI Connectivity cable and the TI Connect to send the operating system to the calculator. Make sure to have the latest version of TI Connect installed on the computer.
In order to install the software please follow these steps:
1. Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the computer and the calculator.
2. Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OSDownloader
3. 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.

If that does not solve the problem, you should contact Texas Instruments at ti-cares@ti.com or www.ti.com/calc.

Nov 09, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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Calculator freezing and shutting off


Hello,
I see that you have an earlier version of the OS. You should update it to version 1.19 available at education.ti.com. Click the dowloads >> Apps and software menu.
The most likely reason for the RAM cleared is a depleted backup battery.

You might want to solve the problem and the update all at one go.
Check this article in the TI FAQ and Knowledge base for the procedure. The article contains an internal link to the OS Installation procedure.

Before you start on this journey, make sure the batteries (main and backup) are in a good state. Many OS installation failures happen because of quasi-depleted batteries.

Hope it helps.


Nov 03, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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Ti 89 detected but couldn't get status


Hello,
Here is what the FAQ and Knowledge Base area of the TI site has to say about the problem you are having. Hope it helps.

How do I correct the error message "TI-83 Plus or TI-89 detected, but could not get status" using the TI Connect software for Windows®?

The Operating System (OS) will need to be updated on the TI-83 Plus family or TI-89 calculator in order for the TI Connect software to detect the status. Try the following procedure to install the OS from the TI-83 Plus and TI-89 Boot Screen. Make sure TI Connect 1.6 is installed on the PC.

If using a TI-89 calculator:
• Connect the TI Connectivity cable to the TI-89 calculator and the computer.
• Do not start the TI Connect software.
• Download the TI-89 v2.09 OS onto the PC's desktop.
**Force the TI-89 into the "Boot screen" (see instructions below)**
• "Press I to install..." (press the [9] key).
• Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OSDownloader.
• Follow the on-screen directions to install OS version 2.09.
The download should begin.
**Steps for Boot Screen:**
• Take one AAA battery out, press and hold down the [APPS] key while reinserting the battery to force device into the Boot Code screen.
• "Press I to install..." will appear.
Once the OS has completed installation, the TI Connect software will be able to detect the TI-89.

Oct 31, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

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Screen displays small horizontal line when powered on that quickly fades away. Have changed batteries. When I do a reset (take one battery out, push delete while putting it back), the screen displays...


Hello,
Here is what the Texas Instruments Knowledge Base has to say about your question.

I hope it helps.

Reinstalling the OS fot the TI84Plus

Howdo I correct the Error Waiting...Please Install Calculator SoftwareNowmessage on my TI-83 Plus family or TI-84 Plus family calculator?

If an operating system (OS) update fails or is interrupted, the calculator will be in an inoperable state with the message Waiting...Please install calculator software now.Themost common cause of a transfer being interrupted is updatingthe operating system on a calculator with low batteries. Users will needtouse the TI Connectivity cable and the TI Connect to sendthe operating system to the calculator. Make sure to have thelatest version of TI Connect installed on the computer.
In order to install the software please follow these steps:
1. Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the computer and the calculator.
2. Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OSDownloader
3. Follow the on-screen directions to reinstall the calculator's OS.
If themessage "Error! Press any key to turn unit off. Then turn unit back on."appears on the graphing calculator, quickly, remove one battery from thecalculator and reinstall it while the transfer is taking place.

Oct 26, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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TI 84 won't turn on. New batteries installed. TI Connect recognizes device and I installed new OS. Brightness is not the issue. Any suggestions? This is one of student's calculators. Thank you.


Sorry, answer was posted as a clarification request.

Hello,
Here it is from the horse's mouth (TI Knowledge base)

For the TI-83 Plus Family, TI-84 Plus Family:


Caution: The resets described in these troubleshooting steps will cause a lossof applications, programs and data. If at all possible please create a backup using TI Connect™ first.
  1. Try a new set of AAA batteries.
  2. Adjustthe contrast by pressing and releasing the [2nd] key followed bypressing and releasing the up arrow; repeat as necessary. To adjust orlighten the display, use the down arrow.
  3. Remove one of theAAA batteries. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key. While holding [CLEAR],reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. Thecalculator should display the message "RAM Cleared". Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message.
  4. Removeone of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [DEL] key. While holding[DEL], reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. Thecalculator should display "Waiting...Please install calculator software now". Follow the instructions for the TI-83 family or TI-84 Plus family to reinstall the calculator operating system (see below.)
  5. Removeall of the batteries including the round lithium battery for 5 minutes.After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and turn thecalculator on. Adjust the contrast if necessary.

Reinstalling the OS fot the TI84Plus

How do I correct the Error Waiting...Please Install Calculator SoftwareNow message on my TI-83 Plus family or TI-84 Plus family calculator?

If an operating system (OS) update fails or is interrupted, the calculator will be in an inoperable state with the message Waiting...Please install calculator software now.The most common cause of a transfer being interrupted is updating theoperating system on a calculator with low batteries. Users will need touse the TI Connectivity cable and the TI Connect software to send theoperating system to the calculator. Make sure to have the latestversion of TI Connect installed on the computer.
In order to install the software please follow these steps:
1. Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the computer and the calculator.
2. Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OSDownloader
3. Follow the on-screen directions to reinstall the calculator's OS.
Ifthe message "Error! Press any key to turn unit off. Then turn unit backon." appears on the graphing calculator, quickly, remove one batteryfrom the calculator and reinstall it while the transfer is taking place.

Hope it helps.

Oct 19, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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My ti-83 plus has OS problem


That happened to me a few years ago - my friend tried to give me his operating system, and my calculator was all locked up like that for a while. There's some kind of reset code - pressing some buttons while putting a battery in - but it's been a while, so I don't remember which buttons.

Apr 15, 2007 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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Weird display problem.....HELPME PLEASE!!!


I had the same problem Jozhy. I fixed it by re-upgrading the OS using the latest version of TiLP (TILP2 version 1.04). When I tried it using the version of TiLP 2 that I had it didn't fix the problem. I understand that the version before the one that was released a few months ago didn't flash the OS correctly. Try it again after downloading the latest program.

Mar 17, 2007 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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