Buying a macbook and need some advice

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dmsee, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. dmsee macrumors member

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    #1
    I am planning on buying a Macbook Pro tomorrow which is a 15" 2.4Ghz 2GB 256MB Video. Is there anything I should look out for when buying a used mac? Anything in particular. Is there any way to check how old it is since production?
    Thanks,
     
  2. MrT8064 macrumors 6502a

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    seriously, if possible wait another few weeks, a new macbook pro HAS to be round the corner.

    if you arn't tempted my a new one, it'll make the current generation lots cheaper second hand.


    you can tell the difference between C2D and CD, by seeing if there is a visible LED light next to the iSight, C2Ds are hidden
     
  3. dmsee thread starter macrumors member

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    Hardware:

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro3,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP31.0070.B02
    SMC Version: 1.16f8

    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

    Network:

    Bluetooth:

    Type: PPP (PPPSerial)
    Hardware: Modem
    BSD Device Name: Bluetooth-Modem
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: PPP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    Proxies:
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes

    Ethernet:

    Type: Ethernet
    Hardware: Ethernet
    BSD Device Name: en0
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    Proxies:
    Exceptions List: *.local, 169.254/16
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Ethernet:
    MAC Address: 00:1b:63:93:f2:38
    Media Options:
    Media Subtype: Auto Select

    FireWire:

    Type: FireWire
    Hardware: FireWire
    BSD Device Name: fw0
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    Proxies:
    Exceptions List: *.local, 169.254/16
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Ethernet:
    MAC Address: 00:1b:63:ff:fe:7f:79:80
    Media Options: Full Duplex
    Media Subtype: Auto Select

    AirPort:

    Type: AirPort
    Hardware: AirPort
    BSD Device Name: en1
    IPv4 Addresses: 192.168.111.11
    IPv4:
    Addresses: 192.168.111.11
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    Interface Name: en1
    NetworkSignature: IPv4.Router=192.168.111.1;IPv4.RouterHardwareAddress=00:90:7f:1c:9f:0e
    Router: 192.168.111.1
    Subnet Masks: 255.255.255.0
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    DNS:
    Domain Name: DOMAINMETAL
    Server Addresses: 192.168.111.4
    DHCP Server Responses:
    Domain Name: DOMAINMETAL
    Domain Name Servers: 192.168.111.4
    Lease Duration (seconds): 0
    DHCP Message Type: 0x05
    Routers: 192.168.111.1
    Server Identifier: 192.168.111.4
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Proxies:
    Exceptions List: *.local, 169.254/16
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Ethernet:
    MAC Address: 00:1b:63:ca:63:0b
    Media Options:
    Media Subtype: Auto Select

    Software:

    System Software Overview:

    System Version: Mac OS X 10.5.1 (9B18)
    Kernel Version: Darwin 9.1.0
    Boot Volume: Untitled
    Boot Mode: Normal
    Computer Name: SAE’s MacBook Pro
    User Name: SAE (SAE)
    Time since boot: 2 days 15:58

    ATA:

    ATA Bus:

    HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N:

    Capacity: 7.57 GB
    Model: HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N
    Revision: AP09
    Serial Number: KZ075FB4000
    Removable Media: Yes
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk2
    Protocol: ATAPI
    Unit Number: 0
    Socket Type: Internal
    Low Power Polling: Yes
    Media Name: ZOOLANDER
    Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
    Partition Map Type: Unknown
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Not Supported

    Audio (Built In):

    Intel High Definition Audio:

    Device ID: 0x106B00A0
    Audio ID: 44
    Available Devices:
    Speaker:
    Connection: Internal
    Headphone:
    Connection: Combo
    Microphone:
    Connection: Internal
    Line In:
    Connection: Combo
    S/P-DIF Out:
    Connection: Combo
    S/P-DIF In:
    Connection: Combo

    Bluetooth:

