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Re: Re: TI-81 Screen Types?
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2013, 02:42:11 pm »
Just make sure to remove the AAA batteries when not using the calc for a long while (especially years), else they slowly die then start leaking, which can cause permanent damage to circuits. In fact, I sometimes had leaking batteries after only half a year of non-use. It's worse in newer calcs it seems.
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Re: TI-81 Screen Types?
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2015, 05:08:43 am »
Hopefully this isn't too necrotic, but it's definitely relevant.
I picked up a TI-81, S/N 1210793 and an unreadable-from-pictures date code. It has the blue-on-green screen, and takes a backup battery. Once it arrives I will do some analysis of it. I have noted that the very early models (such as the pre-1991 models without a backup battery) with no letter after the date code have the gray-on-white screen seen on the later models. Using the blue-on-green screens must have been a short phase in the TI-81 life cycle.
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Re: TI-81 Screen Types?
« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2015, 02:25:25 am »
Sounds very interesting, thanks for sharing. :)
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Re: TI-81 Screen Types?
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2015, 06:30:08 pm »
I didn't forget, I was just busy >_>
1210793 I-1292 B:


17050114 I-0594 F:


A bunch of pictures of various calculator screens, contained in 40 MB of wonderful PNG quality, can be found here. Included are these two TI-81s, two TI-82s (one with old display hardware, the other with new display hardware), a first-generation TI-83, first-generation TI-85, and my Nam Tai-produced TI-86.
Also of note is that there are 40 contrast steps on the HW-'B' TI-81, but just 10 on the HW-'F' TI-81.
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Re: TI-81 Screen Types?
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2016, 04:03:05 am »
[ultra-necrobump]
0454913 I-0493B


So, I guess there are some exceptions for calculators produced in the week or so when the TI-81 transitioned to the V2.00 hardware and new housing.
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