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Ti-83 Plus weird display problem (detail included)

Whenever the screen is full and a line with calculation result comes up at the bottom of the screen, the screen all of a sudden shows things in a weird way and can't be read. By press "2nd+mode"(=quit), it gets back to normal. but this pattern repeats forever. Every time screen is full, and a new line comes up at the botton of the screen, the weird display problem repeats. Does anybody can help me?

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  • james lxglobus Jun 05, 2007

    no, it doesn't have a hole.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. I've installed the latest OS and even called Texas Instruments. They tried everything they knew of and couldn't get it fixed. I guess we either have to deal with it or buy a new calculator.



    Sorry.

  • Jacksta Mar 12, 2008

    YEAH I ALSO HAVE THIS PROBLEM!! ANYONE KNOW HOW TO FIX IT?!

  • brunowilson May 26, 2008

    i have the same problem there is some vertical lines that come up everywhere .... when graphing when doing normal calculation and everything... i try to reset all thinking that that was the problem ... it didnt fix it ... then magically after a while it was back to normal ... and now the day before a math test the calculator went nuts again...

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    sounds like mine, i tried reseting to the factory defaults, and that did not change the problem. only really happens when i hit the last lines of the screen. and in menus where there are words all over the page, there is strange distortion all over the page.

  • momojj May 08, 2009

    no, nothing has worked and i realllyy don't want a new calculator!!! what can i do???? columns on my screen (5th and 3rd-to-last) don't even work, and random vertical lines appear!!! is there some way to fix this? :'(

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Warning the following tip will erase apps and programs from calculator!
The following will run the self-test mode
Press mode then press alpha then press s then press enter
If you want to get out of the self test press the on button in case you want to attempt to save/transfer apps, programs, variables etc.
The calculator will start to test itself it'll countdown and display numbers on the screen. It can get better sometimes other times a replacement of both the cr1616/cr1620 lithium battery and the 4 AAAA batteries work. Also ensure that you've attempted to clear out all the memory and reset the calculator. To delete all variables, tables, graphs, etc: Press 2nd button then press MEM then press 2 then press 1.
To reset the calculator press 2nd button then press MEM then press 7 then press the left arrow then press 1 then press 2.

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    Thanks, helped me

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I had the same problem for a long time, I just let it sit there without the batteries for a while (a few weeks) and then plugged the batteries back in, hit 2nd+MODE(Quit) and it worked just fine after that. Also try to take out the little battery in the back, the memory battery, maybe that will fix it. Good luck.

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Complete memory reset. it worked for me.

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Is there a tiny hole in the unit to push in a pin to reset it?

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