Which Chip is in a ST-7XE moded to a ST-2000XM

Discussion in 'STX and STXL Series Cameras' started by Frank Fallows, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. Frank Fallows

    Frank Fallows Standard User

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    Hello: I purchased a SBIG camera used. The seller told me that he had originally purchased an ST7 camera and sent it back to SBIG to have it changed to a ST-2000M about 6 years ago. When they did the mod they changed the information plate on the camera to indicate that it is now a ST-200XM ( See attached Photo.) I am wondering if it is possible to check which CCD chip was installed when the camera was upgraded by the serial number on the camera. SBIG ST2000XM.jpg (Serial # 07074172). I don't know if they would change the serial number or only the model number on the camera identification plate after the mod. Wanting to know if the chip is a KAI-2000XM, a KAI-2001XM or a KAI-2020M.
     
  2. Bill

    Bill SBIG Service and Repairs Staff Member

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    Frank,

    The serial number would have stayed the same and only the Model # would have changed. At the time that this camera was manufactured, the 2020M was being used in the ST-2000XM so it would be very likely that that is what is in there. Send me an email at bill@sbig.com and I'll look it up in the database when I get back to my office tomorrow.

    -Bill
     
  3. Frank Fallows

    Frank Fallows Standard User

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    Thank you for your prompt response to my question. I have sent you an email as requested. Thanks again.
     
  4. Tim Puckett

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    Bill,

    Frank called me as well.
    Since you probably did the upgrade you will have the best info.

    Cheers
    Tim
     
  5. Frank Fallows

    Frank Fallows Standard User

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    Bill: Thanks for looking up the serial number and confirming that the CCD installed in the modification is the KAI-2020M. I am very impressed with prompt response and the level of customer service provided for the owner of a previously enjoyed second hand product.
     

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