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Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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This survey was contributed by Brian Kim.

I think we could hear some interesting stories out of this one!

Reply to this comment    13 February 2004, 19:44 GMT

Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
jrock7286  Account Info

Is there any way that, instead of having to announce who submitted the survey, it just shows up in the box above your post along with the "posted at XX:XX:XX on XX/XX/XX by Morgan"

Reply to this comment    14 February 2004, 00:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
jrock7286  Account Info

I mean "Survey posted XXXX-XX-XX XX:XX by Morgan."

Reply to this comment    14 February 2004, 00:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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I am sure it can be done, BUT I get more survey suggestions sen to survey@ticalc.org when a post is made about it :-)

Reply to this comment    15 February 2004, 21:11 GMT


Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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I trashed my 85 so I could convince my parents to get an 86... they couldn't tell the difference between a sledgehammer and dropping it out a window by "accident."

Reply to this comment    14 February 2004, 03:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
molybdenum  Account Info

very nice, I wil have to try that on my 89, lol, or maybe not.

Reply to this comment    15 February 2004, 21:00 GMT


I love my 89
slimey_limey  Account Info
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I waited until my warranty ran out, then took it apart.

Reply to this comment    15 February 2004, 22:37 GMT

Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
gamedwellerz  Account Info
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Yes, I have had to use mine when my TI-89's link port became malfunctional. In my opinion, the link ports on all the calcs seem very fragile, anyone else notice this as well?

Reply to this comment    13 February 2004, 19:53 GMT

Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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I have worn out my 86's. It was a sad day, becasue it was past the 1 year waranty I got with the calc :-(

Reply to this comment    13 February 2004, 19:55 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
chemoautotroph  Account Info
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I know this is off topic, but Morgan could you PLEASE upload the latest Vector Space? It's been in the queue all week and I've got some people waiting on it.

Reply to this comment    14 February 2004, 00:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
Michael McElroy  Account Info
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You could always e-mail it to them, or get a Geocities web site and put it on there, or... dozens of other things.

Reply to this comment    15 February 2004, 18:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
chemoautotroph  Account Info
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It's on my website. But some people won't download something if they don't see it on ticalc.org

Reply to this comment    15 February 2004, 19:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
The Muffin Man  Account Info
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...my bros 83+ link port has seen it's last days, the little metal bits that SHOULD touch the jack when inserted have been worn or bent back into the plastic, time to get out the old soldering irion...

Reply to this comment    14 February 2004, 00:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
Neil Hodges  Account Info
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That's exactly what happened to my 83+SE (Before I got my 86 and 89). Sent it in, got a refurbished one, with a serial number that doesn't work an TI's registering.

Reply to this comment    15 February 2004, 08:03 GMT


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Kevin Kofler  Account Info
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Well, you need to complain to TI about that one (and insist until they fix your problem). After all, _they_ sent you the refurbished calculator with the already used serial number.

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 12:26 GMT

Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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My calculators have never gotten to the point where I have to send it to TI for it to be fixed. In fact, nothing bad happens to them at all. I don't understand how other people's just break and stuff...

Reply to this comment    13 February 2004, 20:45 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

Same here...my 2 calcs have never had any problems.

Reply to this comment    14 February 2004, 16:19 GMT


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DavidL  Account Info

same here

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 17:57 GMT


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TI_fan  Account Info

I have only one calc, but "Same here"

Reply to this comment    19 June 2004, 20:49 GMT

Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
mike White  Account Info

for my calc they put the wrong type of port in

Reply to this comment    13 February 2004, 21:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
chemoautotroph  Account Info
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Eeek, that sucks. I agree, TI link ports seem kind of fragile, mine only works if I turn the cable a certain direction and apply pressure upwards.

Reply to this comment    13 February 2004, 22:36 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
Justin McKinley  Account Info

Mine to, I have to hold it in the whole time (it's way beyont the warente), one (maybe the only) reason why the ubs port on 84+/se and 89ti is good.

Reply to this comment    13 February 2004, 23:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
chemoautotroph  Account Info
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Yeah, the USB port will help out, and standard USB transfer runs at ~10Mb/s (or is it 100?), so transfers with the tiny files we deal with will be almost instantaneous.

Reply to this comment    14 February 2004, 00:22 GMT

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Nick Disabato  Account Info
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That and USB cables are cheaper.

Reply to this comment    14 February 2004, 03:25 GMT

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jordan krage  Account Info

it wont go any faster than the hardware of the calc can handle, which is not measured in mb/s

Reply to this comment    14 February 2004, 04:47 GMT


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Ben Cherry  Account Info
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true, but the the titanium may have refurbished link technology to accomodate USB speed. I have a question about it though, do you think the USB will provide power like standard USB? If so, then it will be easy to attach USB peripherals made for laptops such as fans, lights, mug warmers, etc to the calculator, which would be awesome.

