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There's a blank bar that runs horizontal in the middle of my TI-84 plus that's about 16 pixels wide(high?). It's the same color as when the device is turned off. I've tried a memory reset and no results. When I input information, the top input area would just skip over the bar and into the bottom area.

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I have the same problem. It's not a split screen problem because my calculator is in full mode. There is simply a straight horizontal line of pixels just missing. same color as the screen when it is turned off. Please help, it gets really annoying when your trying to graph something and you can't view the graph on that entire bar of missing pixels.

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    I have the same problem. It's not a split screen problem because my calcualtor is in full mode. There is simply a straight horizontal line of pixels just missing. same color as the screen when it is turned off. Please help, it gets really annoying when your trying to graph something and you can't view the graph on that entire bar of missing pixels.

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SPLIT SCREEN.

It sounds as if you might have split screen mode on. I've got a TI-83 as well as a TI-89 Titanium, both offer a split screen mode. The latter allows for choosing which applications are displayed on each half screen. I am presuming that you may have accidentally put your TI-84 in this mode.

So, if it is a split screen deal then all you have to do is go to the mode screen, find the option for switching from split screen to full screen, and switch it back to full.

I hope that helps. Give us your results!

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TI-82: $89
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