How to tell when our MBAs were manufactured?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by GREEN4U, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. GREEN4U, Jul 31, 2012
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    GREEN4U macrumors 6502a

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    Mine isn't here yet, but I have the Serial Number in the invoice! :D

    I'm trying to figure out when my MBA was built, specifically, what week. I know in years or models in the past, it goes something like this:
    But my serial number is a bit different

    How can I tell what week my MBA was built?
     
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    Is the digit before the 5 a number? And if so is it 2? That'd be 25th week which is like mid June
     
  5. GREEN4U thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no, it was a letter, like J. I'm thinking it could stand for June or July. But then 5? June week 5? There is no week 5 in june, unless it's the first weekend in July.

    Confusing, oh well, I've dropped it. I did check the Service and Coverage Status with the serial number and it's warranty expires July 30 next year, which is kind of crappy cause they should give you a year AFTER it's delivered... :(
     
  6. jj97101 macrumors member

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    Yeah I think they changed it, wanted to check mine but either it said that it was built in the 41st week of 2012 which is in October or the 4th week which is january and that seems very early especially seeing as I wasnt one of the first to buy an Air.
     
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    This one works, but it only shows what computer model it is, CPU speed, and capacity which I guess is still impressive. No manufacture date though.

    The link JJ provided doesn't even recognize my serial number and I am not entering any information for them, no sirree.
     
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    coconutBattery has some known issues with inaccuracy, especially regarding the age of your Mac reading.
     
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    the search bar in the top left corner of this site was able to decode my serial

    says week 32 of 2012 for mine
     
  14. biskit96 macrumors newbie

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    That is pretty cool. Thanks
     
  15. GREEN4U, Aug 16, 2012
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    GREEN4U thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh wow. That is quite a lot of information it spat out. But it got 2 things wrong; my computer couldn'tve been built Week 32 (aug 6-aug12) because it was delivered aug 6 and also the original OS says Lion, when it actually came with ML.
     

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