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Worklog Identifying a Wii's Revision Based off of Serial Numbers

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The more data there is, the less strict any kind of pattern between revision and serial appears to be, except for White LU7 = 40+.
And that -60s (re: AVL) are relatively rare.
 

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Region: PAL
Color: Black
Serial: KAF70023791-1
Revision: RVK-CPU-01

Region: PAL
Color: Black
Serial: KAF70056105-4
Revision: RVK-CPU-01

Region: PAL
Color: White
Serial: LAH10848899-1
Revision: RVL-CPU-20
 

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The more data there is, the less strict any kind of pattern between revision and serial appears to be, except for White LU7 = 40+.
And that -60s (re: AVL) are relatively rare.
As nintendo used the S/Ns to verify you actually owned the console, they are calculated with an algorithm to make them seem fairly random (so even though they were sequential until they ran out, pushing them to start with 7, it doesn't appear that way). As for the 60s, they were the last revision of the board before the family Wiis, so there were not many of them.
 
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Region: PAL
Color: White
Serial: LEH13715098-2
Revision: RVL-CPU-01

Now to hunt down a CPU-40/60 with the limited amount of PAL reports :(
 

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As nintendo used the S/Ns to verify you actually owned the console, they are calculated with an algorithm to make them seem fairly random (so even though they were sequential until they ran out, pushing them to start with 7, it doesn't appear that way).
There are jumps between -20, -40 and -60 in the LU12-range, and plenty of -20s sprinkled in sequences of -01.
Did refurbished/repaired consoles get a new serial, or take up serials of recalled or exchanged boards?

Now to hunt down a CPU-40/60 with the limited amount of PAL reports :(
AFAIK for PAL the "non-white Wii = 40+"-rule also applies.
For white Wiis, the attached image might be helping.
pal_wii_for_rvl-cpu-60_2.png
 
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Did refurbished/repaired consoles get a new serial, or take up serials of recalled or exchanged boards?
As far as I can tell, they would have no reason to change the numbers, and I doubt they reused numbers from returned consoles, they had plenty of numbers, their total sales only used around 10% or so of the possible numbers, assuming the letters couldn't change (which they did)... Since we don't know the method they used to make the numbers, we can only look for potential patterns
 

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All of these are white wiis:

Lu749919403 40
Lu618623333 20
Lu320342293 01
Lu321921718 01
Lu121619631 40
Lu116557276 40
Lu107542625 01
Lu700277757 40
Lu568405200 01
Lu356540762 20
Lu608711216 20
Lu 548752867 01
Lu507166568 01
Lu300671382 01
Lu556890339 01
Lu711807905 40
Lu652832258 30
Lu506524420 01
Lu311238307 01
Lu575277937 01
 
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Region: NTSC
Color: White
Serial: LU32097764[8]
Revision: RVL-CPU-01

Region: NTSC
Color: Black
Serial: KU61284438[2]
Revision: RVK-CPU-01
 

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I did it guys. Its been a long night, but I'm all caught up. Every serial number in the thread is now in in the spreadsheet, including the massive contribution from the madlad @cheese. We are at well over 400 NTSC contributions, and almost 50 non-NTSC boards. Thank you all for the contributions so far, every bit of data helps. Keep posting them, and Ill add them to the spreadsheet... eventually
 
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