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Old Oct 25, 2007, 03:06 PM   #1
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How can I find out when my iMac was built ?

Can I do this in system profiler or do I need to look elsewhere ?

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Old Oct 25, 2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 04:03 PM   #3
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 05:51 PM   #4
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Hehe, thanks for that!! Just checked, mines built between 15/10/07 and 21/10/07 in China, hehe, she's only about a week old!!

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Old Oct 25, 2007, 06:06 PM   #5
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 06:15 PM   #6
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It gave a 1.5 year range for my 24" imac

6/8/2007 - 12/8/2008

Says it was built in Shanghai.
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 10:38 PM   #7
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No app required -- all you need is the serial number.

For example: W8733xxxxxx was built in 2007, week 33.

I believe the first 2 characters identify the assembly plant -- with "W8" being (Shanghai?) China.
I don't know the codes, but every iMac I've seen starts with "W8" -- so it's not very interesting.

My 20" ALU (Dud #1): W87313PEX86 = 2007, week 31
My 24" ALU (Dud #2): W873447ZX89 = 2007, week 34
My 20" white upgrade: W8733xxxxxx = 2007, week 33

...LOL, my "older model" white 20" is newer than the ALU 20" dud,

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Old Oct 26, 2007, 01:13 AM   #8
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Old Oct 26, 2007, 05:55 AM   #9
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No app required -- all you need is the serial number.

For example: W8733xxxxxx was built in 2007, week 33.

I believe the first 2 characters identify the assembly plant -- with "W8" being (Shanghai?) China.
I don't know the codes, but every iMac I've seen starts with "W8" -- so it's not very interesting.

My 20" ALU (Dud #1): W87313PEX86 = 2007, week 31
My 24" ALU (Dud #2): W873447ZX89 = 2007, week 34
My 20" white upgrade: W8733xxxxxx = 2007, week 33

...LOL, my "older model" white 20" is newer than the ALU 20" dud,

LK

My first two Alu dud's were week 38's from Shanghai
The replacement received yesterday was a 41 from 'Unknown' but it was a BTO and although verging on the edge of 'dudd-ery' it is a lot better than the first two.

Hmmmmm.....I'm almost certain there must be bad 'birth' weeks on these machines.
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Old Oct 26, 2007, 06:02 AM   #10
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My octocore Mac Pro was built between May 7 and May 13 2007. The Coconut doohickey can't tell the location, but I know this thing shipped from Shenzhen anyway.

A few months back I was in the Apple store for warranty work on my MacBook, and I asked when it was built, and the Genius was able to tell me down to the exact day - apparently they can see that type of info.
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Old Mar 17, 2009, 08:46 PM   #11
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Happy birthday to my lamp-Mac!

Too lazy to post a screen-shot, but my trusty iMac G4 800 MHz turns 7 years old tomorrow! Nice little app...
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Old Mar 17, 2009, 09:41 PM   #12
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Old Mar 18, 2009, 12:06 AM   #13
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Too lazy to post a screen-shot, but my trusty iMac G4 800 MHz turns 7 years old tomorrow! Nice little app...
You realize that you just bumped a 1.5 year old thread....
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 01:26 AM   #14
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You realize that you just bumped a 1.5 year old thread....
What's wrong with that?
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 04:15 AM   #15
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Mine was build in Shanghai as well, between 30.3.2009 and 5.4.2009.
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 12:48 AM   #16
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mine was built just a few months ago

I know I'm about a year behind the rest of these threads, but it's kind of exciting to know when and where my new iMac was built. :-) She's my baby, all you Mac people out there know what I mean! I'll have this computer for the next 10 years practically, so I can celebrate it's 10 year birthday lol
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Old Jan 9, 2011, 04:56 PM   #17
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My new iMac's serial # begins with W8047.... i assume that the "0" refers to 2010, & the "47" refers to 47 weeks into 2010(June-ish 2010). when i ran "coconutIdentityCard 2.4" it came back with the dates, 20.11.2000 & 26.11.2000- this is impossible due to I just pulled this out of the sealed box yesterday....
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Old Jan 9, 2011, 05:18 PM   #18
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Did my 2010 iMac come from planet X ???

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Old Jan 9, 2011, 07:43 PM   #20
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Thanks for the link......Mine was made in the USA.

Serial Number: ▀ ▀ ▀ ▀ ▀ ▀ ▀ ▀ ▀ ▀ ▀

Model: iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010)

Codename: ?

Build Country: Your Mac was built in the USA.

Build Year: Your Mac was built in 2010.

Build Week: Your Mac was built in week 33 of that year (August)
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Old Jan 10, 2011, 03:29 AM   #21
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my iMac core duo was delivered in 2007 (receipt and original box so no refurb) but was build between 16.1.2006 and 22.1.2006 build in shanghai /china
and my oldest iMac G3 24.9.2001 and 30.9.2001 build in unknown
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