Thank you all for your responses in this thread, and sorry for my delayed reply and for not keeping this thread updated (I have just been very busy with other things recently
NUS-CPU (P) -02
and on the bottem off the console it reads:
so the CPU (P) -02 series started to appear with NUP15******
Its also worth of to note that the above console is black
Thanks very much, I think I have an NUP155***** somewhere that has an NUS-CPU(P)-01 motherboard, so thats what I based my NUP16****** = NUS-CPU(P)-02 assumption on.
I have not yet compiled a proper list of serial numbers for PAL N64 consoles, so I have not added it to the list yet. However, I do have a few PAL serials saved on my PC and once I have compiled a larger list I will add them to the first post, so please keep those serial numbers coming!
hey man i cant seem to find my model number on your list its "ns133506455"
Thanks for your serial number, but I think you misunderstood - serial numbers are unique to each N64 console, so unless you have given me your serial number previously it wont be on the serial list. If you are ever able to open your N64 though and can find out the motherboard revision please let me know and I will add it to the list
(Its probably an NUS-CPU-03)
I've let another n64 into my house, and judging by its stickers, it is another Canadian one.
Motherboard Revision: Rev 3(NUS-CPU-3 or whatever)
Thanks again Mako321, you must have quite a few N64 consoles now! I have a feeling though that this particular model is actually a US console thats just ended up in Canada - so I have added it to the US list where it fits in perfectly, I hope thats ok.
US and Canadian N64's seem to be exactly the same apart from the serial number difference, even the 'black sticker' on the base is exactly the same.
Hey, thought i would give you another Canadian number for the list.
I have another N64 that i haven't opened up yet, when/if i do i will post that one too!
Thanks very much Seven, I have added your serial to the Canadian list and it seems to be the earliest Canadian N64 I have yet heard of.
If you still have the other N64 it would be great to add that serial as well
Black American 64
The heatsinks were handled differently for each version. The first had a dedicated heatsink on each chip that was then screwed to the large metal piece. The latter had only one heatsink for the chip closest to the controllers, and the large metal piece acted as a heatsink for the other two, as it had indentions to touch each chip.
Thanks for the two serials gamemasterful, unfortunately the first serial you listed appears to be 1 digit short? If you could possibly double check it at all that would be great
I have added your second serial number to the list though, and thought you may be interested to know that it is now the last/latest US serial number (Apart from refurbished consoles, but they dont follow the normal serial number ordering)
It seems to be normal for the NUS-CPU-09 consoles to have a differently designed heatsink, but its still a very interesting change.
I wonder if US systems ever went beyond serial number NS30*******, or if N64 production ended at NS29*******
Apologies again for taking so long to update this thread, I will keep coming back to it every now and then, so I would still really appreciate any new serial numbers anybody may have - just please dont be offended if I take a while to reply
I really do very much appreciate everyone taking the time to tell me their serial numbers/motherboard revisions