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Ti-83 plus silver edition for overhead projector hook-up

The calc was ok in may. Now it won't come on. I put in new batteries and checked the contrast, still no luck. It has not been dropped or mistreated. I am a math teacher. It just won't come on. I made sure all keys work (push in ok). I have a second one that is just a regular 83 plus that has a damaged screen that needs replacing. Can you fix that?

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You can try to put fresh Back-Up batteries into the calculator. If not, you can always call the customer support at Texas Instruments to see if you can get a replacement part for your calculator. This may resolve the problem you are currently having. Hope this helps.

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My ti 83 will turn on when i press the clear thing but when i try to put something in nothing happens


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.

If you have a straight Ti 83 without the Plus or, Silver Edition label goto (Procedure 2) below. If your Ti calculator is a Ti 83 Plus or better goto (Procedure 1).


(Procedure 1).

  1. Try a new set of AAA batteries.

  2. Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key. While holding [CLEAR], reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. The calculator should display the message "RAM Cleared". Release the [CLEAR] key and, then press [CLEAR] one more time to remove the message.

  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.



  2. Steps to re-installing the operating system:
    ~Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the PC and the calculator.
    ~Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OSDownloader
    ~Follow the on-screen directions to reinstall the calculator's OS. If you could not install the new OS on your calculator goto step 4.


  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).


For a straight Ti 83 without the Plus or, Silver Edition label try the procedure below.


  1. Try a new set of AAA batteries.



  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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You used TIConnect to reinstall the OS. There are three ways you can put programs or apps in your calculator.
1. USB calc-to- computer cable.
2. TI Silver Cable calc-to computer.
3. calculator to calculato cable.

Try whichever calculator to computer link method you did not use,
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Yours must be on [2nd][Link] -->[Receive] Hit enter when both calculators are ready.
The other TI84 must be on [2nd][Link] Send [G:SendOS]

Hope it helps.

PS. I checked in The Webster Third New International Dictionary ( about half a million entries), and no wig, wig, whig, whig out meaning that would be appropriate to the present context. Could you enlighten me as to where this idiom is used. Much obliged.

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