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#1 kheller2 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2007 9:14 PM

Because I'm curious, I decided to gather all my 1200XL parts and take a look at the serial numbers in a strange attempt to figure out the quantity made. If you got a 1200XL, how about posting the serial?

Table is sorted by serial number

158 Entries, 88 USA, 70 Taiwan

No changes in these since 11/09:
Earliest made: 83S DA 019879 033 Larry USA 019879 1983 03 17-Jan-83 23-Jan-83
Latest made: 72R DA 28746 293 __The_Docter___ Taiwan 28746 1983 29 18-Jul-83 24-Jul-83

SN Owner Location Number Year Week Date End Date
83S DA 019879 033 Larry USA 019879 1983 03 17-Jan-83 23-Jan-83
83S DA 010409 063 Guitarman USA 010409 1983 06 07-Feb-83 13-Feb-83
83S DA 010785 063 Subby USA 010785 1983 06 07-Feb-83 13-Feb-83
83S DA 001557 073 owinnimo USA 001557 1983 07 14-Feb-83 20-Feb-83
83S DA 001840 073 Trafo USA 001840 1983 07 14-Feb-83 20-Feb-83
83S DA 001855 073 yorgle USA 001855 1983 07 14-Feb-83 20-Feb-83
83S DA 020878 073 oracle_jedi USA 020878 1983 07 14-Feb-83 20-Feb-83
83S DA 003385 083 bf2k+ USA 003385 1983 08 21-Feb-83 27-Feb-83
83S DA 012142 093 rdea6 USA 012142 1983 09 28-Feb-83 06-Mar-83
83S DA 009504 103 Ogma USA 009504 1983 10 07-Mar-83 13-Mar-83
83S DA 009547 103 LittleJoe USA 009547 1983 10 07-Mar-83 13-Mar-83
83S DA 000399 113 bob1200xl USA 000399 1983 11 14-Mar-83 20-Mar-83
83S DA 000423 113 Mgustafson USA 000423 1983 11 14-Mar-83 20-Mar-83
83S DA 000739 113 JayoK USA 000739 1983 11 14-Mar-83 20-Mar-83
83S DA 000741 113 Stephen USA 000741 1983 11 14-Mar-83 20-Mar-83
83S DA 011065 113 bf2k+ USA 011065 1983 11 14-Mar-83 20-Mar-83
83S DA 011191 113 gcude USA 011191 1983 11 14-Mar-83 20-Mar-83
83S DA 014065 113 warerat USA 014065 1983 11 14-Mar-83 20-Mar-83
83S DA 014466 113 Artiecoon USA 014466 1983 11 14-Mar-83 20-Mar-83
83S DA 005158 123 owinnimo USA 005158 1983 12 21-Mar-83 27-Mar-83
83S DA 005195 123 warerat USA 005195 1983 12 21-Mar-83 27-Mar-83
83S DA 005248 123 cas USA 005248 1983 12 21-Mar-83 27-Mar-83
83S DA 005323 123 charliecron USA 005323 1983 12 21-Mar-83 27-Mar-83
83S DA 005333 123 neopeius USA 005333 1983 12 21-Mar-83 27-Mar-83
83S DA 48414 123 rockdoc2010 USA 48414 1983 12 21-Mar-83 27-Mar-83
83S DA 51087 123 rdea6 USA 51087 1983 12 21-Mar-83 27-Mar-83
83S DA 51620 123 yorgle USA 51620 1983 12 21-Mar-83 27-Mar-83
83S DA 51925 123 walter_J64bit USA 51925 1983 12 21-Mar-83 27-Mar-83
83S DA 007054 133 CebusCapucinis USA 007054 1983 13 28-Mar-83 03-Apr-83
83S DA 007085 133 MEtalGuy66 USA 007085 1983 13 28-Mar-83 03-Apr-83
83S DA 013094 133 flashjazzcat USA 013094 1983 13 28-Mar-83 03-Apr-83
83S DA 013935 133 Caterpiggle USA 013935 1983 13 28-Mar-83 03-Apr-83
83S DA 017938 133 tjb USA 017938 1983 13 28-Mar-83 03-Apr-83
83S DA 78422 133 Gunstar USA 78422 1983 13 28-Mar-83 03-Apr-83
