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Visual differences / identifying features between X210 batches?

#1 Post by flyingfishfinger » Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:42 pm

Hi,
I'm trying to figure out which batch of X210 board I have, but I'm unclear if there are any identifying marks / visual differences between them that would allow me to do so. XYTech's website has a list of differences (https://www.xyte.ch/mods/x210-x2100/ halfway down) but they're not super conclusive (except possibly for the SIM slot change).

I thought I bought my board very early on from Jacky, but I have a NanoSIM slot...so according to Yue's list that would indicate a 2nd or 3rd batch which thought as not the case.

EDIT: Comparing photos from this article (http://www.cnmod.cn/2019/06/05/51nbs-x2 ... ecreation/), differences I can see are indeed the SIM slot (full-size & black in their first photo, but small and silver in the description of the PCB... has that article photographed both batch 1 and batch 2?)

My board has the small silver SIM slot and an internal USB connector by the WiFi slot, but also a crosshatched marking indicating SIM insertion direction which I don't see in the above article at all...so possibly a batch 3?

Would love some help confirming or not...

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Re: Visual differences / identifying features between X210 batches?

#2 Post by GOLB » Thu Feb 24, 2022 12:02 am

dmidecode lists the following on a 3rd-batch x210:

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Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
	Manufacturer: 51NB
	Product Name: X210
	Version: 3.0
	Serial Number: 123456789
	UUID: Not Settable
	Wake-up Type: Reserved
	SKU Number: Not Specified
	Family: X210

Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 14 bytes
Base Board Information
	Manufacturer: 51NB
	Product Name: X210
	Version: 3.0
	Serial Number: 123456789
	Asset Tag: Not Specified
	Features: None
	Location In Chassis: Not Specified
	Chassis Handle: 0x0003
	Type: Unknown
I'm not certain if the "Version: X.X" is true for all x210's, but perhaps it's worth a shot?

Edit: here's the SIM slot on the machine: https://ibb.co/2hwGf6M

Edit2: I'm not sure if that info from the SMBIOS table is unique to the board, or written by coreboot, might be totally irrelevant, I have no clue
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