Nintendo 64 Motherboard Revisions/Serials Info Request

Includes but not limited to: SNES, Genesis, Sega CD, PlayStation 1, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, Game Gear and I guess the Virtual Boy.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
spinout
Portablizer
Posts: 107
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:01 pm
Location: California
Contact:

Re: Nintendo 64 Motherboard Revisions/Serials Info Request

Post by spinout » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:12 pm

All consoles are US.
NS100852325 NUS-CPU-03
NS115716209 NUS-CPU-03
NS124591453 NUS-CPU-03

Enough Nintendo screws for today. I'll do the remaining 12 soon and edit this post.

Edit: Just cast my own aluminum Nintendo bit. Opening these things up is tons easier. Here are some more

NS127767114 NUS-CPU-03
NS127855507 NUS-CPU-03
NS130427562 NUS-CPU-03
NS133533895 NUS-CPU-03
NS144204234 NUS-CPU-04

Edit 2: Here are the rest:

NS146956520 NUS-CPU-04
NS157560440 NUS-CPU-04
NS215823142 NUS-CPU-05
NS219006367 NUS-CPU-05
NS232064337 NUS-CPU-05
NS237047359 NUS-CPU-05
NS298663130 NUS-CPU-09

User avatar
Link83
Posts: 111
Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:08 pm

Re: Nintendo 64 Motherboard Revisions/Serials Info Request

Post by Link83 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:29 pm

Thats fantastic spinout, thanks so much for so many serials! :shock:

I will add them to the serial list first thing tomorrow, but just wanted to say thanks now :D

User avatar
Tibia
Posts: 1319
Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:02 pm
PSN Username: Tibia1013
Steam ID: Mulder101361
Location: Istanbul, not Constantinople
Contact:

Re: Nintendo 64 Motherboard Revisions/Serials Info Request

Post by Tibia » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:48 am

Jungle Green N64 with regular jumper pack.

NUS-001(USA)
NS283495234
NUS-CPU-08-1

Haven't opened it yet, and I doubt I'll have the time to do so before Christmas.
This post brought to you by David Duchovny's glorious nipples.

User avatar
Link83
Posts: 111
Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:08 pm

Re: Nintendo 64 Motherboard Revisions/Serials Info Request

Post by Link83 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:54 pm

Thank you Tibia, I have added your serial to the list :) (Please dont feel you have to open this N64 if you dont want to though)

I have also added spinout's 15 serials as well, sorry for the delay :oops:
spinout's serials have really expanded the list, and I also noticed that spinout now has the highest reported serial number with their NS298663130 NUS-CPU-09 revision.

If anyone does take off the heatsinks on any of the later motherboard revisions (NUS-CPU-05 onwards) please consider reading the info printed on the chips, or taking close-up pictures. I would really like to confirm some of the "motherboard revision chip history" section in the first post. For instance, I am curious to know if the 'RCP-NUS' was ever revised at all, or if there is an 'RDRAM36-NUS B' revision etc.

tsukasa
Posts: 45
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:17 pm

Re: Nintendo 64 Motherboard Revisions/Serials Info Request

Post by tsukasa » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:32 pm

Greetings!

I have the ever elusive revision 6 board

NS233995890
NUS-CPU-06
MAV-NUS
RCP-NUS 9817KK054
RDRAM36-NUS (1 chip)
CPU-NUS A 9822XK042

seems this was the first one to use the single rdram

also have

NS235136963
NUS-CPU-05
I'll take him apart later

I also have a revision 4 board I was working on for a portable, but fried the a/v section, don't have the case on hand atm though. And another lower serial number one i'll have this weekend, which will hopefully be rev 3 or 4.

User avatar
Link83
Posts: 111
Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:08 pm

Re: Nintendo 64 Motherboard Revisions/Serials Info Request

Post by Link83 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:13 am

Thanks very much for the info tsukasa :D I have updated the serial list and the chip revision list now. I was beginning to wonder if there even was an NUS-CPU-06, and if it would have been the first to use one RDRAM chip, so thanks for clearing that mystery up :)

If its not too much trouble is there any chance you could take pictures of the front and back of the NUS-CPU-06 motherboard? I am very curious to see what it looks like, since this is the first time I have ever heard anyone mention this revision. If not is there any chance you could tell me what year the motherboard is dated? Its usually printed on the front of the motherboard just below the cartridge slot like "(C) 1996 Nintendo"

I think its interesting that the NUS-CPU-06 and NUS-CPU-07 revisions seem to be so rare, and also that their serial numbers dont perfectly fit in with the rest. It appears that Nintendo kept producing the NUS-CPU-05 motherboard right the way through the production of the NUS-CPU-06 and NUS-CPU-07, I would guess that this implies that there were at least two factories producing N64's, and perhaps only one of them was switched over to production of the 06 and 07 revisions. Alternatively maybe Nintendo had a lot of stock of the RDRAM18-NUS chips which would require the older board design, and they needed to use them up before fully switching to the new revisions (There are lots of possible explanations of course, I just like theorising!)

tsukasa
Posts: 45
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:17 pm

Re: Nintendo 64 Motherboard Revisions/Serials Info Request

Post by tsukasa » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:14 pm

Whoooole bunch of pictures for ya.
Spoiler:
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Sorry about the flash in the pictures, I don't have good lighting.

