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My TI 84 stopped working

I was doing some basic addition and subtraction sums while i was doing some solidworks stuff. i did a couple calculations, got the number and put it into solidworks when i came back to the calculator it stopped working it just locked up on the screen it was on. Wouldn't let me turn it off or anything. I pulled all the AAA batteries out and turned it back on the cursor is just black and doesn't blink. I pulled the little backup battery out and it had the same effect. is there anything i can do?

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  • Anonymous May 01, 2008

    My TI-84 plus won't reset. The cursor does not blinking and all function are frozen include off key. I have tried all the reset methods in the manual.

  • kris10x3 May 21, 2008

    I was updating it when it froze on

    please install operating system now."

    but its plugged in
    so i unplugged it, took out the batteries


  • Mitchell Elliott
    Mitchell Elliott Jun 04, 2008

    when i turn on my calculator the curor icon doesnt flash, its on constantly, and if you mash some of the buttons, and hold it starts flashing. After about 10 minutes it decides to work, ALL buttons EXCEPT the bottom row...

    please help

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    I pushed the 2nd button and i don't know what happened after that. I can turn it off and on but there is a black screen showing when i turn it on



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