    Apple Bluetooth Software Version: 2.0.0f20
    Hardware Settings:
    SAE’s MacBook Pro:
    Address: 00-1b-63-4c-69-a7
    Manufacturer: Cambridge Silicon Radio
    Firmware Version: 3.1965 (3.1965)
    Bluetooth Power: On
    Discoverable: Yes
    HCI Version: 3 ($3)
    HCI Revision: 1965 ($7ad)
    LMP Version: 3 ($3)
    LMP Subversion: 1965 ($7ad)
    Device Type (Major): Computer
    Device Type (Complete): Macintosh Portable
    Composite Class Of Device: 3154188 ($30210c)
    Device Class (Major): 1 ($1)
    Device Class (Minor): 3 ($3)
    Service Class: 385 ($181)
    Requires Authentication: No
    Services:
    Bluetooth File Transfer:
    Folder other devices can browse: ~/Public
    Requires Authentication: Yes
    State: Enabled
    Bluetooth File Exchange:
    Folder for accepted items: ~/Downloads
    Requires Authentication: No
    When other items are accepted: Ask
    When PIM items are accepted: Ask
    When receiving items: Prompt for each file
    State: Enabled
    Incoming Serial Ports:
    Serial Port 1:
    Name: Bluetooth-PDA-Sync
    RFCOMM Channel: 3
    Requires Authentication: No
    Outgoing Serial Ports:
    Serial Port 1:
    Address:
    Name: Bluetooth-Modem
    RFCOMM Channel: 0
    Requires Authentication: No

    Diagnostics:

    Power On Self-Test:

    Last Run: 2/17/08 2:11 PM
    Result: Passed

    Disc Burning:

    HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N:

    Firmware Revision: AP09
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media:
    Type: DVD-ROM
    Blank: No
    Erasable: No
    Overwritable: No
    Appendable: No

    FireWire:

    FireWire Bus:

    Maximum Speed: Up to 800 Mb/sec

    Graphics/Displays:

    GeForce 8600M GT:

    Chipset Model: GeForce 8600M GT
    Type: Display
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
    Device ID: 0x0407
    Revision ID: 0x00a1
    ROM Revision: 3175
    Displays:
    Color LCD:
    Display Type: LCD
    Resolution: 1440 x 900
    Depth: 32-bit Color
    Built-In: Yes
    Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Quartz Extreme: Supported
    42PC3DV-UDPDP:
    Resolution: 1024 x 768 @ 60 Hz
    Depth: 32-bit Color
    Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Quartz Extreme: Supported
    Rotation: Supported
    Television: Yes

    Memory:

    BANK 0/DIMM0:

    Size: 1 GB
    Type: DDR2 SDRAM
    Speed: 667 MHz
    Status: OK

    BANK 1/DIMM1:

    Size: 1 GB
    Type: DDR2 SDRAM
    Speed: 667 MHz
    Status: OK

    PCI Cards:

    pci168c,24:

    Type: Other Network Controller
    Bus: PCI
    Slot: PCI Slot 5
    Vendor ID: 0x168c
    Device ID: 0x0024
    Subsystem Vendor ID: 0x106b
    Subsystem ID: 0x0087
    Revision ID: 0x0001
    Link Width: x1

    Power:

    System Power Settings:

    AC Power:
    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Automatic Restart On Power Loss: No
    Wake On AC Change: No
    Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
    Wake On LAN: Yes
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
    Battery Power:
    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 2
    Wake On AC Change: No
    Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
    Reduce Brightness: Yes

    Hardware Configuration:

    UPS Installed: No

    AC Charger Information:

    Connected: Yes
    Charging: No

    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Manufacturer: SMP
    Device name: ASMB012
    Pack Lot Code: 0002
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 0102
    Hardware Revision: 0500
    Cell Revision: 0200
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 5173
    Fully charged: Yes
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 5173
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 28
    Battery health: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 12574

    Serial-ATA:

    Intel ICH8-M AHCI:

    Vendor: Intel
    Product: ICH8-M AHCI
    Speed: 1.5 Gigabit
    Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported

    FUJITSU MHW2160BHPL:

    Capacity: 149.05 GB
    Model: FUJITSU MHW2160BHPL
    Revision: 0081001C
    Serial Number: K11GT7526KVM
    Native Command Queuing: Yes
    Queue Depth: 32
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
    Volumes:
    Untitled:
    Capacity: 116.88 GB
    Available: 91.48 GB
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk0s2
    Mount Point: /
    BOOTCAMP:
    Capacity: 31.86 GB
    Available: 31.84 GB
    Writable: Yes
    File System: MS-DOS FAT32
    BSD Name: disk0s3
    Mount Point: /Volumes/BOOTCAMP

