How to Remove a TI-84 From Test Mode

The Texas Instruments TI-84 has a special testing mode called Press-to-Test. When Press-to-Test mode is enabled, the calculator cannot run Flash applications. The applications are still on the calculator, but they are inaccessible. Press-to-Test mode is intended to prevent students from running unauthorized programs on their TI-84 during tests. After the test is over, the applications become available when Press-to-Test mode is disabled.

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Plug the USB or I/O data cable into the data port of both calculators.

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Press the "2nd" key on the first TI-84, then press the "LINK" button. Highlight "Receive" but do not press "ENTER."

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Press the "2nd" key on the second TI-84, and press the "LINK" button. "Send" is enabled by default.

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Press the "ENTER" button on the first TI-84.

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Select "4:LIST" on the second TI-84 to display a list, then press the "ENTER" key. Press the right arrow key to highlight the "TRANSMIT" option.

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Press the "ENTER" key on the first TI-84, then press the "ENTER" key on the second TI-84. Both calculators will display "Waiting." If the calculators ask you to overwrite the variable, accept the overwrite.

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Wait until both calculators display "Done" before disconnecting the cable.