'Age of Your Mac' WAY Off

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jrs1035, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. jrs1035 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    #1
    I just had my faulty unibody macbook pro replaced with a new one. Upon booting up the machine I noticed the time was incorrect so I reset the PRAM and it was fixed. After opening Coconut Battery and coconutIdentityCard I noticed the age of my mac is way off. It says my machine was built between 1.18.1999 and 1.24.1999 and the age is 122 months. Any ideas what the problem might be and how to solve it? Thanks!
     
  2. halfbelgian macrumors member

    halfbelgian

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2009
    Location:
    Winnipeg, Canada
    #2
    That's exactly what it says about my "new" refurb macbook pro!
     
  3. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

    UltraNEO*

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Location:
    近畿日本
  4. jrs1035 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    #4
    So it's safe to assume the Apple manager lied to my face when I asked him if it was a new mbp or a refurb?
     
  5. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

    UltraNEO*

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Location:
    近畿日本
    #5
    Usually you can tell from the number of stickers (seals) on the Box and the model/serial number on the box. Perhaps you can goto apple support and check the details, too?
     
  6. jrs1035 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    #6
    I entered my serial number and the following info. is displayed.

    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)
    Serial #: W8XXXXXXXXX
    United States
    Limited Warranty
     
  7. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

    UltraNEO*

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Location:
    近畿日本
    #7
    Read the text in the middle, it'll tell you when your warranty will end. That's more important, no?
     
  8. jrs1035 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    #8
    Our records indicate that your product is covered under Apple's Limited Warranty which is estimated to expire on January 30, 2010.

    Your product is eligible for complimentary phone support which is estimated to expire on May 01, 2009.
     
  9. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

    UltraNEO*

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Location:
    近畿日本
    #9
    Does it coincide your purchase date? If so, there's nothing more to worry about, Apple will have you covered.

    Talking about weird things, you should see what my machine says.. I'm still baffled myself!!
     
  10. jrs1035 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
  11. Bobacus macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    #11
    My Brand New Unibody MBP says the same thing for the manufacture date, I would bet it is more of a problem with the coconut program since mine was a BTO from the apple website, that I ordered less than a month ago.
     
  12. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

    Electro Funk

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2005
    Location:
    The Opium Garden
    #12
    i picked up a brand new MacBook Pro yesterday and it is saying the same exact thing. Calibrating the battery now. will see if it states the same after calibration and a reboot. very odd. C battery works just fine on the wife's MacBook so not sure why it states my mac was born in 1999...
     
  13. iToaster macrumors 68000

    iToaster

    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Location:
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    #13
    Just something to note here... to get the correct date, update the Coconut Battery/ID Card to the latest version. It worked for my Unibody MacBook.
     

    Attached Files:

  14. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

    UltraNEO*

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Location:
    近畿日本
    #14
    How about this? Mine can't compute or calculate...
    How can the Current capacity be more than the original? :confused:
     

    Attached Files:

  15. jrs1035 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    #15
    I calibrated my battery and got the same results. Let me know how it works out for you.
     
  16. jrs1035 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    #16
    Mine is saying the original capacity was 4600 mah and the current capacity is 4623. It increased after battery calibration.
     
  17. creator2456 macrumors 68000

    creator2456

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    #17
    The value for Original Capacity is just the rated average for the battery. My current battery is rated at 6300 mAh original and it was up over 6500 mAh when it was new.
     

Share This Page