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#1 Porte048 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:10 PM

So I saw the other thread about serial numbers, but for the Intv3 mine is seriously lower than the others so maybe I'm looking at the wrong thing or misunderstanding something, or perhaps I actually have a seriously low number, so I'll leave it to you experts.

I have this CIB

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:13 PM

HI, a pic would be great but a S/N is essential



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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:17 PM

HI, a pic would be great but a S/N is essential


Sorry the uploader was giving me one heck of time getting it through, after I realized it didn't attach in the first post

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:17 PM

Going to try to guess that number of the INTVIII game.. ;)


Well now we know why no number...

Edited by m-crew, Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:19 PM.


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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:19 PM

The picture is now in the main post, my apologies, but that uploader hates me

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:21 PM

Wow that's a low number for sure,,, hmmm I wonder if its a .....

#7 m-crew OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:24 PM

Check through this tread...

http://atariage.com/...10#entry3980279

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:29 PM

Check through this tread...http://atariage.com/...10#entry3980279


My brain is a little dead from work, so a little more assistance than usual.

so my serial starts with A and it says Made in the USA. But I'm not sure what to make of it

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:34 PM

My brain is a little dead from work, so a little more assistance than usual.

so my serial starts with A and it says Made in the USA. But I'm not sure what to make of it


The Tudarvision holy Grail..


http://atariage.com/...heck/?p=3943780

Ill let the more informed jump in..

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:37 PM

The Tudarvision holy Grail..http://atariage.com/...heck/?p=3943780Ill let the more informed jump in..


Ever read something 10 times and still can't make sense of it?

Yeah that's where I am right now. I think I need a nap, work was killer today.

I'll wait for more replies to understand, maybe a nap first.

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:41 PM

Ever read something 10 times and still can't make sense of it?

Yeah that's where I am right now. I think I need a nap, work was killer today.

I'll wait for more replies to understand, maybe a nap first.


yup happens to me all the time , not sure my self. Im sure others with more knowledge and know how in this will pipe in sooner or later..

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:49 PM

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:57 PM

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lol my brain just went beyond fried now the damn duck is in on it more than I am.

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:14 PM

lol my brain just went beyond fried now the damn duck is in on it more than I am.

Its getting a little Goofy around here.. lol

 

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:23 PM

Well if anyone does have info please lemme know lol

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:22 AM

 

 

It must be an Italian that recognizes the license plate of Paolino Paperinos car.  ;) 



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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:40 AM

 

 

It must be an Italian that recognizes the license plate of Paolino Paperinos car.   ;)

Italians are usually quite good in catching and recognizing car's plate numbers...

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:48 AM

If you visit Germany and you see a column like this, take care. This are the most modern speed traps. Working 360 degrees.

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:27 AM

Well if anyone does have info please lemme know lol

with your LTO, assuming you have one, run the program attached here: http://atariage.com/...heck/?p=3939640
or the one here (dunno what's the difference): http://atariage.com/...heck/?p=3938858

The program will tell you whether your Intv III is a simple Intellivision or is, de facto, a Tutorvision, thanks to some components that might have been installed in the machine

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:36 AM

So I saw the other thread about serial numbers, but for the Intv3 mine is seriously lower than the others so maybe I'm looking at the wrong thing or misunderstanding something, or perhaps I actually have a seriously low number, so I'll leave it to you experts.

I have this CIB

 

That is a nice lower serial number.  It's the lowest I've seen for an Intv System III.

 

I suspect that the serial number is too low to have a Tutorvision motherboard inside of it (like a regular Intellivision motherboard with several enhancements).  Such systems are called TutorPros, Super Pro Tutorvisions, and INTV88s (it's printed on the circuitboard).  Such systems are very rare (only about 4 found so far).  Yours most likely has a normal motherboard inside.

 

However, there are a few checks that you can do to see if it is one of the rare ones:

  • Look through the large vent opening on the bottom.  If you see a circuitboard like this one, you likely have a TutorPro system.  http://atariage.com/...heck/?p=3908277
  • Turn it on and look at the letters on the title screen of a Mattel-released game (ex: Astrosmash or Baseball).  If you see a font that looks like it is from MS-DOS rather the normal blocky Intellivision, you likely have a TutorPro.  http://atariage.com/...heck/?p=3911269
  • If you have an LTO FLASH, run this program.  It displays a nice report about what enhancements your system has or doesn't have.  http://atariage.com/...heck/?p=3938858


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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:46 AM

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That is a nice lower serial number.  It's the lowest I've seen for an Intv System III.
 
I suspect that the serial number is too low to have a Tutorvision motherboard inside of it (like a regular Intellivision motherboard with several enhancements).  Such systems are called TutorPros, Super Pro Tutorvisions, and INTV88s (it's printed on the circuitboard).  Such systems are very rare (only about 4 found so far).  Yours most likely has a normal motherboard inside.
 
However, there are a few checks that you can do to see if it is one of the rare ones:

  • Look through the large vent opening on the bottom.  If you see a circuitboard like this one, you likely have a TutorPro system.  http://atariage.com/...heck/?p=3908277
  • Turn it on and look at the letters on the title screen of a Mattel-released game (ex: Astrosmash or Baseball).  If you see a font that looks like it is from MS-DOS rather the normal blocky Intellivision, you likely have a TutorPro.  http://atariage.com/...heck/?p=3911269
  • If you have an LTO FLASH, run this program.  It displays a nice report about what enhancements your system has or doesn't have.  http://atariage.com/...heck/?p=3938858

Thank you! I do not have an LTO, where can I pick one up, ebay?

Also I will do the rest of your tests when I get home. It was giving me trouble reading carts last night, so I'm going to give it a good cleaning tonight, when I got it off of ebay it was claimed to be fully tested (was delivered yesterday), but maybe it's just my inexperience with an System 3, I'll see what I can clean out

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:01 AM

In the unlikely event that you do have a TutorPro, be sure to give the reset button a good press until you hear and feel a click.  The reset circuitry is... different... on a TutorPro so you also have to press the reset button more often.  With mine, the first several times I turned it on and tried to use the reset button, I didn't realize I wasn't pressing the button hard enough for it to do anything which made me concerned for a short while that it was broken (beyond what I said in the thread).  The pressure doesn't need to be excessive, but it is more than the gentle tap used on a typical Intellivision.

 

You can see a little bit of this in the following video a little after the 1 minute mark.



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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:04 AM

Thank you! I do not have an LTO, where can I pick one up, ebay?

 

No need for eBay since LTO FLASHs are still for sale.  You should be able to get one from http://ltoflash.leftturnonly.info/. There are also a few other places that sell them mentioned elsewhere on the forum.  They are worth every penny!



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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:16 AM

I wonder if (Someone with the knowhow )could Pin a topic with all these links and checks for the Tudor pro ? I'm sure it would help a lot of us for easy reference in the future.
It would be much appreciated :)
Hint hint (Lathe.)

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:15 PM

At some point, someone (maybe myself) will write a fresh forum topic that coalesces all the info.  Right now, all the info is in "Tutorvision games - Interest check" topic but is scattered over 10 pages of posts.  Also, intvnut has a great document that covers A LOT of the low-level differences, though it might be a bit much for the average non-technical collector.  At present, I'm waiting to see if any fresh information surfaces from other people as well as myself having enough time to finish some of my own research.

 

All that said, I do have writing such a topic on my literal to-do list.






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