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Nguyen Truong Posted on Dec 23, 2006

"Internal Error" Message

The calculator keeps giving me the message :"Internal Error" when I tried to enter any calculations or command at all after I put in new batteries (both the internal and the AAA batteries.)

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Can't use the calculator because it keeps showing the letter E on the screen. I believe it is some kind of error


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Try holding [left][right][2nd][on], that reinitializes the calculator and clears the ram. If that doesn't work you could try reinstalling the OS (refer to manual for details). If it still doesn't work, you will probably have to call TI.

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Argument checking!

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Request(Message, VarName)
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Here is an example where the variable VarName is x
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When you get an error message you can clear it by pressing the CLEAR button. To prevent the calculator from firing off that message, you have to look at the command you entered. The message says SYNTAX ERROR meaning thet the way you typed in the command and its argument is incorrect. Usually you get a quit or GO TO with any message. To see exactly where there is something wromg select the oprion GO TO and the cursor will be at the exact point where there is an error.
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If you want to correct the error you will have to disclose what you were trying to calculate.
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My hunch is that there are errors in your data, but I can't say what type of error: I do not have the actual message returned. Verify you data, item by item, and try again.

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Hope it helps.
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