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How to find.

Postby Bikerbob » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:10 pm

Is there any way externally that you can identify an 800xl to be the one that was all socketed chips?

I would like to find one to do my upgrades modding to. desoldering and socketing the board would be a LOT of work. Im getting too old for that!!


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Re: How to find.

Postby LaceySnr » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:41 pm

I don't believe there is a way... That said, they're not too hard to get apart and take a look. I've got one that's got barely any sockets, one that's around 50/50 and one that's fully socketed which is super handy :)

If you do open it up just take care when lifting the top half of the case off as it's attached via the keyboard ribbon cable.

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Re: How to find.

Postby redeanhobby » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:26 pm

HongKong on the label on the bottom usually has all socketed chips. Most all 600XL were Hongkong Manufacturing .

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Re: How to find.

Postby brenski » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:57 am

i saw somewhere that

Taiwan = < 10% socketed
Hong Kong = > 50% socketed

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