Question about Texas Instruments TI-5045 SVC Calculator
Went to change ribbon - now will not print or feed paper. get an "E" when I try to print. The gears should move by hand but don't. Opened another working unit to compare and now they both don't work. There must be a gear release that became locked on both machines. How do I release it. Thanks
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I don't think you'll find parts for this, however I did find a used one, buy it now, for less than $20, shipped: http://cgi.ebay.com/Texas-Instruments-Electronic-Printng-Calculator-TI-5045_W0QQitemZ160148715050QQcmdZViewItem Buying a used unit and either replacing yours or using it for parts is probably your best bet.
Posted on Sep 20, 2007
Mine did the exact same thing, only when I would multiply or add 5 and 5, when I hit = it showed up 555. I just put it on POWER IC for about 15 minutes. Then hit the clear button at the same time as I turned off the power. When I turned the POWER ON there was no longer an E or the crazy triple digits. Hope yours does the same. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!
Posted on May 14, 2009
I have the exact same problem (just happended recently) with my TI-5045 II after 25 years of good service. My solution? I just bought another model: Sharp EL-1801V at Stapels for about $31.00. To get the old one fixed will probably cost me $25.00-30.00 just to diagnose, plus shipping and parts and labor. And that assumes I can find a shop to do it, or that TI still stocks the part(s) gone bad. Same old problem with all technology.
Posted on Oct 12, 2009
Follow the (somewhat) illustrated instructions in the guidebook available on the manufacturer's web site at
Posted on Jul 20, 2010
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