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Old 06-26-2009, 12:48 AM   #4
gdement
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Default Re: decrypting cap datecodes

Panasonic


3 different formats are listed in the PDF I have:

Code:
(A)(B)(C)(C):
                 A=last number of year
                 B=month (1-9, O=Oct, N=Nov, D=Dec)
                 C=line code in alphabet (A to Z)
Code:
(A)(B)(C)(D):
                 A=last number of year
                 B=month (1-9, O/N/D)
                 C=line code (A-Z)
                 D=production date (A-Z:1st-26th, 1=27th, 2=28th, etc)
Code:
(A)(B)(C)(D)(D)
                 A=last number of year
                 B=month (1-9, O/N/D)
                 C=week (Greek number: I for 1st week, II for 2nd wk)
                 D=line code (A-Z)
I have no idea how one is expected to tell the difference between the first 2 formats. And I don't know why they use greek in the 3rd format. Or why the year is only 1 digit. Or why it's printed in dark red. Or how hard Panasonic tried to come up with a system that sucks this much. Sorry.

PDF attached. I probably won't be doing any others as I don't think I have documentation for them.
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File Type: pdf date codes.PDF (157.2 KB, 94 views)
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