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Calling All 400s!

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Picked up my third 400 today, just because. This one came with the original box and packaging.

 

017464, built 09/82. Fits nicely between Nature Boy's and jacobus' third entry.

 

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I still don't understand why the printed label (which was loose in the box) doesn't match.

 

G 152 AV071457-16 2/23 L40 P

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Adding mine to the pile. If there is any other information you want me to get I will be happy to do so, just bear in mind I am pretty new to the Atari so I may need to have it broken down for me dummy style.

 

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AV 173284 9/29

 

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Atari / 402

 

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I just got my first Atari computer back from my sister. It's a 400 i bought back in 1983 and gave to my sister and her kids in 1985 or 1986. I had upgraded it to 48K and added a B-key keyboard.

 

Here's few pictures of the manufacturing date and serial number. The thing needs a good cleaning, but it survived three kids and more than 30 years.

 

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Yeah, I'd give that top position. I'd still like to see pictures of Colleen and Candy from back in the day. I bet they had "Big Hair". The 70's were known for that.

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Yeah, I'd give that top position. I'd still like to see pictures of Colleen and Candy from back in the day. I bet they had "Big Hair". The 70's were known for that.

Yeah baby, when a woman needed a man and they both delivered :)

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Sigh. The 400 is the only A8 I’ve never owned, I think. (That and a 1450 TONG). There was a beautiful 400 on Craigslist the other day but was way too expensive. Maybe someday.

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Just getting back into Atari 8 bits after many, many years away and bought myself a 400 a few days ago.

I worked in development in the UK in the 90/00's and worked at Domark / Eidos / Criterion (now I work in boring corporate IT)

 

I learned my craft in my teens on Atari :) (and C64)

 

So here's my 400

050 122634 088 (I can't make sense of the date format)

 

Upgraded to 48K today using this excellent kit from Tynemouth Software

https://www.tindie.com/products/tynemouthsw/atari-400-48k-ram-upgrade/

 

 

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Wow, that's a tiny board compared to the upgrade I put into my 400 so many years ago.

Would that be the 8th week of 1978?

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Strange, that's too early. Is there a code pressed into the case bottom plastic?

 

Edit: on second look, it appears to be 083 which makes more sense.

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Just getting back into Atari 8 bits after many, many years away and bought myself a 400 a few days ago.

I worked in development in the UK in the 90/00's and worked at Domark / Eidos / Criterion (now I work in boring corporate IT)

 

I learned my craft in my teens on Atari :) (and C64)

 

So here's my 400

050 122634 088 (I can't make sense of the date format)

 

Upgraded to 48K today using this excellent kit from Tynemouth Software

https://www.tindie.com/products/tynemouthsw/atari-400-48k-ram-upgrade/

 

 

That upgrade looks great, I might have to buy another 400 to fit one :)

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My trusty 48K 400 from December 82 (or 83, my memory isn't what it used to be! icon_smile.gif)

 

Model No Atari 400 U

BY 109193

 

BY112717 8/9 on the handwritten label

 

ATARI / 332 stamped in the case

 

Geoff

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This is my (Pal) 400; there are many like it, but this one is mine ;)

First sticker says BY116500 (16k G)

Second one says G 145 BY108592-16 1/11 L40 P

And embossed into the case itself is ATARI/032

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I don't think I've posted this one.

NTSC , not sure if it works. I'm in the process of installing the supervideo card and 52k ram upgrade.

 

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Hand written label unreadable but guess it's the same as the cart slot 

AV207161

 

Not sure how to work out the date code.

 

 

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7 hours ago, mimo said:

Not sure how to work out the date code.

Fairly certain 10/15 refers to October 15. Given the serial number, and the fact that the 400 had ceased production by that date in 1983, it was probably produced in the 41st week of 1982.

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15 hours ago, BillC said:

Fairly certain 10/15 refers to October 15. Given the serial number, and the fact that the 400 had ceased production by that date in 1983, it was probably produced in the 41st week of 1982.

Thanks, Bill

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My first computer was a 400.  I didn't realize it didn't come with BASIC, so I just played Defender on it for months until I could finally afford the cartridge!

 

I just got this one on eBay that needs a little TLC.  Cosmetically good, but the case feels particularly brittle.

 

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G 16K 441 1707

 

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PAL model with RAM board modded to 32k

S/N: 050 008702 G

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forgot the 'G'

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