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Garbage Collecting TI-84 Plus Silver edition is stuck in "Garbage Collecting" How do I reset it or get out of this problem???

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  • danc3rgurl Feb 14, 2008

    I took out the batteries and left them out for a few minutes and then the screen still said "Garbage Collecting..."

    i really do believe it is frozen. No buttons work or anything. Please Help!!!

  • viper24wall Oct 09, 2008

    mines been frozen on the same screen for a whole day, and i couldnt reset the calculater by pressing any keys

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    same here

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    mines been stuck on this for over a month now. i have no idea how to fix it. help?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    where is the reset button the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition

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Graphing calulators work much like computers. The have RAM space so they can remember what you have done recently and stuff like that. So when it's garbage collecting it means it's trying to find more space. This generally means that you don't have much much ARC or RAM space left. You can see this under your memerory manager. (2nd + enter) then you can reset your calculaor(2nd plus 7 1 2) or you can go to memory manager and unarchive your programs. Fur an example you have TI 84. Most new TI 84 have sientific tools. so if you don't you it take away the archive (*) by pressing enter and then hit DEL. the more RAM space and ARC space should make it so it doens't garababe collect. Hope this works. i can help you more if this doesn't work. GOOD LUCK

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My calculator is frozen still and none of the buttons work it wont even garbage collect the bar is frozen that shows its loading

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My TI-84 calculator says "Garbage Collecting" and won't work, how should I reset it?


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What can be done if a TI-83 Plus family or TI-84 Plus family calculator displays Garbage Collecting... for more than 20 minutes?

The garbage collection allows the cleanup of unused archive memory. It deletes unarchived variables from the user data archive and it rearranges the remaining variables into consecutive blocks. When a variable is unarchived, the Archive free memory amount increases immediately, but the space is not actually available until after the next garbage collection.

If garbage collecting is more than 20 minutes, the calculator has possibly locked up and will need to be reset.

The reset procedure will delete all the items that are in the memory of the graphing calculator. Use the reset procedure below:
• Remove 1 AAA battery.
• Press and hold down the [DEL] key.
• While holding down the [DEL] key, replace the AAA battery, and press the [ON] Key.

The message Waiting... Please install calculator software should appear. At this point, it will be necessary to reinstall the calculator's operating system.
• Connect the calculator to the computer using the TI Connectivity Cable or DirectUSB Cable.

Please post if this was helpful...
• In Windows®, click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OS Downloader.
• In MacOS® X, open Hard Drive >> Applications >> TI Connect >> TI OS Restore.
• Follow the directions on screen to reinstall the calculator's operating system.
Access the link following for detailed instructions on how to complete operating system installation.

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Frozen ti 84 plus silver edition


Ther is no reset button. You have to take the batteries out.

Take the AAA batteries out and take the back up battery out...located in a little door with a screw just above the AAA batteries. Leave the batteries out for about 8 hours. This is how you reset a TI graphing calculator.

Aug 18, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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Mirage os calc


yo i had the same problem, i ended up going back to os 2.40 - alot of times when oyu download mirage its from an unreliable source. the same thing happened to me cuz i wanted to play mario, but it isnt worth ******* up the insdes of the calculator man.

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Reloading OS


Apparently you can reset the calc if you remove a battery, hold delete and re-insert the battery....

However, try this...Find somebody with the same calc and connect them together. On the working calc Press 2nd, link [x,t,n], G: send OS and wait for good things to happen...

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Waiting Please Install Operating System Now.


i finally fixed my calculator~

1. if you have a ti 84 plus silver, plus, or just ti 84, find a friend who has either a ti 84 plus silver, plus, or just ti 84. (as long as the number is the same)

2. link the two calculators together

3. using your friends calculator, press the [2nd] and the one next to alpha [x,t,o,n]

4. go all the way down to [send os]

5. send it to the other calculator and your problem should be fixed

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Err: bad address when unarchiving


Ti helper has a correct answer but you may want to try garbage collecting first. To do this press 2nd catalog and then g and then press enter when you find garbage collect. Then enter again and say yes. This should give you back the mem if not you need to reset the ram.

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Ti os restore problem


you shouldn't need a username and password. Download the OS from education,ti.com.and right click it, there should be an option to "Send To TI Device..." That should work.

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Garbage collecting


I had the same problem. Here's whutcha do: You know that USB cable that came with your calculator that hooks up to your computer? You're gonna need it. First, take out one battery from your calculator. Then hold down the DEL button. Whilst holding it down, re-insert the battery. Now turn the calculator on. Hooray! It doesn't say Garbage Collecting anymore! Now it says "Waiting... Please install operating system now." Now you hook up your calculator to your computer with that cable. Go into TI CONNECT (if you don't have it, download it at TI's official website), and transfer the newest OS (also available at TI website). Now your calculator is working again. Woohoo.

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