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TI-83 Plus completely blank and won't turn on. All batteries are fine.

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  • kakima Oct 25, 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. Does it?

  • cathydelaney Oct 25, 2010

    Nothing happens with those keystrokes either.

  • kakima Oct 25, 2010

    Next step: Remove all four AAA batteries. Press and hold the ON key for at least ten seconds. Replace the batteries. Does the calculator turn on and work normally now? You may have to adjust the screen as described earlier.

  • cathydelaney Oct 25, 2010

    That did not work either.

  • kakima Oct 25, 2010

    Has the calculator been used recently, or has it been sitting for a long time with the batteries in it? Make sure the contacts are clean and free of corrosion.

    Are you using alkaline or rechargeable batteries? If you're using rechargeables, try a set of alkalines and see whether the higher voltage makes a difference.

  • cathydelaney Oct 25, 2010

    It may have sat for along period, but my son replaced the batteries. The contacts are clean. I checked the voltage of the CR and it was 3.38 V. I think I checked the AAAs and they were above 1.5 V on Friday. They are alkaline, but now are down to .9 V. I just put in a set of AAAs measuring over 1.5 V and still get no response. Did the the clear drill too. Now I'm wondering if something could be drawing down the batteries.

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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.

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