knowing when macbook was first used

pinkgimp

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Jul 30, 2010
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hello,

i want to buy a macbook pro, it's an older model and it's on a big discount with limited stock.
is there a way to know when a macbook pro was first used?
i don't want to get a macbook that has been on the show room floor with the backlights on for tons of hours, i have a macbook that already had a screen replacement because of the time used up on the backlight.

any app for that? or something else?

thanks.
 

pinkgimp

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Jul 30, 2010
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does coconutBattery give the date from manufactory or when it was first used?
 

pinkgimp

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Jul 30, 2010
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that would be to obvious... wont they just put in a new battery?
guess there is no way to know...
 

MacModMachine

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Apr 3, 2009
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well, your old macbook pro probally had CCFL lighting, which lasts alot less,

newer ones have LED lighting which will last alot longer.
 

pinkgimp

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Jul 30, 2010
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New battery will have 0 charge cycles, but it wont erase the age of your Mac.
but the age of the mac doesn't make a difference, a brand new macbook and one used on showroom can have same manufacture dates you can't know if it was already used.

i give up they will just refurbished it, i still had my macbook under warranty when my screen died, i asked the price of the repair just to know and i could almost buy a new macbook for the price of the repair.
 
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