SEGA MASTER SYSTEM/Power Base Model No.: 3010 Serial No.: 56158348 BIOS: 1.3 Country: USA
SEGA MASTER SYSTEM/Power Base Model No.: 3010 Serial No.: 56166678 BIOS: 1.3 Country: USA
Thanks for these. The Norwegian one is interesting. SMS released in Sweden about the same time as Spain, but in the service manual (I think from around 1987/8) there is no mention of a region code for Sweden (Spain is "06"). There is a Nordic region code ("24") seen in models starting from 1990, so maybe from 1987-1990 Nordic SMS were the same specification (and model numbers) as Spanish ones.
New model number/region code discovery "3006-21" from the United Arab Emirates.I suspect the same code was used for all PAL-G GCC countries (Saudi Arabia was NTSC "3006-39").
Also, another mystery one "3005-10-D". This one showed up in Germany, near the Swiss and Austrian borders. My current theory is that "25" was the region code for PAL-G areas of Switzerland (I recently came across one from there), "26" the region code for French cantons of Switzerland (Romandy) ... they would have French TVs there. And possibly "10" was the region code for Austria. Unfortunately I have very few serials from Switzerland and Austria to confirm.
Edit: Just came across another SMS1 model number "3005-25-B" in Switzerland, so I'm now pretty confident that "25" was the region code for the "PAL-G" areas of Switzerland.
Those are great, thanks. I may have to re-do the serials beginning in "40", removing the ones without pictures as these batches used both upper and lower case letters, and I don't think people always type the correct case.
SMS2 BIOS: AKMW? Serial: 210047558 Model: 3006-18 Canada via Germany?
Alright people if I could find the time to do this with four kids, a wife and a job you can too. Once again thank you bkk for taking the time to do this even if only a few of us care or are interested. I really wish this project had started earlier. I've had a lot of systems pass through my hands as I am sure a lot of us have. If we could have started documenting this info years ago, I think we would have even more accurate numbers now. I am curious of the serial number of my first SMS1... I bet it was a real low number