Question about Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Graphic Calculator
My screen is frozen on garbage collecting and when i hold delete, take out a battery and put it back in, i am brought to the waiting, please install operating system screen, however from here no button does anything except for on which brings me to a screen that says error, press any key to turn unit off, then turn unit back on
i saw your solution that involved a cable and connecting to the CPU however i do not possess one and i remember getting a solution involving only keys on the calculator
There is an easier way. No deleting anything involved. When you turn on your calculator and it says "Garbage Collecting" take out all 4 AAA batteries. Then, either put those same 4 back in, or replace them with 4 new ones. Then, hold down the -CLEAR- button, and then at the same time, press on. If your batteries are almost dead, nothing will pop up but it will look like the screen is kind of flashing. New batteries will fix that problem in a jiffy, and then brand new calculator :) Worked for me, hope this helps!
Posted on May 08, 2009
Well your calculator garbage collects to get ride of the "trash" that comes from unarchiving and rearchiving programs. When you held delete you deleted your Operating Software. So unless you attach it to the computer and reinstal it there is no way to fix it. If your friend has a cable you can use that but other than that you cannot do anything to fix this.
BTW: dori09 when you hit reset you cleared the ram of the calculator and it seems unfortunate that they were all unarchived and were deleted. You can get them back by going to the ti site and downloading them there back onto your calculator.
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
I think its because one or two of the memory kernels got "hit" to many times so it cant be used to store data or return info...
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The reset procedure will delete all the items that are in the memory of the graphing calculator. Use the reset procedure below:
• Remove 1 AAA battery.
• Press and hold down the [DEL] key.
• While holding down the [DEL] key, replace the AAA battery, and press the [ON] Key.
The message Waiting... Please install calculator software should appear. At this point, it will be necessary to reinstall the calculator's operating system.
• Connect the calculator to the computer using the TI Connectivity Cable or DirectUSB Cable.
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• In Windows®, click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OS Downloader.
• In MacOS® X, open Hard Drive >> Applications >> TI Connect >> TI OS Restore.
• Follow the directions on screen to reinstall the calculator's operating system.
Access the link following for detailed instructions on how to complete operating system installation.
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