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How to determine age of unit from the Hardware Version ?

  • 14 July 2020
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I have a v1 Play : 5 with the hardware version listed as : 1.16.4.1-2.0.  Is there a way of telling when this was made ?  Thanks

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Best answer by jgatie 14 July 2020, 15:54

So where do the 4 last digits sit ?  If it’s 000E58500B16E in toto, are the last 4 digits - 8500.  Can’t believe it was made in 1985.

 

Where are you getting “last 4” from?  It’s the first 4, as printed on the unit itself (not via “About My Sonos System”).   

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I am sure there is but I don’t know what it is!  How do you hope this piece of information would be useful to you?

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Because I’m selling it and would like to know.  I know it’s out of warranty but AFAIR it was a fairly recent replacement from Sonos for a failed unit.

I have a v1 Play : 5 with the hardware version listed as : 1.16.4.1-2.0.  Is there a way of telling when this was made ?  Thanks

 

No need to decipher the hardware version, the first 4 digits of the serial number are the YYMM of the date of manufacture.

All Play:5/gen1 units are “legacy” (S1). There’s no discrimination based on the year of manufacture.

FWIW if the main serial number begins with 00-0E-58 it’s pretty ancient.

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Thanks - so xxxxxxB16E is 11 1 6 15. ?

That’s the serial number suffix (in hex) by the look of things, which is immaterial. 

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So where do the 4 last digits sit ?  If it’s 000E58500B16E in toto, are the last 4 digits - 8500.  Can’t believe it was made in 1985.

So where do the 4 last digits sit ?  If it’s 000E58500B16E in toto, are the last 4 digits - 8500.  Can’t believe it was made in 1985.

 

Where are you getting “last 4” from?  It’s the first 4, as printed on the unit itself (not via “About My Sonos System”).   

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Well well, I learn something everyday.  The bottom of the unit says : 1307 00 etc.  so it’s July 2013.  Thanks.