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I got a new heavy sixer on eBay and bumped my self down one notch on the list. The serial number on my new one is 20430F. See the pics below, it was in really nice shape and did not need much cleaning at all.

 

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Back

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Very nice! It's always a treat to obtain such a clean system, especially when it's a heavy sixer.

 

You should be able to replace the missing rubber foot from another unit.

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Here are my heavy sixers.

 

Heavy sixer. sunnyvale ca

89536G

Still works good, except for the color. Keeps goin all screwy after a while. Even after adjusting the pot. Outside though, it still looks great! I plan on refurbishing the guts in this unit, and adding an s video output. Never done it before and I can't wait to learn how. This one will be my personal system once its complete. In the meantime, I have a refurbished telegames 4 switch that perfectly. Will have to play on that untill I'm done

 

Heavy sixer. sunnyvale ca

41130P

This one has a second sticker under the serial number sticker. I wonder whats underneath? Both stickers look original and show no signs of tampering. Still works good, but has a similar video/color problem as the first one, but not as bad. Haven't had it too long so I need to test it some more. Will probably refurb this one once I'm done with the one above.

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This one was sold to an unknown ebay customer after I got an American made one:

 

#T 0013496 lowscore (formerly owned by badbrad)- Taiwan

 

(just so the list may be accurately updated.)

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Ok, here is my Taiwan Heavy Sixer# T0025509.

Like the others this has a hole where it says Channel Select.

 

Edit. I think I know how many Heavy Sixer's were made by looking at this list. I noticed that all the numbers On U.S. made Atari and Sears Heavy sixer all are numbered 1-100,000 with a new letter introduced once the sixer reached 100,000. Also it looks like for whatever reason Atari started out at 50,000E and then went up until it hit 50,000 P. Also it looks like Sears started at 50,000 for R. And there is also looks like there are 40,000 Taiwan Heavy Sixers plus 10,000 of Adams Ale's Version. If we do the math here is what I came up with.

 

Atari Heavy Sixer=50,000 +F+G+H+J+K+L+M+N+O+50,000+10,000+40,000; Sears Heavy Sixer=+50,000+S+T+U+V

Atari Heavy Sixer=50,000+9(100,000)+50,000+50,000;Sears Heavy Sixer=50,000+4(100,000)

Atari Heavy Sixer=50,000+900,000+50,000+50,000;Sears Heavy Sixer=50,000+400,000

 

Atari Heavy Sixer=1,050,000;Sears Heavy Sixer=450,000 with a total of 1.5 million Heavy Sixers made.

 

 

or U.S. Made Atari Heavy Sixer 1,000,000, Adams Ale type Heavy Sixer 10,000, Taiwan Heavy Sixer 40,000, Sears Heavy Sixer 450,000

 

Edit again it looks like Atari and Sears did not number there sixers from 1 to 10,000 which means the numbers are more like this.

Atari Heavy Sixer=1,050,000-90,000, Sears Heavy Sixer=450,000-40,000

 

Atari Heavy Sixer=960,000, Sears Heavy Sixer=410,000

 

or U.S. Made Atari Heavy Sixer 910,00, Adams Ale type Heavy Sixer 10,000, Taiwan Heavy Sixer 40,000; Sears Heavy Sixer 410,000

Edited by homerwannabee

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Thanks to everyone for posting. I really need to start spending more time going through this thread.

 

My Hevy Sixer's serial # is #446413, it has a channel "A" of channel "B" switch.

 

Mine only has one silver sticker that sais

"Manufactured by TRW for Atari".

 

From the description you give it seems more likely that your 2600 is a light sixer, any chance you could post a pic to verify what it is?

 

 

Ok, here is my Taiwan Heavy Sixer# T0025509.

Like the others this has a hole where it says Channel Select.

 

Edit. I think I know how many Heavy Sixer's were made by looking at this list. I noticed that all the numbers On U.S. made Atari and Sears Heavy sixer all are numbered 1-100,000 with a new letter introduced once the sixer reached 100,000. Also it looks like for whatever reason Atari started out at 50,000E and then went up until it hit 50,000 P. Also it looks like Sears started at 50,000 for R. And there is also looks like there are 40,000 Taiwan Heavy Sixers plus 10,000 of Adams Ale's Version. If we do the math here is what I came up with.

