TI-99/4A Cartridge Lifespan

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_ix.netcom.com>
Date: Mon Jul 21 01:15:51 1997

I managed to get at least of the necessary pieces to have a usable TI-99/4a
although I think I've don't have the proper pieces for video, since all I
get is B&W.

I'm wondering why of the six cartridges I've got three work just fine. Two
don't work at all, and one "Parsec" works if I fiddle with the tuner on the
TV after it's running, yet the initial screen that lets you choose BASIC,
or the game is normal.

Is this a indication of dead carts or a problem with my computer? What is
the estimated lifespan of the standard cartridge, and how can environmental
conditions effect this?


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