Solution 22590: TI-Nspire™ Handheld in TI-84 Plus Mode Not Capable of Connecting to TI-Nspire Computer Link or TI Connect-to-Class™ Teacher Software.
Is the TI-Nspire handheld in TI-84 Plus Mode supported for use with the TI-Nspire Computer Link or TI-Nspire Teacher software?
The TI-Nspire Computer Link and TI-Nspire Teacher software are specifically designed to work with the TI-Nspire family handheld.
When using the TI-Nspire handheld in TI-84 Plus mode (with the TI-84 Plus Keypad inserted), communication between the handheld and computer can only be established via the TI-Connect software.
Using the TI Connect software and TI-Nspire handheld in TI-84 Plus mode, the user can send and receive data, backup the handheld's memory, capture the handheld's screen and display other information such as the handheld's battery life and operating system.
However, if the user is looking to update the operating system of the TI-Nspire handheld in TI-84 Plus mode, the TI-84 Plus Keypad must be removed and the TI-Nspire Keypad must be inserted. With the TI-Nspire Keypad inserted, the user can now communicate with the handheld via the TI-Nspire Computer Link or TI-Nspire Teacher software.
Updating the operating system of the handheld while using the TI-Nspire Keypad will automatically update the handheld for the TI-84 Plus Keypad (once it is inserted).