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I recently replaced my batteries in my Ti-89 calculator. It was able to turn on but only certain keys are able to be pressed, when pressed the other keys do nothing. I am allowed to press the columns with 3,6,9,t, and delete as well as the columns with the enter, , -, etc. For some reason I can not press the two columns that have 0,1,4,7 etc. or 2,5,8, etc. I am allowed to press the far left column. I spent a great deal of money on this calculator and would like to fix it somehow, do you know what could possibly be wrong?

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It could happend if the battery leaked inside unless there is an electronic problem inside
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I've fixed my Voyage 200!! I fixed it using the 3rd solution listed below. I've placed them all in there in case the one I used din't work. The funny thing is the solutions listed weren't even for the Voyage 200. I mistakenly tried the wrong one, but it worked!! I've also posted some soultions listed for the Voyage 200 just incase the others don't work and the website I found these solutions can be found here. Good Luck!!

Website:
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List of solutions that worked for me:

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  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.
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Please don't get your hopes up, but perhaps something in the following few suggestions will work:

For the TI-89 Family, TI-92 Family, and Voyage™ 200:
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  2. Users of the TI-89 Titanium or Voyage 200 should see the following case before performing the following reset procedure to prevent the loss of valuable Apps.
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I would hunt around on the TI knowledge base to see if there are some more useful suggestions if nothing above works. If I find any more info that could be useful I will post it.

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