Jump to content

Photo

THE OFFICIAL ATARI 2600 HEAVY 6-SWITCH LIST


192 replies to this topic

#176 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

sramirez2008

    Stargunner

  • 1,726 posts
  • Location:Houston

Posted Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:22 AM

Here's my latest pickup. -- Thanks spawnshop.

 

NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC

Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): 35401F
MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale
(Owner/AA Member), Steve Ramirez /sramirez2008
(Location= City, State, Country): Houston, TX, USA
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): No
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No): Unsure...haven't opened the case
Functional (Yes/No): Yes
Previous Owner: AA Member Spawnshop

 

Heavy Sixer.JPG      Serial Number.JPG



#177 kikenovic OFFLINE  

kikenovic

    Space Invader

  • 34 posts
  • Location:Somewhere in time

Posted Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:49 AM

Here's mine:

 

NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC
Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): 84753H
MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale
(Owner/AA Member), Kikenovic
(Location= City, State, Country): Apodaca, MX
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): No
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No): No
Functional (Yes/No): Yes

Previous Owner: Celeste Pérez /  Autlán, MX

 

Attached Thumbnails

  • IMG_20160310_194621.jpg
  • IMG_20160311_195105.jpg


#178 troff OFFLINE  

troff

    Star Raider

  • 92 posts
  • Location:Enfield, CT

Posted Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:59 PM

I got a decent deal on a Sears Heavy Sixer a while back.  I Initially wanted an Atari branded one, but I have to admit to really falling for this Sears unit.  I kind of like the distinctive look the marbled grain and silver panel give it.

 

Anyways, it serial # 87101R, made in Sunnyvale.  It doesn't have the channel selector or the hole for it on the bottom.  It came with Sears paddles and (I believe) two CX-10 heavy sixer joysticks.  The paddles work great!  The joysticks not so much.  One doesn't work at all, and on the other, only left works.  The paint and finish almost look too good.

 

20150706_234118.jpg
20150706_235004.jpg

 



#179 HawkMines OFFLINE  

HawkMines

    Chopper Commander

  • 163 posts
  • Someone make Gyruss for the 7800 pls.
  • Location:The 4th Dimension

Posted Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:11 PM

Format: NTSC
Serial #: 87298J
MFG Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Owner: HawkMines
A/B Channel Slot: No
A/B Channel Switch: No
Functional: Yes, currently in the shop.

Notes: It came with a TV adapter wired onto the console.



#180 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

sramirez2008

    Stargunner

  • 1,726 posts
  • Location:Houston

Posted Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:55 PM

 

I got a decent deal on a Sears Heavy Sixer a while back.  I Initially wanted an Atari branded one, but I have to admit to really falling for this Sears unit.  I kind of like the distinctive look the marbled grain and silver panel give it.

 

Anyways, it serial # 87101R, made in Sunnyvale.  It doesn't have the channel selector or the hole for it on the bottom.  It came with Sears paddles and (I believe) two CX-10 heavy sixer joysticks.  The paddles work great!  The joysticks not so much.  One doesn't work at all, and on the other, only left works.  The paint and finish almost look too good.

 

 
 

 

 

 

Welcome to the club. Just like yourself, my first Heavy Sixer ended up the Sears model.  I now own both brands and love them equally. :)



#181 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

Atarian7

    River Patroller

  • 3,183 posts
  • Location:Maryland

Posted Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:52 AM

Were heavy sixers ever made in Taiwan?         I've got what I'm sure is a heavy sixer, but it has "Made in Taiwan" on the label. 

 

Correction: it doesn't say "made" , but it does say "in Taiwan".   I would have to go back and look again to see what comes before that.


Edited by Atarian7, Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:22 AM.


#182 Nutsy Doodleheimer OFFLINE  

Nutsy Doodleheimer

    Quadrunner

  • 5,600 posts

Posted Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:06 AM

Were heavy sixers ever made in Taiwan?         I've got what I'm sure is a heavy sixer, but it has "Made in Taiwan" on the label.


You most likely got one of the last manufactured Heavy Sixer models. They were made in Taiwan around July-August 1978 before production started on the Light Sixers. Does your model have a channel select switch? Cause 1978 models have the channel select switch and ones made in 1977 do not.

#183 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

Atarian7

    River Patroller

  • 3,183 posts
  • Location:Maryland

Posted Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:13 AM

Yes, there is a channel select switch though it is not easy to reach.



#184 savagedreamlord OFFLINE  

savagedreamlord

    Combat Commando

  • 4 posts

Posted Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:39 PM

NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC
Serial #: 63194N
MFG Location: Sunnyvale
Owner:  SavageDreamLord
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): No
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No): No
Functional (Yes/No): Yes

Special:  It has a "Factory Reconditioned" Sticker and 2 S/N stickers.

 

Atari 1.jpg

 

Atari 2.jpg



#185 Glimglam OFFLINE  

Glimglam

    Space Invader

  • 44 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada

Posted Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:45 PM

Bought an untested six-switch on impulse from eBay, turned out to be a perfectly-functional, good-condition heavy. I am extremely okay with this.