 

Atari Heavy Sixer=50,000 +F+G+H+J+K+L+M+N+O+50,000+10,000+40,000; Sears Heavy Sixer=+50,000+S+T+U+V

Atari Heavy Sixer=50,000+9(100,000)+50,000+50,000;Sears Heavy Sixer=50,000+4(100,000)

Atari Heavy Sixer=50,000+900,000+50,000+50,000;Sears Heavy Sixer=50,000+400,000

 

Atari Heavy Sixer=1,050,000;Sears Heavy Sixer=450,000 with a total of 1.5 million Heavy Sixers made.

 

 

or U.S. Made Atari Heavy Sixer 1,000,000, Adams Ale type Heavy Sixer 10,000, Taiwan Heavy Sixer 40,000, Sears Heavy Sixer 450,000

 

Edit again it looks like Atari and Sears did not number there sixers from 1 to 10,000 which means the numbers are more like this.

Atari Heavy Sixer=1,050,000-90,000, Sears Heavy Sixer=450,000-40,000

 

Atari Heavy Sixer=960,000, Sears Heavy Sixer=410,000

 

or U.S. Made Atari Heavy Sixer 910,00, Adams Ale type Heavy Sixer 10,000, Taiwan Heavy Sixer 40,000; Sears Heavy Sixer 410,000

 

I think that we need more numbers before we can draw any conclusions as to how many H6er's were made, but based solely on the numbers we have your estimates would make sense.

Personally I think that there were more gaps in the number sequences than we think, there aren't too many S/N's that are numbered close to each other at this point. This is especially apparent since we have very few S/N's with the suffix L, N, and P, by the logic of chronological order corresponding to suffix letter these would be the ones that had a better chance of survival because they were some of the last ones made.

 

Also, I can't confirm it, but as far as Adams Ale's H6er is concerned I believe that it may be one of the 2 sticker units, which I believe are factory serviced units or units that were found to be defective before leaving the factory and repaired.

 

I would be more interested to find more of the dated circuit boards like the ones therealred5 and wgungfu posted. Having more of these dates found would give us a better understanding of how long each suffix was used and how many units were made.

 

Atari2600.com would you be so kind as to take a note of any dated boards if you get a chance to look while you are refurbishing the systems?

Edited by Wester

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Thanks to everyone for posting. I really need to start spending more time going through this thread.

 

My Hevy Sixer's serial # is #446413, it has a channel "A" of channel "B" switch.

 

Mine only has one silver sticker that sais

"Manufactured by TRW for Atari".

 

From the description you give it seems more likely that your 2600 is a light sixer, any chance you could post a pic to verify what it is?

 

 

Ok, here is my Taiwan Heavy Sixer# T0025509.

Like the others this has a hole where it says Channel Select.

 

Edit. I think I know how many Heavy Sixer's were made by looking at this list. I noticed that all the numbers On U.S. made Atari and Sears Heavy sixer all are numbered 1-100,000 with a new letter introduced once the sixer reached 100,000. Also it looks like for whatever reason Atari started out at 50,000E and then went up until it hit 50,000 P. Also it looks like Sears started at 50,000 for R. And there is also looks like there are 40,000 Taiwan Heavy Sixers plus 10,000 of Adams Ale's Version. If we do the math here is what I came up with.

 

Atari Heavy Sixer=50,000 +F+G+H+J+K+L+M+N+O+50,000+10,000+40,000; Sears Heavy Sixer=+50,000+S+T+U+V

Atari Heavy Sixer=50,000+9(100,000)+50,000+50,000;Sears Heavy Sixer=50,000+4(100,000)

Atari Heavy Sixer=50,000+900,000+50,000+50,000;Sears Heavy Sixer=50,000+400,000

 

Atari Heavy Sixer=1,050,000;Sears Heavy Sixer=450,000 with a total of 1.5 million Heavy Sixers made.

 

 

or U.S. Made Atari Heavy Sixer 1,000,000, Adams Ale type Heavy Sixer 10,000, Taiwan Heavy Sixer 40,000, Sears Heavy Sixer 450,000

 

Edit again it looks like Atari and Sears did not number there sixers from 1 to 10,000 which means the numbers are more like this.

Atari Heavy Sixer=1,050,000-90,000, Sears Heavy Sixer=450,000-40,000

 

Atari Heavy Sixer=960,000, Sears Heavy Sixer=410,000

 

or U.S. Made Atari Heavy Sixer 910,00, Adams Ale type Heavy Sixer 10,000, Taiwan Heavy Sixer 40,000; Sears Heavy Sixer 410,000

 

I think that we need more numbers before we can draw any conclusions as to how many H6er's were made, but based solely on the numbers we have your estimates would make sense.

