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Ti-89 titanium wont turn off

My titanium will not turn off, which is a huge problem. I put batteries in my titanium and it turns on just like normal, however when i hit 2nd, Off it turns off for a second then turns right back on. I have tried resetting everything, pulling all the batteries..... everything one could think of. I am a graduate student and have had this problem for a while now, when i have to take a test i have to bring batteries so that my calc will work, its ridiculous and it sounds like i am not the only one that has experienced this problem. Please can you help.

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  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    same exact problem

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2008

    i have the same damn problem and i have the newest os

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2008

    Same issue. Latest OS.

  • ztif24 Feb 20, 2008

    Same problem for me....

  • kwangcheol Mar 22, 2008

    I have a same problem. what the hell is this? is there any answer from TI guy?

  • Xiukuan Jing Aug 31, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • wang_2k Sep 05, 2008

    My TI 89 Titanium has the same problem

  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    same problem, Texas Instruments tech support offered no help at all, and wanted me to buy a new ti-89 titanium with hw4 instead. Also, mine started doing this about a week after the 1 year warranty expired.

  • unkl Jan 31, 2009

    I have the TI-89 Titanium and have been experiencing the same problem. The calculator will not shut-down.

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    Even after removing the watch battery, it refuses to turn off. At this point, I put in a battery when I want to use it. I haven't called TI yet: I may do that soon. As for the whole HW4 thing, for me it's moot, as I do have an 89 Ti with HW4; I bought it just over a year ago.

  • trstone Apr 19, 2009

    I just bought a TI-89 Titanium earlier this month, and darned if mine didn't do the same thing. I took it back to OfficeMax and was given a replacement today (4/18/09) which is working okay---for now. If the replacement starts acting wonky and refusing to shut off, I'll try the six-step "cure" someone else posted, and if that fails---it's going to be return-and-chargeback time, followed by a warm friendly call to TI Tech Support about their marvelous product...

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I had the same problem on my TI 89 Titanium. This is how i solved it: 1) I driled out the six screws with a 2,5 mm dril.(be carefull) 2) Then i took the greenplate out. cleaned the housing, te buttens and the greenplate. put it back together. and it wase fixed!
So i think its not a softwareproblem but just a dirty inside.

Posted on Jan 05, 2011

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I was able to fix the problem nut it requires several steps and only offers a temporary fix (untill the calculator is reset then it needs to be done again).
1. Press F5, then Dimond (symbol on buttion) then "Clear"
2. Press "alpha" then "S"
3. Press "0" dont mess with anything else here
4. Press "2nd" then "Quit"
Now you can turn it off but are missing the bottom text (rad,auto, etc...) to fix
6. Press "Mode" change radian to degree then "enter"
Now the text is displayed showing the mode.
7. Set the mode back to radian by reversing step 6.
Thats it I dont know how to get the bottom line back though...

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My problems is so much worse than all of yours. I cant do **** its just frozen wont even turn off like the f'n symbols are burned into the screen

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Have you tried taking out the small 'watch battery'. You will need a small screw driver and just pop out that battery. It will clear all data. I think it even clears archived programs, but i'm not sure. I had to do it last year.

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