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None of my buttons work except the ON button

I was working with my calculator and I tried clearing a value but the clear button did not work, then I tried hitting any of the other buttons and those wouldn't work either. I tried taking out all the batteries, including the lithium battery and reinstalling them, but still none of the buttons work except the ON button.

Earlier that day I was walking outside with my calculator in my backpack and it was raining really hard, and some water probably got into the calculator. Could that have caused it?

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  • bhersch2 Feb 07, 2008

    I fixed the problem. I took out all the batteries,including the lithium and let it dry out for a day. Now it works fine.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Every single button works, except for the buttons on that row. I've replaced the batteries and reset the calculator, but still nothing.



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Sounds like a possible short to me, But I don't have experience with that cause I have yet to test my calc with water if you know what I mean... The one thing that I can suggest is trying to connect with another persons calc and try the "send OS" command to see if that will reset your calc to a working state. Sorry to hear about the damage though.


Posted on Feb 07, 2008


I have a TI-84 Plus silver edition. My 3,6,9,), and (-) buttons are not working properly. They only work for the first few seconds I turn my calculator on then all the sudden when I keep pressing one of them they don't appear. Does anyone have any solutions?

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The stat button on my calculator is not working. everytime i pressed it an x appears instead of giving me the edit, calc, and test options. I tried taking out the batteries and reseting it, but that didn't work either.

I bought it used on ebay and it had that problem when i received it so am not sure what cause the problem.

Is there anything else i can tried to fix the problem?

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

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