How can I find out when my iMac was built ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Kuska, Oct 25, 2007.

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    Kuska

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

    All help greatfully received.

    Kuska
     
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    Kuska

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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:p!!
     
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    ucfgrad93

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    Mine was built between August 6 - August 12, 2007 in Shanghai, China.
     
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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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    Leon Kowalski

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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
     
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    SkyBell

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    The iMac from the future:D


    iBook's showing her age.:eek:

     

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    Kuska

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    My first two Alu dud's were week 38's from Shanghai
    The replacement received yesterday was a 41 from 'Unknown' :eek: 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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    valdore

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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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    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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    Just received my new 2009 Mac Mini, and this wonderful utility says made between 15.03.1999 and 21.03.1999 in Shenzhen, China.
     
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    upsguy27

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    You realize that you just bumped a 1.5 year old thread....
     
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    iVeBeenDrinkin'

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    What's wrong with that?
     
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    Hellhammer

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    Mine was build in Shanghai as well, between 30.3.2009 and 5.4.2009.
     
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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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    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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    Thanks for the link......Mine was made in the USA.:D

    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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    MacHamster68

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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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