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THE OFFICIAL ATARI 2600 HEAVY 6-SWITCH LIST

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There are people on the old thread looking for this one.

I passed a link to this one , so you should see more responses coming to this thread now.\

 

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The VCS heavy sixer had been my dream console. The first 2600 I ever played was my uncle's 4-switch Vader in the early 80s and I finally got a light sixer of my very own a few years ago which was pretty nice, but this is the model that I've always wanted. I'm so happy to finally own one, and everything on it works like new.

 

NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC
Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): 43519N
MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale
(Owner/AA Member), Banquo
(Location= City, State, Country): Kentucky, USA
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): Yes
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No): No
Functional (Yes/No): Yes

Previous Owner: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

The only thing that made me really sad was when I got it home and discovered that heavy sixers will not fit properly in the 2600 travel case.

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Here is my Atari Heavy Sixer, made in Sunnyvale:

 

NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC

Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): 73252E

MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale, CA

(Owner/AA Member), jsbehnke747

(Location= City, State, Country): Oshkosh, WI

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

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

Functional (Yes/No): Yes

Previous Owner: Unknown-Purchased at a thrift store several years ago.

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Here's mine!

 

NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: Sears
Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): 44855S
MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale
(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): mogul345 Los Angeles, CA
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 #): Purchased from @ERRESGAMING on Instagram at SoCal Retrogaming Expo 2019

 

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NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: Sears

Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): 16876S

MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale, CA

(Owner/AA Member), MyPawnsEatPpl

(Location= City, State, Country): Slidell, LA

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

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

Functional (Yes/No): Yes

Previous Owner: Ebay seller aces6690

Switchboard/Motherboard Revision #: C010462 Rev 5 C010433 Rev 7

 

Parts fixed: Soon to be the power jack. I replaced the RF cable with a subwoofer cable but the old one still works and will be saved.

 

It goes really well with my Sears Tele-Games Center. The new Hyperkin Trooper Retron 77 joystick is a joy to use.

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My pride and joy

 

Type: NTSC
Serial # 93971E
MFG Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Owner: Seattle, WA, USA
A/B Channel Slot: NO
A/B Channel Switch: NO
Functional: YES
Notes: Purchased on Ebay from a seller in my hometown Ventura, CA. This unit is is excellent condition (looks brand new) and is kept stored in the official Atari Game Center console box.

 

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Atari 2600 Heavy 6 Switch List
Worksheet:
NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC
Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): #16397H
MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale
(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): Santa Monica CA USA
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): Don't know
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No):Don't know(never opened atari)
Functional (Yes/No):Yes
Notes (Previous owner, display only, white sticker, parts fixed, green connector, Switchboard/Motherboard Revision #): Bought at local retro video game store
Refurbished (Silver Label) (Yes/No):No
IF REFURBISHED:
Refurbished Serial # (Ex:#171267): N/A

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NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC

Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): #40396J

MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale

(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): JeffJewell, Greenville, SC, US

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 #): Original owner

 

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NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC

Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): #70225L

MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale

(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): DimDug

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

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

Functional (Yes/No): Yes

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NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC

Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): #028980

MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale

(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): DimDug

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

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

Functional (Yes/No): Yes

 

A cool story, went to my local gaming store today because they had just moved to a new, larger location in town. They must have brought out some older stock, because I saw this inside of a locked glass case. When I asked about it, I was told that it was a broken display unit, but if I wanted a 2600 they had a few working ones behind the counter (which were all 4 switch 2600A's). So I asked them if they would consider selling this display unit, and if so how much. They told me $9.99! Plus everything in store was 15% off for the holiday. It was dusty as heck, but after a good cleaning, it's nice, definitely looks older than any heavy sixer I've come across in the wild. Kind of strange the double manufacture sticker (which is white paper, not metallic), but I'm not about to try to peel the top one off to see what's underneath. Works fine though, just the 'game select' and 'game reset' switch springs have given out, so they have to be manually pushed back up (which is probably why they thought the console was broken).

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NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC

Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): #30948G

MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale

(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): DimDug

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

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

Functional (Yes/No): Yes

 

 

 

 

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Been a long time since I have been on the forum, thank you mtshark7 for not letting the project die. Bringing back a lot of nostalgia seeing all the H6'ers!

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I have 4 Heavy Sixers

Unit 1)

NTSC/PAL/Atari/Special: NTSC
Serial # 69559 E
MFG Location Sunnyvale,CA
(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): bdewees, OH, USA
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): no
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No):no
Functional (Yes/No): Yes

 

In original Chess piece Box from 1977 all original with no mods.

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I have 4 Heavy Sixers

Unit 2)

NTSC/PAL/Atari/Special: NTSC
Serial # 32888 F
MFG Location Sunnyvale,CA
(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): bdewees, OH, USA
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): no
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No):no
Functional (Yes/No): Yes

 

Near mint with no mods.

