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The Screen on my ti-86 is really dark. Can I do something on there to change it and lighten it up so I can see what I type better?

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Hello,
Yes you can.
Press [2nd] key and release it.
Press and hold [ArrowDown] till screen contrast is to your liking.
Hope it helps.

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To lighten screen
Press [2nd] key and release it.
Press and hold [DownArrow] until screen is light enough.

To darken screen
Press [2nd] key and release it.
Press and hold [UpArrow] until screen is dark enough.

Hope it helps.
Thank You for using FixYa and for rating the solution.

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Hi,
Check that the terminals in the battery compartment are clean and shiny. Remove any powder left after battery leakage. Insert fresh batteries in calculator. Make sure you respect the polarity diagram. +-+- (Many malfunctions come from incorrectly placed batteries).

To adjust the screen: Darken or lighten display

To darken screen
Press [2nd] key and release it.
Press and hold [UpArrow] until screen is dark enough.

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Press [2nd] key and release it.
Press and hold [DownArrow] until screen is light enough.

Hope it helps.


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Hi,
After changing the batteries the calculator is restored to factory defaults, but the screen contrast may change. In your case (even if you did not just change batteries) the screen may be too dark. Lighten it a bit.
Press [2nd] key and release it.
Press and hold [DownArrow] until screen is light enough.

Hope it helps.
Thank You for using FixYa and for rating the solution.

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