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My screen will not work

When i turn my nspire on, both sides of the screen are dark blue and the rest of the screen is blank no matter what buttons i press. i have tried to switch batteries but i beleive my problem is with the screen itself. please help me out.

when the loading screen comes up there are black lines going up and down the screen and the loading bar is barely visible.

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  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    i would fix that if i could see what i was typing on my keyboard

  • bwilliams917 Feb 25, 2009

    Seems to be the same problem. If hooked to the TI-NSpire Computer Link, I can get a screen shot which shows the calculator is on, but I can't see anything on the screen itself. Tried adjusting the contrast, using the reset button, and the hard reset key combination with no change in what I can see.

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    I am having the same problem with my TI-Nspire screen. It has come on once and it is not the contrast. It looks like the screen is dying.



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Mine had a problem like that, just that the screen had become blue. I later found out that someone had gone to the contrast mode and made my screen that way. I am sure we have the same problem, but you can try and see. Wish you luck.

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  • CatCode Feb 14, 2011

    Has anyone found a solution for this because i have the same problem at the moment



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