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I have 4 Heavy Sixers

Unit 3)

NTSC/PAL/Atari/Special: NTSC
Serial # 91725 H
MFG Location Sunnyvale,CA
(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): bdewees, OH, USA
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): yes
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No):no
Functional (Yes/No): Yes

 

This is one has the A/B Channel slot in the case but does not have a channel switch inside on the board.  From all the build dates this seems right.  Not sure if this is from factory or possible repair.  Bought this one off eBay so there is no past data.

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I have 4 Heavy Sixers

Unit 4)  (Very Early Sears Tele-Games Unit)

NTSC/PAL/Atari/Special: Sears / NTSC
Serial # 58707 R
MFG Location Sunnyvale,CA
(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): bdewees, OH, USA
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): no
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No):no
Functional (Yes/No): Yes

 

Almost new in box and all packing.

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NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC
Serial #: #50718N
MFG Location: SUNNYVALE
(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): CLEOO, Los Angeles, California USA
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): YES
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No): NO
Functional (Yes/No): YES
Notes:
 

Case:
 
Switchboard:
 
Motherboard:

 
 
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Bought a Sears Heavy on a whim this past Saturday and here's what I've got:

 

NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: Sears

Serial #: 81169T

MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale

(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): ApolloBoy; Campbell, CA, USA

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

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

Functional (Yes/No): Unknown, I just got through cleaning it up and am waiting on the switchboard to dry out (it was super filthy inside so I gave it a wash!)

Notes: Has the "STOP - DO NOT ATTEMPT GAME REPAIR" sticker, all the chips have mid-1977 datecodes, purchased from eBay seller meleeislandretro on 2/15/2020

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Here’s an update to my last post, I just got through testing it and it works perfectly! The switches do need a really good cleaning and it could use some new caps, but it’s performed quite well and it’s also the first six-switch system where I didn’t need to mash in those Atari Corp. carts. Here’s a pic of the serial along with one of it in action and a couple of beauty shots...

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I found this heavy sixer cx-2600 on Ebay.  The unit is in immaculate condition, seller kept it boxed in a closet since 1980.  The interesting thing is that the seller had grown up less than 2 miles from me, so even though I lost my original unit back in the early 80s, this one is the closest I can get to replacing it.

 

Serial 93971 E

 

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One of my best prizes in my collection!

 

 

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If I'm reading the list properly, mine appears to be the earliest on here? Is there an explanation of the manufacturing order/dates?

 

NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC
Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): 55686E
MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale
(Owner/AA Member), RWDPLZ
(Location= City, State, Country): Traverse City Michigan, USA
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): No
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No): No
Functional (Yes/No): Partially

Previous Owner: Unknown

Notes: Plays Donkey Kong and Dig Dug perfectly, potentially others, other games do not work. Attempting to repair

 

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On 7/4/2019 at 3:36 PM, DimDug said:

NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC

Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): #028980

MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale

(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): DimDug

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

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

Functional (Yes/No): Yes

 

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On 3/10/2020 at 1:25 PM, RWDPLZ said:

If I'm reading the list properly, mine appears to be the earliest on here? Is there an explanation of the manufacturing order/dates?

 

NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC
Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): 55686E
MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale
(Owner/AA Member), RWDPLZ
(Location= City, State, Country): Traverse City Michigan, USA
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): No
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No): No
Functional (Yes/No): Partially

Previous Owner: Unknown

Notes: Plays Donkey Kong and Dig Dug perfectly, potentially others, other games do not work. Attempting to repair

 

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System has been repaired, fully functional!

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Here is mine, I recently found it on an internet store.

 

NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC
Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): 71799F
MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan):    Sunnyvale, CA
(Owner/AA Member), avenger75
 (Location= City, State, Country): Paris, France
A/B Channel Slot (Yes/No): No
A/B Channel Switch (Yes/No): No
Functional (Yes/No): Yes


I purchased it in game store on internet. and modified it with composite mod.

My first VCS was a Vader, I won it as it was one of the  price of a TV program contest in  the early eighties. 

The Vader was a SECAM unit, and I can now appreciate the color of a NTSC heavy sixer.

 

 

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Here’s mine - sorry for bad pics.  I am the original owner of this unit, purchased for me and my siblings by our parents in 1977.  I am in possession of a lot of original pieces / documentation, etc.  Some of you may have seen my FB posts.  I am still trying to locate my trove of games of which I’m fairly certain (not 100%) I have at least one rare game.  Could be wrong but need to locate to be sure.  I’m also the original owner of an Atari 400 computer I purchased new around 1979 or 1980.

 

NTSC/PAL/Sears/Special: NTSC

Serial # (Ex: #54035V or #007649): #23392F

MFG Location (Sunnyvale, Taiwan): Sunnyvale

(Owner/AA Member), (Location= City, State, Country): rdefabri, NJ, USA

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

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

Functional (Yes/No): Yes

 

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