Personally I think that there were more gaps in the number sequences than we think, there aren't too many S/N's that are numbered close to each other at this point. This is especially apparent since we have very few S/N's with the suffix L, N, and P, by the logic of chronological order corresponding to suffix letter these would be the ones that had a better chance of survival because they were some of the last ones made.

 

Also, I can't confirm it, but as far as Adams Ale's H6er is concerned I believe that it may be one of the 2 sticker units, which I believe are factory serviced units or units that were found to be defective before leaving the factory and repaired.

 

I would be more interested to find more of the dated circuit boards like the ones therealred5 and wgungfu posted. Having more of these dates found would give us a better understanding of how long each suffix was used and how many units were made.

 

Atari2600.com would you be so kind as to take a note of any dated boards if you get a chance to look while you are refurbishing the systems?

 

You have a point there. I also just noticed that I included O. I think for some reason after E they decided not to go with vowels.

So here is the latest estimate

Atari Heavy Sixer = 960,000-90,000, Sears Heavy Sixer 410,000

 

Atari Heavy Sixer = 870,000, Sears Heavy Sixer 410,000

 

or U.S. made Heavy Sixer 820,00, Two sticker Heavy Sixer 10,000, Taiwan Heavy Sixer 40,000, Sears Heavy Sixer 410,000

Edited by homerwannabee

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Ok, here is my Taiwan Heavy Sixer# T0025509.

Like the others this has a hole where it says Channel Select.

 

Edit. I think I know how many Heavy Sixer's were made by looking at this list. I noticed that all the numbers On U.S. made Atari and Sears Heavy sixer all are numbered 1-100,000 with a new letter introduced once the sixer reached 100,000. Also it looks like for whatever reason Atari started out at 50,000E and then went up until it hit 50,000 P. Also it looks like Sears started at 50,000 for R. And there is also looks like there are 40,000 Taiwan Heavy Sixers plus 10,000 of Adams Ale's Version. If we do the math here is what I came up with.

 

Atari Heavy Sixer=50,000 +F+G+H+J+K+L+M+N+O+50,000+10,000+40,000; Sears Heavy Sixer=+50,000+S+T+U+V

Atari Heavy Sixer=50,000+9(100,000)+50,000+50,000;Sears Heavy Sixer=50,000+4(100,000)

Atari Heavy Sixer=50,000+900,000+50,000+50,000;Sears Heavy Sixer=50,000+400,000

 

Atari Heavy Sixer=1,050,000;Sears Heavy Sixer=450,000 with a total of 1.5 million Heavy Sixers made.

 

 

or U.S. Made Atari Heavy Sixer 1,000,000, Adams Ale type Heavy Sixer 10,000, Taiwan Heavy Sixer 40,000, Sears Heavy Sixer 450,000

 

Edit again it looks like Atari and Sears did not number there sixers from 1 to 10,000 which means the numbers are more like this.

Atari Heavy Sixer=1,050,000-90,000, Sears Heavy Sixer=450,000-40,000

 

Atari Heavy Sixer=960,000, Sears Heavy Sixer=410,000

 

or U.S. Made Atari Heavy Sixer 910,00, Adams Ale type Heavy Sixer 10,000, Taiwan Heavy Sixer 40,000; Sears Heavy Sixer 410,000

Your H6 numbers are close to my interpretation found in this old post that is based on known VCS production for 1977 and 1978.

 

Another variable that needs to be accounted for is the number of light-sixers with H6-style serial #'s. A few of these have been reported here, but I believe that there are substantial numbers of these units and they may account for significant portions of the N, P, U, and V batches.

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Just got a heavy sixer boxed, the SN is 86077F. It's a sunnyvale one with no channel select switch (and no hole for one either)

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Just got a heavy sixer boxed, the SN is 86077F. It's a sunnyvale one with no channel select switch (and no hole for one either)

 

 

The HEAVY SIXERS WITHOUT the select switch area were the FIRST ones released after that they had they switch underneath for the chanels. I asked my neighbor who was an authorized repair sop back in the day ( HOW'S THAT FOR A NICE NEIGHBOR TO HAVE !!! :) :cool: ) , and he said : The reason they went with the cheaper cases was 1) you could nort acces the switch easily and 2) the cost , not persay in that order.

