Question about Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator
My son has indicated as I observed; his ti83+ calculator loses its intensity on the lcd screen. As I touched the screen with data erratically entered; the screen would be very dim as if it were OFF and suddenly brighten with barely a touch and increase as the touch increased. My son previously indicated the calculator was glitching as if it was resetting. We have fresh batteries installed. John@msn
You didn't mention how old the calculator was so let me give you a little information to aid you in making a decision. First...solid state electronics don't last forever but a calculator should last a long time if it is not dropped, immersed in water, etc. I have a programmable model that is over 25 years old. Having said that, if the model is still in warranty, that would be the logical solution. If not then you have three opportunities.....the bad meaning pitch it out if you have received fair value from it (I don't know when you purchased it), the expensive (probably more than it would cost to replace) meaning calling around and asking a TV shop (not a computer shop) if they would not mind taking a look at it (some might) or if you happen to know an electronics tech...or (and this works) giving a call to the local junior college and checking to see if the instructor in a basics class might like to fix it (you pay for parts) as a class project, lastly (and this can work) a letter to TI customer service if the product is less than 5 years old saying, "I'm not sure what the mean time between failures is but my son's xyz which I have enclosed failed after approximately xxx hours use. As I am on a limited budget I was wondering if it could be fixed." You might get a response...most folks in Texas are pretty nice and TI is interested in maintaining their reputation. This will cost you a couple of dollars in freight. You, if you check around, can find very inexpensive (very sophisticated) calculators. I would also point out that there are many very sophisticated calculators free on the internet (not quite as handy as you have to use a mouse or the keypad (with some, not all) if you have a computer or the work your son does is also requires a computer. Hope this helps....Tango
Posted on Jan 25, 2008
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