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TI-83 Calculator RAM cleared

My calculator readout displaysTI-83 Silver Edition 1.14RAM clearedI cannot get it to input anything or use it for anything. I need to fix it, I have an Advanced Engineering Analysis midter in 3 weeks.

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Hello,
To clear the message press [CLEAR]
If calculator shows message after you turn it [ON], it may be due to drained backup battery. If you have to change it make sure you have main batteries in and in good state, and installed.

If calculator appears frozen, press [2nd] [QUIT] to interrupt what it is doing.

I see you do not have the latest ROM (OS). You should download the latest ROM (1.19) and install it.

Use the education.ti.com link to download the TIConnect software. Install it on your computer. Run the TIConnect software. Connect the calculator to a computer (USB cable or TISilverLink cable or TI Graphlink black cable). Press the ON button, do not worry if you do not see anything on screen (contrast may be too light).
In TIConnect main window, click the TI Device info button. The software will try to detect the calculator. If the answer is NOT FOUND on any of the ports, click the communication settings at the bottom of the window.
Select Device: enter you calculator model
Select Cable: SilverLink, USB,
Select port : USB1 or COMx
and click OK. The TI connect software will give you some messages if communications with calculator cannot be established.

If you establish communications with the calculator, press the Update button in TIConnect main window. Install OS directly to the calculator. You may update other installed applications.
If you cannot communicate with calculator with the computer try to update by cal-to-calc connection with a working calculator/


Hope it helps.

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It is possible that the backup battery is depleted and cannot keep the RAM refreshed when the calculator is turned off. I suggest you change the backup battery immediately.

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Welcome to Fixya. To be able to fix the issue please click on the link below. It provides the steps on how to clear the error message.

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My ti 83 will turn on when i press the clear thing but when i try to put something in nothing happens


Hi imagenius1,

You need to free up some memory. Try clearing your RAM memory. Your calculator should operate properly afterward.

Press [2nd] [MEM] [7] [1] [2]

If the steps above did not reset the memory to your Ti 83 family calculator try the procedures below.

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

If you have a straight Ti 83 without the Plus or, Silver Edition label goto (Procedure 2) below. If your Ti calculator is a Ti 83 Plus or better goto (Procedure 1).


(Procedure 1).

  1. Try a new set of AAA batteries.

  2. 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 [CLEAR] one more time to remove the message.

  1. 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.



  2. 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. If you could not install the new OS on your calculator goto step 4.


  3. 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.

  4. If the above process did not reset your calculator. Try re-doing (Procedure 1) and, extend the time in step 4, by 5 minutes to 10 minutes before you put all the batteries back in the calculator.

(Procedure 2).


For a straight Ti 83 without the Plus or, Silver Edition label try the procedure below.


  1. Try a new set of AAA batteries.



  2. Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [ON] key for 20 seconds. Reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on.


Jan 06, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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The screen on my TI-83 Plus says, "RAM cleared" and won't do anything. It has the curser after I press "ON", but won't do anything else. I tried holding clear, holding ON, hitting it, etc. Can anyone...


When the calculator is turned ON, power to refresh the RAM is supplied by the main batteries. However, when it is OFF, the RAM relies on the backup battery to keep itself refreshed.
If you get the RAM CLEARED message whenever you turn calculator ON, it most certainly is due to a depleted backup battery. You will have to replace the backup battery.

To avoid losing anything important from RAM (what do I say, you are already losing the contents of the RAM), make sure that main batteries are still good, then replace the backup battery.

You can verify the state of the main batteries in a battery tester or by connecting the calculator to the computer with TI USB Silver cable and TI Connect software. If you run into problem such as calculator not recognized it is most probably due to weak batteries.

When you connect it to computer try updating the OS if OS version is not 1.19.

Mar 02, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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I have ti-83 plus silver edition when i trun it on all it say is that ti-83 plus silver edition 1.14 RAM cleared so when i click enter it trun off


The most likely cause is that the batteries are depleted, the main ones and the backup battery. Replace with fresh ones. In so doing you may have to readjust contrast.

To adjust the contrast.
Press [2nd] key and release it.
Press and Hold the UPArrow to increase contrast or DownArrow to lighten the screen.

In the message you reported, I notice that your OS is old. The latest version is the 1.19. You might see fit to update the OS. You can use the TIConnect software, downloadable from education.ti.com.

Install the TI Connect on your computer. Connect the calculator to the computer (after you install TI Connect) with th TI USB Silverlink Cable.
Run TI Connect and if you are connected to the Internet, click the Updates button in TI Connect.

Jan 21, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Silver...

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I have ti-83 plus silver edition when i trun it on all it say is the ti83 plus silver edition 1.14 RAM Cleared and i am not able to do anything with it and after few min it trun it slef off? What should i...


The most likely cause is that the batteries are depleted, the main ones and the backup battery. Replace with fresh ones. In so doing you may have to readjust contrast.

To adjust the contrast.
Press [2nd] key and release it.
Press and Hold the UPArrow to increase contrast or DownArrow to lighten the screen.

In the message you reported, I notice that your OS is old. The latest version is the 1.19. You might see fit to update the OS. You can use the TIConnect software, downloadable from education.ti.com.

Install the TI Connect on your computer. Connect the calculator to the computer (after you install TI Connect) with th TI USB Silverlink Cable.
Run TI Connect and if you are connected to the Internet, click the Updates button in TI Connect.

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Ti-83 plus silver edition. calc won't turn on.


Hello,
Well, if screen shows the RAM CLEARED message, that means your calculator is working. Just press the [CLEAR] key, message will be erased and you are ready to crunch numbers.

Hope it helps.

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These instructions are from education.ti.org, and worked for me.

1) Take out one of the AAA batteries
2) Hold down the CLEAR button
3) Put the AAA battery back in while still holding down the CLEAR button
4) Let go of the CLEAR button and turn the calculator ON
5) Press CLEAR to get rid of the error message.

Then you should be good! All the applications on my calculator were still intact, so despite the error message, the RAM was never actually cleared.

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Use a paperclip (tiny hole on back of caculator) and reset.

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That means that you know your calc crashed. This can be caused by taking out the batteries durring running time, happened just randomly. Well nothing to fear just press clear and it should go away but if it stays on that screen you have problems and is best to try some of these methods. Take out all the bateries and press and hold the on button for 30 seconds. Put the batteries back in and it should have reset. Warning you should archive everything incase this happens. To archive go to 2nd mem and hit enter to put a astrick next to the app (meaning archived)

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