How to find out when my Apple cinema display was manufactured?

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  1. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

    sparkie7

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    Under display profiles, No. 13 it list some Apple display make and model info such as Manufacturer (00000610) Model (00009221) and Manufacture date (C5942D00).. does anyone know how to decipher these?

    I tried CoconutIdentitycard, but that only give Mac and ipod details based on serial numbers

    Any advice/links appreciated
     
  2. grue macrumors 65816

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    Apple's serial number format for CPUs, displays, iPods, and networking hardware:


    XXYZZblahblahblah

    XX is site code

    Y is year (e.g., 7 is 2007)

    ZZ is week of said year.

    blahblahblah is model, options, etc.
     
  3. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    I guess that serial number format doesn't work for refurbs. Mine ends up being about when I purchased it. There's no way to find out when a refurb was manufactured?
     
  4. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks G, you sure? by that format it means that:

    C5 = site/factory where it was made, prob somewhere in korea
    9 = 2009 (?)
    42 = 42nd week of 2009 (?!?)

    can't be made in sept/oct of 2009, as we are only in March! :p:D;)
     
  5. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

    sparkie7

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    you got a refurb Cinema display? which refurb site you get it from. i have never seen refurb display advertised
     
  6. grue macrumors 65816

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    Hmmmm… it's possible the system has changed, but that's how it's been for years
     
  7. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    From the apple site. Go to Refurbished Mac/Mac Accessories. They have the 20, the 24, and the 30.
     
  8. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    cool thanks. the reason i never see 30" ACDs for sale in the refurb, is b/c i dont think many 30's are sold in australia :D
     
  9. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    Ah. I just checked apple Australia and see you have very few refurb items. Maybe they don't break down as much there too. :)
     
  10. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Apple products are very pricey in comparison. and the market is than in the US. And also we are poorer :D
     
  11. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    That's an LG/Philips panel, 30". Beyond that, dunno.
     

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