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How do you reset the ti 84 plus besides taking out the batteries?

My calculator has been stuck on Garbage collecting. . .for 3 days straight and nothing works. I even took out the backup battery!

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  • carmzhang Feb 14, 2009

    I can't press the mem. the screen is still stuck.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    ugghhh

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Sometimes, your calculator gets into a funny mode. Maybe your sister was using it, and she set it to do parametric equations, and you have no idea what that means but you do know that it isn't behaving normal. Whenever students come to me and complain that the calculator is acting funny, here's what I do.

  1. Hit MEM (you do this by hitting the yellow 2nd key, and then hitting +).
  2. This brings up a menu. Use the down arrow key to scroll to the word RESET and hit ENTER.
  3. You are now asked if you want to reset "all memory" or just "defaults." Either one will generally work. The former is stronger, but it also clears out any games you may have downloaded.
  4. You are now asked if you really want to do this. Tell it that yes, you really do.
This returns your calculator to a sort of pristine virgin state. I don't know what was wrong with it before, but it should be gone now. If that doesn't work, try dumping the batteries out, waiting for a minute or so, and then putting them back.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

  • jim beckwith Feb 14, 2009

    Man tis thing need to be look at by a repair

    I copy this from someone else hoping thatn it would work

    Sorry

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My TI-84 calculator says "Garbage Collecting" and won't work, how should I reset it?


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What can be done if a TI-83 Plus family or TI-84 Plus family calculator displays Garbage Collecting... for more than 20 minutes?

The garbage collection allows the cleanup of unused archive memory. It deletes unarchived variables from the user data archive and it rearranges the remaining variables into consecutive blocks. When a variable is unarchived, the Archive free memory amount increases immediately, but the space is not actually available until after the next garbage collection.

If garbage collecting is more than 20 minutes, the calculator has possibly locked up and will need to be reset.

The reset procedure will delete all the items that are in the memory of the graphing calculator. Use the reset procedure below:
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• While holding down the [DEL] key, replace the AAA battery, and press the [ON] Key.

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