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I used new batteries and checked the back up battery and it still won't turn on.

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  • kakima Oct 03, 2010

    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.

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Having gotten no response in five months, I assume my suggested contrast adjustment solved the problem.

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