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Only the on/off button works

When I turn it on all I get a dot screen, I can turn it on & off but no other button works

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  • em4may Mar 25, 2008

    i have the same exact problem!!! i don't know why but everytime i turn on the TI 83 plus, i get a dark, blank screen with pixels filled in. None of the buttons work, and the only ones that do, are the ones that turn it on and off. I've tried replacing the batteries, but it still doesn't work!!! please help, I really don't want to buy a new one. Thanks!

  • letmepokeyou May 02, 2008

    i have the same problem!
    i tried shaking it and then it worked like 3 or 4 times then it just turns bad again.

  • dustyjr6 Jul 17, 2008

    I am having what I think is the same problem. I have included a screenshot of what I see when I turn my calculator on. Only the on/off functionality works. 2nd -> Quit does nothing. Changing the contrast (2nd -> up or down) also does nothing.

  • dustyjr6 Jul 18, 2008

    Also, I have tried removing all of the batteries (including the backup), for varying intervals, up to 24 hours, and still nothing. I tried 2nd -> Mode nada. 2nd -> + -> 7 -> 1 -> 2 (reset memory) also did nothing.

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    Yes, the problem is same. Only on and off key works rest of others are not working.

  • engineeri328 Oct 28, 2008

    I have the same problem however if I turn the calc on and then type random numbers, then turn the calc off then on I get a fleeting view of the numbers before it returns to the black square. Tried contrast, graph and batteries with no success! HELP!


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I have 5 dots that change position (only two positions) same problem, only on/off works. Ive taken out ALL of the batteries and still same problem....HELP

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If it is a screen with a pattern of dots then it might be in a graphing mode with a grid showing, does pressing 2nd quit do anything? Have you tried removing the batteries and the lithium battery and then putting them back in, let me know the outcome of these trials and I will try to figure this out for you

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