VIC 20 serial numbering

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David124124
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Re: VIC 20 serial numbering

Postby David124124 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:54 pm

Hi guys, I bought a VIC-20 from an older gentleman to practice coding and learn something new.

I know nothing about it other than it was stored in the attic since the late 80's and doesn't turn on.

It came with the datacette add on and joystick.

The serial number is V003691 and from what I've read it of the old style keyboard?

Here are some pictures:

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When I crack it open to check the bridge solder connections I'll post the internals!

eslapion
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Re: VIC 20 serial numbering

Postby eslapion » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:52 pm

@David124124
I was proud of my 7829 but 3691 is definitely a very early unit.
No one can do everything. Everyone can do something.

CanadaPhil
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Re: VIC 20 serial numbering

Postby CanadaPhil » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:23 pm

David124124 wrote:Hi guys, I bought a VIC-20 from an older gentleman to practice coding and learn something new.

The serial number is V003691 and from what I've read it of the old style keyboard?

!


Holy Cow!...

I have Serial # V003645 !!

They must have been made on the same shift!?
:)

It is marked Made in USA,
Has the original PET style keys with black/gold case badge and 2 prong power connector.

https://flic.kr/p/QHYCLy

https://flic.kr/p/Q1QDZG

My #2 also made in USA
Serial # P1001042
It is definitely a Cost Reduced model as it has the round case notch in the cartridge slot area and has DIN power connector and cost reduced key style with mustard (not grey) function keys.
Curiously, it does not have a rainbow case badge but is still using the older style black/gold badge design.

#3) No longer have.
I sold it several years ago and now regret doing so.
:(

Bobbi
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Re: VIC 20 serial numbering

Postby Bobbi » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:14 am

V003691 seems to have the later 5 pin DIN power supply - perhaps the main board was swapped with a cost-reduced one. Standing by for pics of the inside!

CanadaPhil
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Re: VIC 20 serial numbering

Postby CanadaPhil » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:09 pm

Bobbi wrote:V003691 seems to have the later 5 pin DIN power supply - perhaps the main board was swapped with a cost-reduced one. Standing by for pics of the inside!


It appears to be the correct early adapter based on the overall appearance.

I think what you see is in fact the DIN connector of the RF TV-out box just underneath.

Bobbi
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Re: VIC 20 serial numbering

Postby Bobbi » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:18 pm

Ah my bad! Nice VIC-20!

ridgerunner
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Re: VIC 20 serial numbering

Postby ridgerunner » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:04 am

Hiya All,

just set up the trusty VIC again after 3 years!

Mine is a 2 prong 9v, made in West Germany serial is :WG B 38820

Really having a lot of fun playing with the old beast again :)

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Re: VIC 20 serial numbering

Postby taborj » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:14 pm

I'm late to the party.

Rainbow badge, RP 0004364, Made in USA, DIN power cord


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