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800 XL - Serial Numbers - Secam/PAL/NTSC

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Hi,

I'm trying to find if there is a link between the serial numbers and the Secam/NTSC/PAL standards. That could be useful for example when you buy a 800 XL on ebay, just to be sure you're buying what you're looking for.

Some of them comes from a french website

 

800XL

 

NTSC

7YJ HA 3647524 - (Atari/Warner made in Hong-Kong) - hunmanik

7YJ HA 4029134

7YJ HA 97921 144 - (Atari/Warner made in Hong Kong) - Christophero Sly

 

72RHA 008718 (114) - (Atari/Warner made in Taiwan) - hunmanik

72RHA 085837 (224) - (Atari/Warner made in Taiwan) - hunmanik

 

72RHA 076908 (D-344) - (made in Taiwan) - Sikor

72RHA 213491 (D-464) - (Atari made in Taiwan) - Marsupilami

 

83AHA 01864 (473) - (made in Hong Kong) - a8isa1

83AHA 17336 (503) - (made in Hong Kong) - Athleos

 

SECAM

84 ATS 04006 (S 125) - www.atarimania.com

84 ATS 12580 (S 464) - Marsupilami

84 ATS 18088 (S 454)

84 ATS 24588 (S 454) - Marsupilami

84 ATS 25600 (S 454)

84 ATS 25872 (S 454)

84 ATS 32524 (S 035) - Marsupilami

84 ATS 34507 (? ???) - atari-passion

84 ATS 40006 (? ???)

84 ATS 48211 (S 155)

 

PAL

83AHA 34103 513 (PAL to be confirmed) - bf2k+

83AHA 11592 493 (made in hongkong) - "converted to PAL" - sup8pdct

 

83AHU 21851 164

 

83AHP 11367 (084) - (made in HongKong) - sup8pdct

83AHP 13572 (084) - (made in Hong Kong) - sup8pdct

83AHP 13877 (084) - (Atari/Warner made in Hong Kong) - pepax

83AHP 13911 (084) - (Atari/Warner made in Hong Kong) - Rybags

 

?????? AT 8439429 (B-394) - (made in Taiwan) - Sikor

?????? AT 8461554 (? ????) - atari-passion

?????? AT 8482898 (B-404) - (Atari/Warner made in Taiwan) - myker

 

72R3CG AT 8423119 (B045) - (Atari Made in Taiwan) - Bunsen

72R3CG AT 8426404 (B-374) - (Atari/Warner Made in Taiwan) - Bunsen

72R3CG AT 8437070 (B-394) - (Atari/Warner made in Taiwan) - Marsupilami

72R3CG AT 8438771 (B-394) - (Atari/Warner made in Taiwan) - e bay

72R3CG AT 8472444 (B-384) - (made in Taiwan) - Sikor

72R3CG AT 84160764 (B 474) - (Atari Made in Taiwan) - Bunsen

72R3CG AT 84172013 (B 125) - (made in Taiwan) - Sikor

72R3CG AT 84196194 (B446) - (Atari/Warner Made in Taiwan) - Bunsen

 

the last letter before the numeric sequence seems to have meaning, but possibly not in other cases.

P - PAL

S - Secam

A - America (?)

U - United Kingdom

 

This post is for 800 XL only.

Edited by Marsupilami

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My 800XL (Australia, PAL, made in Hong Kong)

 

83 AHP 13911 084

 

Guess the first 2 characters are probably the year, although I bought mine just after mid-1984.

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800XL NTSC

Atari/Warner

72RHA 085837 224 (224 is blue)

Taiwan

(white label)

 

800XL NTSC

Atari/Warner

7YJ HA 3647524

Hong Kong

(black label)

 

800XL NTSC

Atari/Warner

72RHA 008718 114 (114 is blue)

Taiwan

(white label)

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On my 800XL i've found the following:

 

72R3CG AT8482898 B-404

 

It's in PAL and made in Taiwan (signed by Atari/Warner, too).

Edited by miker

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I've got an 800XL here serial # 83AHA 34103-513

 

It has no display hooked to my NTSC monitor.

 

I am wondering if it might be a PAL machine. Any ideas based on the serial #??

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Hard to say. Atari's PAL stuff often has a little PAL label plastered on as an afterthought but they could come off easily enough.

 

On most of the 800XLs listed so far, the last letter before the numeric sequence seems to have meaning, but possibly not in other cases.

P - PAL, S - Secam, A - America (?), U - ???

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Hello all,

Thanks for you replies, i've updated the first post.

Could someone post a picture of the rear of your pal/ntcs/secam XL just to help the others to recognise their Atari standards ?

I'll add your pictures to the first post.

regards,

Marsup.

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Hello all,

Thanks for you replies, i've updated the first post.

Could someone post a picture of the rear of your pal/ntcs/secam XL just to help the others to recognise their Atari standards ?

I'll add your pictures to the first post.

regards,

Marsup.

 

Before I re-read your note, I thought you wanted pictures of the label where the serial number is.

 

But I guess you really want photos of the back of the machines?

 

Sorry, I actually don't have a digital camera. But as long as I made these scans, here are scans of the bottom of my 3 NTSC 800XLs as previously reported.

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Ok guys, you're really lazy :)

Just found this 800XL on ebay (PAL):

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Firts Post updated

Edited by Marsupilami

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83AHA 11592493 made in hongkong different shaped sticker compared to the other 2. Just discovered it has been converted to PAL

83AHP 13572084 Made in Hong Kong.

83AHP 11367084 Made in HongKong

 

all PAL for Australia

 

james

Edited by sup8pdct

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NTSC 800XL

83AHA 01864 473

Made in Hong Kong

Hum...Strange because all the "83AHA" we have are PAL...

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83AHA 11592493 made in hongkong different shaped sticker compared to the other 2. Just discovered it has been converted to PAL

 

Hum...What do you mean exactly by "converted to PAL" ?

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7YJ HA 97921 144

Atari, Inc. / Warner

Hong Kong

NTSC

 

Added, thanks. (strange number too: 1 more number than the other "7YJHA3)...

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O.K. My 800XL machines:

72R3CG AT84172013 B125 B125 Made in Taiwan, PAL

72R3CG AT8472444 B-384, made in Taiwan, PAL

(this time not all number - label defected): AT8439429 B-394, made in Taiwan, PAL

72RHA 076908 D-344, made in Taiwan, NTSC

Edited by Sikor

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Here we go:

 

800XL:

72R3CG AT84196194 (B446) Made in Taiwan, PAL, Atari/Warner

72R3CG AT8426404 (B-374) Made in Taiwan, PAL, Atari/Warner

72R3CG AT8423119 (B045) Made in Taiwan, PAL, Atari

72R3CG AT84160764 (B 474) Made in Taiwan, PAL, Atari

 

All sold in Germany

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83AHA 11592493 made in hongkong different shaped sticker compared to the other 2. Just discovered it has been converted to PAL

 

Hum...What do you mean exactly by "converted to PAL" ?

 

It was a different video standard and now it is PAL.

Judging from the serial numbers I would say it was a NTSC.

Reason would say that this NTSC machine was converted to PAL.

 

All the soldering around the Modulator, different style of chip socket for the pal colour clock, solder work around all the colour clock circuit, all points to the conversion being done.

 

James

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