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Is there a serial thread for the Lynx here?

 

I am trying to save mine before it is really unreadable.

 

serial: YZOA5012725 (very, very faint)

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Edited by high voltage

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Ok feel really geeky but i like it!!

 

here are mine -

 

Lynx II - B42A1060276

 

Lynx II - Y424.............. (rest is unreadable)

 

Lynx 1 - Y10A5003759 (slim D pad)

 

Lynx 1 - W2025039736 (fat D pad)

 

My other two Lynx II serial numbers are unreadable

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I also decided to check mine.

 

But... It is white now...

 

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Seems to be 007 - Licensed to kill

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The bad thing about this forum is you can't keep the first post updated, so it's almost impossible to create a serious list...

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Ok feel really geeky but i like it!!

 

here are mine -

 

 

Lynx 1 - Y10A5003759 (slim D pad)

 

 

 

 

Thanks, that helped me actually.

I managed to read mine under a stronger light: Y30A5012726

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My Lynx II had a hand written strip of paper over it with 0410201011081987. When I compared that to the above I realized it wasn't the real one, so i pulled it off and the original is there very faintly:

 

Lynx II - Y12C1016978 (last two are faint, but pretty certain)

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The Lynx one can have one of two types of D-Pad.

 

The slim one, I believe, is usually a black cross on a grey circle, and just the cross (up/down/left/right) is a moving part. The circle around it is fixed.

 

The fat one is usually all one color? And is all one part, so the circular plate around the cross is built in. Not sure if that makes sense.

 

Skinny:

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/photos/atari_lynx_1.jpg

 

Fat:

http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/0/3104/417046-atari_lynx_1.jpg

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The Lynx one can have one of two types of D-Pad.

 

The slim one, I believe, is usually a black cross on a grey circle, and just the cross (up/down/left/right) is a moving part. The circle around it is fixed.

 

The fat one is usually all one color? And is all one part, so the circular plate around the cross is built in. Not sure if that makes sense.

 

Skinny:

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/photos/atari_lynx_1.jpg

 

Fat:

http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/0/3104/417046-atari_lynx_1.jpg

 

Exactly this.

 

Looking at the two I have, fat one was made in Japan and the thin on was made in Taiwan.

 

Not sure why the change in location or D pad, maybe some could shed some light on this?

 

Could be manufacturing costs?

 

I also noticed that the slim D Pad (Taiwan) has PAG-0200 on it and the fat D Pad (Japan) has PAG-201?

 

I distinctly remember when I got my first Lynx 1 way back in in the early 90/91 when it was first released in the UK it had the fat D Pad.

 

Due to a fault with the power socket, the supplier replaced it with a brand new unit but with slim D Pad.

Edited by Maddog

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My "fatty" D-pad Lynx 1 is also made in Japan: W2015021610 (PAG-0201)

My "skinny" D-pad Lynx 1 is Taiwan: Y20A5008385 (PAG-0200)

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I got one today and there isn't any whie part on the sticker where the S/N would be. Odd. the sticker is all gray.

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Well if I compare with your own first pic of this thread, my sticker is a bit faded, but not enough that I can see it lack the white part where the S/N should be.

 

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Here is a pic of it. Not very good one but enough to see what I mean.

 

I guess the S/N was on a sticker, I have seen this on other systems. Quite a not durable way to have it.

 

To add to the mystery, this unit come with a fat D-pad. Tho I can't guarantee that it was originally shipped with it.

Edited by CatPix

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I cannot make out any digits before the B on my Lynx I, if there are any.... but it definitely ends

 

B1002851

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Edited by mwyounce
added type of Lynx

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I haven't taken my Lynx apart yet, but I imagine the serial number would also be inside, maybe on the main board.

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