 

----

 

NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC
Serial #: 67667G
MFG Location: Sunnyvale
Owner/AA Member: Taylor Glimo / K-Maud
Location: Sault Ste Marie, ON, Canada
A/B Channel Slot: No
A/B Channel Switch: No
Functional: Yes
Refurbished (Silver Label): No

Notes:
- Included 2 CX-10 Joysticks (one is partially nonfunctional) and original Atari-logo Paddle Controllers (both with the dreaded "jitter" issues, and require cleaning)

- Games included: Combat (appears to be original text variation, missing end label), Telegames Blackjack, Telegames Pong Sports
- Left Controller port is damaged, but appears to still function perfectly -- see attached picture

Attached Thumbnails

  • atari_front.JPG
  • atari_cartslot.JPG
  • atari_label.JPG
  • atari_joysticks.JPG
  • atari_paddles.JPG
  • atari_damagedport.JPG


#186 DrVenkman ONLINE  

DrVenkman

    River Patroller

  • 2,276 posts
  • Back off, man! I'm a scientist.
  • Location:KMBT

Posted Tue Jun 7, 2016 5:12 PM

Is this thread being maintained?

 

I found the old "official" Heavy Sixer thread and posted on it yesterday when I received my first, but apparently that one is defunct (though people have been posting in it fairly recently), and this one has fallen down into the guts of the forum ...

 

Anyway, here's that I got:

 

NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: Sears
Serial #: 69023T
MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale
(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): DrVenkman, Murfreesboro TN
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): No
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No): No
Functional (Yes/No): Yes
Notes (Previous owner, display only, white sticker, parts fixed, green connector, Switchboard/Motherboard Revision #): N/A for now. I haven't disassembled it for cleaning and inspection yet.

 

IMG_6106.jpg

 

IMG_6098.jpg



#187 DrVenkman ONLINE  

DrVenkman

    River Patroller

  • 2,276 posts
  • Back off, man! I'm a scientist.
  • Location:KMBT

Posted Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:15 PM

Is this thread being maintained?

 

I found the old "official" Heavy Sixer thread and posted on it yesterday when I received my first, but apparently that one is defunct (though people have been posting in it fairly recently), and this one has fallen down into the guts of the forum ...

 

Anyway, here's that I got:

 

NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: Sears
Serial #: 69023T
MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale
(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): DrVenkman, Murfreesboro TN
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): No
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No): No
Functional (Yes/No): Yes
Notes (Previous owner, display only, white sticker, parts fixed, green connector, Switchboard/Motherboard Revision #): N/A for now. I haven't disassembled it for cleaning and inspection yet.

 

 

I took my Sears Heavy apart today for cleaning and inspection. From the look of it, and how hard it was to break the stiction of the screws holding the RF shield together, I think it's the first time the thing has been taken apart since it was put together. I think that was early to mid '78 based on the mid-'77 date codes on the chips and RF modulator, and the "T" serial number. It was a little grimy on the outside, especially in the grooves of the top, and around the switch board PCB - gah, smokers' houses. You can tell 'em every time by the nicotine stains and grime. Under the the RF shield was beautiful, however. 

 

IMG_6179.jpg

 

IMG_6181.JPG

 

IMG_6198.jpg

 

IMG_6199.JPG

 

IMG_6203.jpg



#188 mtshark7 OFFLINE  

mtshark7

    Stargunner

  • Topic Starter
  • 1,537 posts
  • The Man!
  • Location:Wenonah, NJ

Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:30 PM

The list has been updated! :-)

 

Sorry it's been what...2 years since the last update?  I'll try to keep up on this as time goes by.

Thanks for your patience as always :-)



#189 Crazymoon67 OFFLINE  

Crazymoon67

    Space Invader

  • 21 posts

Posted Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:41 AM

Hi i got mine about 6 months ago at a thrift store in NJ the serial is 26449G it was 50 bucks with 2 joysticks not cx10's and 12 games it needed a real good restore but was not abused so it came out pretty good i keep it in a lit display with the gate fold (not seen on left) 01 red Combat. I also have more on the system at my Youtube channel at Crazymoon67@YouTube.com like and subscribe if you want but as of now ive pulled the plug do to poor viewership.


Hi i got mine about 6 months ago at a thrift store in NJ the serial is 26449G it was 50 bucks with 2 joysticks not cx10's and 12 games it needed a real good restore but was not abused so it came out pretty good i keep it in a lit display with the gate fold (not seen on left) 01 red Combat. I also have more on the system at my Youtube channel at Crazymoon67@YouTube.com like and subscribe if you want but as of now ive pulled the plug do to poor viewership.

Attached Thumbnails

  • image.jpeg
  • image.jpeg

Edited by Crazymoon67, Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:50 AM.


#190 helmsm OFFLINE  

helmsm

    Space Invader

  • 24 posts

Posted Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:23 PM

Here's my Atari Heavy Sixer, SN#77785J

Attached Thumbnails

  • atari-h6-1.jpg

Edited by helmsm, Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:27 PM.


#191 helmsm OFFLINE  

helmsm

    Space Invader

  • 24 posts

Posted Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:26 PM

Here's my Sears Heavy Sixer, SN#28102U

Attached Thumbnails

  • sears-h6.jpg


#192 mtshark7 OFFLINE  

mtshark7

    Stargunner

  • Topic Starter
  • 1,537 posts
  • The Man!
  • Location:Wenonah, NJ

Posted Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:43 AM

Here's my Sears Heavy Sixer, SN#28102U

 

Could you provide more details on both of your Sears & Atari units from the questionnaire on the 1st post?

Thanks!



#193 mtshark7 OFFLINE  

mtshark7

    Stargunner

  • Topic Starter
  • 1,537 posts
  • The Man!
  • Location:Wenonah, NJ

Posted Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:44 AM

List has been updated but not uploaded.






0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users