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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

 

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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

 

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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.

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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.

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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. :)

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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 :-)

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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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] like and subscribe if you want but as of now ive pulled the plug do to poor viewership.

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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!

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Hello new to this forum and i have a Sears heavy sixer.

 

NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: Sears
Serial #: 59068V
MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale
(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): Johnrh, Detroit MI
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): Yes
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

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Hi

New to the forum. I'm doing some clean out/ downsizing and found my old Atari unit. Here is the worksheet:

 

Worksheet:
NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC
Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): T 0009701
MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale
(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): Phil Keith, Dansville, NY
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): Yes
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No): Yes
Functional (Yes/No): Yes
Notes (Previous owner, display only, white sticker, parts fixed, green connector, Switchboard/Motherboard Revision #): Two CX-1- joy sticks (one has had “shims” added to adjust poor or non-movement); Two Commodore joy sticks (one non-functional)

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Here is my beautiful Heavy Sixer:

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NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC
Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): none (sticker removed)
MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): ?
(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): Kennesaw, GA, USA
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): Yes
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No): Yes*
Functional (Yes/No): Yes

 

Notes (Previous owner, display only, white sticker, parts fixed, green connector, Switchboard/Motherboard Revision #):

Bought as non-working from Ebay. There is no serial sticker, nor is there a date taped to the metal box inside. The switchboard is the same as found in a light sixer. The board inside the metal box has the rainbow colored wires connecting it to the switchboard. This indicates to me that it is either refurbished or built during the transition to light sixer. I would love more info on this.

 

There is evidence it was opened at one point. The date paper usually taped to the metal box was missing. And two screws were missing from the metal box.

 

As a side note, I just bought H6 internals which I plan to restore and put in my H6. It's been stripped of its switches and the heatsink. I have the replacement switched (from Best Electronics), but not the heatsink. Any tips would be appreciated. I'll update this post after I get the new internals installed in the H6.

Refurbished (Silver Label) (Yes/No): ? (sticker missing)
IF REFURBISHED:
Refurbished Serial # (Ex:#171267):

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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.

 

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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

Those sticks are CX10's too.

 

Darryl

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I paid just $30 for my heavy sixer a few months ago. Found it at a small video game shop in Grand Prarie, they sold it to me for $30 because there was no guarantee it would work so I took my chances. I refurbished it recently. I put a new AC Adapter on it, new orange paint edge, using FB 3 controllers, rebuilt paddle controllers. PLAYS PURE AWESOMENESS!!!!

 

Worksheet:

NTSC

Serial #: 56910E

MFG Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Owner: Aaron Bertholf from Fort Worth, TX

A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): No

A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No): No

Functional (Yes/No): Yes

Notes: I personally refurbished this heavy sixer. I changed out the RF Cable with a 6 ft. coax cable using a coax to phono adapter to go inside the 2600. I am using joysticks that come from the Flashback 3 since my CX10 controller is in total disrepair. Repainted the orange edges with new orange paint. The paddle controllers have been rebuilt by myself. Probably one of the best heavy sixers I have personally seen IMO.

Refurbished (Silver Label) (Yes/No): No

 

Hi

I sent a Personal Message to you on your system. It would be in your mail box on this site. Please could you contact me back.

 

Thank you

Sean39

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OK I am on the original list but here it is again

 

NTSC/PAL/Atari/Special: NTSC
Serial # 57020 E
MFG Location Sunnyvale,CA
(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country):Original / Sean39, TX, USA
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): no
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No):no
Functional (Yes/No): Yes​

 

In original box with original Paddles and both CX10 joysticks, all advertisements, manuals, and warranty card, original grey power adapter

all card board inserts are in the box. Also have gated folded boxes games Combat, and Air Sea Battle.

Rare Chess piece Box from 1977

 

Thanks

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