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My TI-84 Plus doesnt respond to anything press except only when I turn it on. Ive tried taking out the battary to turn it off and then putting it back in and turning it on but it still does not respond to anything except turning on.

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  • kakima Sep 15, 2010

    Try a reset. Remove all four AAA batteries. Press and hold the ON key for ten seconds. Replace the batteries. Does the calculator now turn on and work normally?

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Not receiving a response in over a month to my query, I assume the suggested reset process solved the problem.

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My calculater has everything on the screen but its really light. I put in new batteries and it still doesnt work. Its a ti-84.


Turn the calculator on. Press and release the 2ND button. Press and hold the up-arrow button to increase the screen contrast. If you go too far, use the 2ND and down-arrow buttons to decrease the contrast.

Sep 15, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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My calculator is extremely slow and i cant fix it


Here is for you. From the TI Knowledge base.
Why does my TI-84 Plus or TI-89 Titanium respond slowly to key press entries?

Issue/Symptom: When making key press entries, the product responds slowly

If a piece foreign material such as a pencil lead is lodged in the I/O port of the calculator, it may create a short causing the calculator to respond slowly to key press entries.

If the piece of conductive material can be removed, it may restore the calculator to normal operating condition.

If the material cannot be removed, contact TI-Cares Customer Support to proceed with an out of warranty product replacement.

If conductive material is not lodged in the I/O port and the calculator responds slowly to key press entries, contact TI-Cares Customer Support for further troubleshooting and resolution.

Sep 08, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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TI-84 plus silver edition wont do anything and is kinda frozen. I got my new calculator today and i hooked it up to the computer i installed the TI connect hardware and then ran a OS update not paying...


You can try to take out the aaa's and leave it sit for a minute or so. If that fails you can try to take out all the batteries (including the back up battery) and leave it sit. If that still doesn't work, then you can try calling TI-cares (800-842-2737), I hope this helps

Aug 05, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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My TI-84 is freezing on a screen that says RAM cleared. Ive tryed putting in new batteries and back up batteries


I had this problem with my TI-89. Try taking out all batteries (including backup) for a good half hour to an hour. It fixed my calculator.

Jun 06, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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My TI-84 plus silver edition calculator is not responding. Whenever I press a button it takes forever to put it up on the screen or it doesn't work at all! I need some serious help with this. I tried...


Hi purzabumafu8,

You need to re-install the Ti 84 Plus OS on both calculators, ASAP!!! You can fix these problems by installing the newest Ti 84 Plus 2.55v. MP OS, operating system. Use fresh batteries.

If you have a friend that has a Ti 84 Plus or, Ti 84 Plus Silver Edition you can connect the two calculators together through the USB or, IO link ports. Then they can send you a copy of their OS, while you receive it on your Ti 84 Plus. Hopefully, your friend will have Ti84 Plus 2.55v. MP OS on their calculator or, it might not work. Link the two calculator together through the USB or, IO link ports with the proper cable. If don't have another reliable calculator to connect too, you'll have to connect the calculator to a computer to download the OS, goto Procedure 5. If your downloading off another calculator goto Procedure 1.

Important Note: Never disconnect a TI Connectivity Cable during a transfer. Lost of power during installation of OS will destroy your calculator.

Procedure1. Procedure to linking to another calculator.
On their calculator press, [2nd][Link][G] [Right-Arrow]. On your calculator press, [2nd] [Link] [Right-Arrow] [Enter] and, then press [ENTER] on their calculator too. Their calculator should say, "TRANSMIT" and, your's will say "Receiving." Then on both calculators once transfer is complete press, [2nd][MODE] to quit and, return to the Home screen. If the OS was transferred then your finished with these procedures. If your calculator won't turn on or, is locked up try the Procedure 2, below.

Procedure 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". If calculator did not turn on or, is still locked up goto Procedure 3, unless already did Procedure 3, then goto Procedure 4. If you calculator does come on and is responding and, your connect to another calculator goto Procedure 1. If you calculator does come on and is responding and, your connect to a computer goto Procedure 7.


Procedure 3.

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. Goto Procedure 2.


Procedure 4.

If the above process did not work. Try re-doing the Procedure 2, and, this time extend the time in Procedure 3, by 5 minutes to 10 minutes before you put all the batteries back in the calculator. These calculators can be a little stubborn at times so, keep trying Procedure 2.