83S DA 78443 133 oracle_jedi USA 78443 1983 13 28-Mar-83 03-Apr-83
72R DA 00099 143 bandit Taiwan 00099 1983 14 04-Apr-83 10-Apr-83
72R DA 00331 143 atari800xl.eu Taiwan 00331 1983 14 04-Apr-83 10-Apr-83
83S DA 007941 143 erazmus USA 007941 1983 14 04-Apr-83 10-Apr-83
83S DA 007998 143 Karl USA 007998 1983 14 04-Apr-83 10-Apr-83
83S DA 016370 143 Larry USA 016370 1983 14 04-Apr-83 10-Apr-83
83S DA 016375 143 BillC USA 016375 1983 14 04-Apr-83 10-Apr-83
83S DA  79646 143 trev2005 USA  79646 1983 14 04-Apr-83 10-Apr-83
72R DA 00849 153 voy Taiwan 00849 1983 15 11-Apr-83 17-Apr-83
72R DA 01809 153 Shawn Jefferson Taiwan 01809 1983 15 11-Apr-83 17-Apr-83
83S DA 02301 153 Guitarman USA 02301 1983 15 11-Apr-83 17-Apr-83
83S DA 008412 153 tjlaser USA 008412 1983 15 11-Apr-83 17-Apr-83
83S DA 008580 153 Goochman USA 008580 1983 15 11-Apr-83 17-Apr-83
83S DA 008932 153 beamer320i USA 008932 1983 15 11-Apr-83 17-Apr-83
83S DA 008975 153 charliecron USA 008975 1983 15 11-Apr-83 17-Apr-83
83S DA 021087 153 ACML USA 021087 1983 15 11-Apr-83 17-Apr-83
83S DA 021416 153 owinnimo USA 021416 1983 15 11-Apr-83 17-Apr-83
83S DA 021800 153 rdea6 USA 021800 1983 15 11-Apr-83 17-Apr-83
83S DA 021899 153 Larry USA 021899 1983 15 11-Apr-83 17-Apr-83
83S DA 025410 153 MEtalGuy66 USA 025410 1983 15 11-Apr-83 17-Apr-83
72R DA 02702 163 Karl Taiwan 02702 1983 16 18-Apr-83 24-Apr-83
72R DA 03011 163 yorgle Taiwan 03011 1983 16 18-Apr-83 24-Apr-83
83S DA 52198 163 charliecron USA 52198 1983 16 18-Apr-83 24-Apr-83
83S DA 52614 163 Scream And Fly USA 52614 1983 16 18-Apr-83 24-Apr-83
83S DA 53211 163 atari800xl.eu USA 53211 1983 16 18-Apr-83 24-Apr-83
83S DA 53399 163 charliecron USA 53399 1983 16 18-Apr-83 24-Apr-83
83S DA 53525 163 Havok69 USA 53525 1983 16 18-Apr-83 24-Apr-83
83S DA 53658 163 Evidious USA 53658 1983 16 18-Apr-83 24-Apr-83
83S DA 53689 163 geezer USA 53689 1983 16 18-Apr-83 24-Apr-83
83S DA 72006 163 Draikar USA 72006 1983 16 18-Apr-83 24-Apr-83
83S DA 72115 163 Shawn Jefferson USA 72115 1983 16 18-Apr-83 24-Apr-83
72R DA 03577 173 Stephen Taiwan 03577 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
72R DA 03625 173 warerat Taiwan 03625 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
72R DA 03941 173 spookt Taiwan 03941 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
72R DA 04270 173 MEtalGuy66 Taiwan 04270 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
72R DA 04339 173 mimo Taiwan 04339 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
72R DA 04626 173 yorgle Taiwan 04626 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
72R DA 04882 173 Big_Mo Taiwan 04882 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
72R DA 06126 173 OldAtarian Taiwan 06126 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
72R DA 06182 173 joeventura Taiwan 06182 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
