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Was using the calculator today, then it shut down...will not power-up...the AAA batteries work on other devices

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TI calculators have an annoying habit of dimming the screen when the batteries are changed so that it appears as if the calculator isn't turning on. Turn the calculator on (or at least press the ON key). Press and release the 2ND key. Press and hold the Up-arrow key for a few seconds and see whether the screen becomes legible.

If that doesn't work, try resetting the calculator. Remove all four AAA batteries. Press and hold the ON key for ten seconds. Replace the batteries and turn the calculator back on (you may have to adjust the screen contrast as described above).

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Wont turn on


Good morning, afternoon, evening or night; whatever time of day you are viewing this solution post. Thank you for choosing FixYa to assist you. You are having problems because you calculator won't turn on. I think you should try changing the batteries. Did you know that your calculator has two batteries powering it? Not only are the 4 AAA batteries powering it, but there is also a CR 3V Lithium Back Up battery powering it as well. First, try changing the 4 AAA batteries. If that still does not power your calculator properly, you will need to replace the lithium back up battery. You can find this at a department store or store that carries electronics. To do this, open your regular battery compartment. Above the AAA batteries is a compartment that says "BACK UP BATTERY CR1616 OR CR1620" with a picture of it. Use a small crosshead screwdriver to open the compartment. Take the old battery out and replace it with the new one. Rescrew the lithium battery compartment back on and close the AAA battery compartment. Turn on your calculator and see if that works. I hope this solution solves this.

Sep 27, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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TI 82 Does it need the disk battery and 4 AAA batteries to work?


No. The calculator runs on the four AAA batteries. The lithium battery is solely to retain the contents of the memory while you change the AAA batteries. If you don't care about retaining the memory, you don't need the lithium battery. You do, however, need the AAA batteries to use the calculator.

Jul 31, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-82 Calculator

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My calculator has fresh batteries and will not turn on, it has normally worked before and now it just randomly stopped working.


Did you change the AAA batteries and the internal back up battery? It may sound unnecessary, but sometimes these devices are a little picky. I would also check that the contrast and brightness setting is appropriate. I fixed my dad's just by hitting second and up on the arrow to make the font show up again.

If neither of those work, try these:
(These will reset the calculator and erase the memory)

Remove one of the AAA batteries, hold down on the DEL key while reinserting the AAA battery. The handheld might display "Waiting...Please install calculator software now". If you get this message, the information in the "Correcting the Error Waiting" section shown below will help you correct the problem. Before trying that procedure, reinstall one of the AAA batteries again. This time do not hold down the DEL key.

Remove one of the AAA batteries, press and hold the [on] key for 10 seconds, release, replace the battery, then turn the unit on. Adjust the contrast.

Remove the AAA batteries for three hours. After the three hour period, reinsert the batteries and turn the handheld on. Adjust the contrast if necessary.

Jun 22, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

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I have a TI84 plus texas instruments i have removed both the batteries in order to reset the unit but it still has not resetted the unit. All I am getting all zeros on the screen


First try removing all four AAA batteries and the small lithium backup battery (above the four AAA batteries). Leave all batteries out for five minutes, then replace them and try to start the calculator. If this doesn't work...

Replace all but 1 AAA battery. Press and hold the "CLEAR" button on the calculator. While holding the "CLEAR" button down, replace the missing AAA battery. While still holding the "CLEAR" button, turn the calculator on. The display should read "RAM Cleared". Release the "CLEAR" button and press again to remove the message.

If that doesn't work, remove 1 AAA battery again. Repeat the preceding instructions with the "DEL" key: With the battery removed, press and hold the "DEL" key. With the "DEL" key held down, replace the battery and turn the calculator on. The screen should say "Waiting... Please install calculator software now." Release the "DEL" key. Download this program onto your computer (from Texas Instruments). Connect the calculator to the computer using the USB cable provided with purchase. Run the TI OSDownloader program and follow the on-screen instructions to re-install the calculator's operating system.

