Nspire Ribbon Repair And Miscellany
Published by KermMartian 7 years, 11 months ago (2012-11-18T07:02:10+00:00) | Discuss this article

It's been a busy week here at Cemetech, including breaking the news of the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition calculator from TI, reaching Slashdot's front page with that story. We have accrued a lot of new members and new excitement, and I can begin to hint that more officially-linked things may be happening in the general vicinity of Cemetech in the future. We also announced Cemetech Contest #9, which has at least ten definite entrants covering all three categories.

To give you a bit of weekend entertainment, enjoy the following photos of my (successful) attempt to fix a TI-Nspire I got for a low price. On opening it up, I found that the flexible PCB connecting the logic board and the LCD board had torn where it attached to the logic PCB. I tried gently sanding off part of the flexible orange PCB to expose the conductor to solder it back on, to no avail. I resorted therefore to some of the finest-pitch soldering I have done to date, successfully soldering the many wires necessary to replace the flexible PCB. My previous work repairing TI-83+ LCDs was a cakewalk by comparison.

In other assorted news:
:: A Texas Instruments source who wishes to remain nameless has confirmed to Cemetech that the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition will have 3.5MB user-accessible Flash and 21KB user-accessible RAM. Plan your programs accordingly!
:: The Cemetech staff are working to upgrade the Tools and Resources section with new pages helping beginner users and programmers get oriented with their calculators. Please help us collect internal links and topics for those pages.

Stay tuned for more exciting calculator developments coming soon!