Question about Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Calculator
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I've had a similar problem in the past. With mine though it was white lines. It still happens sometimes when I don't use it for a while. To fix it, all I did was set the screen to its darkest setting and left it on for 10 minutes (keep it from turning itself off, by pushing buttons ever few minutes.) It works great, and the calculator is fine unless you leave it unused for a month or so. A similar solution may work for you.
Posted on May 12, 2007
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.
i have these entries in my calculator
then go and press second and the down arrow to lighten your screen. it should work.
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
SOURCE: calculator not working
i found this somewhere else on this website
and it worked for my broken ti-83plus which had same odd startup symptoms.
Remove one of the AAA batteries.
Press and hold CLEAR while reinstalling the AAA battery.
Continue holding CLEAR button and press ON.
Release buttons and press CLEAR again.
Calculator should be normal mode now. ;0)
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
Reset the calculators memory [2nd][MEM][7:Reset][1:All Ram][2:Reset]
If that does not work
You should reinstall the system which you find here
Use the link below to install TIConnect software
http://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/productDetail/us_ti_connect.html You can also download the latest OS there.
Install TI connect on your computer and run it to open the main Window. Then connect you calculator to a USB port and, in the TIConnect main window Click the TIDeviceInfo icon. Software will try to retrieve the info. If it does your calculator is fine.
If it tells you Device Not found , Click communication settings in same pop up window where it said Not found, and Select Device, Select Cable, Select Port and Click OK..
If you are lucky and it works, you can reinstall the OS, which can be downloaded from education.ti.com. You drag and drop the OS on the TIconnect main window. Calculator must of couse be connected to computer.
If you have problem with TIconnect, use the calc-to-calc cable to transfer the OS of a working calculator. Yous should be on Receive mode [2nd][Link] --->>Receive. (When both calculators are ready hit enter.) The other calculator, you guessed exactly right, must be on Send [2nd][Link][SEND][G:SendOS]. (When both calculators hit [ENTER])
If all that does not work, then it may be time to head for a place of worship to pray for its resurection, or look for a repair shop.
Hope it helps
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
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