Also, the serials for the revision 4 boards I have are:
NS168051067
NS163367613

User avatar
Link83
Posts: 111
Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:08 pm

Re: Nintendo 64 Motherboard Revisions/Serials Info Request

Post by Link83 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:43 am

Thanks for so many pictures tsukasa :) I am slowly building up pictures of all the different motherboard revisions so they really help. I have also added your serials to the serial list.

One remaining revision that it would be good to have photos of is the NUS-CPU-07, currently the only picture I have seen is the one from this N64 Annotated Circuit Board pdf:-
http://infrid.com/rcp64/docfiles/Ninten ... le-BPT.zip" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(pdf is inside a zip file)
Unfortunately the picture is not that clear, although its still an interesting pdf!

User avatar
cloyster
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:52 pm
Location: C'bean

Re: Nintendo 64 Motherboard Revisions/Serials Info Request

Post by cloyster » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:48 pm

I think I fried it :cry:, but:

NUS-001 (USA)
Revision: NUS-CPU 07
Serial: NS246402262
CPU-NUS A 9849XK004
RCP-NUS 99C5E????
RDRAM36-NUS
Spoiler:
Image
Image
Image

User avatar
Tibia
Posts: 1319
Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:02 pm
PSN Username: Tibia1013
Steam ID: Mulder101361
Location: Istanbul, not Constantinople
Contact:

Re: Nintendo 64 Motherboard Revisions/Serials Info Request

Post by Tibia » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:11 am

Got a "Watermelon" one here.

NS285952469
NUS-CPU-08-1
CPU-NUS A (9941XK038)
RCP-NUS (9940KK056)
RDRAM A38-NUS (9940KU646)
This post brought to you by David Duchovny's glorious nipples.

User avatar
Link83
Posts: 111
Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:08 pm

Re: Nintendo 64 Motherboard Revisions/Serials Info Request

Post by Link83 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:33 pm

cloyster wrote:I think I fried it :cry:, but:

NUS-001 (USA)
Revision: NUS-CPU 07
Serial: NS246402262
CPU-NUS A 9849XK004
RCP-NUS 99C5E????
RDRAM36-NUS
Spoiler:
Image
Image
Image
Thanks very much :) I have added your serial to the list, and its nice to see that your serial does fit with the one other reported NUS-CPU-07.

Thanks also for the pictures of the NUS-CPU-07, its great to finally see some photos of it :D If its not too much trouble is there any chance of a picture of the back of the motherboard as well?
Tibia wrote:Got a "Watermelon" one here.

NS285952469
NUS-CPU-08-1
CPU-NUS A (9941XK038)
RCP-NUS (9940KK056)
RDRAM A38-NUS (9940KU646)
Thank you :) I also added your serial to the list. Could I just ask one thing though, is the RAM on this N64 really labelled "RDRAM A38-NUS"? I only ask as its usually labelled "RDRAM36-NUS" and if yours is labelled differently it would be quite interesting!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks to cloyster I now have a picture of the elusive NUS-CPU-07, which was the last one I needed for a 'full' NTSC set - so I have now added pictures to the first post showing all the different N64 motherboard revisions! :D

For some revisions I only have one picture of the front, and some are a little blurry, but if anyone thinks they can take better pictures/scans of the front and back of any motherboard revisions (If possible without heatsinks) I would be happy to upload new pictures :wink:

Note that their are two PAL revisions that currently have no pictures, one is the NUS-CPU(P)-01 which I will be uploading pictures for shortly (I will take them myself) and the other is the NUS-CPU(P)-03 which so far has not been reported by anyone.

User avatar
Tibia
Posts: 1319
Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:02 pm
PSN Username: Tibia1013
Steam ID: Mulder101361
Location: Istanbul, not Constantinople
Contact:

Re: Nintendo 64 Motherboard Revisions/Serials Info Request

Post by Tibia » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:01 pm

Link83 wrote:Thank you :) I also added your serial to the list. Could I just ask one thing though, is the RAM on this N64 really labelled "RDRAM A38-NUS"? I only ask as its usually labelled "RDRAM36-NUS" and if yours is labelled differently it would be quite interesting!
It is the RDRAM36-NUS. It was just hard to read. Sorry it isn't interesting. lol
This post brought to you by David Duchovny's glorious nipples.

User avatar
cloyster
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:52 pm
Location: C'bean

Re: Nintendo 64 Motherboard Revisions/Serials Info Request

Post by cloyster » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:28 pm

Extra pictures aren't a problem, just glad to help out.

Spoiler:
Image
Image

FLAPJACKDAN
Posts: 73
Joined: Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:41 pm

Re: Nintendo 64 Motherboard Revisions/Serials Info Request

Post by FLAPJACKDAN » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:14 pm

Here's what I have

NUS-CPU-4
NUS-001(USA)
NS180875351

User avatar
timmeh87
Senior Member
Posts: 3047
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:19 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: Nintendo 64 Motherboard Revisions/Serials Info Request

Post by timmeh87 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:14 pm

Hey. I thought I already posted this (well I did in other threads), but I noticed that you dont have my awesome pictures of a rev 4 board included :P. You can read the IC serial numbers off of the picture.


Image
Image

Post Reply