View Full Version : Can you find out the PowerMac model through a serial #?

Nov 9, 2003, 10:04 PM
Hi -

Is it possible to find a site (or through Apple) that tells you the type of model a computer is by its serial number?

Reason I ask is that I need a Gigabit Ethernet model G4, and for the 400MHz variety, they made three revs. Only the "Mystic" model has Gigabit Ethernet.

Or perhaps someone else knows a way to determine 10/100/1000 BaseT capability through a physical examination -- ?



Nov 9, 2003, 10:30 PM
on the back of the powermac where it lists the specs of the computer it should specify whether it has 10/100 or 10/100/1000


Nov 10, 2003, 05:03 AM
If you can't find the label or it's not clear enough (my old tower's label had most of the pertinent info, though), you might have a look at the Apple Note on exactly what you want to do:

Power Mac G4: How to Differentiate Between Models (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58418)

Nov 11, 2003, 01:26 AM
The ADC port (on the gigabit) is a dead giveaway. Unless the video card's been upgraded.