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How to i get a ti-86 not be so dark that i cant see the cursor?

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Try adjusting the contrast by pressing 2nd and down
Happy Calculating

Posted on Aug 28, 2010

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My ti-86 screen is black is that normal. I have not used it in years, but i put fresh batteries

Hello, First of all no; it is not normal for your screen to be black. How can you enjoy the wonderfulness that is Ti with a dark screen. For the solution; it sounds like your contrast needs to be adjusted. Hold 2nd and down. The screen should lighten. If it reaches about where you can not see the cursor, then press 2nd and up and this will darken it. Hope this helps; Happy Calculating

Aug 27, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator

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I turn on the TI-86 and the entire screen is dark. What should I do?

Adjust the screen contrast. Turn on the calculator. Press and release the 2ND key, then press and hold the down-arrow key for a couple of seconds. If you go too far, use the 2ND and up-arrow keys.

Jul 06, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator

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Why is my TI-86 screen dark when i turn it on?

Having gone over a month without a response, I assume it was just the screen contrast.

Apr 07, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator

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My texas instruments ti-86 is dark all the time, help me please

After changing the batteries the calculator is restored to factory defaults, but the screen contrast may change. The screen may be too light to see anything or., as in your case too dark.

To lighten screen
Press [2nd] key and release it.
Press and hold [DownArrow] until screen is light enough.

To darken screen
Press [2nd] key and release it.
Press and hold [UpArrow] until screen is dark enough.

Hope it helps.
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Dec 04, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator

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The Screen on my ti-86 is really dark. Can I do something on there to change it and lighten it up so I can see what I type better?

Yes you can.
Press [2nd] key and release it.
Press and hold [ArrowDown] till screen contrast is to your liking.
Hope it helps.

Sep 23, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator

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My TI-86 calculator doesn't have a cursor. I can turn it on and adjust the contrast from dark to light but no cursor appears and nothing comes up when I punch any of the buttons!

Press [EXIT] or [2nd][QUIT] to terminate the program that may be hung in memory. Press [2nd] MEM[F3][F1][F4].
You may have to reset contrast.
1.Press and release [2nd] key.
2. Press and hold [UpArrow] to darken or press and hold [DownArrow] to lighten it.

Hope it helps.

Aug 15, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator

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A friend gave me a TI-86 graphing Calc. I wont turn on!!!

maybe try changing the small memory battery inside, I think its a cr1616 or cr1620. If this doesn't work use it as a paperweight.

Apr 23, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator

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