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My TI-89 Titanium Is Dead

Hi,

I was, yesterday, deleting some unused flash applications from my Ti-89 Titanium that were wasting space. Namely the localization things like Cabri Deutsch and stuff.

After setting it to delete a few files, my Ti-explorer on my computer stopped responding, and so did the calculator.

I thought it was just taking a while to perform the action so I left for a piano lesson, but after a three hours, nothing had changed. My computer still wouldn't respond and neither would my calculator. After that I pulled the USB plug out, and the calculator just went dead. There was a black bar across the top at first, but the entire screen went blank after I took out a battery.

I had a backup on my computer of the files I deleted in case they would cause problems once deleted, but I can't restore them because I can't turn the calculator on now, and thus can't get my computer to recognize it...

I have tried resetting the thing (including taking out all batteries overnight and installing them again the next day) which was what another site suggested, but the problem still persists.

I would appreciate if someone can help me with this.

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  • tribesplayer Apr 17, 2008

    same problem, exactly



    Tried all the resets that the manual, internet, and TI help suggested.

    The told me it is now considered a "problem with the unit" and suggested returning it to them for an out of warranty exchange; cost: $80 (same price I just paid for the 2nd hand calculator)

    Any other suggestions are appreciated.



    NOTE: Do not delete language packs, that is what I did.

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You might have deleted something that the calculator uses to connect to the computer and run. If you can still connect, just download the software from the TI site and re-install it. If that does not work buy a new calculator, and plus a new one only costs 40- 50 dollars more than that repair.

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