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Missing Spacebar
I recently got i Ti-99/4a from Goodwill. It's missing a spacebar and thats it. If anybody knows where I can get one please respond below.
The keyboard itself shows up on eBay quite often for between $5-$10. You might also want to ask on the TI subforum over at AtariAge--several folks over there have mentioned having dead keyboards that you may be able to get to pull the replacement part from. One note: there are about half a dozen variants of the TI keyboard, so knowing which of the keytop types yours uses would make it easier to figure out if anyone has a functional replacement part for it. Some had a square hole in the keyboard with some leaf springs in them, others had a plus shaped top on the lower key base. All of the variants end up as one of those two general types--although some are black and some are cream colored. Note that you'll also need the space bar spring it it is missing.

Here's one eBay seller that often has loose keys for sale as well--you might want to message him to ask: buddybear99

I hope this helps. AtariAge has a really active programmer community on it. There are also several active TI groups on Yahoo! There are also plenty of new items available for the system (some of which need no expansion beyond the console you have).
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My keyboard has a green square if that helps.
I agree with what Ksarul said- your best bet to get a good, working keyboard back is to get a replacement keyboard from ebay. I just looked, and there are several up for sale although two are overpriced in my opinion ($29 and $79- yikes). The other two are $20, but one of those is 'or best offer'. Maybe they would accept $10, but I don't know- maybe $20 is more realistic now as these things get more rare.

Actually, for $20 you could just buy a new (used) console. I see that there's one up for a 'buy it now' price of only $7.99 - and that's with a few carts and power supply. Prices on ebay seem crazy lately- either too high, or too low.

The TI-99/4A Home Computer Page

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