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Operating instuctions for my TI-83

I am using my son's calculator for a real estate class but he no longer has the instructions. Is there any way to print them or an owner's manual on-line? Thank you for your help. Hollie

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Re: operating instuctions for my TI-83

Sure! I will give you the DIRECT URL for both the normal TI-83 and the TI-83 Plus and TI-83 Plus Silver Edition!

Here's the one for the TI-83:

And here's the one for the TI-83 Plus and Plus Silver Edition:

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I haven't used the calculator in a long time(TI 83 plus) and I put in a new set of batteries. The old ones that were in left some battery acid, but not much. The calculator doesn't want to turn on. It's a...

hi adamsukienni,

Clean the battery damage up real good. Gently scrape to terminals of corrosion. Back in my day we use to put a little bit of coke cola to clean car battery posts to get a good connection. If you could put a little bit of coke on a Q-tip without getting any inside the calculator that would be good. Just let it soak in for about 30 minutes. And gently scrape the bad areas again clean of the corrosion. You have to clean it up to metal so, that when the battery is in it will be metal to metal connection.

If you can download new OS with another Ti83 Plus or, don't want to install the new OS goto Procedure 1.

Be ready to install the new ti 83 OS v.1.19. So, setup your computer with Ti Connect software and, have the new OS v.1.19 download ready and, in "My Documents \ My TI Data \ Downloads." If you need additional instructions on how to connect the computer to the calculator you can read my instructions at another posting I did. You can go to that posting by clicking, "Connection Instructions," under this paragraph. Just remember the OS was for a Ti 84 Plus and, your's is a Ti 83 Plus so, don't download the OS from the other posting. I'll give you a link below this paragraph to download the correct Ti 83 Plus OS v1.19 for your calculator here at your posting. Just follow the other posting to where I say, "You can also go back and, download the Ti 84 Plus guidebook too, if needed." After that statement the computer and, calculator get connected with the cable and, your not ready for that process, yet! When you come back to this posting and you have downloaded the new OS to the proper folder goto Procedure 1.

Additional computer to calculator connection instructions click, "Connection Instructions."

Ti 83 Plus OS v.1.19 download click, "Ti 83 Plus OS v.1.19". Save this download to "My Documents \ My TI Data \ Downloads".

Procedure 1.
Take all the batteries out for 10 minutes, including the very small one that you have to use a small philips screw driver to get it out. Watch out for the spring under the small battery, it might pop out. Replace all the batteries after 10 minutes with new ones, including buying a new small battery. The small one might cost about $5. I know it is expensive but, this might work.

A battery reset procedure should bring your Ti 83 Plus back to life.

Make sure the batteries are in correctly? The batteries alternate negative/positive, positive/ negative and so on. The first time I put the batteries in, I didn't have them in correctly. I know if it happen to me that anybody could make the same mistake. And of course, the calculator will never come on if the batteries aren't in correctly.

If your Ti 83 Plus turns on when you put the batteries back in you do not have to re-install the OS. I just think it is better since, your OS might be corrupt.

The process below should reset your calculator.

1). Pressing the [2nd] key followed by pressing and releasing the [Up Arrow] key. This adjust the contrast in case the contrast was to low. Keep repeating if necessary for about 10 seconds and, then go to the next step. If calculator comes on and responds to key functions your done. Once again, if your calculator turns on after this procedure you do not have to re-install the new OS. You can quit these procedures now with a perfectly good calculator.

Please be prepared to re-install the calculator's OS, if you run through this process.

2). 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". Connect to other Ti 83 Plus and, install OS from that calculator. Or, follow the instructions, I gave at the other posting "Connection Instructions" to reinstall the calculator operating system and, connect the computer and, calculator. You can start where, I say, "Link your computer and, Ti 84 Plus (Your's is a Ti 83 Plus) with the proper cable (USB or Black Link). Upon completion your Ti 83 Plus will be ready to use and, the new OS installed.

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I'm an older my 50's. I am taking classes to complete my bachelor's degree in nursing, something I should have done 30 years ago. Better late than never, right? Anyway, I found my son's TI...

Hi Anne,
here are some tips to use your TI 83 calculator. Patiently follows this:

  1. Press ENTER to find out the answer to an expression.
  2. Press 2ND before pressing a button to use the function in yellow above the button.
  3. Press ALPHA to enter in letters.
  4. Press 2ND before pressing Alpha to turn on Alpha lock, which will automatically use the alpha mode until you press a directional key or ALPHA again.
  5. Press 2ND and then hold up or down to adjust the screen contrast accordingly.
Advanced Instructions
  1. Press MODE to go to a menu that allows to change graphing modes, degree modes, and notation modes among other things.
  2. Enter in a number then press STO> then enter in a letter and hit enter to store values in variables.
  3. Press Y= and enter in a function and then press GRAPH to view it. If you are having trouble viewing it, press WINDOW and adjust the graph's window.


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I have a TI-82 and do not know how to use it? Is it close enough in capabilities to pass for an 83?

The origional calculator came with a manual. I would highly suggest reading it. If you do not posess one I'm sure Amazon has them cheeply. As to your other question it entirly depends on what you are doing. Generally, there is not an enormous difference between the two, but if you are using it for a class then I would listen to you insructors instructions on the reqirements for the class.
P.S. If the 83 is out of your range then I would train yourself on the functions of your 82 and if you become proficient enough at programming then you can solve most problems.

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