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TI 84 Plus Silver Edition Wont Work

I have to hold the key down for at least 2 seconds for it to registar what I am entering. I have changed the batteries. What should I do?

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  • iffer Feb 15, 2008

    yeahh my ti 84 is really slow.
    i presss something and it takes for ever for it to come up
    are you sure the TI-73 Explorer(tm) Operating System
    will work?
    and what is it

  • Alan Avella Feb 21, 2008

    TI-84 Plus Silver Edition. Same problem. Too Slow and resetting it wont fix the problem.



    ALAN AVELLA

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    What should i do if the computer won't recognize my calc?

  • bobdole Apr 11, 2008

    My calculator is running real slow. what should i do?

  • Mesi May 09, 2008

    My TI_84 silver edition is very slow. It takes forever for the characters to show on the Lcd. What is the solution?

    Thanks a lot

  • Anonymous Jul 02, 2008

    I have to hold down the key for 3-4 seconds before the calculator responds

  • jparker671 Jul 16, 2008

    Same Problem. I have removed and replaced batteries, but I cannot remove the back up battery. How do you do it?

  • rda889 Sep 04, 2008

    I had the same problem, replaced the batteries (both types) and still didn't work. i went to the TI website here and found some info:



    http://epsstore.ti.com/OA_HTML/cskmbasic...



    It said that the slow key response could be due to a short in the I/O socket. I blew into it really hard, and it worked perfectly after that. I hope this helps. There is more trouble shooting info at the link above.



    Rich

  • buddieman Sep 05, 2008

    I FIXED IT!!!!

    it turned on had a solid square where it should have been flashing and turned off i went trough like 5 sets of batteries,

    all i did was take some compressed air and blow it into the I/O slot and now it works like a charm

    THANKS WHOEVER THOUGHT OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • edgineer Sep 06, 2008

    We had the same problem with our new TI-84. The calculator was very slow to respond to key presses. I blew some compressed air into the I/O connector and now IT WORKS!!!! Thanks everyone.

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    Thank you so much. I'm a high school math teacher and I have had this problem with one of my calculators since we bought them. We called tech support and spend hours with them, but they were no help. But your solution worked and I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!

  • guillotine73 Mar 03, 2009

    I blow in the i/o socket, but it didn't work. I try blowing it really really hard, and it still didn't work.

    Any solutions, please help

  • ShinTwo Mar 28, 2009

    My TI 84 Plus Silver edition won't turn on. The blinking square that appears when you turn it on is very light. It is brand new, I have used it only three times. At first I thought it was the batteries, but after I put in the new batteries it still doesn't work. The screen appears very light.

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    bernie_vinos Sep 26, 2012

    Wow, that is wild! Same problem, same solution. I didn't even used compressed air.

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I tried blowing compressed air with a computer air duster into the I/O port. I do not know what this does but, it REALLY WORKS!!! My daughters TI-84 Plus Silver Edition is working fine.

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Blowin worked. i was amazed. i wish i culd fix everything with a little blowing, ii culd give some use to my girlfriend

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Had the super-slow unresponsive problem. Held CLEAR button down: no change. Removed all batteries, reset memory: still didn't work. Reloaded the O/S: same thing. Blew into the hole: FIXED! Unbelievable! THX!

Posted on Oct 17, 2010

  • bendo33 Jan 21, 2011

    I tried everything! Looked on TI's website, followed instructions to reset, took out backup battery, nothing worked. BUT lo and behold! Upon reading the miracles that happened after blowing the I/O port did, naturally I did the same. And what do you know, it worked!! Haha I also took off the faceplate and blew into the rectangular crevices for good measure!

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Believe it or not, but the compressed air solution worked. Before trying compress air, I tried several things. I changed batteries, including the backup battery. I tried the DEL and CLEAR solution. I reinstalled its OS. I reset the calculator. I deleted the GARBAGE file, but the only thing that remotely worked was the compress air. Thank you!!

Posted on Sep 10, 2012

Haha, I didn't think blowing into the I/O socket thing would work, but it totally did!!!! Thanks for everything who ever solved the problem.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

  • ayin142 Apr 06, 2011

    I can't believe this as well! You gotta get the straw part into the hole and use compressed air to blow hard on the I/O hole. I can't believe this. My calculator has not worked for YEARS and just after following that instruction here, it works! =D THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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    Susan Turpin Oct 05, 2014

    I can't believe it either. I'm and engineer and want solutions to make sense. This one didn't, but I tried it anyway and IT WORKED!!! Calculator would turn on, but wouldn't respond to any keystrokes. Thanks for posting. Calculator would be dead otherwise :-)

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It sounds like the calculator's flash ram is expired or faulty. When a particular bit in the flash is accessed more than an arbitrary number of times, it will no longer be able to accessed. the best solution is just to replace the calculator, you can find some real good priced used ones on ebay or www.usedcalculators.com

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Resetting and Upgrading to OS 2.43 did not work.
Alan Avella

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Calculator would turn on, but not respond to any keystroke. I searched the internet for remedies. I found the compressed air into the I/O port remedy here. I had tried everything and nothing worked. I tried this solution, and IT WORKED!!! It made no logical sense to me, but it worked.

Thanks to all who posted and verified this solution!

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Help
dying here
my ti-84 plus silver edition calc kinda fozeit was perfect and fine
i tried to update it through connecting to another calc but then decided i didnt want to so i unhooked it
now the calcs frozen
doesnt do anything
i cant clear it
ive tried everything even blowing compressed air
right now took out all batteries, even back up and waiting for ten minutes
any solutions including help would be appreciated
have test tomorrow
answer fast
if anything changes will add comment
thanku before hand

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Can you guys help me out with my T-I84 PLUS SILVER EDITION. I can't type the number on the calculator , I had the batteries and even took it out and plug it back in but still can't type anything please help. Thank you !

Posted on Sep 06, 2012

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  • Girl Sep 15, 2012

    try blowing compressed air into the I/O port

  • Girl Sep 15, 2012

    dont know if itll work but give it a try

  • Girl Sep 15, 2012

    also take out all batteries including backup battery and waiting ten mins.

  • Girl Sep 15, 2012

    hope that helps u

  • Girl Sep 15, 2012

    i am also using these thigns to help my calc work

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The TI website suggests (if all other things above didn't work) taking all the batteries out, even the backup batt. and leaving the unit empty for 5-10 min. Then reinstall batteries. This should return unit to factory settings.

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If you just got it new then you should return it for an exchange or refund.

If it's a little older, it may be a bit too full (think of your computer running too many things, get's really bogged down.)
You can reset it by
2nd>mem(+ sign)>reset>ram(menu)>yes
or just go from factory defaults by
2nd>mem>reset>right 2x(ALL at the top of screen)>yes

if that doesn't work then I would suggest going to the TI website and getting the newest OS for your calc and installing that through TIconnect software.

Good Luck
-Saik0Shinigami

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

  • Girl Sep 15, 2012

    cant do that cuz my calc is frozen and i only know downloaded ti stuff onto my comp so cant restore anything sadly

  • Girl Sep 15, 2012

    trying some other stuff and hope it will work; have test tomorrow

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