    USB:

    USB High-Speed Bus:

    Host Controller Location: Built In USB
    Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBEHCI
    PCI Device ID: 0x2836
    PCI Revision ID: 0x0003
    PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086
    Bus Number: 0xfd

    USB to ATA/ATAPI Bridge:

    Capacity: 55.89 GB
    Removable Media: Yes
    Detachable Drive: Yes
    BSD Name: disk1
    Version: 1.00
    Bus Power (mA): 500
    Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
    Manufacturer: JMicron
    Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
    Partition Map Type: MBR (Master Boot Record)
    Product ID: 0x2338
    Serial Number: 87064692B194
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Not Supported
    Vendor ID: 0x152d
    Volumes:
    Portable:
    Capacity: 55.89 GB
    Available: 21.91 GB
    Writable: No
    File System: NTFS
    BSD Name: disk1s1
    Mount Point: /Volumes/Portable

    Built-in iSight:

    Version: 1.45
    Bus Power (mA): 500
    Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
    Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
    Product ID: 0x8502
    Serial Number: 107620FFB13409AF (03.01)
    Vendor ID: 0x05ac (Apple Computer, Inc.)

    USB High-Speed Bus:

    Host Controller Location: Built In USB
    Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBEHCI
    PCI Device ID: 0x283a
    PCI Revision ID: 0x0003
    PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086
    Bus Number: 0xfa

    USB Bus:

    Host Controller Location: Built In USB
    Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBUHCI
    PCI Device ID: 0x2830
    PCI Revision ID: 0x0003
    PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086
    Bus Number: 0x1d

    USB Bus:

    Host Controller Location: Built In USB
    Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBUHCI
    PCI Device ID: 0x2831
    PCI Revision ID: 0x0003
    PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086
    Bus Number: 0x3d

    USB Bus:

    Host Controller Location: Built In USB
    Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBUHCI
    PCI Device ID: 0x2832
    PCI Revision ID: 0x0003
    PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086
    Bus Number: 0x5d

    Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad:

    Version: 0.16
    Bus Power (mA): 500
    Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Product ID: 0x021a
    Vendor ID: 0x05ac (Apple Computer, Inc.)

    IR Receiver:

    Version: 0.16
    Bus Power (mA): 500
    Speed: Up to 1.5 Mb/sec
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Product ID: 0x8242
    Vendor ID: 0x05ac (Apple Computer, Inc.)

    USB Bus:

    Host Controller Location: Built In USB
    Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBUHCI
    PCI Device ID: 0x2834
    PCI Revision ID: 0x0003
    PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086
    Bus Number: 0x1a

    Bluetooth USB Host Controller:

    Version: 19.65
    Bus Power (mA): 500
    Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
    Manufacturer: Apple, Inc.
    Product ID: 0x8205
    Vendor ID: 0x05ac (Apple Computer, Inc.)

    USB Bus:

    Host Controller Location: Built In USB
    Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBUHCI
    PCI Device ID: 0x2835
    PCI Revision ID: 0x0003
    PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086
    Bus Number: 0x3a

    AirPort Card:

    AirPort Card Information:

    Wireless Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x168C, 0x87)
    Wireless Card Locale: USA
    Wireless Card Firmware Version: 1.2.2
    Current Wireless Network: 0urh0m3
    Wireless Channel: 1
     
  4. hardsc02 macrumors member

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    #4
    Apparantly, you felt posting this information was necessary.
     
  5. AndyK Contributor

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    #5
    Apparently you felt quoting it...
     
  6. hardsc02 macrumors member

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    #6

    Indeed.
     
  7. Ryuukumori macrumors 6502

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    #7
    lol

    I noticed his Airport Extreme IP Address is posted as well... not the brightest idea.
     
  8. tuxtpenguin macrumors regular

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  9. Ahboyd macrumors member

    Ahboyd

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    #9
    You can search by its serial number of that hardware by going to this site:

    http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

    Then paste your serial number in... and... BAM!

    Pretty cool.. huh! It also give you the approximate week of production which I checked is pretty accurate.
     

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