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TI-84 PSE: Stuck on waiting... please install operating system now screen

For some reason my calculator is stuck in

"Waiting...

Please install operating system now."

 

and after a duration of time it says:

"ERROR!

Press any key to turn unit off.  Then turn unit back on."

 

 

Suggestions please? It wont even let me connect to TI Connect now

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  • mootmoot Dec 11, 2007

    I can't finish the installation of mine because I keep on getting an Access Denied message.

    help?

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2008

    AHHH I have the same problem and I've been trying to use the instructions online and it hasn't helped at all.

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2008

    I TRIED IT BUT I CANT BECAUSE ITS WONT SHOW UP EITHER



  • florjan Mar 22, 2008

    and I hav e the same problem with my calculator plz help....





    "Waiting...

    Please install operating system now."



    and after a duration of time it says:

    "ERROR!

    Press any key to turn unit off.

  • compgeek0421 Apr 10, 2008

    i have the same problem and when i do everything you say or anyone says, it says error! press any button to turn unit off..... and so on. nothing is working. i got it at WALMART, can i return it and get a new one for free?

  • evoko Sep 15, 2008

    o god im going thru the same thing..

  • marieschuber Nov 25, 2008

    please install operating system now

  • Danse Dec 12, 2008

    I have the same problem. The thing is that TIconnect won't find my calculator again, and if it does the install won't start...

  • Pzgommesen06 Mar 24, 2009

    I have the same problem and nothing on here is helping.

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    The solution posted are all the same and are the specific one problem that goes with this. I think what were looking for is were, if any, is a reset button on my TI84+ SE. This is why the solution given never worked because after the glitch you can't download anything.

  • raptary77 Apr 18, 2009

    With this problem you cannot download to your calculator with the glitch so this is out of the question.

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The best way to solve this problem is to get a 2nd TI-84 to link into with the linking USB cable. Then turn on working calc press the 2nd button then link button (or the XTON) variable button. Scroll up to option G: SEND OS "DO NOT HIT ENTER YET" and then remove and replace one battery from the non-working unit. NEXT press enter on working unit to SEND OS.

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IF you have trouble getting the calculator connect when you reinstall do these 2 things:

1. Use fresh batteries
2. Try doing it on another computer where you have not used TI-connect before. And be sure to install the calculator driver correct!
3. Be sure to have the OS downloaded onto this computer before connecting to the calculator.

Then you just use TI-connect. Go into to device explorer, and then it should find the calculator. press "tools" in the top bar, and use the TI OS download option. Select the calculator and the path where you have downloaded the OS to. Know it should start the transfer...

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TI OS Downloader is a separate from TI Connect. After you have the TI software package installed, run the OS Downloader directly (not thru the TI Connect menu). Find the OS Downloader file, right-click it, and select 'run as administrator'. This is a solution for Windows 7 users who can't install or update the TI calculator firmware.

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    i tried it and it helps. thanks bro

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1) Download Operating System file from education.ti.com to your desktop. 2) Install all the TI software onto your computer (i.e. TI Tools)
2) Plug in calculator via USB cable. 3) Open the "TI OS Downloader" program. 4) Make sure you have the right calculator and cable type selected. 5) Locate the Operating System file on the desktop. 6) Click "Start Download" and wait. 7) Profit!

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Had the same problem found a solution after hours of Trial and Error...

My Story

I have a TI-84 Plus Silver Edition which i bought from someone for $20 lol. Everything worked fine until i decided to upgrade the OS to 2.53. I started the update, everything seemed to be going smooth when BAM! Error at like 10%....So like i said, i spent hours looking for a solution i thought i'd never find...coming to the very last minute before i threw the piece of shyt out the window, i thought hmm lets put FRESH batteries and try it the whole installing os process on a different computer....so i got new batteries and install my the IT CONNECT program on a brand new lap top running windows 7, the laptop had no trouble detecting and installing my calculator....then the moment of truth, i installed the OS with ease...took less than 5 min =D....

If you need help email me at dtoysforever@yahoo.com

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    hey man could you call me 4233055619 im having the same problem thanks

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I've tried that already but it always stuffs up

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Ok, I have solved the problem. For that I have reinstalled connection software last version in my language. Then I downloaded the latest SO version to my computer. The next step was to use an app to send the SO to the device. I observed my calculator only changed the bucle state when it was receiving the SO, indicating the percent of software received.. etc. , so I tried to do that and it worked. It wasn't necessary turning off it. Good luck.

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

Do as Guest says above. "Okay, get out the USB Cable that came with your TI-84, you will need it Later, If you don't have one, go to somewhere like radio shack and tell them you need a USB A to C cable. Go to Education.ti.com and get the newest OS, as well as the software to install it, plug the USB cable into the computer and calculator, initiate the transfer, and wait until the calculator finishes recieving the file. I think this should help. If not I will get back with a better one"

The installation software referred to above is called TIConnect. Download it and then run it. It worked for me!

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

Okay, get out the USB Cable that came with your TI-84, you will need it Later, If you don't have one, go to somewhere like radio shack and tell them you need a USB A to C cable. Go to Education.ti.com and get the newest OS, as well as the software to install it, plug the USB cable into the computer and calculator, initiate the transfer, and wait until the calculator finishes recieving the file. I think this should help. If not I will get back with a better one

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

  • BELGIUM_guy Sep 07, 2011

    I has the same problem, what I have done;
    - connect the USB cable to your PC and power your calculator on.
    - than connect your calculator with TI Connect 1.6 (for TI-84 plus)
    - open TI DeviceExplorer
    - download 'TI-84 Plus family Operating System' you can find this on education.ti.com
    - drag the file out of the mape to the TI DeviceExplorer than there comes normaly a message, with this message you can continue
    PS; I'm from Belgian, so sorry about the foulds :s

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Posted on May 14, 2008

Thx ....

