Originally Posted by Stuart
Anyone out there with a Ti 83+ please help...
Mine came with a short cable (3.5mm jack plug to 3.5mm jack plug). No idea what it's for, but it sure can't be for data as it only has two terminals (it's like an old fashioned mono plug).
I am quite keen on downloading maths programs for the Ti 83+ (and there are whole websites full of them) but have no idea how to send them from my PC to the calculator.
If anyone has cracked this, please can you enlighten me? What software and what cable do I need? Given that the Ti 83+ only seems to have a jack plug socket (and you can't send data to a jack plug!), I am genuinely puzzled.
I can't find this info anywhere online.
Thanks in advance
You need to purchase a Silver link, which can be found in places like Staples, generally, or ebay, they look like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Texas-instrument-link-cable-Ti-83-Ti-83-Plus-Silver-Ed-/270741197339?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f096ed21b
Or if your computer is old enough to have the proper Com port, you can get a black link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/TI-GRAPH-LINK-SERIAL-CABLE-83-84-86-89-92-PLUS-SILVER-/270630375206?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f02d3cf26
The small link cable you have is for sending files from one 83+ or 84+ to yours.
The program you need to dump files on to your calculator is called TI-Connect, and can be found on TI's website here: http://education.ti.com/calculators/downloads/US/Software/Search/Results?cp=7&ac=9
Or there is another program in the community called tilp. I've never used it before, so I can't really offer assistance with it.
Remaining alternative is to download Tokens, which displays the code for BASIC programs, and you simply type in all the code into the calculator, but that does take a while. Tokens is located here: http://tifreakware.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&p=528#p528
I hope all this helped you out