SAB solution: spot the SN differences

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by otse, May 8, 2012.

  1. otse

    otse SC Rookie

    Feb 19, 2012
    Hey there,

    Just realized I should have posted this here. My bad. Call me a noob. :frown:

    So I don't know if this is old news or not, but after a conversation with a Fujifilm tech support specialist, I learned that while only 2% of X100s suffer from the SAB problem, the US repair center has yet to receive any affected cameras recently produced.

    He gave me this serial number key to identify recent production models vs. older produced models:
    SN that start with 21A are recent, Q1 productions.
    SN that start with 14A are older production models.

    While no official statement from Fujifilm, the newer 21A models have modified blade assembly that supposedly address the SAB problem.

    Some food for thought..

  2. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
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    Mine starts with 12A and I have had zero problems
  3. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    mine starts with a 12N and has had no problems.
  5. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

    May 11, 2011
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    Bruce J. Pritchard
  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    O, that's very good information.
    Good job on the research.
  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
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    12M and no problems here so far *touch wood*
  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
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    I don't know if that 2% figure is legitimate (or if that's just what they're throwing out there), but if it is, I certainly feel a whole lot more comfortable. It's obviously too high of a number for Quality Control, but being a betting man I know 2% is, in fact, quite small.
  9. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
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    Mine starts with 110 (curious what the "0" stands for) and is fine too.

    EDIT: answering my own question, X100s from Japan have no letter in the serial number. So it's a "11x"
  10. winginkris

    winginkris SC Veteran

    Dec 15, 2011
    14a, no problem here.
  11. otse

    otse SC Rookie

    Feb 19, 2012
    It's also the year, quarter, in addition to where it was made. See this quote from @flysurfer in the Fuji X Forum: