Dumb Question?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Maclver, May 15, 2009.

  1. Maclver macrumors 68020

    Maclver

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    Ok how does your computer know what your serial number is... I ask this because I have replaced my harddrive and RAM both places where something like a serial number could be? Just curious
     
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    I'm pretty sure that it's stored in a chip on the logic board.
     
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    I believe your serial number is programmed into the logic board. In the case you have a logic board replacement, sometimes the Mac won't indicate the new serial number, or any serial number at all.

    P.S. The question wasn't dumb... believe me, there are much worse! :)
     
  4. Maclver thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ah that makes sense.. thanks have a good weekend
     

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