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Broken calculator....loose piece inside

My friend somehow dropped my TI-83 plus in such away that the port/jack at the base of the calculator became loose. Now if you shake the calculator you can hear it rattling inside. The calculator no longer works if I try to turn it on. Tried replacing the batteries to, and that didnt help. I really want to use my calculator again.

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  • Anonymous May 04, 2009




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The same happend with mine, except it still works. the port is loose, and I'm trying to figure out how i can get it to connect to my computer. I have the connectivity kit.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008



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It sounds like you may have broken an important part of your calculator. You may have chipped the circuit board on the inside, because that is what had happened to my co-workers calculator when he had dropped it. He had to replace his entire calculator. You may have to replace your calculator as well.

Posted on Aug 27, 2007

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