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I have a TI-83 Plus silver. Whenever I hit the on button, the screen does a twitch, shows my previous entries and turns off. If I hold down the on button, then I can see my previous entries. However, I can't get it to stay out so that I can use it. Do you know what's wrong with it?

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  • kakima Aug 20, 2010

    Remove all four AAA batteries. Press and hold the ON key. Replace the batteries. Does the calculator now turn on normally?

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Having gone over a month without a respose to my query, I assume my suggested reset procedure solved the problem.

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