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My next TI console will be my last TI console

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It's been an interesting and fun ride with the TI-99/4A the past few years.  From a hardware aspect, it's been truly spectacular with all the 'add-ons'.  Now my focus is returning back to the console.  With the F18A MK II on the horizon, I'm figuring a totally separate console with the Mark II and Jedimatt42's USB keyboard interface.  Because of some issues, I plan to have it done instead of doing it myself, so I want to get EVERYTHING POSSIBLE done at the same time.

 

I'm wondering, am I leaving something important out?  Is there a third item that "NEEDS" to go in the console?  Should I also have the Bondwell Meanwell power supply upgrade done at the same time?  After all, this will probably be the last console I ever own.... and the aging power supply could fail.

 

On the topic of the power supply update, has anyone yet come up with a 3D printed assembly that holds a switch that can be used with the stock on/off slider?

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16 hours ago, --- Ω --- said:

It's been an interesting and fun ride with the TI-99/4A the past few years.  From a hardware aspect, it's been truly spectacular with all the 'add-ons'.  Now my focus is returning back to the console.  With the F18A MK II on the horizon, I'm figuring a totally separate console with the Mark II and Jedimatt42's USB keyboard interface.  Because of some issues, I plan to have it done instead of doing it myself, so I want to get EVERYTHING POSSIBLE done at the same time.

 

I'm wondering, am I leaving something important out?  Is there a third item that "NEEDS" to go in the console?  Should I also have the Bondwell power supply upgrade done at the same time?  After all, this will probably be the last console I ever own.... and the aging power supply could fail.

 

On the topic of the power supply update, has anyone yet come up with a 3D printed assembly that holds a switch that can be used with the stock on/off slider?

Do you search for this one power switch

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3697972

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3 minutes ago, globeron said:

Do you search for this one power switch

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3697972

Yes.  There is an external power supply that has the requisite 5v & 12v outputs thus eliminating the need for the internal heat generating power converter.

I sent a PM to Acadiel since I've been unable to locate the thread I need.

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YES!  THANKS! 

When the new F18A MK II comes outs, I want to make my TI as bulletproof and up-to-date as possible so with any luck will never need to open it up again in my lifetime.

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