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SMD soldering help in Europe?

Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:47 PM

Is there anyone in Europe who can help a fellow TI user with some SMD soldering?  One of the voltage regulators on their F18A blew, but they really don't do any soldering.  It is only an $0.80 part, and pretty easy to replace (SOT-26-6 package), but shipping it back to me in the U.S. is stupid expensive (it is really sad how much shipping costs these days!)


If anyone can help, please let me know.

Where did the "4" come from in 99/4A?

Thu May 25, 2017 12:10 PM

So I had a random thought yesterday.  Where does the "4" come from in TI-99/4A?  I know:


TI = Texas Instruments

99 = reference to the TMS9900 CPU in the computer

4 = ?

A = reference to the 9918A VDP used in the "4A" to distinguish it from the "99/4" which used the 9918 (no "A") VDP.


I can't come up with anything for the "4"...  This has probably been discussed before, so obviously I did not do any searching before posting. ;-)


F18A In Stock

Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:17 PM

The F18A is back in stock for anyone who was waiting on one.  Please note that it might take me 4 to 5 days to fulfill orders and get them shipped, so please be patient if you order one.  Thanks!