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Re:Unusual Fidelity CC1 / CC3 / CC10?
« on: March 8, 2011, 08:11AM »
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Quote from: Alain Zanchetta on March  7, 2011, 11:34PM   

Hi Marko,

thanks to Mike Watters the English manual is now available on my web site.

best regards,
Alain



Excellent. Many thanks to Mike for scanning the manual and to you for your wonderful resource site!

Best regards,
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Re:Unusual Fidelity CC1 / CC3 / CC10?
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Hi Marko,

thanks to Mike Watters the English manual is now available on my web site.

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Re:Unusual Fidelity CC1 / CC3 / CC10?
« Reply #2 on: March 7, 2011, 08:50AM »
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Quote from: Alain Zanchetta on March  6, 2011, 10:44PM   

isn't it simply a CC 10C ?
I haven't taken the time to publish a picture on my site but I did scan the (French) manual, have a look at it (at least the front page):
http://alain.zanchetta.free.fr/docs/Fidelity/CC10C_FR.pdf.pdf

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Hello Alain,
Many thanks for the reply. Yes, that appears to be the correct manual. I noticed the "UCC" term on the service request form included with my unit. I did some more research and it seems that the UCC10 is actually a CC1 upgraded to 10 levels of play.

Mike Watters said on his site that he knew of one CC1 which was upgraded to a CC3, and that in turn was upgraded to a CC10C.

http://www.chesscomputeruk.com/html/fidelity_chess_challenger__cc1.html

And a CC3 upgraded to CC10 is mentioned with a photo in article "CC1? on eBay":

http://users.boardnation.com/~chesscomputers/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=1425;start=0

And another article, "Re:Chess Challenger 10 versions" shows the English UCC10 manual:

http://users.boardnation.com/~chesscomputers/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=812;start=0



I believe that the "U" in UCC10 means that it is an upgraded CC1 or CC3.
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Re:Unusual Fidelity CC1 / CC3 / CC10?
« Reply #3 on: March 6, 2011, 10:44PM »
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isn't it simply a CC 10C ?
I haven't taken the time to publish a picture on my site but I did scan the (French) manual, have a look at it (at least the front page):
http://alain.zanchetta.free.fr/docs/Fidelity/CC10C_FR.pdf.pdf

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Unusual Fidelity CC1 / CC3 / CC10?
« Reply #4 on: March 6, 2011, 07:41PM »
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I recently purchased an unusual Fidelity unit, serial number 27663.



The manual included is an original from a CC1 but the box was labeled "Three Levels of Play" indicating a CC3 (or an upgraded model).




But the key pad has an strange key - the "DM" (double move) key also has "PB" (problem mode) printed on it. Has anyone seen this DM/PB key on another Fidelity unit?



Also, this unit has 10 levels! Pressing the CL key repeated cycles from CL 1 through CL 10 then repeats.




Inside the box was a Fidelity Service Form (from the Miami, FL address, not Chicago) dated 7/7/79 and a receipt for a check for $75. Is it possible that Fidelity honored the CC1 upgrade offer (listed on the back of the manual) and installed the CC10C ROM that was then current in 1979?

I would appreciate anyone's comments on this very odd unit.

Marko
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