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oldbull

by oldbull posted Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:41 pm

I'm stealing this idea from a car forum. This thread was created with the intentions of people comparing the VIN of their A1000 to others around here.

We already know who will forever hold first position. ;)

I'm submitting NTSC serial # of XM1050083
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BloodyCactus
Lexington VA

by BloodyCactus posted Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:24 pm

NTSC XM6001777 - Rev 6 Motherboard.
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dansalvato
Boise, ID

by dansalvato posted Sun May 05, 2019 12:13 am

NTSC XM1182571
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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA

by intric8 posted Sun May 05, 2019 10:02 am

Sorry for taking so long. This was a bit of work for me to pull all of these out (and the serial number is a PITA to get to)!

Anyhoo - I took photos of my serial number labels, too, as I thought it interesting that my very earliest model (not including the development system) has a unique sticker. I also have one more A1000 in a box all packed up to sell, so that SN isn't listed here unless I unpack it later.

Here's the list with notes alongside each. I tried to put these in what I assume to be the youngest-to-oldest ages (of the cases)

D-638 [Amiga 'Zorro' Development System]
XM 1050022 [NTSC, Very early A1000 model. Probably from 1985. Rare accelerator installed.]
XM 1114501 [NTSC with Insider 1MB RAM board and vintage KS 1.3 ROM upgrade ]
XM 1115642 [This is an NTSC case, but the motherboard is actually a Phoenix from Australia, which can be NTSC or PAL]
XM 1182766 [NTSC, Completely stock. At some point, the sticker design changed.]
XM 1194051 [NTSC, Rejuvenator installed (in NTSC mode, 2MB chip, KS 1.3)]

IMG_2075.jpg
And the angels sing...

2-stockEarlyModel.jpg
Very early A1000.

5-stockInsider-KS.jpg
Has an insider 1MB RAM board and vintage Kickstart ROM upgrade.

3-phoenix.jpg
A Phoenix in an NTSC case.

4-stock.jpg
Completely stock; pristine. Note how the sticker design changes with this one.

1-rejuve.jpg
Rejuvenator'd

Beyond the one that's boxed up, I'm going to say adios to the KS 1mb one, too. If I open the other box this week, I'll be sure to snap a pic before packing it all up again and add it to this list.
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oldbull

by oldbull posted Sun May 05, 2019 2:05 pm

1050022 ?

That means you beat me twice. :lol:
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oldbull

by oldbull posted Sun May 05, 2019 3:26 pm

Thank you to everyone that has submitted thus far. I was going over the data in the shower (the place for deep thoughts) and am ready to speculate on how the serial# decodes using my XM1050083


X|M |10|5|0083

X: NTSC
M: "Mainline" factory (named for its' proximity to what was a ritzy area of southeast PA at the time)

10: Motherboard revision (Bloody Cactus SN starts with a "6" and has a rev 6 motherboard)

5: Production "Year" 1985 (Since A1000 was discontinued in 1990, it makes sense a few 1991 serial# might have sneaked out)

0083: The 83rd machine off the line.
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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA

by intric8 posted Sun May 05, 2019 5:44 pm

I love this. But wouldn't that imply that only 9999 would ever be made in a single year? That seems too low. But man - I think you're really on to something. Especially the year dating. That means I got my list all out of whack if true.
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webman

by webman posted Sun May 05, 2019 9:40 pm

XM1189105 - NTSC
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oldbull

by oldbull posted Sun May 05, 2019 9:57 pm

intric8, XM105#### means up to 9999 of an NTSC, Mainline factory, Rev 1.0 motherboard in 1985.

PAL A1000 would not start with "X".
A1000 from other factories would not have an "M"

Even if Rev 1.0 lasted the entire year of 1985 (meaning all first year A1000 would have been ""_ _ 105####", that 9999 gets doubled by the NTSC/PAL code and multiplied by the number of factories.

Again, this is pure speculation and if future submissions prove me wrong, that's great. The idea is to piece together the meaning of the Amiga VIN.

PS I distinctly remember my machine was from 1985. I feel comfortable using that as a basis to declare the same is true of your XM1050022.

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