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Sceen keeps saying RAM cleared even when I didn't clear it.

I turn on the calculator and in the middle of typing in numbers the calculator turns off and upon turning it back on it says 'TI-83 Plus Siver Edition 1.14 RAM cleared'. How can I fix this?

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There is a small round battery under a small rectangular cover just above the other triple A batteries. It has most likely gone flat. try replacing it, then see if it works properly.

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TI-83 Plus Calculator, battery corrosion, wont stay on and when it stays on for awhile, it turns back off. ON the Calculator it show that the Ram is cleared. want to know what that means and how long...

When it says that RAM Cleared every time you turn it ON, that means the backup battery is depleted and needs to be replaced with a fresh one. The calculator has an automatic power down to save energy.

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Ram cleared, how to reset ram memory

If the calculator says RAM Cleared, then the RAM is cleared and there is no need for you to reset it. again.
If the calcularor says RAM Cleared everytime you turn calculator on, it may be due to a depleted backup battery.

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TI-83 Plus ram cleared message when turned on

It calculator tells you Ram Cleared each time you turn it on, the most likely reason is that the backup battery is depleted. Its role is to keep the memory modules electrically refreshed when calculator is turned off. If the backup battery is dead, the memory is erased when you turn calculator OFF. Main batteries no longer supply power and the contents of the memory are cleared.
  1. Check that main batteries are good and inserted in calculator.
  2. Turn calculator OFF.
  3. Replace the backup battery.
  4. Turn calculator ON.
  5. Press the [CLEAR] key to erase the "Ram Cleared" message.

Jan 19, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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Why won't my calculator type it's just the screen and the marker. won't even turn off by itself just on and does nothing.

If cursor is a checkerboard rectangle that means the memory is full. Memory must be cleared or at least some space freed.
Press [2nd] [MEM][7:Reset][1:All Ram][Reset].
Press [CLEAR] to erase Ram cleared message.

If some third-party program or game is stuck in memory, it should be kicked out of memory.

Dec 15, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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Would randomly shut off

Listen! I am no seer, but I suspect that the batteries in your calculator are depleted. Replace all of them because the backup battery is not able to keep the flash memory refreshed.

Hope it helps.

Dec 07, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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I can not graph simultaneous equations. Mode is set to functions and simutaneous. Megaphone(?) is to the left of y= instead of \ (or /). I can do this on other TI 84s but not my own!!

What you call a megaphone is a bit of graph style that the calculator can use to display graphs. There are 7 styles. To select a style, open the Y= editor. On the same line where you typed in an equation, use the left arrow to move the cursor on the graph style piece. Highlight and press ENTER. Each time you press ENTER, the style changes, so you can cycle through all the available ones. Be careful with the bubble style, it will not leave a graph. It will evaporate.

Whether you draw the graphs simultaneously or sequentially amounts to the same thing at the end. Both graphs will be present on the same sceen (except the bubble).

What you should make sure of is that the equal signs of both functions (Y1=, and Y2=) remain highlighted as cursor moves to another location. Usually, an equal sign becomes highlighted as soon as you start enbtering the relevant function. If you cannot keep both highlighted, I suggest you reset the calculator RAM.

To reset Ram
Press [2nd][MEM][7:Reset][1:All Ram][2:Reset][ENTER] . Press [CLEAR] to clear the "Ram Cleared" message.

If for some reason you do not want to clear the Ram, you must turn statplots of.
To turn StatPlots Off

Press [2nd] [Y=] (STATPLOT). Select [4:PoltsOff][ENTER][ENTER].

That should work.

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The most likely reason is that the backup battery is drained. Change the backup battery. When you get the Ram Cleared message, just press [CLEAR] to erase the message and start using the calculator.
Hope it helps.

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When turned on, my TI-84 Plus says that the RAM is cleared. I pressed on again but you can't do anything after that.

If it is always saying RAM Cleared when you turn it on, it may be due to a depleted backup battery. Once you change it, you will not get the message again.
Anyway, you are not supposed to press ON again when calculator is turned on. Just press [CLEAR] to erase the message and have access tho the main calculator screen.
Good luck.

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RAM Cleared

This is kinda a weird situation. Because it's usually the other way around. Your ram will clear if your calculator is frozen. So take out all 5 batteries from the back. Even the back up battery. Then reset it again. 2nd then + then 7 then 1 Then 2. Good luck.

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TI-83 Plus Silver Edition problem

These instructions are from, and worked for me.

1) Take out one of the AAA batteries
2) Hold down the CLEAR button
3) Put the AAA battery back in while still holding down the CLEAR button
4) Let go of the CLEAR button and turn the calculator ON
5) Press CLEAR to get rid of the error message.

Then you should be good! All the applications on my calculator were still intact, so despite the error message, the RAM was never actually cleared.

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