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I downloaded a clock application from the TI site and when i try to run it through the program button, it tells me its archived.

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You cannot run or edit a program in archive memory. To unarchive an item, press "2ND", "MEM", "2" to enter the Memory Management editor. Press "1" to select All or "7" to select Programs. Scroll down to the item, then press "ENTER" to unarchive it. Exit the Memory Management editor by pressing "2ND" "QUIT".

Now you should be able to run the program.

You can archive an item the same way. The ENTER key in the Memory Management editor toggles the archived status of the selected item.

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On my TI-83+ when trying to unarchive a app I get ERR: VARIABLE. I have deleted the app but when I put it back on my calculator it was archived again and I got the same message.

Applications on the TI-83+ cannot be unarchived. Flash applications on the TI calculators need to stay archived until they are run; it is the way the calculator functions. The application should run fine the way it is. Programs, on the other hand, can only be run while unarchived and in the memory. Are you sure you don't mean to unarchive a program instead of a flash application?

Mar 19, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator



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In my applications screen, I only have finance. I have lost the other applications. Particularly the inequalities one.

You can download TI apps from

Another source for programs and apps is

Feb 16, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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How to download microsoft visual basic 6.0


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TI-84 Calculator does not turn on.

The applications that run on the TI84Plus Sliver Edition run without a hitch on the TI84Plus and also on the TI83Plus. The only major difference between the 84Plus and the 84Plus SE is the amount of flash memory.
Here is what I would suggest to you.
  1. Replace the main batteries with fresh ones.
  2. Adjust the screen contrast: a. Press [2nd] key and release it. b. Press and HOLD [UpArrow] to darken or [DownArrow] to lighten screen.
  3. Clear the calculator Ram. Usually it is cleared if the calculator is left without main batteries for a while,but you never know.
  4. To clear the Ram, press [2nd][MEM][7:Reset][1:All Ram][2:Reset]. Press [CLEAR] to erase the "Ram Cleared" message.
  5. Go to the, and download the TI Connect software, if you do not have it already.
  6. Install it on the computer and run the program.
  7. Then connect the calculator to the computer using the TISilver Link USB cable or the Standard USB to mini B cable (if you have one).
  8. Turn you calculator ON
  9. In the TI connect program window, press the Updates button.
  10. The TI connect should recognize you calculator and ask you what to download.
  11. At first select to download the latest OS (version 2.43 at this time).
  12. Later you can click the Updates button and select the Latest version of the applications installed on calculator.
If you calculator does not suffer from hardware problems, your calculator should be restored to health.

Hope it helps.

Dec 14, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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I dont know how to download programs onto my TI-83 plus silver edition calculator I have the usb cord and my computer recocgnized it but it wont download quadratic solver, what buttons do I press on the...


All the applications that were preloaded in your calculator are available to download freely from Here you get the TI connect software.

Install TI connect on your computer and run it to open the main window.Then connect your calculator to a USB port and, in the TIConnect main window Click the TIDeviceInfo icon. Software will try to retrieve the info. If it does your calculator is ready to communicate with the computer.

If it tells you Device Not found , Click communication settings in same pop up window where it said Not found, and Select Device, Select Cable (USB or TIsilver cable), Select Port (USB1) and Click OK..

If you establish connection between calculator and computer , you drag and drop the program or application on the TIconnect main window. You let it install till the end.

If you do not have enough space in the memory you will have to remove some apps or programs to make room. You can also backup all the content of the calculator before erasing apps to make room.

If you have problem with TIconnect, use the calc-to-calc cable to transfer the Apps on a working calculator. Yous should be on Receive mode [2nd][Link] --->>Receive. (When both calculators are ready hit enter.) The other calculator must be on Send [2nd][Link][SEND][C:Apps]. A list of Apps appears. Scroll down the list. If you want to transmit un app you press [ENTER] when the arrow reaches its line. Once an app is selected , a small square appears on the left. After the selection, Hit transmit. I suggest you transfer Apps, one after the other. Avoid selecting them all and send them all at one go.

Hope it helps

Oct 09, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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The memory button on my TI-84 Plus will not function

If you connect it to the computer using ti connect device explorer you can try to do everything from there. Manage your memory. If you saying the plus sign is broke too, because it is the memory key too. I wonder if you "+">a would work. Just 2nd recall "a" when you need the plus sign. You can store it in any variable you want. Setting up systems to operate your calculator's memory management can be done on command or Entry Line. Much easier with Ti connect. You don't really need the plus sign or memory key to run very good memory management programs. Just remember to download from this site my ti 84 plus silver manual on how unarchive and run programs. I really don't recommend taking the calculator apart, they usually end up broke at that point.

Sep 18, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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It says that i have to download new software, but dnt know how.

Use the following link to go to
to download specific software for the TI83PLUS (Operating system , Apps or others.)
Use this second link to download the TIConnect software for Windows (if you use Windows). You may already have the latest version on the CD that was with the calculator.

Install the TIconnect software on you computer. Execute TIconnect. Then connect you calculator to the computer with the TISilverLink Cable. Turn calculator on.
Verify that connection is established by clicking the TI Device Explorer icon in the TI connect main window. If it is established, you can Cilck the Update button at the top of the TIconnect Main window. It will update The OS, and the applications that are installed on you calculator.

Later if you go to and find other applications you would like on your calculator, download them on your computer. If you run TIConnect software you will be able to drag an application and drop it on the TIConnect main window and it will be installed on your calculator.

Hope it helps.

Sep 16, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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Misinterpreting Program Types

many times it all as to do with how much memory you actually have. the more games the less memory, and if you use too much memeory on the actuall files it doesnt have enough to run games, to free up space either delete some files or archive them (archiving renders them unuseable untill u rearchive them) but archiving has alot more space

also some games are not compatible with mirage os or ti 84

hope this helped

May 17, 2008 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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Cant open programs

You cannot run or edit a program in archive memory. To unarchive an item, press "2ND", "MEM", "2" to enter the Memory Management editor. Press "1" to select All or "7" to select Programs. Scroll down to the item, then press "ENTER" to unarchive it. Exit the Memory Management editor by pressing "2ND" "QUIT".

Now you should be able to run the program.

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