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[Help] TI-Nspire Classic Clickpad - now a nice boat anchor?
« on: March 19, 2012, 12:29:00 pm »
So I got my "new" used TI-Nspire today after waiting for it to ship to me from Amazon for like a week. ;D

Unfortunately, it only came with the 84+ keypad, and it won't even boot (or turn on, for that matter, it appears). :mad: :'(

For the record, yes, it has fresh batteries in it, I have already tried connecting it to a computer (unsuccessfully - although the computer seems to think something is connected?), and I have also pressed the reset button, still to no avail.

Does anyone with Nspire expertise (Critor?) have any idea what could be wrong with it or what I can do to fix it?

(I can post pictures upon request)

Thanks in advance!

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Re: [Help] TI-Nspire Classic Clickpad - now a nice boat anchor?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 02:20:12 pm »
Be sure to use brand new batteries.

TI-Nspire Clickpads stubornly refuse to boot if they don't like your batteries.
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Re: [Help] TI-Nspire Classic Clickpad - now a nice boat anchor?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 02:28:57 pm »
nope, that wasn't the issue - I just tried with a different fresh set of batteries.  Any other ideas?  (Should I try taking it apart?)

Edit: TILP detects my calc!  Of course, as a TI-84+SE (as it should), but hey, that's something, so the device is on, just not responding.  Hmmmmm...
« Last Edit: March 19, 2012, 03:20:39 pm by Mighty Moose »
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I beta test, so...yeah.  PM me if you want me to test anything :D.

Almost only counts in horseshoes and handgrenades.

Cogito ergo sum.

Calcs:
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TI-84+SE VSC, OS 2.43, Boot Code 1.00, 128k RAM  (I'm spoiled :P)
TI-81, OS 1.6K (only borrowed)
Casio fx-CG10 (Prizm), OS 01.04.0200
TI-Nspire Clickpad, OS 1.4
TI-Nspire Clickpad, OS 3.1.0.392
TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad, OS 1.6.10110 (!?) now OS 3.1.0.392

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Re: [Help] TI-Nspire Classic Clickpad - now a nice boat anchor?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 05:04:59 pm »
Have you tried buying a clickpad from ebay and putting in the calc?
Hmmm.... I wonder how to do this.....

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Re: [Help] TI-Nspire Classic Clickpad - now a nice boat anchor?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 05:25:24 pm »
Mighty Moose, my old Nspire has the same issue as well. I personally think it might have something to do with the screen itself, but I never figured out what truly caused it.

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Re: [Help] TI-Nspire Classic Clickpad - now a nice boat anchor?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 05:28:08 pm »
Have you tried buying a clickpad from ebay and putting in the calc?

Well, I would, but before I go spending more money on this thing, I want to see if it is really worth it :).

Mighty Moose, my old Nspire has the same issue as well. I personally think it might have something to do with the screen itself, but I never figured out what truly caused it.

I'm thinking about taking it apart and checking the screen assembly.  Maybe one of the screen cables is loose.

Edit: And of course, I just realized I can't open it up because don't have the right kind of screwdriver...
« Last Edit: March 19, 2012, 06:05:19 pm by Mighty Moose »
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Casio fx-CG10 (Prizm), OS 01.04.0200
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Re: [Help] TI-Nspire Classic Clickpad - now a nice boat anchor?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012, 08:35:53 pm »
Try borrowing a friend's clickpad if you know anyone else with an Nspire.

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Re: [Help] TI-Nspire Classic Clickpad - now a nice boat anchor?
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2012, 09:05:49 am »
Be sure to use brand new batteries.

TI-Nspire Clickpads stubornly refuse to boot if they don't like your batteries.
They do? Is this the problem HOMER-16 was mentioning?
I remember ndless1.1 didn't like batteries being kept put and every time you wanted to turn the calc on you'd have to remove and place again a battery.
Getting a clickpad is recommended, though.
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Re: [Help] TI-Nspire Classic Clickpad - now a nice boat anchor?
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2012, 08:27:21 pm »
Good news!

I was able to dump my nspire thanks to my friend's clickpad, ndless 1.1.1, and critor's polydumper!  The screen was still dead, so I did this completely "blind" - that is, without being able to see the screen at all.

Alas, nothing much interesting to report: OS 1.3.2438, Boot2 1.1.8981, and some diags software, but no rare OS this time :P.  I'm still planning on returning it, though; at this point, it's more trouble than it's worth.

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Cogito ergo sum.

Calcs:
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Re: [Help] TI-Nspire Classic Clickpad - now a nice boat anchor?
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2012, 10:21:32 pm »
Did you tried increasing the contrast to see if it makes any difference?

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Re: [Help] TI-Nspire Classic Clickpad - now a nice boat anchor?
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2012, 11:04:52 pm »
I didn't get a chance to try with the clickpad, but I did try with the 84+ keypad (no success obviously).  It only came with the 84+ keypad anyway, so imma gonna return it.
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I beta test, so...yeah.  PM me if you want me to test anything :D.

Almost only counts in horseshoes and handgrenades.

Cogito ergo sum.

Calcs:
TI-84+, OS 2.43, Boot Code 1.02, 128k RAM
TI-84+SE VSC, OS 2.43, Boot Code 1.00, 128k RAM  (I'm spoiled :P)
TI-81, OS 1.6K (only borrowed)
Casio fx-CG10 (Prizm), OS 01.04.0200
TI-Nspire Clickpad, OS 1.4
TI-Nspire Clickpad, OS 3.1.0.392
TI-Nspire CAS Clickpad, OS 1.6.10110 (!?) now OS 3.1.0.392

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Re: [Help] TI-Nspire Classic Clickpad - now a nice boat anchor?
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2012, 11:47:25 pm »
Be sure to use brand new batteries.

TI-Nspire Clickpads stubornly refuse to boot if they don't like your batteries.
They do? Is this the problem HOMER-16 was mentioning?
I remember ndless1.1 didn't like batteries being kept put and every time you wanted to turn the calc on you'd have to remove and place again a battery.
Getting a clickpad is recommended, though.
Hmm I remember something like that happening back then with my Clickpad. It ended up into an endless reboot loop so I had to remove a battery then it was fine again.

EDIT Oh wait I remember now. It was the screen glitch, right? It didn't happen on every Clickpad models but most of them. We had a reset program to fix that without removing a battery, but if you forgot to select it before turning the calc OFF then it was pretty much trial and error to find it.
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Re: [Help] TI-Nspire Classic Clickpad - now a nice boat anchor?
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2012, 11:50:44 pm »
Ah yes the reset program. Forgot about that mainly for ndless1.1.
Definitely need the clickpad, so you can access those OS resetting options (remove OS, format files and OS etc.)
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