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Hey I turn on my TI 83 plus and it just brings up scattered random numbers and symbols. The only button that is working is the on and off button. Please help I have a statistics final tommorow morning!

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  • kakima May 11, 2010

    Try a hard reset, if you're willing to sacrifice the contents of all RAM.

    Remove all four AAA batteries. Press and hold down the ON key for at least ten seconds. Replace the batteries. Turn the calculator on. Does it come on and work properly?

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How to do a number like 10 but to the 3 power


To ten to the power of three you must use the caret symbol. It is located above the division symbol on a Ti-83. It looks like this: ^

Aug 26, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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TI-83 Plus "waiting ...please install message then "error message


Please Install Calculator Software Now error
This message means that the operating system has been corrupted. These steps will allow you to update the OS.

Unit to Unit
• Connect two TI-83 Plus units by means of the data cable (short black cable that was prepackaged with the TI-83 Plus)
• Make sure that at least one of the TI-83 Pluses contains the current Operating System
• Select [2nd] Link
• Select "Send OS" option from the Link menu
• Make sure that the other unit still reads "Waiting Please Install"
• The OS should be downloading.

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• Make sure you have the latest version of the TI Connect™ Software
• Download the latest version of OS for the TI-83 Plus to the desktop of the PC.
• Connect the appropriate TI-GRAPH LINK™ cable between the PC and TI-83 Plus.
• Since the TI-83 Plus is currently off, the TI-83 Plus will automatically turn on when the TI-GRAPH LINK Cable is inserted.
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When turning on the calculator random symbols & pixelated images appear. when i press numbers, only 1/2 of the number appears, it's skpping spaces.


Hello,

Turn the calculator ON and press Clear, the display will clear. If not Press [2nd] the yellow button followed by [MODE] the one to the right to it.

Hope this will help.

Aug 24, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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Entering a cubed root into a ti-83 plus


You can enter any root by typing the number, then hitting MATH and 5, which brings up the root symbol with the x in front of it: x√. So the fifth-root would be 5 -> MATH -> 5 and then whatever number you want to get the fifth-root for: 5x√10 for example. As someone else had mentioned, you can also raise it to a rational power: 3^(1/3) which would be the same as the cubed root of 3, but you could also type: 3 -> MATH -> 5 -> 3 and get the same answer, but looking like this in your calculator: 3x√3. The option for 4 actually is a predefined cubed-root, and the one for option 5 there is the root symbol that can be used with any number before it to get any root you want. There are no parenthesis as you get when using the predefined square-root and cubed-root functions, though, so you may want to type them in yourself if entering a long string of operations in the calculator at one time to make sure the calculator doesn't include numbers under the root that you don't want it to. But I guess it depends on preference in terms of what method you choose between the rational exponents or the root symbol (and most would go with whichever seems easiest and quickest to enter), but you asked specifically how to get the cubed-root on the TI-83 Plus, so there's my best attempt at answering your question.

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I need some help please : )


The parenthesis is there so u can put a number under the radicle. Just close the parenththesis once u put the number under the radicle

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Texas Instruments Ti-83 Plus Help


possibly water damage... there might be an indicater of this such as one on a cell phone. behind the battery possibly, a small sticker that changes color when dampened.

as for solutions... warrenty? lol

Jan 31, 2008 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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Big problem


SAME PROBLEM FOR ME! sometimes it shows a bunch of wierd random numbers and symbols and it wont let me do anything but then it goes away and wont turn back on .. have installed new batteries and tried the one battery reinstall trick w/ the clear and on buttons.. no luck PLEASE HELP

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Random characters lines and pixels


I've had a similar problem in the past with my TI-86. It still happens sometimes when I don't use it for a while. To fix it, all I did was set the screen to its darkest setting and left it on for 10 minutes (keep it from turning itself off, by pushing buttons every few minutes.) It works great, and the calculator is fine unless you leave it unused for a month or so. A similar solution may work for you.

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