Even if you cannot connect it to the computer you can
applications from a working calculator.
you have a USB SilverLink
cable, use it to
connect the calculator though the I/O (round) port.
If you do not
have a USB SilverLink
cable, you can use the
Direct cable but you will have
to install the correct driver for it.
I do not know what
computer operating system you are running and I use Windows XP so I will
installation procedure for Window XP SP3.
TI connect 1.6
for Windows; if your system is Vista you must install a patch available
on the TI website, at the same page where you find TI Connect.
you install TI Connect, connect you calculator to the computer with the
Direct cable. Windows
will detect the calculator and will try to install the drivers. You will
have something that is similar
to what is on the three
screen captures I am inserting in the post. On the last screen, choose
the TI Educational Handheld device
and click next.
Windows asks to stop installation, click continue anyway
After the installation, click finish.
Device manager will show
you something like what is on next screen (TI Educational Handheld
Run TI Connect to verify that the calculator is
recognized. Connect your computer to the Internet and click the Updates
Button on the TI Connect tool bar.
Verify that the I/O port (the round one) does not contain any foreign material. Also, for transferring files batteries must be in excellent condition.