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Help!!a Black screen appears when I turn on my calculator

Whenever I turn on my calculator a black screen appears!? I have tried to change the batteries and resetting it.I don't know what else to do.help!!!

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  • mg1955 Nov 02, 2007

    when I turn the Calculator on the screen shows a very narrow grid and can't do anything

  • bugatti59 Nov 06, 2007

    I have exactly the same problem when turn on appears to display all black has tried to charge the flash but does not.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    Last week, I was using my TI-83 PLUS Graphing Calculator and It worked out fine! However, when I try to turn it on this time, it doesn't work and nothing was shown on the screen. It look like it is totally dead!

  • beki19 Feb 10, 2008

    I just got this calculator and I put in some new batteries and the back up battery but when I put them in the screen always turn black. I've tried to do everything you've said about black screens but nothing works. What can I do to fix it???

  • fizixmaster May 18, 2008

    i have same problem. there is a black screen. and if i turn it on and turn it off.. then the RAM is cleared

  • ldoog2000 Jun 05, 2008

    I turn on the calculator and there is just a black screen. When I punch numbers nothing appears on the screen. I have removed the batteries and replaced them.

  • nelcod Jun 05, 2008

    when on shows a black screen but I think it's not the whole screen

    help me NOW!!! exams are right around the corner

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    i turn it on and the screen is black

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    fuckkk how to fix my ******* unworking calculatorrr ****

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Http://oakroadsystems.com/math/ti83oops.htm#Lines

ok guys, after about 10 years of not using my ti-83, i put the new batteries in and got the black screen you are all talking about.. came to this site.. saw no solutions.. kept looking.
I've fixed my calculator, but my brain won't tell me exactly how.. but i followed those instructions..
you CAN see what is on your screen if you tilt it under the light ... just fiddle around until you can see faint writing on your screen under the black.
Press window

i have these entries in my calculator
xmin=-10
xmax=10
xscl=1
ymin=-10
ymax=10
yscl=5
xres=2

then go and press second and the down arrow to lighten your screen. it should work.

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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    wow you are a genius! thank you sooo much

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With 2nd or you can change the colour of youre display from dark till very white.

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

  • juliadluna Jun 23, 2011

    omg you fixed my calc!!!! thankxxx xD i bought it for 20bucks cus it had a dark screen & now its fixed n i can sell it @ reg price! yey!

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Go to the 2nd button on your calculator, press it, then release it and press the down arrow to lighten the screen. keep reapeting this until the screen isnt black

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Hey guys!!!!

Push the 2nd button.. And then push and hold the up arrow key. If that doesn't work.. Do the same except with the down key.

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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I had the same problem with a TI-83 once. Each time it was powered on a fully black screen would show. It would NOT power off by pressing the keys. A battery had to be removed to power it down. (The contrast could NOT be adjusted with the 2nd and arrow keys; it would do nothing other than display the black screen.) Try pressing DEL and/or CLEAR as you power it back on. I think I held down both DEL and CLEAR to fix mine. It took me MANY tries to get it to work though. I was about to give up on it, and it began to work, so be patient! NOTE: This may ERASE ALL YOUR PROGRAMS!!! That wasn't an issue for me because I didn't have anything on the calculator. Good luck! :)

Posted on Nov 08, 2007

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I have a TI-84 Silver Plus and the same thing happened to me. I was desperate to fix it because I had math finals the next day. So I pressed the blue '2nd' button, and held down the down arrow and it worked! If that doesn't work, go see if it can be repaired somewhere!

Posted on Apr 06, 2010

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I had this problem once with a TI-83. It would NOT power off after that black screen came up. I had to remove a battery to shut it off.

I held down DEL and/or CLEAR when pressing the on key. That fixed it. I had to try it many times though before it worked. Be patient! I think when it finally worked I had held down both DEL & CLEAR upon pressing the ON key.

NOTE: This procedure MAY ERASE YOUR PROGRAMS. My calculator didn't have any programs, so it wasn't an issue for me.

Good luck! :)

Posted on Nov 08, 2007

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