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  • Viktor Sweins Sep 19, 2011

    Had the same problem today, so i did read a few blogg, just got the answer theres no chance get it back. But i Got. Go tohttp://education.ti.com/calculators/down...
    1. Download the OS from the Link ^^
    2. You need to have TI-Connect.
    3. Connect Your calculator to the computer.
    4. Open TI-Connect, and go to IT Device explorer. (You need to have the calculator ON.)
    5. When TI-Connect find the calculator push select.
    6. Draw the OS you downloaded into Your calculator in TI-Connect.
    7. A new box will appair, before you push the uppdate buttom you MUST take out the batteries from your calculator and put them in again.
    8. Then just wait when it installing. (You need to press a buttom on your calculator every 5 min so it doesnt turns off.
    If You do exactly after these steps it will work. Hope it helps, maybe not for you cjustice1 who posted this for 4 years ago, but maybe for some one else. :)

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Caution: The resets described in these troubleshooting steps will cause a lossof applications, programs and data. If at all possible please create a backup using TI Connect™ first.
  1. Try a new set of AAA batteries.
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How do I correct the Error Waiting...Please Install Calculator SoftwareNow message on my TI-83 Plus family or TI-84 Plus family calculator?

If an operating system (OS) update fails or is interrupted, the calculator will be in an inoperable state with the message Waiting...Please install calculator software now.The most common cause of a transfer being interrupted is updating theoperating system on a calculator with low batteries. Users will need touse the TI Connectivity cable and the TI Connect software to send theoperating system to the calculator. Make sure to have the latestversion of TI Connect installed on the computer.
In order to install the software please follow these steps:
1. Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the computer and the calculator.
2. Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OSDownloader
3. Follow the on-screen directions to reinstall the calculator's OS.
Ifthe message "Error! Press any key to turn unit off. Then turn unit backon." appears on the graphing calculator, quickly, remove one batteryfrom the calculator and reinstall it while the transfer is taking place.

Hope it helps.

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Hello,
Here it is from the horse's mouth (TI Knowledge base)

For the TI-83 Plus Family, TI-84 Plus Family:


Caution: The resets described in these troubleshooting steps will cause a lossof applications, programs and data. If at all possible please create backup using TI Connect™ first.
  1. Try a new set of AAA batteries.
  2. Adjustthe contrast by pressing and releasing the [2nd] key followed bypressing and releasing the up arrow; repeat as necessary. To adjust orlighten the display, use the down arrow.
  3. Remove one of theAAA batteries. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key. While holding [CLEAR],reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. Thecalculator should display the message "RAM Cleared". Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message.
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  5. Removeall of the batteries including the round lithium battery for 5 minutes.After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and turn thecalculator on. Adjust the contrast if necessary.

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How do I correct the Error Waiting...Please Install Calculator SoftwareNow message on my TI-83 Plus family or TI-84 Plus family calculator?

If an operating system (OS) update fails or is interrupted, the calculator will be in an inoperable state with the message Waiting...Please install calculator software now.The most common cause of a transfer being interrupted is updating theoperating system on a calculator with low batteries. Users will need touse the TI Connectivity cable and the TI Connect software to send theoperating system to the calculator. Make sure to have the latestversion of TIConnect installed on the computer.
In order to install the software please follow these steps:
1. Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the computer and the calculator.
2. Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OSDownloader
3. Follow the on-screen directions to reinstall the calculator's OS.
Ifthe message "Error! Press any key to turn unit off. Then turn unit backon." appears on the graphing calculator, quickly, remove one batteryfrom the calculator and reinstall it while the transfer is taking place.

Hope it helps.

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Hello,
Here it is from the horse's mouth (TI Knowledge base)

For the TI-83 Plus Family, TI-84 Plus Family:


Caution: The resets described in these troubleshooting steps will cause a loss of applications, programs and data. If at all possible please create a backup using TI Connect™ first.
  1. Try a new set of AAA batteries.
  2. Adjustthe contrast by pressing and releasing the [2nd] key followed by pressing and releasing the up arrow; repeat as necessary. To adjust or lighten the display, use the down arrow.
  3. Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key. While holding [CLEAR],reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. The calculator should display the message "RAM Cleared". Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message.
  4. 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". Follow the instructions for the TI83-family or Ti84 Plus family to reinstall the calculator operating system (see below.)
  5. 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.

Reinstalling the OS fot the TI84Plus

How do I correct the Error Waiting...Please Install Calculator SoftwareNow message on my TI-83 Plus family or TI-84 Plus family calculator?

If an operating system (OS) update fails or is interrupted, the calculator will be in an inoperable state with the message Waiting...Please install calculator software now.The most common cause of a transfer being interrupted is updating the operating system on a calculator with low batteries. Users will need touse the TI Connectivity cable and the TI Connect to send the operating system to the calculator. Make sure to have the latest version of TI Connect installed on the computer.
In order to install the software please follow these steps:
1. Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the computer and the calculator.
2. Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OSDownloader
3. Follow the on-screen directions to reinstall the calculator's OS.
If the message "Error! Press any key to turn unit off. Then turn unit back on." appears on the graphing calculator, quickly, remove one battery from the calculator and reinstall it while the transfer is taking place.

Hope it helps.

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Waiting Please Install Operating System Now.


i finally fixed my calculator~

1. if you have a ti 84 plus silver, plus, or just ti 84, find a friend who has either a ti 84 plus silver, plus, or just ti 84. (as long as the number is the same)

2. link the two calculators together

3. using your friends calculator, press the [2nd] and the one next to alpha [x,t,o,n]

4. go all the way down to [send os]

5. send it to the other calculator and your problem should be fixed

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