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I was using my ti-89 this morning and now as i try to use it wont turn on anymore i replaced all batteries but dont know why this isnt working

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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 this doesn't do it, please reply to this post and we'll go on from there.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

  • prat6394 Sep 17, 2010

    no tht didnt work

  • kakima Sep 17, 2010

    Try resetting the calculator. Press and hold the 2ND, left-arrow, and right-arrow keys, then press and release the ON key. Does this do anything?

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