Question about Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator
My TI died, I replaced ALL batteries, even the 303 and I still cannot revived my most important friend in statstics. Calculator will not power on
Same problem here:
- TI 84 Plus is dead (yesterday alive and kicking),
- (and exam statistics tomorrow).
I removed the 6 torx-screws, and removed the backside (battery-compartment) from the frontside (screen and motherboard). Once the screws are unscrewed, I used my nails to unclip the two parts.
What was wrong:
Immediately visible was a tiny but fatal corrosion on the two little metal-covered spots on the motherboard, where the metal extensions from the battery-compartment (the backside of TI84) touch the motherboard (frontside). So the power was no longer connected to the + and - entry spots of the motherboard.
I tried to clean the corroded parts, but the thin metal was corroded away, so I bent the two flexible extensions from the battery-compartment a little bit sideways, so they could touch a fresh, non-corroded part of the + and - entry spots on the motherboard.
SOLVED!! My Texas Instruments TI84 Plus works again for 100%
IMHO this corrosion (Cr metal extension of the battery-compartment, and Cu on the motherboard) can be avoided by using golden contacts like in the rest of the hardware industry. This corrosion problem is a ticking time-bomb, good for sales but not good for our trust in this product ... According to Murphys Law these problems allways occur when you have an important exam the next day ...
Hope it helps.
Posted on Dec 10, 2013
There is a chance there is a battery leakage and the contact is spoilt. That's what I'm facing now as well
Posted on Oct 11, 2007
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Oct 23, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...
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". If calculator did not turn on or, is still locked up goto Procedure 3, unless already did Procedure 3, then goto Procedure 4. If you calculator does come on and is responding and, your connect to another calculator goto Procedure 1. If you calculator does come on and is responding and, your connect to a computer goto Procedure 7.
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. Goto Procedure 2.
If the above process did not work. Try re-doing the Procedure 2, and, this time extend the time in Procedure 3, by 5 minutes to 10 minutes before you put all the batteries back in the calculator. These calculators can be a little stubborn at times so, keep trying Procedure 2.
If you can't find a calculator to connect too, you can connect your Ti 84 Plus to a computer that has Ti Connect software on it. If you need to connect your Ti 84 Plus to a computer make sure the Ti Connect software is operating properly. You do not want any hang-ups while installing the Ti 84 Plus OS.
Procedure 6. Procedure to installing the latest Ti84 Plus 2.55v. MP OS. TI OSDownloader does not always install the latest OS.
You can get the latest copy of Ti84 Plus 2.55v. MP OS and, guidebook by going to the Texas Instruments web site. You can get to that site instantly by clicking, "Ti 84 Plus 2.55v. MP OS!" Once your at the Ti site click the Download Item, "Ti84 Plus family operating system". Next you can login or, click "continue as guest". I'd would click the "continue as guest". Once you have click, "continue as guest" the Ti84 Plus family operating system will download to you.
Next, click "SAVE" and then a window to a folder will pop up. It is probably a window to a folder that you download too. If so, you may want to change it and, save to this folder, "My Documents \ My TI Data \ Downloads". You can also go back and, download the Ti 84 Plus guidebook too, if needed. If your calculator will not turn on or, is locked up goto Procedure 2. Or else goto Procedure 7.
Important Note: Never disconnect a TI Connectivity Cable during a transfer. Lost of power during installation of OS will destroy your calculator.
Link your computer and, Ti 84 Plus calculator with the USB cable or, Direct Black Link cable that came with the Ti 84 Plus calculator. Next, drag the Ti 84 Plus 2.55v MP OS that you saved earlier in "My Documents \ My TI Data \ Downloads" out of that folder and, drop it in the "Ti Connect" icon on the desktop. Click, "Continue" when the "Erase Warning" pops up and, the new Ti 84 Plus 2.55v MP OS will begin to install. Next, the Ti Device window should pop up and, highlight the port when it finds what your Ti 84 Plus is using, USB1 cable or, Direct Black COM1.
When the Ti Device Explorer finds and, highlights your calculator's information click, "Select." Then click, "Yes" when the next window shows up with your calculator's information and, the OS will continue to download. Upon completion the newest Ti 84 Plus 2.55v. MP OS will be installed.
If you run into any trouble with software or, drivers just comment to what failed at this posting and, I'll be glad to help you.
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