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Ti graphlink I need to know which ti86 graphlink connectivity kit is compatible with VISTA, and how to buy it?

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The only TI cable that is still on sale is the TI Silverlink. It connects to the computer through a USB port. In North America you can finf them at stores that sell school supplies (Staples, Bureau en Gros, Office Depot, Grand and Toys).

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I tried to upgrade the OS from 1.07 to 2.09 on my old TI-89 calculator. During the transfer, I got the following error: "Cannot transfer. The connected TI device does not support this data type....

Sometimes you can just carry on as if no error message was seen and the OS downloader will upgrade the calculator anyway. I have had to use the old GraphLink software with the series gray cable to upgrade very old OS's. As a last resort, you may be able to delete the OS system entirely from the calculator (check on the Internet to see how to do that for your specific calculator) and use the TI Connect software with the silver USB cable to add the OS from scratch.

Aug 14, 2013 | Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator

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I have a ti3 and ti 86 but not got intructions for ti86 and was considering getting ti92 but not sure if the ti 92 is any better than what i have

That depends on what you need to do with the calculator. The TI-83 is better at some things, the TI-86 is better at some other things, and the TI-92 is better at yet other things.
The 83 and the 86 both use the Z80 processor, though the 86 is quite a bit faster. The 92 uses a 68000 processor. Though the 83 has a faster processor than the 86, the 86 has some additional calculus capabilities.
You can download TI's manuals from their support website.
There's a good comparison of present and past models here.

Dec 03, 2011 | Calculators

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Can the ti 68 do fractions

My Ti 83 does fractions (once you go into "math" then "fraction>" it converts a decimal to a fraction) And the Ti86 came out a year after the TI83, so that's going to be a yes.

Mar 11, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-68 Calculator

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When I connect my calculator and via TI Connect click device explorer or anything it loads for 10 seconds or so and then it freezes and I get : Program not responding, how can I fix this ?

I have had TI connect for quite a while, and recently I started having the same issue. I'm running Windows 7. I was able to get it to work by forcing it to run in compatibility mode. To do this, you need to right-click on the program icon and click "properties". In the window that pops up, click the "Compatibility" tab, select the checkbox that says "Run this program in compatibility mode for", and select "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)" in the box below. Click OK and try to connect again.

Aug 30, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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My ti-83 plus just reset itself and i lost all my important programs. Is there any way that i can get them back onto my calculator?

Yes. Go to Click the Download>>Software and Apps>>TI83/84Plus Family. You will find all the applications you lost and some others too.
Download what you want on your computer. Then use thye TI connect software to transfer the apps on the calculator. You need the TI USB Silver Link cable. If you do not have a Silver Link cable but have the Black Graphlink cable, you need the Graphlink software.
All these softwares are available on the TI site under Connectivity software.

Alternatively you can transfer them from a working calculator. For this you need a calc-to-calc I/O cable.

Jan 29, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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Many Problems with TI-84 Plus SE

I believe that you created your problems. You have TI connect, Use it. If you feel that you have the soul of a hacker then TILP is for you.
If you have a TI USB Silver link or a mini USB to Standard USB Direct cables you need TI Connect 1.6 not GraphLink (for Windows).

YOU MUST uninstall ALL TILP and TILP2 SOFTWARE, then install TI Connect 1.6
In what follows, I am including a copy of an earlier post of mine that may help you install the correct drivers

If 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 mini USB to USB 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 describe the installation procedure for Windows XP SP3.

Install 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.

After you install TI Connect, connect you calculator to the computer with the mini USB standard USB 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.




When 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 device)
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.

Dec 29, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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My calculator only works when it wants to. when i turn it on and press any button a 4 shows up on the screen. if i take the batteries out for a while and then put them in for a day and then try to use the...

The last question first. To verify if Texas instruments will send you a new calculator in exchange for the old you have to contact them.
TI Contact Information
TI-Cares Customer Support Contact a TI-Cares Customer Support representative via e-mail or phone to order products, inquire about issues, or ask general questions about TI education technology.

1-800-TI-CARES (800-842-2737)
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Central Time
Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Central Time btn_download.gif Contact TI-Cares Support
TI-Cares Technical Support Our Technical Support Group is trained to answer your technical questions about TI calculators, software, and accessories.

972-917-8324 (This is not a toll-free number)
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central Time
Friday: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central Time btn_download.gif Contact Technical Support
While you are waiting for the eventual arrival of your new calculator, we may try to diagnose the ailing of the old one.
  1. Remove the old batteries. Buy a new set of batteries.
  2. Prepare the connectivity cables needed to connect the calculator to the computer. Choices are the TI USB silver cable, or the TI Graphlink Black serial cable.
  3. From, download the connectivity software compatible with the cable you will be using from this site. In all probability you will need the TI Connect 1.6 for Windows or Mac.
  4. From, download the latest operating system
  5. Install the Ti connectivity software on your computer.
  6. Wait for a day then insert the new batteries.
  7. Turn calculator ON
  8. Execute the TI Connect software.
  9. Connect calculator to computer.
  10. If you have an active Internet connection, click the Updates button on TIConnect main window.
  11. The software will download the latest OS and install it on the calculator.
  12. If you do not have an active Internet connection, run the TIConnect software.
  13. Connect calculator and computer. Turn calculator ON
  14. Drag and drop the OS which you downloaded on the TIConnect main window.
  15. The software will attempt to install the OS,
If for some reason this does not work, you can transfer the OS of a working calculator. You will need a cal-to-calc USB miniA to miniB cable or a calc-to-cal I/O cable.

Dec 15, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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I have a TI86 but no manuel. can i down load one from you?

Here is the link to the manual on the TI web site.
Hope it helps

Sep 26, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator

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I am in France right now & want to buy TI-86 texas instrument calculator. But it is in French I would like to know wheather it can be changed to English language

It seems to me that the TI calcultors are in English by default, and other languages can be installed as Localization applications. The problem is that the TI86? is not being made anymore.

When I use the French localization in my TI84Plus, I am always asked to choose 1: English, or 2:French. When I choose English I am no longer asked to choose language.

Examine the calculator first. If it is new the localisations may be installed.

Hope it helps.

Sep 14, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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Help me please

Here is how you make graphics of functions on the TI 86. The screen captures are from the TI86 Manual by texas Instruments.
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Hope it helps.

Sep 11, 2007 | Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator

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