72R DA 06258 173 sloopy Taiwan 06258 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
83S DA 036154 173 classics USA 036154 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
83S DA 036284 173 Guitarman USA 036284 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
83S DA 036804 173 Marc Oberhauser USA 036804 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
83S DA 036969 173 adam242 USA 036969 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
83S DA 49595 173 yorgle USA 49595 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
83S DA 72450 173 iratasan USA 72450 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
83S DA 72472 173 8bitguy1 USA 72472 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
83S DA 72967 173 Guitarman USA 72967 1983 17 25-Apr-83 01-May-83
72R DA 06499 183 Allan Taiwan 06499 1983 18 02-May-83 08-May-83
72R DA 06638 183 Guitarman Taiwan 06638 1983 18 02-May-83 08-May-83
72R DA 7000 183 nesmaniac Taiwan 7000 1983 18 02-May-83 08-May-83
72R DA 07009 183 Karl Taiwan 07009 1983 18 02-May-83 08-May-83
72R DA 07155 183 ThumpNugget Taiwan 07155 1983 18 02-May-83 08-May-83
72R DA 07157 183 remowilliams Taiwan 07157 1983 18 02-May-83 08-May-83
72R DA 07312 183 a**r (ebay) Taiwan 07312 1983 18 02-May-83 08-May-83
83S DA 037913 183 mimo USA 037913 1983 18 02-May-83 08-May-83
83S DA 037928 183 tahoe USA 037928 1983 18 02-May-83 08-May-83
83S DA 039405 183 Larry USA 039405 1983 18 02-May-83 08-May-83
72R DA 08352 193 poobah Taiwan 08352 1983 19 09-May-83 15-May-83
72R DA 08481 193 yorgle Taiwan 08481 1983 19 09-May-83 15-May-83
72R DA 09060 193 atari8warez Taiwan 09060 1983 19 09-May-83 15-May-83
72R DA 09216 193 ebay Taiwan 09216 1983 19 09-May-83 15-May-83
83S DA 039675 193 poobah USA 039675 1983 19 09-May-83 15-May-83
83S DA 75406 193 Guitarman USA 75406 1983 19 09-May-83 15-May-83
83S DA 77266 193 gcude USA 77266 1983 19 09-May-83 15-May-83
72R DA 09868 203 Spancho Taiwan 09868 1983 20 16-May-83 22-May-83
72R DA 10202 203 oracle_jedi Taiwan 10202 1983 20 16-May-83 22-May-83
72R DA 10457 203 bob1200xl Taiwan 10457 1983 20 16-May-83 22-May-83
72R DA 11169 203 JR> Taiwan 11169 1983 20 16-May-83 22-May-83
72R DA 11659 203 bob1200xl Taiwan 11659 1983 20 16-May-83 22-May-83
72R DA 12974 203 JR> Taiwan 12974 1983 20 16-May-83 22-May-83
83S DA 026529 203 Evidious USA 026529 1983 20 16-May-83 22-May-83
83S DA 026780 203 JokerCPoC USA 026780 1983 20 16-May-83 22-May-83
83S DA 71240 203 Guitarman USA 71240 1983 20 16-May-83 22-May-83
83S DA 74124 203 Mirage USA 74124 1983 20 16-May-83 22-May-83
83S DA 74756 203 JR> USA 74756 1983 20 16-May-83 22-May-83
72R DA 13539 213 bob1200xl Taiwan 13539 1983 21 23-May-83 29-May-83
72R DA 13551 213 MrFish Taiwan 13551 1983 21 23-May-83 29-May-83
72R DA 13917 213 Guitarman Taiwan 13917 1983 21 23-May-83 29-May-83
72R DA 13928 213 bob1200xl Taiwan 13928 1983 21 23-May-83 29-May-83
