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When I turn on the Ti 83 plus, it says "ram cleared"

Then turns itself off. I have replaced the batteries and the back up battery. Is there any way to fix this?

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  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    when i installed batteries, first my ti-83 said ram cleared then i typed a problem then tried to clear it would not clear or shut off. it finally went off by itself, then i cut it back on to imput data it would not imput on calculator.

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    lame

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It happened to me, too. turns out that when batteries fall out, temperature changes, etc. the RAM (random-access memory) clears. if you have any saved programs, you can archive them by pressing [2nd] + 2 7 . Press [ENTER] next to every program you want to archive (a little star will appear)and you won't lose it next time. you can't use archived programs; they're just saved so that when RAm clears you won't lose any archived info. you can actually archive lots of suff.
to use your program, follow the same key sequence, the star will disappear, and you can use it again.
if you don't have any programs that you want to keep, well i just wasted my time. :)

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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.

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(Procedure 1).

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  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.



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  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).


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  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.


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If you get the RAM CLEARED message whenever you turn calculator ON, it most certainly is due to a depleted backup battery. You will have to replace the backup battery.

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You can verify the state of the main batteries in a battery tester or by connecting the calculator to the computer with TI USB Silver cable and TI Connect software. If you run into problem such as calculator not recognized it is most probably due to weak batteries.

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This is from TI FAQS:

Solution 11900: Troubleshooting a TI Graphing Calculator That Will Not Turn On.

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