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  • neogeo277 - Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - link

    I bought an XBox 360 holiday bundle at Best Buy a couple days ago. The manufacture date is 10-09-08 and the lot number is 0841X Team:FDOU. Reply
  • WetPitz - Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - link

    Hey guys,

    Yes I am weak and went out and bought the Xbox 360 Holiday bundle at my local Future Shop. As I stated before the Manufacture date was August 29,2008, Team CSON, Lot#0834. When I opened it up I got a 175W brick (power supply) as well as the loudest Xbox 360 I have ever had. The console runs nice and quiet when a game is not being played however when I put in Fable 2 the system took off like a Boing 747. I went to the link that people have posted about the DVD drive list but no info is available about a manufacturer date of August 29, 2008 as of yet. I don't know if I have a Lite on Drive or those god forsaken Hitachi drives. The wife tells me " well, maybe its the fan working a lot more in the newer system to keep it cool". I don't know what to do..Take it back to Future Shop and wait for a newer console or keep just keep it. This will be my 5th Xbox 360. What do any of you think? Jasper? Not a Jasper? Crack it open and void the warranty:)
  • Ecks - Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - link

    My sticker says:

    LOT NO: 0836

    PSU says 175W.

    Manufacturedate is 08-08-2008

    One thing I noticed is that my new box is cooler and more quiet than my falcon.
  • chrish89 - Friday, November 07, 2008 - link

    Where did you buy it? Reply
  • WetPitz - Friday, October 31, 2008 - link

    Hey guys,

    I was at a local Futureshop and I checked out the new 60 gig pro console holiday bundle. It had a manufacturing date being Sept 29/2008, lot #0834 and had team CSON labelled on the box. What are the chances that this could be a Jasper. I know that you can tell by the brick or wattage on the console but 3 out of 4 ain't bad. What are your thoughts?
  • WetPitz - Sunday, November 02, 2008 - link


    Hey guys,

    I went back to my local Futureshop and found out the the manufacturing dates on the Xbox 360 Pro Console holiday bundles were actually August 29, 2008 NOT September 29, 2008. My bad. But still..could this possibly be a jasper? Would Microsoft still produce Xbox 360's with the Falcon motherboards in them after August 6, 2008? I did confirm that the lot # was 0834 and it was Team CSON.
  • alourbanos - Friday, October 31, 2008 - link

    Hello, I agree, this is by far the most updated and clearest information I've found, thanks!

    This is my story: I don't live in USA and I don't have Xbox support here. I just got my Red Ring of Death a couple of days ago on my 2nd console (this is a refurbished Xenon, manufactured on Feb07!!).

    I will be traveling to USA in one week, so I am bringing my damaged console with me to send it for repair (sadly, I can't receive their pre-paid shipping box to send it, of course). I want to sell the refurbished console they would eventually send me and buy a newer console, aiming for a Jasper, of course!

    Question for you guys: Given the fact that I don't live in USA and will travel in 1 week, my best chances to get a Jasper are:
    a) buy online (ie: one holiday bundle 60GB hoping it is new enough to be a Jasper, or at least one of the lastest Falcons, and get it shipped where I will go?
    b) shop in retail stores during my travel and inspect the boxes/consoles myself looking for Jasper signs on the shelves?

    Either way, I would like to have a newer console and bring it back home with me after this trip, as I don't have a choice to wait longer. What would you recommend? THANKS A LOT!

    Ps. Sorry for the long post!
  • THG - Saturday, October 25, 2008 - link

    Your consolidation of this information is not only much appreciated, it is by far the best I've read. Thank you. I also agree that the serial number issue is irrelevant until we get some solid, proven information.

    I must admit I am tempted to buy a holiday bundle myself. If I see yet another amazing deal it will be hard to resist. And I get the feeling this trend will continue with retailers scared to death about sales this holiday season.

  • ashegam - Friday, October 24, 2008 - link

    thanks for the info Michael. I don't visit any other xbox forums but am eagerly waiting for the new 360's. so keep us updated as you have.

    My guess is it will start to show up after Xmas when they run out of all the old units. until then they will use up all parts as to not loose any fixed costs already in the books.

    P.S any way I can get a hold of you directly?
  • Chef0r - Friday, October 24, 2008 - link

    There where some Xbox 360 Arcade bundles (with Sonic Tennis) up in the stores (Mediamarkt Germany) that had a LOT # of 839 ADUE but were labeled with 14,2a on the consoles itself (could not open them, obviously). So big chance those are still falcons too. Reply
  • artemicion - Friday, October 24, 2008 - link

    Wish this article was posted last week :(

    Jumped on the Dell Home deals last week to get the 15% off my 60gb Xbox360. Placed the order 10/20. Received a call 10/21 saying my order was out of stock and delayed, but oddly it shipped later that day. Was initially optimistic thinking that if Dell went out of stock that would've raised my chances of getting a newer 360.

    Sounds more and more like the Jaspers have not been released yet. But I should get the delivery today - will update on what I get.
  • artemicion - Friday, October 24, 2008 - link

    Lot 836, FDOU. 175W Power Supply. 14.2A. Manufacture Date of 09/06/2008.

    Looks like a Falcon :(
  • kilkennycat - Friday, October 24, 2008 - link

    Since Jasper's parts list will be significantly different from Falcon and any other previous Xbox360 incarnation, there WILL be a very noticeable serial-number break, so that service facilities wil be able to immediately identify a Jasper from the paperwork. An analysis of existing serial number patterns and their correlation to existing Xbox360 hardware versions is a huge missing hole in this article. Reply
  • Michael Andrawes - Friday, October 24, 2008 - link

    There will be a defined point at which there is a switchover, but until that switchover occurs, we can't say anything about the serial numbers or lot numbers that point to Jasper. Right now, we're still in the identifying the first Jasper stage. Once one has been identified, we can start looking for patterns that allow the rest of us to find one reliably.

    I'm not sure there will be a "break" per se - at least if you mean a gap, which is what I take this to mean. That would be very hard to ID anyways without inside information.

    In a couple months, the reliable way to do it will be by the power consumption listed on the console itself - 12.1A on the 12V rail. PSUs rated at 150W will show up at some point as well (possibly even later) and will be another reliable indicator.
  • SeeManRun - Friday, October 24, 2008 - link

    This is by far one of the most difficult posts to follow. All these exceptions. Reply
  • Michael Andrawes - Friday, October 24, 2008 - link

    Sorry, I wrote it relatively quickly. I needed to get the information out there and it's sort of confusing anyways, especially if you haven't been following the whole saga. Reply

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