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My TI-84 plus silver edition has a problem where you have to hold the keys down for a few seconds to get anything to happen. The AAA batteries were replaced and that didn't do anything to help the problem.

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ON, 2nd, [up] arrow to change the contrast. Works 99% of the time....

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ON, Apps, scroll down until you see English, press enter. There might br several language choices there...Dutch, French, etc...

Even try: 2nd, mem, 7, 1, 2, enter to reset all RAM.

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The easiest way to fix this is through the Apps menu. Hit the apps key, then scroll down until you see any language(espanol, Deutsch, etc.). It should give you the option of switching to either that language or restoring to English. I just tried this on a calculator that was set to German. I hit Apps and scrolled down until I recognized the option for Spanish, and it still worked. It let me switch back to English.
Hope this works for you.

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SOURCE: TI 84 Plus Silver Edition Wont Work

I tried blowing compressed air with a computer air duster into the I/O port. I do not know what this does but, it REALLY WORKS!!! My daughters TI-84 Plus Silver Edition is working fine.

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Remove all four AAA batteries. Press and hold the ON key for ten seconds. Replace the batteries.

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Remove all four AAA batteries. Press and hold the ON key for at least fifteen seconds then release it. Replace the batteries.

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When I turn on my calculator, I can't type anything, it's just a blank screen, and I don't know what to do. I need my calculator for class on Monday, please help?! I have a ti 84-plus silver edition...


Hi persaud sabr,

Make sure the batteries are in correctly? The batteries alternate negative/positive, positive/ negative and so on. The first time I put the batteries in, I didn't have them in correctly. I know if it happen to me anybody could make the same mistake. and of course the calculator will never come on if the batteries aren't in correctly.

The process below should reset your calculator.

Please be prepared to re-install the calculator's OS if you run through this process.

Press and release the 2ND key. Press and hold the Up-arrow key for a few seconds. Now, Pressing the [2nd] key followed by pressing and releasing the up arrow; repeat as necessary. Is the screen showing any activity? If not continue the process.



  1. Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key. While holding [CLEAR],
    reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. The calculator should display the
    message "RAM Cleared". Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message. If calculator did not display the message try pressing and releasing the [2nd] key followed by pressing and releasing the up arrow for one second. goto step 2.
  2. Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [DEL] key. While holding [DEL], reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. The calculator should display
    "Waiting...Please install calculator software now". Follow the instructions for the
    TI-83 family or TI-84 Plus family to reinstall the calculator operating system. If the calculator did not turn on connect the calculator to the computer and open Ti Connect. Next, open Device Explorer. Is the calculator asking to be installed? goto step 3.
  3. Steps to re-installing the operating system:

    ~Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the PC and the calculator.
    ~Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OSDownloader
    ~Follow the on-screen directions to reinstall the calculator's OS. When or, if the calculator install the fresh OS goto step 4.



  4. Remove all of the batteries including the round lithium battery for 5 minutes. After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and turn the calculator on. Adjust the contrast if necessary.



If the above process did not work. Try re-doing the procedure and, extend the time in step 4 by 5 minutes to 10 minutes before you put all the batteries back in the calculator.

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My for the TI 84 Plus Silver Edition screen doesn't work. I changed he batteries including the back-up. The screen won't light up. I bought this calculator around 3 years ago.


TI calculators have an annoying habit of dimming the screen when the batteries are changed so that it appears as if the calculator isn't turning on. Turn the calculator on (or at least press the ON key). Press and release the 2ND key. Press and hold the Up-arrow key for a few seconds and see whether the screen becomes legible.

If that doesn't work, remove all four AAA batteries. Press and hold the ON key for ten seconds. Replace the batteries.

If that doesn't fix it, please append a comment to this post and we'll go on from there.

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I have a TI-84 plus silver edition. there was a notice on my screen saying that batteries were low. I replaced them, and when I turned it back on, the RAM was cleared, but the screen acted like it was...


TI calculators have an annoying habit of dimming the screen when the batteries are changed so that it appears as if the calculator isn't turning on. Turn the calculator on (or at least press the ON key). Press and release the 2ND key. Press and hold the Up-arrow key for a few seconds and see whether the screen becomes legible.

If that isn't it, then remove all four AAA batteries. Press and hold the ON key for ten seconds. Replace the batteries and turn the calculator on. (You may have to adjust the contrast as described above.)

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How do I reset a TI-84 SIlver Edition graphing calcultor when the screen is frozen and none of the keys are working?


Remove all four AAA batteries. Press and hold down the ON key for at least ten seconds. Replace the batteries and turn the calculator on.

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I have a TI 84 plus silver edition. Won't turn


The problem may be due a screen that is too light to see anything on it. Adjust the screen darkness.
  1. Press [2nd] key and release it.
  2. Press and HOLD the [UpArrow] to draken screen.
  3. Release the [UpArrow] when screen is dark enough.
You can also connect it to the computer to see if TI Connect finds it. If it does, update the OS to version 2.53MP.

You change the backup battery if the calculator tells you RAM CLEARED each time you turn it ON.

Dec 16, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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Have you tried to reset the calculator?

From page 671 of the TI-84 Guidebook:

To reset the calculator:
1) Remove all AAA batteries
2) Hold down the On button for 10 seconds
3) Reinsert AAA batteries
4) Turn the calculator back on.

Note: When you reset your graphing calculator, the contrast sometimes changes.

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Help my calculator!!


TI calculators have an annoying habit of dimming the screen when the batteries are changed so that it appears as if the calculator isn't turning on at all. Turn the calculator on (or at least press the ON key). Press and release the 2ND key. Press and hold the Up-arrow key for a few seconds and see whether the screen becomes legible.

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