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I have a Ti-Nspire and it doesn't seem to be able to turn on i've tried putting in different batteries, with different brands, and yet it fails to work it was working fine a day ago please help :(

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  • ginajjang Feb 02, 2010

    yes i've tried that
    and i have seen the other posts that solved these kinds of problems
    it didnt seem to help

  • k24674 May 11, 2010

    The calculator has a reset button the back. Ever tried to use that button? Besides, there a few pots on FIXYA that solve these kinds of problems.

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How do you put the batteries in?


  1. Remove the keypad (for TI-Nspire) or the battery door (for TI-Nspire CAS) and remove at least 1 battery from each column of batteries. After 2-5 seconds, reinsert the batteries and turn the unit on. This will cause the unit to reboot the operating system.
  2. Remove the keypad (for TI-Nspire Family or TI-Nspire CAS Touchpad) or the battery door (for TI-Nspire CAS) and remove at least 1 battery from each column of batteries. After 2-5 seconds, reinsert the batteries and LEAVE THE UNIT OFF (do not turn on and then back off). If the TI-Nspire/TI-Nspire CAS is a Clickpad, hold down [Home] [Enter] [P], and while holding these keys, press [On]. If the TI-Nspire/TI-Nspire CAS is a Touchpad, instead hold down [Doc] [Enter] [EE], and while holding these keys, press [On]. The device will boot up as in the previous reset, but will display a menu with the following options. Please try options 1, 2, 3, and 4 in that order. ** The [Home] key is located at the top right of the TI-Nspire keypad and has a picture of a house on it.

Aug 26, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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Ti nspire calculator. calculator will not turn on. installed new batteries, calculator only 2 years old with moderate use by daughter for school. ti cares sent me a link on troubleshooting, methods did not...


I have fixed several TI calculators for a school that had loose or corroded battery contacts. Cleaning the contacts and bending them a bit to get a good grip on the batteries got them going. You can try this on yours and see if you have any luck. Also try another set of batteries on the off chance one of the new ones you installed is bad (it does happen, and isn't one of the first things you'd think to check) or use a battery tester. If the batteries are good and the calculator still doesn't work, something inside has failed. Either go for the refurb or (if that specific model isn't required for school) see what similar brands and models are available. There might be something suitable for less than the TI price.

Jun 30, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-Nspire Graphic...

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I had not used the calculator in a year. I replaced the batteries. The calculator will not turn on.


Here are some quick tests.
  1. Verify batteries are correctly inserted (I have to rule this out) and that the polarity diagrams are respected.
  2. Try to turn the calculator ON with the TI-Nspire keyboard and with the TI84Plus keyboard.
  3. With the TI84Plus keyboard in place, try to adjust the contrast of the screen by
  • pressing the [2nd] key and releasing it.
  • Then press [UpArrow] to darken the screen if it is too light OR the DownArrow if screen is too dark.
If you fail to get any meaningful response from the calculator, put the TI-Nspire keyboard in place/ Make sure you do not press the ON key (put the slide cover to protect screen and keyboard) and press the RESET button on the back of the calculator. For that, use a straightened paper clip.

If all fails, I suggest you reinstall the Operating system. The procedure is detailed in this article.

Feb 09, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-Nspire Graphic...

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My nspire is not turning on. i press the on button, but the screen is just blank.


Hello,
Here is what the TI knowledge base says about a calculator failing to turn on

For the TI-Nspire™ Family:
  1. Remove thekeypad (for TI-Nspire) or the battery door (for TI-Nspire CAS) andremove at least 1 battery from each column of batteries. After 2-5seconds, reinsert the batteries and turn the unit on. This will causethe unit to reboot the operating system.
  2. Remove the keypad(for TI-Nspire) or the battery door (for TI-Nspire CAS) and remove atleast 1 battery from each column of batteries. After 2-5 seconds,reinsert the batteries and LEAVE THE UNIT OFF (do not turn on and thenback off). Hold down [Home] [Enter] [P], and while holdingthese keys, press [On]. The device will boot up as in the previousreset, but will display a menu with the following options. Please tryoptions 1, 2, 3, and 4 in that order. ** The [Home] key is located atthe top right of the TI-Nspire keypad and has a picture of a house onit.
Note:TI-Nspire family model options 2 and 4 above require that the OS be installed. The reset menu will only display if the unit is off and batteries have been removed/replaced as described above.



1. Cancel - The most non-intrusive reset option; no changes are made, the unit restarts.
2. Delete Operating System – The operating system will be deleted without deleting any documents.
3. Delete Document Folder Contents – This will delete the user’s documents, but will not delete the OS.
4. Complete Format – This will delete the OS and all documents for a total erase of memory.

