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My ti-84 plus calculator is not being recognized by my computer

I have it connected to the usb port, and it says installing driver software, but it never works. i have the ti connect software, but i does not recognize that my calculator is connected

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I have to use the black serial link in order to download anything to my calculator and it comes with a USB. But, the serial works.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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    Richard Klein Sep 05, 2009

    Try other USB or USB card

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Trying to download apps but it won't register the fact that my calculator is connected


Use the TI USB Silver cable or a standard USB to Mini USB. The calculator shipped with one or both cables.
Before it can be recognized you must install the drivers. Download TI connect and install it on the computer before connecting the calculator. If you use the Graph link (black cable) you need to have a serial port on the computer.
COM3 is serial communication port. On newer computers (laptops) that port is no longer available.

Feb 03, 2012 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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What do I do if nothing will download onto my TI-84 Plus calculator?


If you cannot download, that is because the calculator is not connected correctly or the correct drivers are not installed. If TI connect is able to recognize your calculator you will be able to transfer to and from the calculator. Try connecting through the IO port with the TI USB Silver cable. When all connections are correct and calculator is recognized there may still be a problem tranferring files if the batteries are too weak.

Aug 30, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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When ever i turn on my ti-84, it says waiting..... PLease install operating system now.


Hi biancaaii,

You need to re-install the Ti 84 Plus OS, ASAP!!! You can fix the problem by installing the newest Ti 84 Plus 2.55v. MP OS. operating system.

If you have a friend that has a Ti 84 Plus or, Ti 84 Plus Silver Edition you can connect the two calculators together through the IO link ports and, they can send you a copy of their OS while you receive it on your Ti 84 Plus. Hopefully your friend will have Ti84 Plus 2.55v. MP OS on their calculator or, it might not work.

If you can't find a calculator to connect to you can connect your Ti 84 Plus to a computer that has Ti Connect software on it. If you need to connect your Ti 84 Plus to a computer make sure the Ti Connect software is operating properly. You do not want any hang-ups while installing the Ti 84 Plus OS. Be careful, even a power failure during the process of installing the OS will destory your calculator.

Procedure 1 to installing the latest Ti84 Plus 2.55v. MP OS

1). You can get the latest copy of Ti84 Plus 2.55v. MP OS and, guidebook by going to the Texas Instruments web site. You can get to that site instantly by clicking, "Ti 84 Plus 2.55v. MP OS!" Once your at the Ti site click the Download Item, "Ti84 Plus family operating system". Next you can login or, click "continue as guest". I'd would click the "continue as guest". Once you have click, "continue as guest" the Ti84 Plus family operating system will download to you.

Next, click "SAVE" and then a window to a folder will pop up. It is probably a window to a folder that you download too. If so, you may want to change it and, save to this folder, "My Documents \ My TI Data \ Downloads". You can also go back and, download the Ti 84 Plus guidebook too, if needed.

Link your computer and, Ti 84 Plus calculator with the USB cable or, Direct Black Link cable that came with the Ti 84 Plus calculator. Next, drag the Ti 84 Plus 2.55v MP OS that you saved earlier in "My Documents \ My TI Data \ Downloads" out of that folder and, drop it in the "Ti Connect" icon on the desktop. Click, "Continue" when the "Erase Warning" pops up and, the new Ti 84 Plus 2.55v MP OS will begin to install.

Next, the Ti Device window should pop up and, highlight the port when it finds what your Ti 84 Plus is using, USB1 cable or, Direct Black COM1.

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When the Ti Device Explorer finds and, highlights your calculator's information click, "Select." Then click, "Yes" when the next window shows up with your calculator's information and, the OS will continue to download. Upon completion the newest Ti 84 Plus 2.55v. MP OS will be installed.

If you run into any trouble with software or, drivers just comment to what failed at this posting and, I'll be glad to help you.

Jan 12, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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How do I send my graph from my 84 plus silver edition to my computer?


