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RAM cleared appears on the display of my TI-84+ and I can't do anything, not even switch the calculator off.

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  • jennie662 Jul 29, 2008

    same problem. Ram cleared is displayed, unable to use the calculator at all.

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    i have got the same problem but if you press a button longer then a few seconds then you get something but i have tried everything but it stays slow

  • surfpup68 Oct 08, 2008

    I have the same problem. Can re-power calculator by removing and reinstalling batteries. Everything moves very slowly, if at all, and quickly "locks up" again.

  • sweettee88 Dec 11, 2008

    I have the same exact problem I haven't really used my calculator since high school but now I need for a final tomorrow and it is not working I reset it a few times but its still saying Ram Cleared and is extremely slow can somebody help me out there please??



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My ti-84 silver edition calculator is not working at all. I have changed the batteries and the back up battery and still nothing but the black checkerboard square is on, it wont even let me turn off the...


If your calculator display the checkered cursor it means that the memory is full and you cannot type in anything. Clear the memory by resetting the calculator.
Press [2nd][Mem] then select [7:Reset]
Under the first Menu RAM select 1:RAM then 2: reset

Nov 06, 2012 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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Everytime I turn on my calculator I get a messsage that says "TI-84 Plus Silver Edition 2.43 RAM cleared" and my calculator freezes and won't do anything. Please help!


Hi,

Welcome to Fixya. To be able to fix the issue please click on the link below. It provides the steps on how to clear the error message.

TI-84 Plus Silver Edition 2.43 RAM cleared Fix

If you hve questions please let me know. Thanks for using Fixya.

Apr 08, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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My ti-84 plus it does not respond to the function + or - OR other function, & it come up to display very slow ,slow. thanks


Hi xvbanh,

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

Go to [2nd] [MEM] [7] [1] [2]

If your calculator still won't let you delete the RAM memory try the procedure below.

Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key. While holding [CLEAR],
reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. The calculator should display the
message "RAM Cleared". Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message.

Jan 06, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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It is just not working. it is freezing on me?


When you change the batteries the display reverts to default setting. My optimistic guess is that the screen display is so light that you cannot see anything on it. This can be arranged.

A Try this before thinking of repairs.

  1. Push the ON button.
  2. Even if you see nothing, press the [2nd] key and release it.
  3. Press and HOLD the UpArrow key until the screen darkens.
  4. You may have to keep pressing UpArrow for a little while before you see anything.
B If that does not work
  1. Remove one of the AAA batteries.
  2. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key.
  3. Whileholding [CLEAR], reinsert the AAA battery and then
  4. turn the calculatoron.
  5. The calculator should display the message "RAM Cleared".
  6. Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message "RAM Cleared".
C. Third option

  1. Remove batteries including the backup battery for 5minutes.
  2. After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and
  3. turn the calculator on.
  4. Adjust the contrast if necessary.
D. Last option

The last option 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 cables ready.You must be connected to the Internet.
  1. Remove one of the AAA batteries.
  2. Press and hold the [DEL] key.
  3. Whileholding [DEL], reinsert the AAA battery and then
  4. turn the calculatoron.
  5. The calculator should display "Waiting...Please install calculator software now".
  6. Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the computer and the calculator.
  7. Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OSDownloader.
  8. Follow the on-screen directions to reinstall the calculator's OS.
Ifthe message "Error! Press any key to turn unit off. Then turn unit backon." appears on the graphing calculator, quickly, remove one batteryfrom the calculator and reinstall it while the transfer is taking place.

If all else fails you can contact Texas Instruments at ti-cares@ti.com

Hope it helps.
Thank you for using FixYa.

Nov 19, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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TI 84 plus calculator refuses to graph more than one function


Hello,
Please, read the following, even if you already know some of its contents.
  1. Once you enter an equation, the corresponding equal sign is highlighted by default.
  2. Before you draw the 2 graphs, move the cursor to Y3 or Y4 and verify that the = signs for Y1 and Y2 remain highlighted.
  3. If one is not highlighted, move the cursor on it and press ENTER.
  4. If you still have problem, press [2nd][STATPLOTS][4: PlotsOff] [ENTER].
  5. Command PlotsOff echoes on main screen.
  6. Press [ENTER], screen displays Done.
  7. Restart the graphing procedure.
  8. If all else fails, just reset the RAM by pressing [2nd][MEM][7:Reset][1:All RAM][2:Reset], press [CLEAR] to clear the message.
You should make it a habit to clear the RAM every time you start a new type of problem.

Hope it helps.

Nov 10, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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RAM CLEARED?


Hello,
The most likely reason is that the backup battery is drained. Change the backup battery. When you get the Ram Cleared message, just press [CLEAR] to erase the message and start using the calculator.
Hope it helps.

Oct 28, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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When trying to graph anything, ERR: INVALID DIM appears..


Hello,
The easiest and quickest way to start graphing is to reset the RAM. Press [2nd][MEM][7:Reset][1:All Ram][2:Reset], then [CLEAR] to clear the RAM Cleared Message and go to the main screen.
Hope it helps.

Oct 07, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

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My TI-83 Plus Calculator will not turn on


This is from TI FAQS:

Solution 11900: Troubleshooting a TI Graphing Calculator That Will Not Turn On.

For the TI-83 Plus Family, TI-84 Plus Family:
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.
  1. Try a new set of AAA batteries.
  2. Adjust the contrast by pressing and releasing the [2nd] key followed by pressing and releasing the up arrow; repeat as necessary. To adjust or lighten the display, use the down arrow.
  3. Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key. While holding [CLEAR], reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. The calculator should display the message "RAM Cleared". Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message.
  4. Remove one of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [DEL] key. While holding [DEL], reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. The calculator should display "Waiting...Please install calculator software now". Follow the instructions for the TI-83 family or TI-84 Plus family to reinstall the calculator operating system.
  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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TI-84 Plus Calculator will not turn on, says ram is cleared


Thats because the OS is corrupt. Follow the manual and reload the OS, try the 2.43 OS

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RAM Cleared


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.

Oct 22, 2008 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

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