Ok, I'm buying a MacBook in the morning... How do I find the serial number?

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  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I'm getting a MacBook in the morning :)

    But I do want to know how I can find the serial. Is the only way opening the box and looking at the unit itself? The reason I want to see the serial number is because I'd like to get one that's made recently - more chance of getting a good one.

    (P.S... Black or white?! :D)
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Also, turn it on, go to "about this mac" under the big blue apple, and click on the words between "Mac OS X" and software update bubble.

    (PS. get black. It's hoootttt!!!)
     
  3. dejo Moderator

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    I think the serial number will also be on the outside of the box on a label along with the UPC code.
     
  4. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    i think you can find it on the sticker on the box, i cant check, i had to cut mine out and send it in for the rebate. the only other way i can think of is to turn it on and get it in about this mac.

    p.s. get black, mine is hot
     
  5. FragTek macrumors 6502

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    To confirm, the serial number IS on the outside of the box near the UPC.
     
  6. wako macrumors 65816

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    Yep, it is on the UPC code.

    When you go in to buy it, you might need to tell the representative how to find the most recent ones. When i bought mine, the person who assisted me did not seem to know that the serial number corresponds to the week it was manufacterered.


    Go BLACK. It definitely looks alot better. Just remember to keep a fine cloth handy, to wipe away the oils from time to time. :D
     
  7. rdowns Suspended

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    Here you go
     

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  8. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    You're hot, too...

    Mooo, everyone! I got the black MacBook, and it's perfect! It's a 4H625. :D Sooo sexy! It does get a little hot on the upper left portion of the keyboard, near the power adapter. But so far it's not hot enough to bother me. I'm not planning to use it on my lap anyway.

    What's interesting though, is that my MacBook came with 1 GB of RAM... Thought it only came with 512 MB? Well it was a nice surprise when I opened up About My Mac... Silent update maybe?

    Thanks everyone! Everyone at the Apple Store was absolutely dumbfounded when I asked them to check up the serial number :D
     
  9. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Definitly go white!!! And as people said before it's on the UPC code.
     
  10. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    if you've noticed, the word "laptop" has left the computing world. "notebook" Not for your lap. I take it you plan on having kids? :p :p

    I just checked apple.com.. it still says it comes with 512. You sure you didn't accidentally pay for a bump?

    and I loooove rendering clerks "dumbfounded" It makes a great look on their face. :D

    ..did you get black or white? :D
     
  11. wako macrumors 65816

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    He got a black one :)



    Moo? Did you get a black cow too?
     
  12. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    ... Children? You like to move fast don't you?... ;)

    Looking at the receipt, you're right... Bastards. Oh well, $100 isn't THAT bad for 1 GB.

    And if you reread my above post you'll find which color I got...
     
  13. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    It looks good, but the only way to maintain the good look is to clean it every 5 minutes. It gets SO greasy:eek:
     
  14. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    A black cow with one white spot (the Apple logo)
     
  15. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    Nah. I was just making a little joke. :)
     
  16. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    Does anyone know how to check the most recent build-week for MBP and MB? When I buy a MBP or MB, I would like to check the serial # at the store so that I can buy the most recently built machine. It seems recently built units are not exhibiting too much of the earlier problems such as excessive heat and noises.
     
  17. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    :eek: I haven't been able to read well for a while!

    *orders up a speedreading course*

    Nice... pics? :D
     
  18. d wade macrumors 65816

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    i like the black. but i would have gone white if i got a macbook.

    i got a macbook pro instead, and it only came in the silver... which i loovvvee
     
  19. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

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    what is the most recent serial number on the macs? In other words, how do you know if it is the most current build?
     
  20. generik macrumors 601

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    You can actually tell the week your machine left the assembly line from its serial :)

    If you will post it here some expert will help you with it.
     
  21. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it the last two numbers of the serial number?
     
  22. codo macrumors 6502

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    This link explains it quite well.

    All the best.
     
  23. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Its actually $100 for 512mb. Coz you had already paid for 512mb with the cost of the MB. :rolleyes:
     
  24. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

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    Great.....thanks.
     

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