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My son has a TI-84 Plus calculator and it is completely frozen. There is a message on the screen that reads " RAM cleared". Below that message it says "Press ALPHA F1-F4 to locate shortcut menus" but it doesn't respond when I press any buttons. I checked and changed batteries but that did nothing.

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The calculator OS has been upgraded to the version 2.53 MP.
For this version, whenever you remove batteries (or replace them) and turn calculator ON, you are reminded to Press [ALPHA][F1-F4] to locate Shortcuts Menu.
The calculator also asks the user to press either
[1:Do NOT show Again]
[2:Continue].

Here is what these cryptic messages mean.

Certain functions implemented on the new OS are available by pressing the [ALPHA] key followed by F1, F2, F3 or F4.
Since you may forget how to get to them, the calculator gently reminds you that there are other functions accessed only by pressing the [ALPHA] key.
It also gives you the option to flash the reminder every time the calculator memory is reset (CONTINUE) or NOT to SHOW the REMINDER again.

Usually after the RAM cleared message, press [2:Continue] or any other key but [1: ] to keep being reminded how to access the new functions.
Once a key is pressed the screen is cleared and you have the solid blinking cursor.

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Hi xvbanh,

You need to free up some memory. Try clearing your RAM. Your calculator should operate properly afterward.

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Here are some steps to perform in the order they are presented. Please read the post till the end.

A
  1. Remove one of the AAA batteries.
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  2. After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and
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Press [2nd] key and release it
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This step requires the reinstallation of the system. So to use it you must download the TIConnect 1.6 software from education.ti.com. You must have the TI USB SilverLink or the TI Black serial cable ready.You must be connected to the Internet.
  1. Remove one of the AAA batteries.
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Here it is from the horse's mouth (TI Knowledge base). Please read till the end.
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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.
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This is kinda a weird situation. Because it's usually the other way around. Your ram will clear if your calculator is frozen. So take out all 5 batteries from the back. Even the back up battery. Then reset it again. 2nd then + then 7 then 1 Then 2. Good luck.

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