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Stock - VS- Modified

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  1. 1. Is your TI-99/4A console stock?

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Trying to get the lay of the user community, so this concerns physical modifications and or alterations to the TI console itself, not plug-in or add-on devices like cartridges, P-Boxes, TIPI's etc.

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Trying to get the lay of the user community, so this concerns physical modifications and or alterations to the TI console itself, not plug in or add devices like cartridges, P-Boxes, TIPI's etc.

 

Like F18 with a hole melted for the VGA port?

 

Also the alpha-lock joystick mod.

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My console is stock, but i am tossing this out there: --- Ω ---, are considering keyboard swaps as a modification? Say someone swaps out their mylar keyboard for a alps, does that count?

It's still something you could find in a stock system, but was not originally a part of your sytem.

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Like F18 with a hole melted for the VGA port?

 

Also the alpha-lock joystick mod.

 

Yep! Both count. Even a single diode is an alteration!

 

 

My console is stock, but i am tossing this out there: --- Ω ---, are considering keyboard swaps as a modification? Say someone swaps out their mylar keyboard for a alps, does that count?

It's still something you could find in a stock system, but was not originally a part of your sytem.

 

Bzzzzzt! If it has the keyboard mod it would be considered modified... excellent question though!

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Doesn't removing the "contact cleaning pad" from the grom port count as modifying?

I was not the one to remove it, but it is missing from my console now that i think about it.

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I'd be interested to know how many people here are F18A modded specifically. Has that ever been polled?

 

Yes, that has been polled in the past. At one point more people were using F18A's than any other method. That no longer applies because the person who made them no longer does so, even though there are people who would buy one even knowing that 'someday' a replacement may become available.

 

At one point it was the #1 modification for the TI-99/4A console.

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I can't vote, because it is complicated. I have several stock TI-99/4A computers, some modified, and some with the electronic redesigned/upgraded too.

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I also have several version but considered and voted for the one i use most of all :)

 

Very logical! :thumbsup:

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So, I tried to find the most used computer, I think that it could be a stock silver 99/4A (the one I got when I was young) but I'm not totally sure because my TIny-99/4A is very heavily used too.
I had to repair my first 99/4A at many time, as I use it a lot since 1982 but only with original parts so I think that I can say that it is always a stock computer.
I glued a sticker on the backside of it not to confuse it with the about twenty other silver 99/4A computers that I own. It is the most important one in my view. :)

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32k internally in a beige console that's my bi-weekly driver and a bone stock black/silver model sitting in its box. :)

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Count me in as one who has both stock and modified consoles.

 

I probably should have specified PRIMARY console in the polls wording... because there are a lot of guys here with two, three, four and more consoles.

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Stock, I'm not a hardware guy. I had my membrane keyboard replaced with a mechanical several years ago, but as was stated, those don't count. More of a repair than anything...

 

I do have two modded P.E. Boxes with quiet fans though. :)

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