Hope it helps you solve the problem.

Oct 18, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-Nspire Graphic...

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Screen Failure


Hello,
Here is what the TI knowledge base says about a calculator failing to turn on.

For the TI-Nspire™ Family:
  1. Remove thekeypad (for TI-Nspire) or the battery door (for TI-Nspire CAS) andremove at least 1 battery from each column of batteries. After 2-5seconds, reinsert the batteries and turn the unit on. This will causethe unit to reboot the operating system.
  2. Remove the keypad(for TI-Nspire) or the battery door (for TI-Nspire CAS) and remove atleast 1 battery from each column of batteries. After 2-5 seconds,reinsert the batteries and LEAVE THE UNIT OFF (do not turn on and thenback off). Hold down [Home] [Enter] [P], and while holdingthese keys, press [On]. The device will boot up as in the previousreset, but will display a menu with the following options. Please tryoptions 1, 2, 3, and 4 in that order. ** The [Home] key is located atthe top right of the TI-Nspire keypad and has a picture of a house onit.
Note:TI-Nspire family model options 2 and 4 above require that the OS be installed. The reset menu will only display if the unit is off and batteries have been removed/replaced as described above.

1. Cancel - The most non-intrusive reset option; no changes are made, the unit restarts.
2. Delete Operating System – The operating system will be deleted without deleting any documents.
3. Delete Document Folder Contents – This will delete the user’s documents, but will not delete the OS.
4. Complete Format – This will delete the OS and all documents for a total erase of memory.

Hope it helps you solve the problem.

Sep 16, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-Nspire Graphic...

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Havent used my ti-inspire since last school year.wont turn on


Hello,
Here is what the TI knowledge base says about a calculator failing to turn on

For the TI-Nspire™ Family:
  1. Remove thekeypad (for TI-Nspire) or the battery door (for TI-Nspire CAS) andremove at least 1 battery from each column of batteries. After 2-5seconds, reinsert the batteries and turn the unit on. This will causethe unit to reboot the operating system.
  2. Remove the keypad(for TI-Nspire) or the battery door (for TI-Nspire CAS) and remove atleast 1 battery from each column of batteries. After 2-5 seconds,reinsert the batteries and LEAVE THE UNIT OFF (do not turn on and thenback off). Hold down [Home] [Enter] [P], and while holdingthese keys, press [On]. The device will boot up as in the previousreset, but will display a menu with the following options. Please tryoptions 1, 2, 3, and 4 in that order. ** The [Home] key is located atthe top right of the TI-Nspire keypad and has a picture of a house onit.
Note:TI-Nspire family model options 2 and 4 above require that the OS be installed. The reset menu will only display if the unit is off and batteries have been removed/replaced as described above.


1. Cancel - The most non-intrusive reset option; no changes are made, the unit restarts.
2. Delete Operating System – The operating system will be deleted without deleting any documents.
3. Delete Document Folder Contents – This will delete the user’s documents, but will not delete the OS.
4. Complete Format – This will delete the OS and all documents for a total erase of memory.

Hope it helps you solve the problem.

Aug 30, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-Nspire Graphic...

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TI-nspire screen doesn't work


Hello,
Here is what the TI knowledge base says about a calculator failing to turn on

For the TI-Nspire™ Family:
  1. Remove thekeypad (for TI-Nspire) or the battery door (for TI-Nspire CAS) andremove at least 1 battery from each column of batteries. After 2-5seconds, reinsert the batteries and turn the unit on. This will causethe unit to reboot the operating system.
  2. Remove the keypad(for TI-Nspire) or the battery door (for TI-Nspire CAS) and remove atleast 1 battery from each column of batteries. After 2-5 seconds,reinsert the batteries and LEAVE THE UNIT OFF (do not turn on and thenback off). Hold down [Home] [Enter] [P], and while holdingthese keys, press [On]. The device will boot up as in the previousreset, but will display a menu with the following options. Please tryoptions 1, 2, 3, and 4 in that order. ** The [Home] key is located atthe top right of the TI-Nspire keypad and has a picture of a house onit.
Note:TI-Nspire family model options 2 and 4 above require that the OS be installed. The reset menu will only display if the unit is off and batteries have been removed/replaced as described above.

1. Cancel - The most non-intrusive reset option; no changes are made, the unit restarts.
2. Delete Operating System – The operating system will be deleted without deleting any documents.
3. Delete Document Folder Contents – This will delete the user’s documents, but will not delete the OS.
4. Complete Format – This will delete the OS and all documents for a total erase of memory.

Hope it helps you solve the problem.

Aug 30, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-Nspire Graphic...

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I just put in new batteries. I just hit the on button... nothing happened. It wasn't woking before so I thought the batteries were dead.


