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Cant open programs

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.

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The ram was erased from my TI-84 calculator, how can I get it reinstalled to my calculator through my computer

The RAM is the working memory. Its size is about 24 kB. Applications and other archived programs are stored elsewhere. What was in RAM and was erased, you cannot recover.
If you lost applications, just go to Download apps and programs, and download applications to your computer, then transfer them to the calculator.
You can do the same for programs you got from the Internet. Anything you typed ypurself must be reentered. Sorry, but that is the way it is.

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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?

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How do i reset my TI-84 Plus graphing calculator?

  1. Press [2nd] [ ] to access the (MEM)ory management tool.
  2. Press [7:Reset]
  3. Press [1:All RAM]
  4. Press [2:Reset]

Beware that Ressetting RAM erases all data and programs from RAM. Archived applications and programs are not deleted.

You can also reset the Archives
  1. Press [2nd] [ ] to access the (MEM)ory management tool.
  2. Press [7:Reset]
  3. Press right arrow to highlight [ARCHIVE]
  • [1:Vars]
  • [2:Apps]
  • [BOTH]

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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

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How do you plot two liner equations on a ti-84?

I use one of the graphing APPS or do through a program. I have a users manual for TI 84 silver Edition that shows you how to archive\ unarchive to run programs here at this site. Usually, I tell people to just forget about the programs and use the simple concepts so, that they could operate their calculator better. But, if you notice in those program are actually more powerful than the programs you get on the web, because I wrote them to be flawless, or I only used programs that I knew would not clash and were very well written. Won't y1=(2/5)x-(11/5) and -3x+8 work?

y1=(2/5)x-(11/5) and -3x+8

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You should give the whole error message.
I created a bogus program and archived it.
Then I tried to execute it. I got the messages: ERR Archived 1:Quit 2:Goto. When I tried to edit it I got ERR:Archived 1:Quit.

Your program is archived. You must unarchive it.

To Unarchive. Press [2nd] [MEM][2:Mem Mgmt/Del] [ENTER]
Scroll down to [7:Pgrm]. Archived programs will have a star at the left. Highlight the program you want to unarchive and press [ENTER]. The asterisk disappears. Press [2nd][QUIT]. Your program is ready to run or to be edited.

Hope it helps.

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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

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"RAM Cleared"?

Ok I had this problem all of a sudden and I kinda flipped out, but...I DID FIND A WAY TO FIX IT, all i was hit it against my pillow and bed for like 5 secs and it suddenly worked again. lol its a miracle! But try it and u never worked for me.

( O yea, make sure its on the "Ram Cleared" screen, then beat it against your bed or something soft)

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Problem running any basic application

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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