Reply to this comment    18 February 2004, 06:44 GMT


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jc78244  Account Info

This would probably overload the TI's circuitry. Don't expect much power out of this, especially not enough to power a fan. A small led light might be possible, but keep in mind you might fry the calculator's circuits because it wasn't meant for such large currents.

Reply to this comment    31 January 2005, 17:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
Matt M  Account Info

USB 2.0 is 12Mbps max.

USB 1.1 (I don't know but that's all I got in my laptop here.

Reply to this comment    18 February 2004, 20:37 GMT


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PGK Account Info

USB 2.0 is 480Mbps, and USB 1.1 is 12Mbps. I am 100% sure of this. IEEE 1394 (FireWire) is 400Mbps in Windows and Macs have 400Mbps and 800Mbps FireWire.

Either way, it is surely much faster than the common baud rate of 9600bps for a serial link cable.

Reply to this comment    16 April 2004, 13:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
parker bush  Account Info

Same here, when using sound programs. Especially with those 2.5mm adapters--they dont fit right

Reply to this comment    14 February 2004, 00:34 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
The Muffin Man  Account Info
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I don't think the addapters are really 2.5mm, maybe 2.6mm because I've tried several 2.5mm plugs in my 83+ and they just don't fit.
Link Ports and maybe screens, appear to be the only things that go wrong.

Reply to this comment    14 February 2004, 11:56 GMT


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mike White  Account Info

no not like that it was compleatly wrong it was a port all togeather it was like the one that you recharge things with

Reply to this comment    15 February 2004, 17:56 GMT

Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
gamedwellerz  Account Info
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They dont really care if you have your warranty. They replaced my broken calc even though it was almost 2 years past warranty.

Reply to this comment    13 February 2004, 23:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
killerB  Account Info
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true, true.

They replaced my inoperable HW1 TI-89 with a new HW2 even though the warranty was way past expired. They're really nice about that stuff. They shipped mine fast enough so that I'd have it in time for an exam, too.

Reply to this comment    14 February 2004, 11:13 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
killerB  Account Info
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wow, fast post.

I chose "No" because my 89 wasn't covered by warranty when I replaced it, so I couldn't have really said that I used an expired warranty.

Reply to this comment    14 February 2004, 11:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
PGK Account Info

My 2001-vintage HW2 TI-89 just bit the dust due to the batteries exploding inside of the back of it (I kid you not- the Duracells just popped open and fizzed when I was checking series convergence!)

The brownish, fizzy gunk had to have leaked into the calc and ruined the memory becuase I have terrible errors frequently and for no reason at all.

So, I had to buy a new V200 to replace it- exams are next week. I surely don't want to be without a fully functional calculator for those. I did get a good deal on one- how does $175.00 sound?

Reply to this comment    16 April 2004, 14:00 GMT

Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
cloudofstrife  Account Info

I have seen the end of link cables get stuck in the link ports. The only solution was to pop the back of teh calculator open or else only use the link cable that had the missing part. Luckily it wasn't my calculator...

Reply to this comment    14 February 2004, 00:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
gamedwellerz  Account Info
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Ya, that happened to me once. Good thing it broke off in my friends calc, not mine :P

Reply to this comment    14 February 2004, 02:08 GMT

Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
W Hibdon  Account Info

yes, I did notice this. and the contact broke of the port itself, so I had to cannibalize another calc for it's link port.

-That is where the voiding comes in, I am W-

Reply to this comment    14 February 2004, 04:26 GMT

Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
Cuddles  Account Info

i noticed that when my friend jammed a hangar into his, it stopped working kinda... what's up with that? it was just a hangar... "fragile" but really, i don't hang out with that guy any more

Reply to this comment    17 February 2004, 01:57 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

The poor calc! The hanger probably bent the contacts in the connector.

Reply to this comment    18 February 2004, 22:55 GMT


Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
calc1  Account Info

That exact same thing happened to me. All TI asked me was when I bought the calculator - it was several years ago and the warranty was no longer valid - but they still honored the warranty! They simply sent me a new 89 after I sent mine to them. It is like new with an "R" stamped/engraved on the back of it. I'm guessing that stands for either refurbished or remanufactered.

So, in response, yeah - the I/O ports do seem quite fragile - the reported problem with my calc was "damaged I/O port", but I only used the port in a normal fashion (i.e. I never yanked the cable out, etc). It is also quite evident (from my experience) that TI doesn't really care how about whether or not your warranty has expired... that's good. :)

Reply to this comment    17 February 2004, 23:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you had to use the warranty on your calculator?
CajunLuke  Account Info

Luck dog. I had to pay $50.

Reply to this comment    18 February 2004, 13:42 GMT

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