Apr 30, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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Everytime I turn on my TI-84 Plus Silver, it stays on for 2 seconds, then shuts off on its own. What can fix this? Other details: When it turns on, sometimes it displays Ans+


Hi mixedgamer12,
The process below should reset your Ti84 plus calculator. If you do this process your RAM memory will be cleared and, you will have to re-install the Ti84 plus calculator's OS.
  1. Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key. While holding [CLEAR],
    reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. The calculator should display the
    message "RAM Cleared". Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message.
  2. Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [DEL] key. While holding [DEL], reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. The calculator should display
    "Waiting...Please install calculator software now". Follow the instructions for the
    TI-83 family or TI-84 Plus family to reinstall the calculator operating system in step 3. If the calculator still won't turn on connect the calculator to the computer and, open Ti Connect. Next, open Device Explorer. Is the calculator asking to be installed? Can you go into Device Explorer?
  3. Steps to re-installing the operating system:

    ~Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the PC and the calculator if you haven't already.
    ~Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OSDownloader
    ~Follow the on-screen directions to reinstall the calculator's OS. When or, if the calculator install the fresh OS goto step 4.

  4. Remove all of the batteries including the round lithium battery for 5 minutes. After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and turn the calculator on. Adjust the contrast if necessary.

  5. If the above process did not work to turn your calculator on, try re-doing the above process. Next time extend the time in step 4 by 5 minutes to 10 minutes before you put all the batteries back in the calculator.

Dec 31, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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Garbage collecting has been continuing for days. Tried removing batteries, didn't work. Tried new batteries, didn't work. Help!!


Hello,
The calculator needs to be reset.
Install the TIConnect software and run it to open the main application window.
  1. Remove one AAA battery.
  2. Press and HOLD down the [DEL] key.
  3. While still holding down the [DEL key, reinsert the AAA battery and press the [ON] key.
At this point, the message Waiting... Please install calculator software. You will have to install the OS. You must be connected to the Internet.
  • Connect the calculator to the computer with the SilverLink cable.
  • Run the TIConnect software, Click the Updates Button
  • In the pop up window that appears, deselect all save device operating system.
  • Click continue and follow instructions.
Hope it helps.
A screen capture to help you.
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Nov 09, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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I accidentally pressed down for too long on my ti-84 plus calculator and i think it locked itself. how can i turn it back on? I NEED it for school!


From TI FAQs:

What troubleshooting can I try if the TI graphing calculator will not turn on?

For the TI-83 Plus Family, TI-84 Plus Family:
Caution: The resets described in these troubleshooting steps will cause a loss of applications, programs and data. If at all possible please create a backup using TI Connect™ first.
  1. Try a new set of AAA batteries.
  2. Adjust the contrast by pressing and releasing the [2nd] key followed by pressing and releasing the up arrow; repeat as necessary. To adjust or lighten the display, use the down arrow.
  3. Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key. While holding [CLEAR], reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. The calculator should display the message "RAM Cleared". Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message.
  4. Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [DEL] key. While holding [DEL], reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. The calculator should display "Waiting...Please install calculator software now". Follow the instructions for the TI-83 family or TI-84 Plus family to reinstall the calculator operating system.
  5. Remove all of the batteries including the round lithium battery for 5 minutes. After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and turn the calculator on. Adjust the contrast if necessary.

Aug 24, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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TI-84 will not trun on.


Try the following

1) Remove one of the AAA batteries, hold down on the DEL key while reinserting the AAA battery. The handheld might display Waiting…Please install calculator software now. Ignore this message. Remove and reinstall one of the AAA batteries again This time, do not hold down the DEL key.
2) Remove one of the AAA batteries, press and hold the [on] key for 10 seconds, release, replace the battery, then turn the unit on. Adjust the contrast.
3) Remove the AAA batteries for three hours. After the three-hour period, reinsert the batteries and turn the handheld on. Adjust the contrast if necessary.

If needed, reinstall OS by downloading the OS from the TI site and ....
On your computer, choose Start, Programs, TI Tools, TI Connect, TI OS Downloader.

(I am not the one who came up with this answer, but found it on an other site. If this doesn't work, please let me know)

Gr Marijn

Nov 28, 2007 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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Get out the battery and let the device "calm down" without any source of power for 5-10 minutes. After that push the menu/start button, hold down for 30 or more seconds and holding down, insert the battery. It has to reset the power circuitry and should help.

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