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Dropped the calculator!

My calculator fell out of my backpack by accident. Now it will not turn on at all. I tried new batteries with no success. Can this be repaired or is it time to get a new calculator? Thanks!

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Re: Dropped the calculator!

If it is under warranty, thats great. Understand that the typical service tech could charge $40-$100/hr. There is some internal damage that needs a tech to see or fix. If you can find a cheap tech in your area, get it looked at, otherwise at a price of around $100, you could get a new one. Good luck.

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TI will charge about $45-50 to exchange it with a factory refurb. Or they used to a couple of years ago and I'm sure still do. It is highly UNLIKELY that any tech other than a TI tech equipped with TI replacement parts is going to be able to do anything or even trouble to look at it. Some of these answers here are simply ASTOUNDING.

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