Question about Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

3 Answers

My Ti83 silver edition will not turn on.

I installed new batteries, including the backup battery and then did a reset. The calculator turned on and worked fine. The next morning it would not turn on again. I can change batteries and reset it and it will work for a day, but then it stops. What is going on.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    mine did the same thing

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    I've got that, plus some. Mine was working a week ago fine and dandy and now it won't turn on no matter what I do.

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    same thing

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    someone has just got to know how to fix it.....

×

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

I'm not sure if this will help you patchesb7; it sounds like your calculator is having issues :(
This will help others whose calculators suddenly won't turn on anymore, even after changing the batteries.

Note:
This will return the calculator to the way it was when you got it out of the package. Any data or programs have stored since will be lost.

Step 1: Remove all four AAA batteries.

Note: You will have to hold down the CLEAR button while doing Steps 2 and 3. Do not let go until after you have pushed ON in Step 3. I found this easiest to do by holding the calculator upside in my left hand with my pointer finger holding the CLEAR button so the ON button was easier to access.

Step 2: Hold down the CLEAR button (located under the arrow keys) and reinstall the AAA batteries.

Step 3: Press ON button and then let go of both buttons. The screen should say the RAM has been cleared. Press CLEAR to continue.


Posted on Sep 25, 2008

Same!

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Thank you so much! i thought i was going to have to buy a new calc.

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Is there areset button my keys are frozen


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.

Oct 23, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

1 Answer

I turned on my calculator, and whenever i press clear, i get multiple "carrot" signs, when it even works. The number's will work sometimes, but i can't get the calculator to turn off....


You may want to try & reset your calculator. Take out the batteries including the backup battery behind a little door in the battery compartment. You'll need a small phillips screwdriver to take out the battery.

Leave the batteries out for at least 10 hours and then reinstall them and try your calculator again. If this doesn't work, try replacing all batteries including the backup battery.

Hope this helps.

Jun 14, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

1 Answer

My TI-84 won't turn on. If I replace the


Remove all four AAA batteries. Press and hold down the ON key for at least ten seconds. Replace the batteries. Turn the calculator on.

May 15, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

1 Answer

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.

Jan 21, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Silver...

1 Answer

My TI-84 Plus Silver edition will not turn on. I have tried new batteries and everything, but it just does not turn on. Is there a way to reset it or something although the calculator does not turn on?


Hello,
Here it is from the horse's mouth (TI Knowledge base)

For the TI-83 Plus Family, TI-84 Plus Family:


Caution: The resets described in these troubleshooting steps will cause a lossof 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. Adjustthe contrast by pressing and releasing the [2nd] key followed bypressing and releasing the up arrow; repeat as necessary. To adjust orlighten the display, use the down arrow.
  3. Remove one of theAAA batteries. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key. While holding [CLEAR],reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. Thecalculator should display the message "RAM Cleared". Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message.
  4. Removeone of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [DEL] key. While holding[DEL], reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. Thecalculator should display "Waiting...Please install calculator software now". Follow the instructions for the TI83-family or Ti84 Plus family to reinstall the calculator operating system (see below.)
  5. Removeall of the batteries including the round lithium battery for 5 minutes.After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and turn thecalculator on. Adjust the contrast if necessary.

Reinstalling the OS fot the TI84Plus

How do I correct the Error Waiting...Please Install Calculator SoftwareNow message on my TI-83 Plus family or TI-84 Plus family calculator?

If an operating system (OS) update fails or is interrupted, the calculator will be in an inoperable state with the message Waiting...Please install calculator software now.The most common cause of a transfer being interrupted is updating theoperating system on a calculator with low batteries. Users will need touse the TI Connectivity cable and the TI Connect software to send theoperating system to the calculator. Make sure to have the latestversion of TI Connect installed on the computer.
In order to install the software please follow these steps:
1. Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the computer and the calculator.
2. Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OSDownloader
3. 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.

Hope it helps.

Oct 21, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

1 Answer

I changed the batteries and now it will not come on


Hello,
Here it is from the horse's mouth (TI Knowledge base)

For the TI-83 Plus Family, TI-84 Plus Family:


Caution: The resets described in these troubleshooting steps will cause a lossof applications, programs and data. If at all possible please create backup using TI Connect™ first.
  1. Try a new set of AAA batteries.
  2. Adjustthe contrast by pressing and releasing the [2nd] key followed bypressing and releasing the up arrow; repeat as necessary. To adjust orlighten the display, use the down arrow.
  3. Remove one of theAAA batteries. Press and hold the [CLEAR] key. While holding [CLEAR],reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. Thecalculator should display the message "RAM Cleared". Release the [CLEAR] key and then press it one more time to remove the message.
  4. Removeone of the AAA batteries. Press and hold the [DEL] key. While holding[DEL], reinsert the AAA battery and then turn the calculator on. Thecalculator should display "Waiting...Please install calculator software now". Follow the instructions for the TI83 or TI 84 Plus family to reinstall the calculator operating system (see below.)
  5. Removeall of the batteries including the round lithium battery for 5 minutes.After the 5 minute period, reinsert all of the batteries and turn thecalculator on. Adjust the contrast if necessary.

Reinstalling the OS for the TI83/TI84 Plus family

How do I correct the Error Waiting...Please Install Calculator SoftwareNow message on my TI-83 Plus family or TI-84 Plus family calculator?

If an operating system (OS) update fails or is interrupted, the calculator will be in an inoperable state with the message Waiting...Please install calculator software now.The most common cause of a transfer being interrupted is updating theoperating system on a calculator with low batteries. Users will need touse the TI Connectivity cable and the TI Connect software to send theoperating system to the calculator. Make sure to have the latestversion of TIConnect installed on the computer.
In order to install the software please follow these steps:
1. Connect the TI Connectivity cable between the computer and the calculator.
2. Click on Start >> Programs >> TI Tools >> TI Connect >> TI OSDownloader
3. 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.

Hope it helps.

Oct 11, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

1 Answer

TI-84 Plus Silver Edition turns off immediately, all batteries have been replaced, but unit still turns off. I even replaced the memory battery.


You may need to reset calculator. Take ou the batteries and the backup battery. Leave them out for about 8 hours. Then put everything back in. Hopefully this will work.

May 21, 2009 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

2 Answers

Turn-on woes My TI83 will not turn on. Batteries new and installed correctly. What gives? Khumalo


Take out the AAA batteries and hold the on/off key for thirty seconds. Replace the batteries and it should come on. If it doesn't remove the backup battery and the AAA batteries and hold the on/off key for another 30 seconds. Replace all batteries and turn it on again.

Oct 13, 2008 | Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator

1 Answer

Won't stay on.


have you tried manually resetting like the manual suggests? Take out the AAA's only, hold the ON button for 10 seconds and then re-install the batteries and turn it on. If that doesn't work, I have no other suggestions.

Apr 07, 2008 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Silver...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator Logo

884 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Texas Instruments Calculators Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96396 Answers

k24674

Level 3 Expert

7987 Answers

Stevan Milanovic

Level 2 Expert

243 Answers

Are you a Texas Instruments Calculator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...