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On 5/18/2020 at 11:48 AM, jacobus said:

16K, CTIA, tin contacts, OS A.

 

Embossed numbers are 1 80 2378, printed label is 180 1278 - not sure why the embossed and printer numbers come close but don't match.

 

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Does anyone know if the 16K 800's (like the above) shipped with 1 x 16K board or 2 x 8K?   Also, any idea when Atari stopped using tin contacts and switched to gold?

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On 6/1/2020 at 9:07 PM, jacobus said:

Does anyone know if the 16K 800's (like the above) shipped with 1 x 16K board or 2 x 8K?   Also, any idea when Atari stopped using tin contacts and switched to gold?

When ?  🙂

 

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Is there any significant difference between 800 motherboards?  I have a revision 9 with white/light grey cartridge slots and a rev A with black ones...

 

 

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On 6/1/2020 at 9:07 PM, jacobus said:

Does anyone know if the 16K 800's (like the above) shipped with 1 x 16K board or 2 x 8K?   Also, any idea when Atari stopped using tin contacts and switched to gold?

 

I know my 49/79 800 came with 2 tin 8K boards (which were professionally upgraded to 16K in the day). I don't know what my 17/80 800 came with though, so I can't answer.

 

If you read through this whole thread you might find such details which did not go into the summary list.

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I've migrated the list to Google Sheets for easier maintenance. See post #1.

https://atariage.com/forums/topic/242227-calling-all-800s/

 

Please check your entries for accuracy, in case I made errors in transcription or copy/paste. For those of you with ??/?? dates, please try to find the 3-digit date code, either stamped in ink on a label or imprinted in the plastic case, rear underside. Please post any corrections/additions here.

 

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I did a quick scan of the serial numbers after sorting by that column, and I think that these two are the closest siblings:

 

08/83 eBay/santoscork 800 NTSC 449216 083                                  
08/83 tep392 800 NTSC 449281 083 AW 470545-2-24                              

 

 

Only 65 apart, they almost certainly share a birthday!  🎂

 

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Just got mine within the last 2 weeks, so I haven't played around with it too much yet. Supposedly from a former Atari employee too, which is nice as the ram was maxed out, lol.

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Week 24 1981 Pal machine.  Not sure when they started shipping to UK but this seems like a fairly early one.

 

It had 1 cased 16k and 2 uncased, so maybe bought as 16k and upgraded.

 

 

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11 hours ago, Preppie said:

Week 24 1981 Pal machine.  Not sure when they started shipping to UK but this seems like a fairly early one.

 

It had 1 cased 16k and 2 uncased, so maybe bought as 16k and upgraded.

 

 

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Nice, did you also say that it has screws rather than twist tabs on the lid too? that would indicate it being an earlier model 

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It has tabs.  The 48k machine I originaly bought in early 1983 also had tabs (plus all cased ram), not sure when they changed that or if my machine had been in the shop for a long time - they'd started heavily discounting them at that point, in preparation for the XL launch.

 

Also has a Hi-Tek keyboard

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Yeah I think early 1983 was the transition point for that, mine was built in February '83 and it has both the "sealed" expansion door and uncased RAM and ROM cards.

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Here are my 3:  All have 48K and uncased memory and personality boards.

443044   /   143  =  NTSC / GTIA  (14Week of 1983?) - IMG_2344

 

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450379   /   163  =  NTSC / GTIA  (16Week of 1983?) - IMG_2345 and IMG_2346

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And...

429930   /   083  =  NTSC / ?  (16Week of 1983?) - IMG_2347

         2nd Label:  AW 471718 - 2-22

 

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17 hours ago, NxtOp said:

Here are my 3:  All have 48K and uncased memory and personality boards.

443044   /   143  =  NTSC / GTIA  (14Week of 1983?) - IMG_2344

450379   /   163  =  NTSC / GTIA  (16Week of 1983?) - IMG_2345 and IMG_2346

 

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429930   /   083  =  NTSC / ?  (16Week of 1983?) - IMG_2347

         2nd Label:  AW 471718 - 2-22

And at least one has the 6502C/Sally CPU board as shown in the above image.

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7 hours ago, BillC said:

And at least one has the 6502C/Sally CPU board as shown in the above image.

Yeah, I think all 3 of my units actually have Sally's

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So here's my latest gamble on e-bay... and boy, what a surprise.... a genuine CTIA !!

 

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Above is contrast-enhanced for revealing hidden details...

 

And it matches with engraved serial!

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Wait until you see this baby's quality of preservation and craftmanship... The MoBo finish is something I had never seen before...

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On 8/30/2015 at 9:45 PM, ClausB said:

Now a Google Sheet, for easier viewing, editing, sorting, expanding...

Nice!

 

Do we need to request edit-authorization, or should we just post the updates here, and you will reflect the updates?

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4 hours ago, ClausB said:

If the job gets too big

Hopefully not, it's just one more entry (from post #221 above):

 

Main: 040-0077  Sec: ww510/23

 

That's about it! (THANKS!)

 

 

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Here are the two in my possession.

 

The first one has a stamp that says "Atari 411" on it too (second picture). What's that about?

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