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#4276 LASooner OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:56 PM

Not more than I was expecting.

Sorry if I'm spilling seller's secrets, but I've always had this problem since I was 4-5 years old:

 

If it is not broken, take it apart anyway ... if it still isn't broken when you put it back together, you probably learned something. :grin: 

 

For my system with the F18 , this would be good for just needing the audio out. He needs to make a beige one :)



#4277 JB OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:39 PM

Could be a nicely-stocked starter system in this eBay Auction -- Item Number: 392274446873
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Does not, however, come with ZeroZap.
 

Hard pass.

#4278 fimbulvetr OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:09 PM

MyArc Geneve

https://www.ebay.ca/...QcAAOSwdX5cpSJ7

#4279 twoodland OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:50 AM

Good morning everyone, I was browsing on oldcomputers.net and found an ad offering TI-99/4A equipment for sale.  I contacted the user who sent me some photos and said that he had a lot more available.  I asked him if I could post the pictures along with his email on this forum and he agreed.  I do not know this individual other than the brief emails we exchanged yesterday.  I just thought I would pass this along in case anyone here is interested.  His email is ty_rowland@yahoo.com

 

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#4280 LASooner OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:20 PM

If it works, it looks to be in pretty good shape.

 

https://www.ebay.com...5.c100005.m1851

 

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#4281 twoodland OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:53 PM

MyArc Geneve 9640 vintage computer system card TI-99 Texas Instruments RS232 PEB

 

Is this a good price?



#4282 digdugnate ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:22 PM

Apologies if this one was already mentioned.

 

https://www.ebay.com...5gAAOSwvqFcn4MO

 

$13 for a scanned copy of a manual from our friend of the bears?



#4283 xabin OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:31 PM

https://www.ebay.com...353.m1438.l2649

 

Someone directed me to this auction. It seems interesting, and if we can't get our TI working regardless of what we do, we'll look into getting it as a last resort. We do like that it's within an hour or so away from us, so we can just go down to get it, if we buy it.



#4284 AwkwardPotato OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:28 PM

I might be missing something (and no disrespect to the seller), but I wouldn't consider a scratched, untested TI to be worth $80. You can find nicer, working ones for less if you're patient.



#4285 xabin OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:34 PM

If there is on Ebay, my search for them hasn't come up with anything under $50 that isn't untested.

 

https://www.ebay.com...ZUAAOSw4IVcBtTd

 

These are tested RF modules, so if it is the RF we have that's the problem, we might look into getting one of them.


Edited by xabin, Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:36 PM.


#4286 Airshack OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:52 PM

Composite cable is cheaper and 100% better.


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#4287 xabin OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:55 PM

Yeah, and we have one, but the problem is that, if it is the RF cable we're having issues with and not the rest of the console, we've tried the composite on both our flatscreen and CRT TVs, and we get no signal from either; the Flatscreen doesn't seem to be old enough to reliably convert the signal from the TI (again, if it is the RF that's the problem), and we don't have the means to switch the CRT to the proper setting for composite (for some reason, ours doesn't have a menu button on it, and we lost the remote to it, so unless we can find an old universal remote that can work with it, we're kinda stuck with RF for it).



#4288 Airshack OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:39 AM

Tip1: Whenever I get an LCD TV from a thrift shop I order the remote from eBay or Amazon. I usually pay $5-7 and never have I not found what I need. They usually arrive brand new from China.

Tip2: Thrift stores other than Goodwill still have cheap CRT TVs.


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#4289 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:48 AM

Here is one more of the TI Security Patches (in UK)

 

https://www.ebay.co....tm/123719693851

 

 

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#4290 LASooner OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:08 PM

 

 

It won't be $515 come sunday



#4291 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:43 AM

Here is a MiniWriter III+ apparently rescued from a sunken ship.

 

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 362624147938



#4292 Pheonix OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:31 AM

Here is a MiniWriter III+ apparently rescued from a sunken ship.

 

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 362624147938

 

IIRC, that card edge connector on the outside of the cart is to connect a printer.  Without that interface, I'm wondering how he fully tested it?  Or did he just test it to startup & typing?  Of course, it could be some form of standard printer connection I'm not familiar with :(



#4293 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:48 AM

 

IIRC, that card edge connector on the outside of the cart is to connect a printer.  Without that interface, I'm wondering how he fully tested it?  Or did he just test it to startup & typing?  Of course, it could be some form of standard printer connection I'm not familiar with :(

 

See this thread.







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