If possible, a badly damaged TARDIS will automatically time-link itself to a healthier one to stay alive. When Time-Linked the dying TARDIS's chameleon circuit and desktop theme will instantly be re-configured to match the pattern of the healthy one. This will stabilize the flow of time inside the capsule. When two TARDISes are time-linked it is possible for the healthy TARDIS to aid the dying one in travelling the Vortex by generating a wormhole within the Vortex for it to travel along. This can be done by synchronizing the coordinates, making sure the calibrators are online, and dematerializing at the exact same time as the wounded capsule.
The following color code is used:
- Black: For information from the TV Series, including Dimensions in Time, and 1996 TV Movie.
- Blue: For information from the Novels and Audios including Target, Virgin, BCC, and Big Finish.
- Green: For information from 'licensed' reference sources such as the Technical Manual, Doctor Who Magazine, and the Role Playing Games.
- Red: For information from unofficial sources -The Faction Paradox series, behind the scenes interviews, author's speculation, and popular fan belief.
The TARDIS Technical Index is copyright Will B Swift.