This guide will show, step by step, the battery replacement for the TI-30Xa scientific calculator.


No parts required.

  1. Here's the fully assembled TI-30XA calculator.
    • Here's the fully assembled TI-30XA calculator.

  2. Locate the six screws on the back of the calculator.
    • Locate the six screws on the back of the calculator.

    • With a Phillips #1 screwdriver, loosen and remove the screws.

    • Find the two notches at the top of the calculator.

    • Insert a flat-head screwdriver into one of the notches and carefully pry open the top end of the case.

    • Locate where the case is still attached at the sides.

    • Insert the flat-head screwdriver into one side where the gap has widened.

    • Now gently pry apart the sides of the case.

    • Prying only one side will release the other side as well.

    • Now separate the two panels from one another.

    • The batteries are located at the top.

    • Slide the flat-head screwdriver underneath each battery and they will easily pop out.


To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Chris L

Member since: 12/17/2014

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Thx a bunch!

Georgia Peach - Reply

Thanks for the guide! :) Worked! (Although they didn't engineer the case to come apart easily...)

Scott Julien - Reply

I'm so glad I looked this up. VERY helpful. A simple Google search indicated that it took a 3 volt, flat 'coin' style battery. These batteries, however - I actually have in my desk at work in a 3 pack. No need to even take a trip to the store now. Oh, BTW - the 3 pack was purchased from Walgreens. They sell them in a 3 pack for around $10.

Dewellah - Reply

Nice post! My batteries just gave up after 15 years. This whole time I tht it was a solor calc, LOL! Thanks for the easy instructions.

lasharlavenue - Reply

I changed the batteries and instructions on circuit board says to "please short the reset pad after changing the batteries ". How do I do that?

Esther Reese - Reply

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