72R DA 13989 213 MrFish Taiwan 13989 1983 21 23-May-83 29-May-83
72R DA 14551 213 remowilliams Taiwan 14551 1983 21 23-May-83 29-May-83
72R DA 14607 213 charliecron Taiwan 14607 1983 21 23-May-83 29-May-83
72R DA 14882 213 neopeius Taiwan 14882 1983 21 23-May-83 29-May-83
72R DA 14944 213 Mr.Amiga500 Taiwan 14944 1983 21 23-May-83 29-May-83
72R DA 16022 213 oracle_jedi Taiwan 16022 1983 21 23-May-83 29-May-83
72R DA 16024 213 sup8pdct Taiwan 16024 1983 21 23-May-83 29-May-83
83S DA 024868 213 save2600 USA 024868 1983 21 23-May-83 29-May-83
83S DA 028362 213 Guitarman USA 028362 1983 21 23-May-83 29-May-83
83S DA 028453 213 Karl USA 028453 1983 21 23-May-83 29-May-83
83S DA 029051 213 tjlaser USA 029051 1983 21 23-May-83 29-May-83
72R DA 16970 223 Ebay Taiwan 16970 1983 22 30-May-83 05-Jun-83
72R DA 17183 223 Schmutzpuppe Taiwan 17183 1983 22 30-May-83 05-Jun-83
72R DA 17554 223 Karl Taiwan 17554 1983 22 30-May-83 05-Jun-83
72R DA 17593 223 Guitarman Taiwan 17593 1983 22 30-May-83 05-Jun-83
72R DA 18942 223 jdh Taiwan 18942 1983 22 30-May-83 05-Jun-83
83S DA 028675 223 StaxX28 USA 028675 1983 22 30-May-83 05-Jun-83
72R DA 20571 233 yorgle Taiwan 20571 1983 23 06-Jun-83 12-Jun-83
72R DA 20727 233 Sincity Taiwan 20727 1983 23 06-Jun-83 12-Jun-83
72R DA 22774 233 Fujix Taiwan 22774 1983 23 06-Jun-83 12-Jun-83
72R DA 23110 243 bob1200xl Taiwan 23110 1983 24 13-Jun-83 19-Jun-83
72R DA 23381 243 oracle_jedi Taiwan 23381 1983 24 13-Jun-83 19-Jun-83
72R DA 23429 243 kurtm Taiwan 23429 1983 24 13-Jun-83 19-Jun-83
72R DA 23886 243 Beetle Taiwan 23886 1983 24 13-Jun-83 19-Jun-83
72R DA 24849 253 Bill Kendrick Taiwan 24849 1983 25 20-Jun-83 26-Jun-83
72R DA 25155 253 Karl Taiwan 25155 1983 25 20-Jun-83 26-Jun-83
72R DA 25430 253 sloopy Taiwan 25430 1983 25 20-Jun-83 26-Jun-83
72R DA 25736 253 Subby Taiwan 25736 1983 25 20-Jun-83 26-Jun-83
72R DA 25996 263 1050 Taiwan 25996 1983 26 27-Jun-83 03-Jul-83
72R DA 26042 263 Caterpiggle Taiwan 26042 1983 26 27-Jun-83 03-Jul-83
72R DA 26382 263 AndyR Taiwan 26382 1983 26 27-Jun-83 03-Jul-83
72R DA 26696 263 adam242 Taiwan 26696 1983 26 27-Jun-83 03-Jul-83
72R DA 26824 263 Guitarman Taiwan 26824 1983 26 27-Jun-83 03-Jul-83
72R DA 27097 263 griz Taiwan 27097 1983 26 27-Jun-83 03-Jul-83
72R DA 27735 273 Guitarman Taiwan 27735 1983 27 04-Jul-83 10-Jul-83
72R DA 28259 283 bob1200xl Taiwan 28259 1983 28 11-Jul-83 17-Jul-83
72R DA 28565 283 82atari5200 Taiwan 28565 1983 28 11-Jul-83 17-Jul-83
72R DA 28746 293 _The Doctor___ Taiwan 28746 1983 29 18-Jul-83 24-Jul-83
83S DA 52619 163  dkerfoot USA 52619  198  63 09-Mar-99 15-Mar-99
83S DA 036695 ??? Tempest USA 036695 198? ?? #VALUE! #VALUE!
83S DA 49865 ??? poobah USA 49865 198? ?? #VALUE! #VALUE!
83S DA 003523 xx3 LoTonah USA 003523 1983 xx #VALUE! #VALUE!
83S DA 019879 xx3 bob1200xl USA 019879 1983 xx #VALUE! #VALUE!




