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We have a Ti83 Plus Silver Edition we bought around 10 years ago for my daughter. My son is now using it and it goes through fresh AAA batteries in a matter of a day or two. It works fine otherwise, what can we do?

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If i were you since it goes through batteries so fast i would either buy some of the electronic batteries that are supposed to have super long battery lives but cost more or i would buy rechargeable batteries so that i wouldn't have to go out to the store and keep buying new batteries.

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My Ti-84 plus silver is giving me wrong answer when I use normalcdf. I used video guide to make sure my entries were correct. lower:280 upper: 1E99 mu:272 sigma:9 I get answer .81296 the video and correct...


That is what I get with your numbers on the TI84 Plus Silver Edition 0.1870313608. I get the same on the TI83 Plus. What can I say?. Apart from an error entering the numbers ( a 6 for a 9, a 3 for an 8) I cannot think of anything else. Sorry.

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Unfortunately, you can only access RESET from within the menus of the calculator. You will have to remove all of the batteries and let the system naturally reset. The TI-84 Plus uses five batteries: four AAA alkaline batteries and one SR44SW or 303 silver oxide backup battery. The silver oxide battery provides auxiliary power to retain memory while you replace the AAA batteries. Re-install the batteries and reprogram your functions.

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My son went to turn on his TI-84 Plus calculator and it wouldn't go on. He had used it in class a few hours before. We tried replacing the AAA batteries, but that didn't work. We tried replacing the...


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.

If this doesn't do it, please reply to this post and we can go on from there.

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My for the TI 84 Plus Silver Edition screen doesn't work. I changed he batteries including the back-up. The screen won't light up. I bought this calculator around 3 years ago.


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.

If that doesn't work, remove all four AAA batteries. Press and hold the ON key for ten seconds. Replace the batteries.

If that doesn't fix it, please append a comment to this post and we'll go on from there.

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I have ti-83 plus silver edition when i trun it on all it say is the ti83 plus silver edition 1.14 RAM Cleared and i am not able to do anything with it and after few min it trun it slef off? What should i...


The most likely cause is that the batteries are depleted, the main ones and the backup battery. Replace with fresh ones. In so doing you may have to readjust contrast.

To adjust the contrast.
Press [2nd] key and release it.
Press and Hold the UPArrow to increase contrast or DownArrow to lighten the screen.

In the message you reported, I notice that your OS is old. The latest version is the 1.19. You might see fit to update the OS. You can use the TIConnect software, downloadable from education.ti.com.

Install the TI Connect on your computer. Connect the calculator to the computer (after you install TI Connect) with th TI USB Silverlink Cable.
Run TI Connect and if you are connected to the Internet, click the Updates button in TI Connect.

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Help my calculator!!


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 at all. 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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These instructions are from education.ti.org, and worked for me.

1) Take out one of the AAA batteries
2) Hold down the CLEAR button
3) Put the AAA battery back in while still holding down the CLEAR button
4) Let go of the CLEAR button and turn the calculator ON
5) Press CLEAR to get rid of the error message.

Then you should be good! All the applications on my calculator were still intact, so despite the error message, the RAM was never actually cleared.

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ON, 2nd, [up] arrow to change the contrast. Works 99% of the time....

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