knowing when macbook was first used

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pinkgimp, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. pinkgimp macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Coconut battery will tell you the age of your Mac.
     
  3. pinkgimp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    does coconutBattery give the date from manufactory or when it was first used?
     
  4. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    you won't be able to know when it was first used but you can find out how many times it has been charged and when the MBP was produced
     
  5. pinkgimp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that would be to obvious... wont they just put in a new battery?
    guess there is no way to know...
     
  6. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    New battery will have 0 charge cycles, but it wont erase the age of your Mac.
     
  8. DanMacApple macrumors 6502

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    Correct! Coconut Battery should give you the information you need.
     
  9. pinkgimp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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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