High Rollers:


12 Guitarman
8 bob1200xl
7 yorgle
6 Karl
5 oracle_jedi
5 charliecron
4 Larry
3 warerat
3 rdea6
3 poobah
3 owinnimo
3 MEtalGuy66
3 JR>
2 tjlaser
2 sloopy
2 remowilliams
2 neopeius
2 mimo
2 gcude
2 bf2k+
2 atari800xl.eu
2 adam242
2 Subby
2 Stephen
2 Shawn Jefferson
2 MrFish
2 Evidious
2 Caterpiggle

Edited by kheller2, Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:00 PM.


#2 Shawn Jefferson OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2007 10:49 PM

USA made, BPA83S1200 - Serial# 83S DA 72115 163

Taiwan made, BPA72R1200 - Serial # 72 R DA 01809 153

What do the serial numbers tell us as far as quantities are concerned? We'd have to make some guesses as to where they started numbering, etc.. Also, what is the XX3 number that is stamped on at the end of the serial number represent?

Edited by Shawn Jefferson, Thu May 17, 2007 11:20 PM.


#3 gcude OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2007 11:01 PM

Because I'm curious, I decided to gather all my 1200XL parts and take a look at the serial numbers in a strange attempt to figure out the quantity made. If you got a 1200XL, how about posting the serial? Instead of "Where's George?" we can have "Where's Twelvie?"

Taiwan made, FCC BPA72R1200
72 R DA 02702 163
72 R DA 07009 183
72 R DA 25155 253

USA made, FCC BPA83S1200
83S DA 028453 213

Yes.. I was very surprised to note that there was USA made 1200XL

Made In U.S.A.
83S DA 77266 193

Have another in storage that I'll post origin and s/n for later.

#4 Guitarman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 18, 2007 2:43 AM

Taiwan made FCC ID: BPA72R1200
72 R DA 17593 223
72 R DA 06638 183
72 R DA 13917 213

USA made FCC ID: BPA83S1200
83S DA 02301 153
83S DA 75406 193

#5 charliecron OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 18, 2007 5:31 AM

All USA Made: BPA83S1200

83S DA 53399 163
83S DA 52198 163
83S DA 005323 123 (not a typo on 123)

#6 kheller2 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 18, 2007 6:41 AM

A quick guess as to what the numbers mean...

The first 3 alphanumerics match the FCC code
The next two letters could mean destination country
Next 5 is the real serial number within that series (83S, 72R)
Last three digits could be week and year manufactured.

We could look at 800XL's and verify that since they were sold and made everywhere... or just ask Curt. :)

So, charliecron's serials tell us that the 16th week of 1983, Atari made atleast 1201 (53399-52198) 1200XLs.

The 1200XL was only officially on the market for a few months in 1983. From the FAQ:

"Winter/March: Atari shipped the 1200XL, suggested retail price US$899.
While the 400/800 were produced domestically, the 1200XL and all future Atari
8-bit computers were manufactured overseas."

"June: Atari introduced the 600XL and 800XL home computers at the Summer CES in
Chicago. The 400/800/1200XL would be discontinued."

So, estimating so far, 1200 a week, for say 25 weeks is around 30K units. That doesn't include the combination of both USA and Taiwan units.

Another thing I find interesting is that the US made units started with 6 digits in the SN then went to 5.

With a few more contributions, I could probably plot a graph showing manufacturing timelines.

As for the motherboard, I've only ever seen two versions
1) Light colored board C060585 REV A - "1083" stamped on the board -- this is a bare board I own with no components.
2) Dark colored board C060585 REV 13A - "0383" Stamped on the board, white sticker by RF reads "April 16 1983 B", white sicker by keyboard connector reads "DA 153 REV A" (153 just happens to line up with the 15th week of 1983, April 9th-15th +/- day. I don't know when they started counting)

Edited by kheller2, Fri May 18, 2007 7:32 AM.