  1. Install the TI Connect software on the computer.
  2. Connect the calculator to the computer using the Silver Link cable or the USB direct cable.
  3. Run the TI Connect software and let it recognize the Calculator.
  4. Once this is done, create the graph on the calculator, and click the screen capture button in TI Connect.
  5. Save image in jpeg format.
  6. Send it to the printer to print or insert it in a text document which you then print.

Dec 15, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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I can't download TI-84 Plus family Operating System to my TI-84 Plus Silver Edition. when I click to download, the message comes up with "find" instead of "install." Also, when I connect the cable to the...


Your problem is not with the download. Rather it concerns the connection between calculator and computer.
Install the drivers first then connect the calculator to the computer with one of the two cables (SilverLink USB, or miniA to standard USB)
The procedure is described in the following, Please read it till the end then try it. If you have any problem, post a comment to this thread.
If you have a USB SilverLink cable, use it to connect the calculator though the I/O (round) port.
If you do not have a USB SilverLink cable, you can use the mini USB to USB Direct cable but you will have to install the correct driver for it.

I do not know what computer operating system you are running and I use Windows XP so I will describe the installation procedure for Window XP SP3.

Install TI connect 1.6 for Windows; if your system is Vista you must install a patch available on the TI website, at the same page where you find TI Connect.

After you install TI Connect, connect you calculator to the computer with the mini USB standard USB Direct cable. Windows will detect the calculator and will try to install the drivers. You will have something that is similar to what is on the three screen captures I am inserting in the post. On the last screen, choose the TI Educational Handheld device and click next.

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When Windows asks to stop installation, click continue anyway

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After the installation, click finish.

Device manager will show you something like what is on next screen (TI Educational Handheld device)
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Run TI Connect to verify that the calculator is recognized. Connect your computer to the Internet and click the Updates Button on the TI Connect tool bar.

Verify that the I/O port (the round one) does not contain any foreign material. Also, for transferring files batteries must be in excellent condition.

Aug 25, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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My Ti 84 plus can't seem to connect with anything. My computer won't recognize it. My cable was inserted properly. Also, my calculator can't connect with other calculators. I know that I'm doing the...


Even if you cannot connect it to the computer you can still transfer applications from a working calculator.

If you have a USB SilverLink cable, use it to connect the calculator though the I/O (round) port.
If you do not have a USB SilverLink cable, you can use the mini USB to USB Direct cable but you will have to install the correct driver for it.

I do not know what computer operating system you are running and I use Windows XP so I will describe the installation procedure for Window XP SP3.

Install TI connect 1.6 for Windows; if your system is Vista you must install a patch available on the TI website, at the same page where you find TI Connect.

After you install TI Connect, connect you calculator to the computer with the mini USB standard USB Direct cable. Windows will detect the calculator and will try to install the drivers. You will have something that is similar to what is on the three screen captures I am inserting in the post. On the last screen, choose the TI Educational Handheld device and click next.

8fe1b57.jpg

95c7601.jpg

cabe7ac.jpg

When Windows asks to stop installation, click continue anyway

be44bb9.jpg
After the installation, click finish.

Device manager will show you something like what is on next screen (TI Educational Handheld device)
4e495b4.jpg
Run TI Connect to verify that the calculator is recognized. Connect your computer to the Internet and click the Updates Button on the TI Connect tool bar.

Verify that the I/O port (the round one) does not contain any foreign material. Also, for transferring files batteries must be in excellent condition.

Jun 12, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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TI connect not working


Even if you cannot connect it to the computer you can still transfer applications from a working calculator.

Here is a copy of a post I wrote to answer your question.

If you have a USB SilverLink cable, use it to connect the calculator though the I/O (round) port.
If you do not have a USB SilverLink cable, you can use the mini USB to USB Direct cable but you will have to install the correct driver for it.

I do not know what computer operating system you are running and I use Windows XP so I will describe the installation procedure for Windows XP SP3.

Install TI connect 1.6 for Windows; if your system is Vista you must install a patch available on the TI website, at the same page where you find TI Connect.

