The big gathering of MSX Serial numbers topic

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Van W76NearDark

Paladin (684)

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05-01-2013, 01:02

Oh boy such will take me ages to collect all of them.... I think i already posted the serial of the turboR once... Every once in a while when i wander on the attic of my shed i find msx stuff i don't even recall Tongue

But my question is: what's the use of this (besides just for the fun of it)?

Van Meits

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05-01-2013, 11:41

There's, besides for the fun of it, probably not much use. But maybe, if there's enough serials, some person sees the bigger picture behind them. For example, the Philips Music Modules (NMS 1205) have a serial that starts with HK and on the module it's printed that it's made in Hong Kong. The Philips computers have a serial that starts with FF... Very curious.
Some other manufacturers seem to have an ongoing serial number, look at Sony, where I kinda get the feeling that whatever machine passed through the final stage of assembly got the next free serial... But to make sure, we need more... It might be wiki material if the code is broken Wink

Van mesiasmsx

Prophet (3173)

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05-01-2013, 12:02

For fun and possible help,sure. Hannibal

Van TurboSEB

Supporter (8)

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05-01-2013, 12:28

Hello Smile ,

Computers :
Philips VG8020/19 : FF02-535013362 (French model)
Philips NMS8280-00 : FF027-51012175
Sony HB-F500P : 400080
Sony HB-F700F : 401872
Sony HB-G900P : 400022
Sony HB-G900P : 400124
Sony HB-G900AP : 400250
Sony HB-G900AP : 400323 (French model Azerty)
Sony Videotizer HBI-G900P : 400275
Sony Videotizer HBI-G900P : 400799
Sony HB-F900 : 207547
Sony A/V Creator HBI-F900 : 203464

Monitor and ..... :
Philips Music Module NMS 1205 : HK002486
Sony Monitor KX14CP1 : 5003008
Sony Monitor KX14CP1 : 5003676
Sony Monitor KX14CP1 : 5004869
Sony Bit Corders SDC-600S : 410008

Van snout

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05-01-2013, 12:44

Like Meits said: for fun and in some cases maybe to estimate in which volume certain computers (or computers of one brand) were produced. To find out where the hardware was made (HK clearly being for Hong Kong indeed, anyone got a clue about FF? Or would that simply stand for something like Form Factor?) and to give all those people who liked solving the riddles behind turboR serial numbers a chance to break different codes as well.

Van Manuel

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05-01-2013, 13:51

TurboSEB: You Sony fan! Smile You've got a nice set of professional Sony MSX stuff there!

My Sony KX14CP1: 5008484

Van BlueCrystal

Expert (68)

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05-01-2013, 14:09

Philips music module NMS 1205: HK008734
Philips NMS8250: FF0270147? (?= sticker damaged...)

Van anonymous

incognito ergo sum (109)

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05-01-2013, 14:12

Nice additions. Updated again.
@ BlueCrystal: Didn't add your Philips NMS8250. The serial number is not complete. Pity.

Van wernerkai

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05-01-2013, 15:24

In the MSX mailing list there was a dutch member who worked at Philips. I can't remember his name. Maybe some of you know him... Is he still around MSX ? Perhaps he could provide information about this FF...

Van mars2000you

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05-01-2013, 21:56

Manuel wrote:

TurboSEB: You Sony fan! Smile You've got a nice set of professional Sony MSX stuff there!

The proof :

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