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comma1571

Posted Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:29 am

Hello,

My A1000 has the serial number XM 2000235.

The motherboard is a rev. 6 with a tin ground plane, as opposed to copper.

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JoeUser
Dallas, TX

Posted Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:27 am

I have two A1000's (both acquired via fleaBay over the past couple of years). Thing is, is that the serial number is printed on the case, true, but there's no telling if the components are original or swapped from other systems (thirty-five or so years is a lot of time passed).

Mine are both NTSC. I'll check the serial numbers this evening and post them soon.

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m0c
Utrecht, Netherlands

Posted Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:54 am

Allow me to add to the confusion -- here are my 2 A1000s:

XM1127283, NTSC, piggybacked Rev. 6 mainboard, PSU from Sept 1985
XM1188378, NTSC, piggybacked Rev. A mainboard, PSU from Febr 1986

The one from 1985 is guaranteed to be 100% genuine, as I personally imported it from the US shortly after its release, complete with matching A1080 NTSC monitor. It cost me an arm and a leg, but I took pride in being one of the first Amiga owners in Holland. Even Commodore Netherlands didn't have one yet.

I eventually added Kickstart 1.3 in ROM by removing the daughterboard, moving a chip or two, (un)cutting a couple of jumpers, removing the 2 bootroms and adding 4 EPROMs 27C512. I also did the obligatory PAL conversion hack by swapping the Agnus and changing the 28.6363 MHz clock oscillator to 28.375 MHz.

Commodore performed the same NTSC to PAL hack on their early PAL machines. They also reconfigured the MC1377 by changing a few of its surrounding components. Yet the composite video output of those early "PAL" machines was still only B/W.

Both machines have been fitted with Amiga "checkmark" badges. I wonder if any A1000 has ever left the factory carrying the ultra rare boing ball badge. I dare to believe that any occasional boing ball badged A1000 out there was rebranded by its owner.

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Dasfaust
Burkburnett, TX
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Posted Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:30 pm

XM1130835
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Hook
Ottawa, Canada

Posted Sun Jan 30, 2022 8:29 pm

I'm late to the party! Here's mine: XM2000846
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SPiFF

Posted Thu Feb 03, 2022 4:49 pm

XM1127026 here

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m0c
Utrecht, Netherlands

Posted Sun Feb 06, 2022 2:43 pm

Posting the production date of your PSU might be helpful in solving the puzzle.

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Dasfaust
Burkburnett, TX
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Posted Mon Feb 07, 2022 11:44 am

m0c wrote:
Sun Feb 06, 2022 2:43 pm
Posting the production date of your PSU might be helpful in solving the puzzle.
I'll remember to get that and board rev next time I open mine up, I just had it apart to replace the floppy drive too, and I saw the rev number, and was like I need to write that down somewhere, and boom, got so excited that my 1000 booted to Workbench I assembled most of it.

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CPUFAN100%

Posted Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:46 pm

Mine says “XM600427”

On the inside it has a different one stating “028498”
The whole thing inside says it’s from THE VIKING GROUP
450 First Street
Los Altos CA.94002

Manufacturing Date is 9/1985

Serial number #
028498
SHINDENGEN ELECTRIC MFG.CO.,LTD





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