After you install TI Connect, connect you calculator to the computer with the mini USB standard USB Direct cable. Windows will detect the calculator and will try to install the drivers. You will have something that is similar to what is on the three screen captures I am inserting in the post. On the last screen, choose the TI Educational Handheld device and click next.

8fe1b57.jpg

95c7601.jpg

cabe7ac.jpg

When Windows asks to stop installation, click continue anyway

be44bb9.jpg
After the installation, click finish.

Device manager will show you something like what is on next screen (TI Educational Handheld device)
4e495b4.jpg
Run TI Connect to verify that the calculator is recognized. Connect your computer to the Internet and click the Updates Button on the TI Connect tool bar.

Apr 15, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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My computer won't find my ti-84


Even if you cannot connect it to the computer you can still transfer applications from a working calculator.

Here is a copy of a post I wrote to answer that question.

If you have a USB SilverLink cable, use it to connect the calculator though the I/O (round) port.
If you do not have a USB SilverLink cable, you can use the mini USB to USB Direct cable but you will have to install the correct driver for it.

I do not know what computer operating system you are running and I use Windows XP so I will describe the installation procedure for Windows XP SP3.

Install TI connect 1.6 for Windows; if your system is Vista you must install a patch available on the TI website, at the same page where you find TI Connect.

After you install TI Connect, connect you calculator to the computer with the mini USB standard USB Direct cable. Windows will detect the calculator and will try to install the drivers. You will have something that is similar to what is on the three screen captures I am inserting in the post. On the last screen, choose the TI Educational Handheld device and click next.

8fe1b57.jpg

95c7601.jpg

cabe7ac.jpg

When Windows asks to stop installation, click continue anyway

be44bb9.jpg
After the installation, click finish.

Device manager will show you something like what is on next screen (TI Educational Handheld device)
4e495b4.jpg
Run TI Connect to verify that the calculator is recognized. Connect your computer to the Internet and click the Updates Button on the TI Connect tool bar.

Mar 22, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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Many Problems with TI-84 Plus SE


I believe that you created your problems. You have TI connect, Use it. If you feel that you have the soul of a hacker then TILP is for you.
If you have a TI USB Silver link or a mini USB to Standard USB Direct cables you need TI Connect 1.6 not GraphLink (for Windows).

YOU MUST uninstall ALL TILP and TILP2 SOFTWARE, then install TI Connect 1.6
In what follows, I am including a copy of an earlier post of mine that may help you install the correct drivers

If you have a USB SilverLink cable, use it to connect the calculator though the I/O (round) port.
If you do not have a USB SilverLink cable, you can use the mini USB to USB Direct cable but you will have to install the correct driver for it.

I do not know what computer operating system you are running and I use Windows XP so I will describe the installation procedure for Windows XP SP3.

Install TI connect 1.6 for Windows; if your system is Vista you must install a patch available on the TI website, at the same page where you find TI Connect.

After you install TI Connect, connect you calculator to the computer with the mini USB standard USB Direct cable. Windows will detect the calculator and will try to install the drivers. You will have something that is similar to what is on the three screen captures I am inserting in the post. On the last screen, choose the TI Educational Handheld device and click next.

8fe1b57.jpg

95c7601.jpg

cabe7ac.jpg

When Windows asks to stop installation, click continue anyway

be44bb9.jpg
After the installation, click finish.

Device manager will show you something like what is on next screen (TI Educational Handheld device)
4e495b4.jpg
Run TI Connect to verify that the calculator is recognized. Connect your computer to the Internet and click the Updates Button on the TI Connect tool bar.

Dec 29, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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Cant install any applications


Hello,
Run the TI connect software on you computer. Turn the calculator on and connect it to a USB port on the computer. Before you drag and drop applications on the TI connect software window, Click on one of the icons (TI Device Explorer, TI Device Info, TI Screen Capture). Two new smaller windows pop up, the one on top has the title Select TI device. If in that window it recognizes your Calculator Model, you click on select and OK, and you are ready to communicate with it.

If on the other hand, it fails to find your calculator on any of the 3 or 4 communication ports (COM3, COM4, USB1, etc.) then you click on the communication setting and in the drop down lists

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