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Ti-89 Doesn't Turn OFF!!

I've had my TI-89 Titanium for a few months now and have been using it fairly frequently for Calculus and Physics. However, I've noticed in the past few days that whenever I try turning it off (using 2nd + On), it doesn't turn off. Instead, it turns off for a second and turns right back on. I tried RAM resets and took out regular and backup batteries, all to no avail. Anyone, pleaseee?

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  • Broken TI Nov 04, 2007

    I have had mine for less than a year and now I have to take a battery out whenever I'm not using it. This Sucks! Does anybody know ANY way to resolve this, plz post!

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2007

    i have had mine for a week and it wont turn off either!!!!!

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1) Update the OS from the TI site.
2) check if button is sticking(not necessarily just the plastic button, but what it hits on the inside... you can clean the contacts on the inside of the calc with a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol.)

I don't have much experience with this specific calculator but those are my best bets.

good luck
-Saik0Shinigami

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