Jump to content
--- Ω ---

TI Related -- Ebay / Heads Up Notice

Recommended Posts

saw this over on the FacePlace 994a page. There's a few nice items (like a 99/4), but not sure it's really $900 nice.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-TI-Texas-Instruments-99-4A-Computers-Games-Floppy-Power-Supply-Memory/192918640124?hash=item2cead8d5fc%3Ag%3AMwsAAOSw1aRc3XrK&frcectupt=true

More like 200 bucks nice

 

Sent from my LM-G820 using Tapatalk

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No it's relatively rare but not impossible to find. Also if you really need it it's in xb27 suite or 512k utils or fg99

 

Sent from my LM-G820 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

About the only thing rare about that cartridge is the date of manufacture, as it was made in late October in 1979. Of course, that takes a $20 cartridge and makes it about a $30 cartridge--but it is definitely not worth anything like the price being asked for in the auction.

 

On the big auction with the 99/4 in it, I suspect anyone offering $400 to $450 or so would have a shot at it. . .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More like 200 bucks nice

 

Sent from my LM-G820 using Tapatalk

He counter-offered $250 for the 99/4. So much in this ad is not working yet he’s asking top dollar.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just answered my own question .. it is a modem.

 

 

I have one of these. It came in a bundle of stuff and I have not had a chance to try it out. BTW, at this years Chicago Friday I will have some modems to play with... for reasons :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ugh, I tried to get sockets for the V9958 and this is what arrived today from Hong Kong:

 

V9958 sockets damaged

 

eBay seller mayetoto18 . Of 27 parts ordered, 2 ICs were in foam, but 25 sockets were not and were damaged beyond use.

 

EDIT: got an immediate refund from seller.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another chapter in my quest for V9938 sockets. This is what I made when I was 17 when I could not find them anywhere.

Yamaha sent the free sample chip (but no socket).

V9938

 

64-pin machined socket, basswood, 64 wire wrap/solder connections. A TI engineer provided the suggestion (and his wire wrap gun!) and helped me solder it.

 

I found the machined socket at OEM Parts, Colorado Springs, where I worked as a pin straightener on salvaged ICs for $3.35/hr. During the DRAM shortage, used 4116s resold for 99 cents.

Straightening thousands of 4116s earned me money for a Geneve.

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I may have a bunch (a couple of hundred) of the right sockets for the 9938. Let me look and I'll send you some if I do. . .

I too have some, if needed. Machine sockets.

Edited by RickyDean

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I too have some, if needed. Machine sockets.

Thanks. Ksarul is supplying me with a few. I prefer the dual-wipe kind anyway. I worked on the twin V9958 board analog side all weekend. Lots of cheap Yamaha CXA1675 and CXA2075 encoders/drivers on eBay (RGB to composite) so I'm using the CXA2075. I hope they are genuine.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

=9&s=12472

 

Also, this guy seems to have quite a few TI stuff in stock, mostly games, though I did see a vintage y-cable adapter.

Edited by xabin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, xabin said:

I have one of these--they do work well, as long as you have enough clear desk space on that side of your keyboard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice. I managed to win it with one bid, so I hope to pay for it tomorrow and earn enough money, later this week, to get a pair of joysticks for it.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, xabin said:

Nice. I managed to win it with one bid, so I hope to pay for it tomorrow and earn enough money, later this week, to get a pair of joysticks for it.

you'd have to search a bit for it, but there's a couple joystick threads here on the TI board with fave sticks of the folks here.  :)  CX40 sticks (the Atari ones) can be pretty cheaply found, or if you're more of the NES persuasion, you can find aftermarket NES-style controllers as well. 

 

Personally I prefer the NES-style most of my time, but some times just call for a joystick. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, xabin said:

Nice. I managed to win it with one bid, so I hope to pay for it tomorrow and earn enough money, later this week, to get a pair of joysticks for it.

I have atari adapters and nos bathandle wico's at arcadeshopper.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you plan on getting a PEB TIPI setup, but do not already have the box << HERE >> is an auction for one that appears to be in reasonable shape.

I'm assuming the top is all scratched to hell since he does not show pictures of that.

 

s-l1600.jpg

s-l1600.jpg

 

ALSO:  It's listed as "AS-IS & no returns"...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...