Question about Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator
I haven't turned on my calculator in a while and when I did, I got the low batteries recommended to change message. So I changed them out with new fresh batteries, tried to run on my calculator and its just a blank screen. Not black, just blank. I then thought it was the CR1616 battery so I replaced it and tried turning it on again. Still has the blank screen. I have tried the contrast adjustment, and all the tips in the official help section. I haven't dropped my calculator any and it should be fine but for some reason it just won't turn on. I have had it around 5 years.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You say you changed the batteries. Did you also change the back up battery? It's located in a little door with a screw right above the AAA batteries.
My students have come to me many times and have said that their calculator will not turn on. Most times it is that the contrast on the screen has been turned down and the calculator is turning on but the screen is too dim to see that it's on.
To check your contrast, turn the calculator on, press the 2nd key and the up arrow. This is how you darken the screen. You lighten the screen the same way but you use the down arrow instead.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
Hello Lady Godiva,
You may try to visit the Texas Instruments FAQ and Knowledge Base to read the article that addresses your question. The article has links to additional troubleshooting.
Hope it helps.
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Posted on Nov 05, 2009
As battery gets drained, the screen contrast dims. But when you change batteries, some times the contrast is reset to some low value and the screen appears dead: it is so light that you do not see anything, and you think the calculator is malfunctioning. This is the most frequent reason users think the calculator refuses to turn ON. And I hope that is the case now.
To correct that, you must increase screen contrast: draken the screen a bit. To do so
Posted on Jan 21, 2010
SOURCE: My TI 83 + won't turn on
TI calculators have an annoying habit of dimming the screen when the batteries are changed so that it appears as if the calculator isn't turning on at all. Turn the calculator on (or at least press the ON key). Press and release the 2ND key. Press and hold the Up-arrow key for a few seconds and see whether the screen becomes legible.
Posted on Mar 09, 2010
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