How do you date a MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pagansoul, May 21, 2008.

  1. pagansoul macrumors 65816

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    How can you tell if a Mac Book is still under 1 year warrenty if you got it used? 2.2 blackbook. I believe thay came out Nov 2007, am I correct?
     
  2. krye macrumors 68000

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    Go here:

    https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetWarranty.do

    You can also tell the date of your Mac by the serial number. The first 2 digits are the model identifier, the next digit is for the year, the next 2 are for the week it was made.
     
  3. zephead macrumors 68000

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    Easy, I've been dating mine for almost a year and a half now. As long as you keep telling her how much better she is than your last PC, then you'll have her around a long time. :D

    Haha but seriously, you can download coconutIdentityCard and it'll tell you how old your Mac is and when/where it was made.
     
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    That sounds about right. You should have Leopard, and I suggest you download CoconutIdentity Card, and that'll show you the date.

    Dinner and a drink always works for me, and maybe a nice rubdown with iKlear everywhere! :cool:
     
  5. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    No jokes about USB sticks and ejecting, please.
     
  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I would also suggest asking for a picture ID! :D
     
  7. krye macrumors 68000

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    Can I make a joke about mounting a file system?
     
  8. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Sure, just don't forget the RAM.
     
  9. John01021988 macrumors 6502

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    This is getting too graphical now.... Wonder where is better, USB or Firewire.....?
     
  10. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Is Apple anal about repairing used hardware? Like do you have to go through any transferring of registration or anything before they'll fix it.

    I just realized something, how are you supposed to send a Mac in for repair under warranty if your 90-day phone support has ended and there are no Apple stores within 100+ miles of your home?
     
  11. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    The MacBook takes it both ways.
     
  12. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    Internet. you can fill out a form on Apple's site. Had to do it for my old iPod once.
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I don't date MacBooks, they date me. That's how I roll.
     
  14. Consultant macrumors G5

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    90 day phone support includes help with installing software, etc.

    As long as you are under Apple Care coverage, you can call Apple Care for warranty issues. If Apple Care determines repair is necessary, they will mail you a postage paid box for mail in repair.
     
  15. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    At some time during the relationship, you'll need to plug your power cord in and get her all charged up. Otherwise she'll fall asleep on you.

    But treat her right, push her buttons the right way, stroke the trackpad whenever it's required and you'll get along just fine.
     
  16. macintoshSL macrumors member

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  17. wannabe07 macrumors member

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    Wow, you sure can tell this forum is mostly guys...
     
  18. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the responses, it really cleared up quite a bit :D. Quite a shame Apple doesn't offer email support.
     
  19. pagansoul thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Seems my warranty is good till 1/10/2009. I still have plenty of time before I have to get Apple Care.
     

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