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Posted Fri May 18, 2007 6:52 PM

It would seem mine is quite a young one.

USA made (I didn't know that - now I have 3 USA made Ataris. heavy sixer, 1200XL, and Jaguar). Serial # is 83S DA 000741 113 (the 113 is a stamp, the rest is printed).

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Posted Fri May 18, 2007 7:02 PM

Charliecron's 83S DA 005323 123 and Stephen's 83S DA 000741 113 would seem to indicate 4582 units in 14 days. This would seem to indicated about 2200 units a week from the US factory. I have no idea if that is a little or a lot.

There does seem to be some errors however in our numbers or my thinking...


[codebox]SN Owner Location Number Year Week Date
72 R DA 01809 153 Shawn Jefferson Taiwan 01809 1983 15 4/11
72 R DA 02702 163 Karl Taiwan 02702 1983 16 4/18
72 R DA 06638 183 Guitarman Taiwan 06638 1983 18 5/2
72 R DA 07009 183 Karl Taiwan 07009 1983 18 5/2
72 R DA 13917 213 Guitarman Taiwan 13917 1983 21 5/23
72 R DA 17593 223 Guitarman Taiwan 17593 1983 22 5/30
72 R DA 25155 253 Karl Taiwan 25155 1983 25 6/20
83 S DA 000741 113 Stephen USA 000741 1983 11 3/14
83 S DA 005323 123 charliecron USA 005323 1983 12 3/21
83 S DA 02301 153 Guitarman USA 02301 1983 15 4/11 -- SN out of sequence
83 S DA 52198 163 charliecron USA 52198 1983 16 4/18
83 S DA 53399 163 charliecron USA 53399 1983 16 4/18
83 S DA 72115 163 Shawn Jefferson USA 72115 1983 16 4/18
83 S DA 75406 193 Guitarman USA 75406 1983 19 5/9
83 S DA 77266 193 gcude USA 77266 1983 19 5/9
83 S DA 028453 213 Karl USA 028453 1983 21 5/23 -- SN out of sequence[/codebox]

Edited by kheller2, Fri May 18, 2007 10:20 PM.


#9 MGustafson OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 19, 2007 12:53 AM

BPA83S1200
83 S DA 000423 113

Guess that makes mine the oldest :cool:

The "3" on "113" is in blue pen

Edited by MGustafson, Sat May 19, 2007 12:56 AM.


#10 hunmanik OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 19, 2007 8:23 AM

The 1200XL was only officially on the market for a few months in 1983. From the FAQ:

"Winter/March: Atari shipped the 1200XL, suggested retail price US$899.
While the 400/800 were produced domestically, the 1200XL and all future Atari
8-bit computers were manufactured overseas."


The FAQ will be adjusted, since there were obviously some 1200XL's made in the USA!

#11 kheller2 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 19, 2007 9:09 AM

The 1200XL was only officially on the market for a few months in 1983. From the FAQ:

"Winter/March: Atari shipped the 1200XL, suggested retail price US$899.
While the 400/800 were produced domestically, the 1200XL and all future Atari
8-bit computers were manufactured overseas."


The FAQ will be adjusted, since there were obviously some 1200XL's made in the USA!


Hey Michael, welcome to the board! Is there anyway to get your latest version up at faqs.org, as that one is a few years out of date?

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Posted Sun May 20, 2007 6:49 AM

Hey Michael, welcome to the board! Is there anyway to get your latest version up at faqs.org, as that one is a few years out of date?


Thanks. Believe me, I wish there was a way.

All I can do is encourage people to use other Usenet FAQ archives that still sync properly with news.answers.

Eventually the problem will go away when the faqs.org domain expires, I suppose.

