1. MakeMake

    OP MakeMake A very squishy IT ghost.
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    SITUATION: Me and my dad think it’s an issue with the contacts getting thanos’d by rust.
    QUESTION: was rust a common issue with old (preferably regular, not plus) TI-83 calculators?
    Thanks for any responses or help.
     
  2. supersega

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    Rust is a problem with all electronics, not just TI-83s. If it ever got wet in a student's backpack it could have oxidized the contacts. Using some stove top cleaner on the pins or even using a soldering iron to reflow said contacts are both possible options to get it working.
     
  3. MakeMake

    OP MakeMake A very squishy IT ghost.
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    Thanks! i think that's all we need to do, especially since i got it at ohio thrift for free because of some straight-up atomic battery leakage. don't think it got outside the battery area though (luckily)
     
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