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Frozen, 'snowy' screen...HELP!!!

Hi, when I turn on my calculator the screen is all messed up.  It looks like it is 'snowing' and there are faded numbers in the background. (It looks as though it is frozen.)  The only buttons that do anything are the on and off buttons.  Any Ideas? Is there a way to reset this?  I know nothing about these calculators and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated,

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The only solution that I can think of that might work would be connecting the Ti to another Ti of similarly close models and use the "sendOS" function on the working one, this should reset the crapped one to a functioning setup.

This does require the special wire they have for connection 2 calculators together... probably can get it on ebay or something if you don't have it already and just borrow a friend calc in class or something...

If you need more help you can reach me at saik0[dot]com or Saik0Shinigami{at}gmail[dot]com

Posted on Jan 30, 2008


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