Hello,
Here is what the TI knowledge base says about a calculator failing to turn on

For the TI-Nspire™ Family:
  1. Remove thekeypad (for TI-Nspire) or the battery door (for TI-Nspire CAS) andremove at least 1 battery from each column of batteries. After 2-5seconds, reinsert the batteries and turn the unit on. This will causethe unit to reboot the operating system.
  2. Remove the keypad(for TI-Nspire) or the battery door (for TI-Nspire CAS) and remove atleast 1 battery from each column of batteries. After 2-5 seconds,reinsert the batteries and LEAVE THE UNIT OFF (do not turn on and thenback off). Hold down [Home] [Enter] [P], and while holdingthese keys, press [On]. The device will boot up as in the previousreset, but will display a menu with the following options. Please tryoptions 1, 2, 3, and 4 in that order. ** The [Home] key is located atthe top right of the TI-Nspire keypad and has a picture of a house onit.
Note:TI-Nspire family model options 2 and 4 above require that the OS be installed. The reset menu will only display if the unit is off and batteries have been removed/replaced as described above.

1. Cancel - The most non-intrusive reset option; no changes are made, the unit restarts.
2. Delete Operating System – The operating system will be deleted without deleting any documents.
3. Delete Document Folder Contents – This will delete the user’s documents, but will not delete the OS.
4. Complete Format – This will delete the OS and all documents for a total erase of memory.

Hope it helps you solve the problem.

Jul 24, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-Nspire Graphic...

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My TI-nspire CAS doesn't want to go on! I changed batteries! Tried the contrast buttons! Nothing works


Hello,
Try the other recipes from the TI knowledge base concerning a calculator failing to turn on

For the TI-Nspire™ Family:
  1. Remove thekeypad (for TI-Nspire) or the battery door (for TI-Nspire CAS) andremove at least 1 battery from each column of batteries. After 2-5seconds, reinsert the batteries and turn the unit on. This will causethe unit to reboot the operating system.
  2. Remove the keypad(for TI-Nspire) or the battery door (for TI-Nspire CAS) and remove atleast 1 battery from each column of batteries. After 2-5 seconds,reinsert the batteries and LEAVE THE UNIT OFF (do not turn on and thenback off). Hold down [Home] [Enter] [P], and while holdingthese keys, press [On]. The device will boot up as in the previousreset, but will display a menu with the following options. Please tryoptions 1, 2, 3, and 4 in that order. ** The [Home] key is located atthe top right of the TI-Nspire keypad and has a picture of a house onit.
Note:TI-Nspire family model options 2 and 4 above require that the OS be installed. The reset menu will only display if the unit is off and batteries have been removed/replaced as described above.

1. Cancel - The most non-intrusive reset option; no changes are made, the unit restarts.
2. Delete Operating System – The operating system will be deleted without deleting any documents.
3. Delete Document Folder Contents – This will delete the user’s documents, but will not delete the OS.
4. Complete Format – This will delete the OS and all documents for a total erase of memory.

Hope it helps you solve the problem.

Jun 10, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-Nspire Graphic...

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My TI-nspire CAS doesn't want to go on! I changed batteries! Tried the contrast buttons! Nothing works


Hello,
Here is what the TI knowledge base says about a calculator failing to turn on.

For the TI-Nspire™ Family:
  1. Remove thekeypad (for TI-Nspire) or the battery door (for TI-Nspire CAS) andremove at least 1 battery from each column of batteries. After 2-5seconds, reinsert the batteries and turn the unit on. This will causethe unit to reboot the operating system.
  2. Remove the keypad(for TI-Nspire) or the battery door (for TI-Nspire CAS) and remove atleast 1 battery from each column of batteries. After 2-5 seconds,reinsert the batteries and LEAVE THE UNIT OFF (do not turn on and thenback off). Hold down [Home] [Enter] [P], and while holdingthese keys, press [On]. The device will boot up as in the previousreset, but will display a menu with the following options. Please tryoptions 1, 2, 3, and 4 in that order. ** The [Home] key is located atthe top right of the TI-Nspire keypad and has a picture of a house onit.
Note:TI-Nspire family model options 2 and 4 above require that the OS be installed. The reset menu will only display if the unit is off and batteries have been removed/replaced as described above.

1. Cancel - The most non-intrusive reset option; no changes are made, the unit restarts.
2. Delete Operating System – The operating system will be deleted without deleting any documents.
3. Delete Document Folder Contents – This will delete the user’s documents, but will not delete the OS.
4. Complete Format – This will delete the OS and all documents for a total erase of memory.

Hope it helps you solve the problem.

Mar 08, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-Nspire Graphic...

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