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There's a PAL heavy sixer going on eBay - looks to be in nice condition (boxed). SN 42711L

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ATARI-2600-WOODY-HEA...1QQcmdZViewItem

 

If i thought that was real i would be all over it but i would have thought a PAL one would not have a sticker that mentions FCC regulations as that is a US thing - perhaps someone who owns one of the existing confirmed PAL machiones can verify this? Im makeing no accusations, but it looks to me like a heavy sixer that has had its internals replaced from a PAL machine to increase its value... of course, if it is genuine can someone let me know asap so i can buy it!!

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I was thinking the same thing about the FCC regulations on the sticker. I would have to guess that it, at least, started it's life out as a NTSC machine.

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The box is wrong for a heavy -- no chess knight to the right of the yellow motorcycle. Also the controllers. I agree that if it's really a PAL console, it's probably a Frankenstein job.

Edited by A.J. Franzman

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I have a hvy 6-er S/N to report. This system came packed in a 1977 copyright box with knight chess piece illustration.

 

S/N 35104G

 

JC

Atari2600.com

 

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Just cleaned this one up. Model CX-2600, made in Taiwan, has the A/B hole and switch, S.N. T 0033750, "6 80" stamped in red. Also has a "Sears Reconditioned" sticker on the bottom and "7-29-82" written on the main sticker. Inside there are two stickers detailing the power jack and some other repair in 1982.

 

y-bot

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The repair dates don't mean much, but if that "6 80" date is from factory assembly, that's way too late to be a heavy. Both the heavy and light sixers are model CX-2600.

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So going by the numbers are the Taiwan Heavy's (~40k) the most rare?

 

Technically I suppose there are, but I've always thought of them as an anomaly. I figured they were just leftover H6er cases with Taiwanese guts, therefore not a true Sunnyvale H6er.

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The repair dates don't mean much, but if that "6 80" date is from factory assembly, that's way too late to be a heavy. Both the heavy and light sixers are model CX-2600.

 

It's a heavy sixer. I know that some people are confused about what is and is not a "heavy sixer" but I'm not. I've been collecting for 10+ years and I've owned more than 50 Atari 2600 consoles. The board says rev.1 c 1977. I'll take some pics later.

 

y-bot

 

here's some pics:

 

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It's pretty nice and it works! I've had 2 or 3 broken one's in the past but I think this is the first working one. I thought I still had those others but I can't find them.

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My heavy sixer is Sunnyvale built, with serial number 99242L

 

The power supply that came with it is made in Mexico though! Not sure that is original or what...

 

-Tara

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96936E, Sunnyvale, given to me by bones, not working (parts missing, full diagnosis pending). No channel select switch or hole.

 

EDIT on May 21: Heavy Sixer now working, boy was it a mess! No RF cable or grommet, no case screws, no ribbon cable, CPU and 4050 hex buffer chips bad, TIA chip installed backwards, a few other minor issues...

 

I don't have the right grommet, or the two long screws for the front of the case. It would be nice to have a matching AC adapter, joysticks and paddle controllers too. But I'll sell it as it is if someone wants it -- make me an offer. The orange trim paint has been redone somewhat sloppily (though I may be able to clean that up a bit), and the edge of the woodgrain is rather worn.

 

EDIT on June 5: Got some correct screws for the front of the case at hardware store, have re-done the orange trim paint much better, and I've touched-up the wear areas of the woodgrain (matched the woodgrain colors and patterns quite well if I may say so myself). Can not find the correct grommet size locally or online anywhere. It looks to be really odd; approximately 1/8 inch center bore, 1/4 inch panel thickness and 1/2 inch groove inner diameter (split to fit over the cable, but of course any correctly-sized grommet could be sliced if needed). Anyone have a black rubber grommet like that?

Edited by A.J. Franzman

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Don't know if you want to include PAL heavys, i have two boxed numbered 79533 and 80299, no letter at all!! Pretty close together as well.post-3562-1179564085_thumb.jpg

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Finished cleaning up my Tele-Games Atari Heavy 6 today.

 

S/N 56534R

 

No Channel Select hole/switch.

 

Says Rev 8 on the bottom board and Rev 5 on the top board.

 

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Edited by Longhorn Engineer

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For some reason the "edit" tab is missing from the post with the list on it so I'm unable to update it. The tab is on my posts for this page, is there a time limit to how long you can edit old posts?

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