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Posted Tue May 22, 2007 7:44 PM

Grant dates by the FCC:

USA built:

https://gullfoss2.fc...c_id=BPA83S1200

Granted to a J. A. Cook at Atari. Application Dated: 08/31/1982, Date of Grant: 10/18/1982
Sent to C. L. Slease at Electro Service Corp

Taiwan Built:

https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/eas/GetEas731Repo...BPA72R1200'

Granted to J. A. Cook at Atari. Application Dated: 02/15/1983, Date of Grant: 03/29/1983
Sent to T. N. Cokenias at Electro Service Corp

I also found a BPA83A1200 -- Dunno where that was made. Application Dated: 07/01/1983, Date of Grant: 09/15/1983. This would seem to imply a 3rd manufacturing location. (BTW, 600XL has three IDs, 800XL has four)

If you go to the main page and just search for BPA as the first 3 characters of the FCC ID you can find 46 matches for things Atari got FCC IDs for from 82-84. http://gullfoss2.fcc...nericSearch.cfm You can also just search for Atari and find about 101 from 1980-2000

Edited by kheller2, Tue May 22, 2007 8:26 PM.


#14 JR> OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 23, 2007 12:00 PM

Finally got around to checking mine:

72R DA 11169 203
72R DA 12974 203
83S DA 74756 203

What do you suppose the odds were that I'd have three with the last 3 numbers stamped on the label all the same (203)? One in a million by my calculations (of course I'm sure not all numbers were ever used).....guess I better buy a lottery ticket today!

Edited by JR>, Wed May 23, 2007 12:05 PM.


#15 kheller2 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 23, 2007 6:03 PM

Thanks for the updates JR>. Come on everyone! I still need more numbers. I've actually started asking EBay sellers for their numbers. Sick, I know.

So far the numbers are showing around 100,000 total with some big assumptions.

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Posted Wed May 23, 2007 6:28 PM

USA Serial No. 83S DA 017938 133


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Posted Wed May 23, 2007 7:40 PM

Because I'm curious, I decided to gather all my 1200XL parts and take a look at the serial numbers in a strange attempt to figure out the quantity made. If you got a 1200XL, how about posting the serial? Instead of "Where's George?" we can have "Where's Twelvie?"

Taiwan made, FCC BPA72R1200
72 R DA 02702 163
72 R DA 07009 183
72 R DA 25155 253

USA made, FCC BPA83S1200
83S DA 028453 213

Yes.. I was very surprised to note that there was USA made 1200XL

Made In U.S.A.
83S DA 77266 193

Have another in storage that I'll post origin and s/n for later.

From storage:

Made In U.S.A.

83S DA 011191 113

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Posted Wed May 23, 2007 10:17 PM

Made in U.S.A
83S DA 026529 203
83S DA 53658 163

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Posted Thu May 24, 2007 5:44 AM

83s da 51925 123 made in the US
:)

Edited by walter_J64bit, Thu May 24, 2007 5:45 AM.


#20 Larry OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 24, 2007 6:51 AM

Because I'm curious, I decided to gather all my 1200XL parts and take a look at the serial numbers in a strange attempt to figure out the quantity made. If you got a 1200XL, how about posting the serial? Instead of "Where's George?" we can have "Where's Twelvie?"

Taiwan made, FCC BPA72R1200
72 R DA 02702 163
72 R DA 07009 183
72 R DA 25155 253

USA made, FCC BPA83S1200
83S DA 028453 213

Yes.. I was very surprised to note that there was USA made 1200XL


OK, here's a few more:
83S DA 021899 153
83S DA 019879 033
83S DA 039405 183

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#21 Urchlay OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 24, 2007 10:49 AM

Anybody else notice, the serial numbers all seem to end in 3?

#22 charliecron OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 24, 2007 1:27 PM

yah, karl figured it was probably the week, and year (83) of manufacture.

#23 kheller2 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 24, 2007 2:53 PM

OK, here's a few more:
83S DA 021899 153
83S DA 019879 033
83S DA 039405 183

-Larry


Larry, You sure about 83S DA 019879 033 ? 033???

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Posted Thu May 24, 2007 3:10 PM

Taiwan

72R DA 22774 233 (last three stamped separately in blue ink)

#25 Larry OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 24, 2007 3:26 PM

OK, here's a few more:
83S DA 021899 153
83S DA 019879 033
83S DA 039405 183

-Larry


Larry, You sure about 83S DA 019879 033 ? 033???


Hi Karl-

Yes, I just double-checked "033"

Do I win a prize? :)

-Larry




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