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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:26 pm    Post subject: Excel 68000 Mach III (Fidelty) Reply with quote

Hello, I bought a Fidelity Electronics Chess Set today. It is boxed and branded as Excel 68000 Mach III (Model 6094)

Could somebody give me some information on this model as I believe it to be quite valuable. eBay sold listings show one sold for ú150 and a motherboard upgrade for ú190!

Thanks in advance
(Would post pic if I knew how)[/img]
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello ,

Yes u did a good buy there
Here are old selling on ebay

1093 Excel Mach III 01.04.07 D 6098 17 K K + + - N 268,00
1428 Excel Mach III 05.07.07 USA 6098 29 K K + + + N 429,33
2415 Excel Mach III 18.10.08 USA 6098 21 K K + + + N 265,49
2595 Excel Mach III 25.06.09 USA 6098 27 K K + + + N 535,19
2784 Excel Mach III 31.05.12 USA 6098 16 K K + + - N 367,83

But depend state ,box ,certificate,chess Mann,Manual ,Power supply
If u have all that it have indeed good value
Congrats with your buy and have fun with the Mach III a really nice program one of mine Favourites
More info here (translate)
https://www.schach-computer.info/wiki/index.php?title=Fidelity_Excel_Mach_III

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the information. Unfortunately it does not work with an AC adapter. I will try with batteries tomorrow. If it still does not work, I will get a professional to fix it. Perhaps a dead capacitor? Is there a wiring diagram/schematics available?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

9V DC at least 300Ma , more Ma for example 600 Ma is no problem
the board only take the Ma in need

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:01 am    Post subject: Re: Excel 68000 Mach III (Fidelty) Reply with quote

jwlp wrote:
Hello, I bought a Fidelity Electronics Chess Set today. It is boxed and branded as Excel 68000 Mach III (Model 6094)

Could somebody give me some information on this model as I believe it to be quite valuable. eBay sold listings show one sold for ú150 and a motherboard upgrade for ú190!

Thanks in advance
(Would post pic if I knew how)[/img]

If as you say it is Model 6094, then it is not Mach3, but the weaker and
less valuable original Excel68000. Sorry to have to tell you this.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried batteries today and it works!
It should be mach iii as the box suggests so, here is someone elses picture of the same box
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jwlp wrote:
I tried batteries today and it works!
It should be mach iii as the box suggests so, here is someone elses picture of the same box


People have been known to trick people with boxes to get a better ebay sales price. The Model number on the computer should tell you what it is. You can also test it and compare it to an Excel 68000.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We all want things to work out right for you, but based on the serial
number of 6094 you gave, we fear there is a problem. As Nick says,
there are cheap box switching tricks going on all the time. Some people
are not above actually unscrewing and switching the plastic bases of the
games themselves. It might well be that the seller sold to you in good
faith, but was unknowingly duped themselves some years earlier.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just checked. After powering up, press and hold both the NEW GAME
and OPTIONS buttons together. If it's a Mach3 (serial#6098) , it will tell you which version. Mine says "DB53". If it's a 68000 (serial#6094) nothing
will happen.
Fingers crossed regards....
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worth mentioning, another Excel 68000. Looks complete.
Be quick...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fidelity-Excell-68000-Electronic-Chess-Challenger-Computer-/232489825708?hash=item36217935ac:g:rKUAAOSwE9RZvJwi
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys, I was basing my model number off the box. If you look on the right hand side it is written in red Model 6094.
I will do some checks soon and hopefully it is as it should be
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jwlp wrote:
Hi guys, I was basing my model number off the box. If you look on the right hand side it is written in red Model 6094.

What they did was used the same box for both the Excel 68000 and the
later Excel Mach3. As you say, on the box it says, in red, "6094". Up the top
on the stuck-on black strip, towards the right, it says "model 6098"
Look on the back of the game itself for the model number. Even then, do
the check I mentioned in an earlier post.
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