Mac Mini Built Date

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by beafer, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. beafer macrumors newbie

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    Looking at coconutID...this is what I get (see pic). That built date can't be right seeing i was just able to get this refurb model in the beginning of Jan/2015
     

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  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    It's probably because it's a refurb and the motherboard was either replaced on that date or that was the date they flashed the serial number on the motherboard to represent a refurb. I see nothing wrong with having a "built" date for a refurb as Nov 2014.

    Remember reburbs do not mean used.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    The build date is based on the serial number, if the logic board was replaced, the computer gets a new serial number, thus throwing off your Mac's born on date.
     
  4. marclondon macrumors regular

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    My refurb quad i7 Mini has a built date of 13-19 October 2014, also in Shanghai.

    M.
     
  5. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    My mid 2011 mini
     

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  6. waveboreale macrumors member

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    Mac Mini i7 2012 bought from the refurb in Dec 2014, built date 13/19 oct 2014
     
  7. adamcarvell macrumors regular

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    Checked my serial number out of curiosity after reading this thread i bought my 2012 i7 in january this year said manufacture date week 50 2014.
     

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