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The official 4 switch woody serial number thread.

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^^ No. Rev 14 was in the last 4sw woodies, and the Sears+vaders were 14 and up.

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s/n 549274883

 

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My 4 switcher PAL version.

Seller claims it was purchased in 84ish packed in a Darth Vader box. Since he said he never owned a Vader, it's feasible.

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Cool, I'll see what I own. My personal one, if I have a 4-switch, would be in my closet I can't get to, but I know I have 2 others I haven't tested and will be selling. May be 3 others. I'll get pics up by tomorrow I hope.

 

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That's cool, now when we get new consoles, we can quickly double-check. Wonder if I get 5 4-switch consoles like I have JRs.

 

Shame the JR list is not kept up anymore.

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I grabbed an un-working 4-switch woody for a mod - here's some images after an LED install. It just needed some cleaning on the switches and an AV cable replacement, and it works great.

Just waiting for the new A/V and Pause kits to come in!!

 

S/N: 81134671

 

It's funny though, all of the earlier posts say that the 4-switch woody's are REV-14 and up, but mine is a REV-12. Any significance there??

 

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Here are some images of the casing:

 

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I have one, rev 13 board with serial number 81161852.

 

EDIT:

Kingtek Electronics with purple label. Taiwan

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Since Photobucket has eaten souls, here are the pics of my 4 switch woody, SN #828368579

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Just got another

 

PAL:

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Atari Video ComputerSystem 4-switch woodgrain, Made in Ireland, PAL, serial AI 0053700 (console) .....no serial on box, Germans seem to not care about that

 

 

 

Here's my other 4-switch pic again (from above defunct Photobucket post), which came packed in a Vader box

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Atari 2600 Video ComputerSystem 4-switch woodgrain, (shipped in Vader box, seller claims it was purchased like that back in the 80s), PAL-B, Made in China, serial 549274883 (console)

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Several weeks ago I got the bug to restore my old 4 switchers and found this thread while searching for various info and I thought I would post my serial numbers. I've had both of these units since they were purchased new in the early 1980's. One of them was still in playable working condition, but the other one stopped working in the mid 1980's and had been sitting in a box ever since then.

 

Serial: 568176918

  • Rev 14 board
  • This unit stopped working (black screen only) in the mid 1980's and was in storage ever since.
  • I installed a refresh kit from console5.com and an eBay replacement Via chip and it is working once again.
  • It already had the 820 Ohm resistor on the bottom of the board.

4 Switch 568176918 #2

4 Switch 568176918 #1

4 Switch 568176918 #3

4 Switch 568176918 #4

4 Switch 568176918 #5

 

Serial: 811823009

  • Rev 14 board
  • There is a date of April 7, 1982 printed on the RF shield paperwork.
  • This has been playable in my possession since new and was never opened until I took these photos.
  • There is no 820 Ohm resistor on the bottom of the board.
  • In comparison to the other unit, I notice that there are resistors in the same location as there were ceramic capacitors. For example, near the controller ports.
  • It's interesting that this unit appears to be newer than the other unit and has a higher serial number, but it didn't have the 820 Ohm resistor installed.

4 Switch 811823009 #1

4 Switch 811823009 #2

4 Switch 811823009 #3

4 Switch 811823009 #4

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Purple label made by Kingtek Electronics Taiwan

S/N 81046476

Recently received from auction.

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