Question about Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator
I've had my TI-83 Plus calculator for about a year. Recently, I recharged the batteries I always put in it. After I put them in, I turned the calculator on and a solid black line appeared on the screen. All I can do right now is turn the calculator on and off, none of the buttons work. Is there a problem with the batteries, or something else?
Make sure to replace the "battery backup" too the little lithium ion battery
Try Adjusting contrast:
Hold down "[2nd]" key press up or down arrow repeatedly to lighten or darken contrast.
First attempt reseting:
Step 1: Remove all the batteries
Step 2: Hold "Clear" key down
Step 3: Still holding "Clear" key reinstall batteries
Step 4: Still holding "Clear" key press "On" key until home screen is displayed.
Second shot reseting:
remove all batteries including lithium ion (backup battery), wait 3 hours and reinstall batteries.
Third Shot reseting:
Step 1: Remove a battery
Step 2: Hold down "DEL" key reinstall battery
Step 3: Possible msg pops up saying "Waiting ... Please install software" IGNORE msg and take out battery again
Step 4: Reinstall battery do not hold down "DEL" key
reseting will cause the handheld to loose all of its stored memory.
Hope that helps!
Posted on Jan 30, 2008
I had this problem and came here yesterday and got no solution. Then my BF took a look and he fixed it!
Pull out all the AAA batteries. Using a screwdriver, open the backup battery case, remove the backup battery. take the screw driver and push it into the socket that the backup compartment's screw goes in (apparently there is a reset button in there somewhere). Then, when you put the RAM battery back in, place it in its slot and push it in REALLY well (just be careful not to break off the little black holders). Close the chamber, put the AAAs back in (or a new set if you wanna be extra sure) and turn on the calculator.
This should do it. It did for me. Hopefully, it'll still work tomorrow.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
We have a TI-83 plus for about 3 yrs. It has been working very well until we had to use it again after summer break. Now when, you turn it on, only a black line appears on top and slowly disappears after about 2 sec. I've tried 3 of the recommendations on, taking the batteries out, pushing the clear while replacing the batteries, and the 2nd button with pushing the arrow keys and last holding the DEL button while removing a battery. None of these suggestions work, what else can I do?
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
A few keys on my ti 83 plus are sticky. what can i do?
Posted on Apr 24, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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