Can I find out model specifications using Serial Number only?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by scharah, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. scharah macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2008

    I'm looking into recycling my macbook pro with apple in exchange for some pennies! My hard drive packed in a couple of months ago and no recovery attempt was successful, so I bought a new one.

    When I type my serial number into Apple's "check your service and support coverage", it only tells me that it's a mid-2010 13" macbook pro.. that much I could have figured out myself.

    I can't right click the apple for info as the laptop is no longer functional, but the Apple trade in platform wants the specific model from a drop down box, like so:

    Attached Files:

  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
  3. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    Presume they want it functioning?

    Why not pop a new HDD (or even an SSD), in and sell it for real money? Or use it?
  4. scharah thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Thank you.

    Apparently Apple deems it to have no value! So won't buy it off me.

    Anyone know of any third party companies that buy damaged mac hardware? I'm not expecting much for it but it's just sitting about doing nothing so I might as well try and get something for it.

    However none of the passwords have been removed and all my data may still be retrievable (i just didn't want to spend a minimum of £300 to find out)


    I don't know if it's the hard drive that's broken or something else. It was quite old and I personally fancied an upgrade hence why I just bought a new one rather than paying to fix it. If I bought a new hard drive for it I wouldn't know the first thing about installing it, and then it might turn out that it wasn't the hard drive after all.
  5. Android300zx macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2012
    Throw it on Craigslist and see if you can get something for it. Post the issues it has. I'm sure someone will buy it and get her fixed up. I wouldn't give it to Apple.

Share This Page