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

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Got a couple of these bad boys layin around.

RVK-CPU-01
KU500233069
Black

RVL-CPU-60
LU157952337
Black

RVL-CPU-20
LU599012590
White
 
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Unfortunately, these are the only ones I have that are still in their cases - these are all NTSC:J systems, although some of them are Asian regional variants.

RVL-CPU-01 (JPN)
LJF11652462(9)
White

RVL-CPU-01 (JPN)
LJH10651568(2)
White

RVL-CPU-10 (JPN)
LJH10211440(7)
White

RVL-CPU-40 (TWN)
LTF20019471(4)
White

RVL-CPU-01 (JPN)
LJM10074071(4)
White

RVL-CPU-40 (HKG)
LHM50010814(5)
Black
 
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BLACK RVK-CPU-01 KU60191666(3)
BLACK RVK-CPU-01 KU60907287(3)
BLACK RVK-CPU-01 KU60918312(8)
BLACK RVK-CPU-01 KU60365277(4)
BLACK RVL-CPU-60 LU83390260(1)
BLACK RVK-CPU-01 KU50296236(3)
RED RVL-CPU-40 LU92664256(8)
BLUE RVK-CPU-01 KU25099932(1)
 

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RVL-CPU-40
LAH120457678
White

RVL-CPU-40
LAH119601136
White

Hope they help! (Both are PAL/AUS region)
 
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LU73171704 [8]

White USA region RVL-CPU-40

Random question (sorry for posting it here since I am new to this forum, @Shank may know this one):

Do any black RVL-CPU-40 Wiis have the older AVE chips (i.e. not the newer BU99 version), assuming anyone has taken one apart? I know the white RVL-40 Wiis had a variation of AVE chips used and that the red RVL-40 Wiis are all most likely BU99 because of how late they were produced (at that point they were transitioning to the RVL-60 revision). It was discovered that there was a software bug on the older Wiis (the RVL-CPU-01, RVL-CPU-20, RVL-CPU-30, and some RVL-CPU-40 Wiis) that caused the component output to not look as good as it could have been.

Nintendo apparently fixed the bug in hardware on all Wiis produced in mid/late 2010 and later. I'm presuming that the BU99 based RVL-40 Wiis had the fix implemented by Nintendo.
 

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These are all PAL:

Revision: RVL-CPU-01
Serial Number: LEH126530870
Color: White

Revision: RVL-CPU-01
Serial Number: LEH194718040
Color: White

Revision: RVL-CPU-20
Serial Number: LEF113878084
Color: White

Revision: RVL-CPU-01
Serial Number: LEH167396626
Color: White

Revision: RVL-CPU-01
Serial Number: LEH274848186
Color: White

Revision: RVL-CPU-01
Serial Number: LEH155712667
Color: White

Revision: RVL-CPU-01
Serial Number: LEH146050396
Color: White

Revision: RVL-CPU-01
Serial Number: LEH155245110
Color: White

Revision: RVL-CPU-20
Serial Number: LEF119024430
Color: White

Revision: RVL-CPU-40
Serial Number: LEM101695013
Color: White

Revision: RVL-CPU-40
Serial Number: LEH900171435
Color: White

Revision: RVL-CPU-30
Serial Number: LEH255402086
Color: White

Revision: RVL-CPU-01
Serial Number: LEH180205639
Color: White

Revision: RVL-CPU-20
Serial Number: LEF116338097
Color: White

Revision: RVL-CPU-01
Serial Number: LEH117694772
Color: White

Revision: RVL-CPU-01
Serial Number: LEH100690583
Color: White

Revision: RVL-CPU-20
Serial Number: LEH228517083
Color: White

This one is NTSC:

Revision: RVL-CPU-30
Serial Number: LU654451388
Color: White
 
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All NTSC

Revision: RVL-CPU-01
Serial: LU570358433
Color: White

Revision: RVK-CPU-01
Serial: KU609081943
Color: Black

Revision: RVL-CPU-02
Serial: KU100926255
Color: White

Revision: RVL-CPU-02
Serial: KU407129250
Color: Black
 

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Rev: RVL-CPU-01
S/N: LU50200675[3]
Color: White

Rev: RVL_CPU-01
S/N: LU30449009[5]
Color: White

Both NTSC-U

Editing to add 3 more:
[I know the rule is in general to edit rather than double post - hopefully this edit still gets noticed to add to the table]

Rev: RVL-CPU-01
S/N: LU82158785[8]
Color: Black
Note: this one is an oddball, so I inspected the screws, feet, stickers and such under a microscope. There are clear signs it has been opened before. It looks like it was competently done, overall. I believe it was likely broken back in the days when a Wii was worth repairing, and someone swapped the motherboard. I'm including it here but it likely should be excluded from the table.

Rev: RVL-CPU-40
S/N: LU12353410[9]
Color: White

Rev: RVL-CPU-40
S/N: LU74077382[0]
Color: White

Edit: 1 more:

Rev: RVK-CPU-01
S/N: KU60826831[4]
Color: Black

All NTSC-U
 
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I went through the data (only what was in the sheet on the first post) and noticed some other trends:

lu2, lu7, lu8, lu9, and lu15 are most likely 4 layers
lu5 and lu10 are most likely 6 layers
lu3 and lu6 are most likely 6 layers, but possibly 4
lu11 and lu12 are most likely 4 layers, but can be 6
lu13, lu14, and lu16-lu19 have no data
lu4 only has one entry on the sheet, which is a 4 layer

if you want to check out my data analysis here's a google doc
 

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Revision: RVL-CPU-01
Serial Number: LU51500337
Color: White
Revision: RVL-CPU-40
Serial Number: LU71285248
Color: White
The serial numbers you posted are missing the last digit (the one inside the box is part of the serial number). Everyone else, I have gone through and added the remaining serial numbers, it should be up to date now.

In other news, now you can submit your serial numbers through a google form! If you have a large number of serial numbers, DM me and I will add them so you don't have to go through the form for every single board.

 
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