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What can somebody do with my serial number?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by TimJim, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    I posted a video on youtube of the interface of my iPod Classic and showed my serail number of my ipod, what could somebody do with the serail number that is bad for me?
  2. macrumors 6502

    they can know everything about you and your family..

    inlcuding address , the size of your underwear ....
  3. macrumors 68020


    They can find out how much warranty is left on it I think. That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    how do you do that?
  5. Moderator emeritus


    Click here. Copy & paste serial into the field at the bottom left corner of the page. :)

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  6. macrumors 6502a


    but all that does it tell you how much time left on warrenty and when i bought, can my address/other stuff be released?
  7. macrumors Penryn


    Relax, there isn't anything that can be done other than finding out the amount of warranty time remaining.

    Wait, was it an 80 or 160 GB model?
  8. Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Somebody mean could report it stolen, which could cause you trouble if you ever took it in for repair.
  9. macrumors 68020


    Nope. Your address and 'other stuff' is perfectly safe.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Nothing is perfectly safe especially with network access....:eek:
  11. macrumors 68030

    Cool, I'm going to go to the Apple store and go on a spending spree courtesy of OP! ;)

    Seriously though, I don't think there's much to worry about. You can take the video down just to be safe. But no one's going to get any additional personal information from you about that.

    People buy and sell iPods all the time on EBay. Everytime they do, they have the serial number of the previous owner (who probably registered the unit with Apple.)

    Even if someone reported it stolen (unlikely since there's no benefit), you could easily show ID to prove you are the registered owner.

    Just take down the Youtube video, and carry on as usual... :)
  12. macrumors 6502a


    They can file an online repair order for the iPod through the serial number.. also order accessories and stuff like that needs to be repaired...
    I say just take it down just to be safe
  13. macrumors regular

    Someone asked for it from me in an ipad sell. I'm not sure why they need it. Any suggestions.
  14. macrumors demi-god


    Probably to verify your warranty and to check if what you're selling is what you're selling.

    And I think you should have created a new thread… just saying.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    He's just making fun of you....

    Oh *****, old thread.. :D

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