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BLACK SCREEN!
« on: October 26, 2008, 07:34:48 pm »
ok, so im playing this cool pong game for my TI-83, right?  When I press the quit button (MODE), my calculator crashes.  But, instead of a RAM CLEARED message, my entire calculator screen turns completely black, and it does go away.  I had to take ALL my batteries out, not just one, to get the screen blank.  I wonder if this is going to cause any permanent damage or anything to my calculator (it's working fine now), anyone have any idea what this is?  ???

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Re: BLACK SCREEN!
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008, 11:58:09 am »
Mhmm if after putting the batteries back you get a ram clear message after pressing ON it should be all fine. Else try a ON+Clear (hides all programs from menus until next RAM clear) or ON+Del while putting back the 4th battery. If your calculator still won't turn ON afterward then it might be a problem it has, but technically a calculator program cannot damage the calculator unless it causes a blue screen of death and you let the BSOD run for over a minute or so (which can damage the LCD)

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Re: BLACK SCREEN!
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008, 02:47:49 pm »
oh my god.  i think the screen was blue!  wow, but how? 

I dont know what happened.  I pressed the quit button, but suddenly the screen froze, and it turned all black(blue, whatever).  I kept on pressing 2nd ON (OFF BUTTON), but nothing made the screen go away.  Finally, i took out all the batteries and stuff.  But when i turned the calculator back on, there was no RAM CLEARED message.  So does that mean my calculator is ruined?

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Re: BLACK SCREEN!
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008, 08:14:33 pm »
Are you sure it wasn't the contrast?
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Re: BLACK SCREEN!
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2008, 05:01:05 pm »
lol yea, check the contrast=)

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Re: BLACK SCREEN!
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2008, 06:00:36 pm »
i am 100% sure the contrast was fine.  I think maybe it was some weird glitch or something.  when i took out the batteries, the screen slowly faded away, not suddenly like it usually does.

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Re: BLACK SCREEN!
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008, 06:05:27 pm »
SOmetimes it's the programs that causes that. It should be all fine I guess

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Re: BLACK SCREEN!
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2008, 10:19:27 pm »
yea, i've had some awkward things happen when writing my own key hooks and stuff, but no lasting damage=)