I don't know what is wrong with my calculator, but for some reason, it is not connecting to TI-Connect. Or anything. What could be wrong with it? It is a Ti-84+SE. I am using the USB cord that came with it, the one that connect to the big, rectangular hole at top, not the circle.
Yes, well Ti-connect is finicky. Follow these steps to get the device manager. Find where it says Universal Serial Bus. See if your calculator is even connected. Post the answer back here please.
go to control panel→system→hardware→device manager→usb ports→tieducational 'stuff'. press the "driver" tab, update driver, "yes, this time only" "install from a specific location", "dont search", "next", "finish"
it should work after that
if not, use the hardware manager and scan for connected devices
oh yeah. dont use the actual Ti-connect program. click the "device explorer" to save about 2 seconds of time, unless you actually use the stuff in ticonnect
There is nothing abt TI-Educational stuff.
EDIT: That other post is still there? I couldn't find it. I can't get an I/O thing either. That proves how long I've had problem.
do you have another usb port on your computer? i have like 9 and only 3 of them work for one of my flashdrives, and only 2 works for my i/o link, even though all of them work with other usbs
try and maybe the hardware manager might pop up saying it found a new driver thing
edit: oh wait. that other post was yours too
I will try other ports and edit this post for updates.
EDIT: I got it to work, with one problem. It only worked in the port I use for my printer.
EDIT 2: Ti-Connect still won't connect to it, even if the computer recognizes it.
when the window that shows the open ports has a button saying "communication settings", click it and change the stuff. maybe that'll work
Which cable am I using? It's the one that comes with the Ti-84+SE. It is a black USB cord.
it should be either "black" or "usb direct" just try all of them
None of them worked…
EDIT: I moved it to another working port, and it made that Buhh-Doop noise and then again when I plugged it in, which meant that my computer new it was there. And then, I even installed the stuff from the CD onto my computer again with the FOUND NEW HARDWARE thing. And that worked fine, and then it said it was complete and ready to use. The problem must be with TI-Connect. I am going to try uninstalling it first.
did you check if the hardware manager actually knew it was there, rather than just knowing that something was plugged in?
and what TIOS version are you using? to check it, press 2nd, +, 1 (about). it will say on the top. if its not 2.41/2.43, find a person who has it and send their OS to your calc. the old ones have a tendancy to be buggy
- Make sure the device is in the device manager.
- If it is not, try adding it via new hardware.
- Install automatically, with ti-connect installed, should work.
- if not, uninstall and then re-install ti-connect.
- Start TI-connect, then close it.
- Try again to add it via new hardware. It should be in the device Manager, and then you can proceed with the next step.
- If it is in the device manager, go into ti-connect.
- Start the device explorer.
- If it is not found, a screen will pop up asking to search for it.
- Click refresh until you see the usb. Click on it, and then select ok. It should work now.
it might be the OS too. everything under 2.41 is picky when it comes to linking with the computer. get 2.41 or 2.43
What is an OS?
EDIT: @graphmastur, That is the problem, it shows up in the device manager but TI-Connect cannot find it.
EDIT2: I also just spent the last half hour re-installing Ti-Connect, and it still didn't work.
its an Operating System, like Windows XP, or Vista, or OS X, but for the calculator click here to download TI-OS 2.43. assuming that you can get the calc to connect even once, send it in right away.
warning though: some old files might not work any more after installing this
also. how long have you had this calculator for?
I have had this calculator since the end of August, and I can't get it to connect at all.
look at the usb port. maybe you broke something by accident. i did. if not, plug the usb in and move it around a bit. a bit of shaking/pressure wont do too much harm. maybe try to exchange some data with someone else's calc using the usb port.