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Black screen my screen is either black or it shows nothing at first i thought that maybe it was the color i did the 2nd down to lighten the screen but it doesn't work..i replaced the triple A batteries and even replaced the cr1616 battery as well..but its not doing anything..there is no display of numbers or anything..all there is, is a black screen or clear screen...please help!

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It´s normaly SW, if it supports flash apllications, intall newest SW. worked for me in 2 i had. i have one ti-83 with the same problem, but once it doesn't suport flash i used it's lcd to instal on another that had a broken one. the lcd its usualy good. unless its broken. hope it helps

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

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Maybe it's the brightness setting. I just had that problem and i solved it by first pressing the 2nd button and then holding down the 'down' button for a while.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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Hello i have ti-82 and screen is black now i change the batary but still when i open its give same screen. what can i do to fixs this problem. thank you

It sounds like the contrast is set wrong for the calculator. Try pressing 2nd down multiple times until you get the color you want.

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Screen has blacked out, what's wrong?

Adjust the contrast. Turn on the calculator. Press and release the 2ND key. Press and hold the down-arrow key for five seconds or so. If you go too far, press and release the 2ND key, then press and hold the up-arrow key until the screen is as you like it.

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When I turn the calculator on, I get a black screen. It won't go away.

Most likely the screen contrast is too high. Try to lighten screen
Press [2nd] key and release it
Press and Hold [DownArrow] until screen lightens to your liking.

As you keep pressing DownArrow, the top right corner shows a number that decreases as the screen lightens.

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TI-83 screen is black

The "color" on your screen reset to dark. You can adjust it by pressing "2nd" and the "up" arrow (or "2nd" and "down" arrow) repeatedly.

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Press [CLEAR] button to clear the screen. Try to reset the calculator to defaults as follows [2nd][MEM][7:Reset][2:Defaults].

If screen is too dark or too light, adjust contrast.To increase contrast

1. Press [2nd] key and release it.
2.Press [UpArrow] and release it
3. Keep going through Steps 1 and 2 in sequence until display is adequate.

To decrease contrast do as above and press [DownArrow] in step 2

Hope it helps

Aug 23, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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When I turn on my calculator, half the screen is blank. When I enter numbers, they show up after the blank side. Basically, the left side of my screen stopped working, and it has nothing to do with...

Since I do not see the kind of screen you have, I surmise (maybe wrongly) that the split screen is activated.
Press [MODE]. Use [DownArrow] to scroll to where is says Full Horiz G-T. Highlight FULL and [ENTER] Then [2nd][QUIT].

If that does not solve the problem
[2nd][MEM] [7:Reset][2:defaults][2:Reset]

Hope it helps.

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Ti 83 plus small black screen?

try pressing 2nd then hold in down arrow to change the contrast

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Help!!a Black screen appears when I turn on my calculator

ok guys, after about 10 years of not using my ti-83, i put the new batteries in and got the black screen you are all talking about.. came to this site.. saw no solutions.. kept looking.
I've fixed my calculator, but my brain won't tell me exactly how.. but i followed those instructions..
you CAN see what is on your screen if you tilt it under the light ... just fiddle around until you can see faint writing on your screen under the black.
Press window

i have these entries in my calculator

then go and press second and the down arrow to lighten your screen. it should work.

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Screen is all black

Try adjusting the brightness by pressing 2nd key or witchever name is on yours for the Alt key + the up or down arow key(as you see fitted)

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