Procedure 5.

If you can't find a calculator to connect too, you can connect your Ti 84 Plus to a computer that has Ti Connect software on it. If you need to connect your Ti 84 Plus to a computer make sure the Ti Connect software is operating properly. You do not want any hang-ups while installing the Ti 84 Plus OS.
Procedure 6. Procedure to installing the latest Ti84 Plus 2.55v. MP OS. TI OSDownloader does not always install the latest OS.
You can get the latest copy of Ti84 Plus 2.55v. MP OS and, guidebook by going to the Texas Instruments web site. You can get to that site instantly by clicking, "Ti 84 Plus 2.55v. MP OS!" Once your at the Ti site click the Download Item, "Ti84 Plus family operating system". Next you can login or, click "continue as guest". I'd would click the "continue as guest". Once you have click, "continue as guest" the Ti84 Plus family operating system will download to you.
Next, click "SAVE" and then a window to a folder will pop up. It is probably a window to a folder that you download too. If so, you may want to change it and, save to this folder, "My Documents \ My TI Data \ Downloads". You can also go back and, download the Ti 84 Plus guidebook too, if needed. If your calculator will not turn on or, is locked up goto Procedure 2. Or else goto Procedure 7.

Procedure 7.
Important Note: Never disconnect a TI Connectivity Cable during a transfer. Lost of power during installation of OS will destroy your calculator.
Link your computer and, Ti 84 Plus calculator with the USB cable or, Direct Black Link cable that came with the Ti 84 Plus calculator. Next, drag the Ti 84 Plus 2.55v MP OS that you saved earlier in "My Documents \ My TI Data \ Downloads" out of that folder and, drop it in the "Ti Connect" icon on the desktop. Click, "Continue" when the "Erase Warning" pops up and, the new Ti 84 Plus 2.55v MP OS will begin to install. Next, the Ti Device window should pop up and, highlight the port when it finds what your Ti 84 Plus is using, USB1 cable or, Direct Black COM1.
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When the Ti Device Explorer finds and, highlights your calculator's information click, "Select." Then click, "Yes" when the next window shows up with your calculator's information and, the OS will continue to download. Upon completion the newest Ti 84 Plus 2.55v. MP OS will be installed.
If you run into any trouble with software or, drivers just comment to what failed at this posting and, I'll be glad to help you.

Jan 17, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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My ti84 plus won't turn on


Hi ezheng1000,

A battery reset procedure should bring your Ti 84 Plus back to life.

Make sure the batteries are in correctly? The batteries alternate negative/positive, positive/ negative and so on. The first time I put the batteries in, I didn't have them in correctly. I know if it happen to me that anybody could make the same mistake. And of course, the calculator will never come on if the batteries aren't in correctly.

The process below should reset your calculator.

Please be prepared to re-install the calculator's OS if you run through this process.

1). Pressing the [2nd] key followed by pressing and releasing the [Up Arrow] key. This adjust the contrast in case the contrast was to low. Keep repeating if necessary for about 10 seconds and, then go to the next step. If calculator comes on and responds to key functions your done.

2). 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. If calculator starts responding to key functions your done.

3). 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.

4). Steps to re-installing the operating system:
~Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the PC and the calculator.
~Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OSDownloader
~Follow the on-screen directions to reinstall the calculator's OS.

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.

6). If the above process did not work. Try re-doing the procedure and, extend the time in step 4, by 5 minutes to 10 minutes before you put all the batteries back in the calculator. These calculators can be a little stubborn at times so, keep trying and follow the procedures.

Jan 07, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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When i turn it on all it say it 0ns->+ and it wont let me click anything


try to pull the backup battary for 30 seconds and if it will not help and if you have the USB cable try to update the OS

Aug 16, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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My TI-84 won't turn on. If I replace the


Remove all four AAA batteries. Press and hold down the ON key for at least ten seconds. Replace the batteries. Turn the calculator on.

May 15, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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TI-84 Plus Silver Edition not responding!


what helped for me is leaving it w/h any battery's (no backup battery either) for a few days. Now miraculously it works!

May 06, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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Display doesnt work on my TI 84 plus


Having gone over a month without a response, I assume this is no longer a problem.

Apr 07, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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