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In Topic: Black screen, no beep with boyfriend's TI

Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:20 AM

Apparently, all of the parts inside the TI seem to look fine, but they can't get it to work, still. We're at a loss as to what to do, now. Only option is to ask if there's anyone within an hour's drive of Warsaw, IN (preferably in the Fort Wayne, Columbia City, or Elkhart/Goshen areas) that knows how to fix a TI willing to let us take it over to them and see what they can do with it. At this point, we're thinking it's either a glitch with the RF cable/Composite Cable (we know the former is likely screwed up, but maybe the latter is a dud), or something happened with the cartridge slot that caused a glitch or something. We ARE willing to pay for services, but with our low budget, it'll have to be in installments, if that's okay. We are getting no signal at all, now, with either cable (as in, we don't even get the static or black screen), but it is powering on and it doesn't look like anything was damaged, so...

In Topic: Upcoming TI-99/4A events

Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:29 PM

Not a TI event, but is anyone here going to the Fort Wayne, IN  Hamfest, this year?

In Topic: Dragon's Lair is sold out!

Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:03 PM

For new projects other people could do, I was researching Faceball 2000 (aka Midi Maze), since my boyfriend was fascinated by the GB version through an LP of it online, and I saw that there was a prototype made for it on the Atari 8-bit consoles, so that would be an interesting game to port, for those who want a FPS on the TI.

In Topic: Black screen, no beep with boyfriend's TI

Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:02 AM

Looks like ours, despite the attempts, is down for the count *sighs* Sorry to everyone who contributed, we wish we had better news on this. We do have some offers to get a working one, and to get this one off our hands for repair practice, so... I guess that's our contribution?

In Topic: what breaks the most?

Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:33 PM

I've heard that there were people on here that offered repair services, but no one's heard from them for a while, so that's why I'm still looking for help and parts. From what I'm told, though, the RF is usually flaky, and as far as chips go, the VDP chip and one or both of the ROM chips are the most prone to breakage (which is why you get the staticky or black screen with/without beep).


For building up parts, Ksarul has made a lot of offers to us, and mentioned he has several working and non-working TIs that he can share with those who want to get back into the community. If you want to try working on them for learning how ot fix them up for people like me, then he's probably your best bet to go to for parts for that. I've not had that best of luck on Ebay, but make sure to check the relevant post for any deals people find on there.