Mac Book Pro Age

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  1. Sdahe macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    Hello guys,

    Is there a way to know how long is been since the first time you turned you MBP for the first time out of the box?

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  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    If you use coconutbattery it will tell you when your MacBook Pro was made and how old it is. You could also check your AppleCare Warranty on Apple's website to see the day you bought it.
     
  3. zw-gator macrumors 6502a

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    Coconut Battery, but I'm not sure how accurate it is.
     
  4. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    The receipt should give an approximate time, assuming you used it soon after you bought it.
     
  5. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nice App.... this is what Coconut Battery tells me...

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  6. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Coconut Battery must give the manufactured age because I've had my MBP for about 2 weeks now, but Coconut Battery tells me its 8 weeks old.
     
  7. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Yes, it gets the date that the computer was made from the serial number. There would be no way to tell what date the computer was bought on from the hardware itself, just the date that it was made.
     
  8. zero85ZEN macrumors regular

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  9. bli625 macrumors 6502a

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    That's not what the OP is looking for. He wants to know how long his computer has been used for.
     
  10. zero85ZEN macrumors regular

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    Well, cocnutbattery won't tell you that either. It only tells you how old your machine is in months and how many battery cycles you have on it.

    So I guess none of the responses so far are much help to the OP.
     
  11. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Pretty much.

    OP- have you turned your machine off since you got it? If not, launch Terminal.app and use the command "uptime." If you're on your 2.4 GHz MBP then this probably won't work for you though, since I assume you've turned it off between now and the time you got it ;-)
     
  12. womble2k2 macrumors regular

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    To answer the OP, there is actually a very straight forward solution, which is so obvious, people forget about it!!

    When you first turn on your Mac, you need to configure the first user account. If you navigate to the Users folder, and highlight the user account folder and 'get info', it will tell you when that folder was created. This is the date and time your machine would have been switched on (well, to be more precise, a few minutes later).

    I also think there is a file somewhere in the main library folder (from root), which details the initial power on but I cannot remember what it is.

    Best Regards,
    Phil
     
  13. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Good idea. I guess if the original user account has been removed it wouldn't work, or if the OS has been reinstalled, but this would work for a lot of people.
     

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