Question about Texas Instruments TI-89 Calculator
I have the normal Ti-89. When I turn on the calculator, the screen is half black. If I change the contrast, it does not help me see anything anymore. I used to be able to read the calculator by adjusting the contrast to barely make out the numbers on both sides, but now that doesn't even work for me.
Hey, i have nearly the same problem and now finally found a solution to it. In my case half of the screen was empty and the other worked correctly AND slight pressure to the frame surrounding the display on the side of the defect half and/or above the display makes the display reappearing again. Because it's annoying if you always have to press with one hand on your calculator while working with it i did the following: Important: Make sure that... ... you have a backup of the data stored on your TI because you could lose them during the following procedure. ... we are really talking about the same problem. ... this hints come without any warranty and you might destroy your calculator completely following this advice. 1. Open your TI 89 as described for example in  2. Take a piece of foam rubber and cut out a stripe with a shape like |_ or "L", about 1cm in width which fits approximately the frame around the display on the the defect side and the top. 3. Place the foam rubber on the silver shield you see after opening the back of your TI. 4. Then you can assemble your calculator again. I hope i could help you!  http://richfiles.solarbotics.net/Turbo89.html
Posted on Sep 21, 2007
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