Macbook Pro Manufacture Date?

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  1. madisonfaye macrumors regular

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    I was curious to see my MBP's manufacture date


    The coconut program claims its January 2011

    This website http://www.chipmunk.nl/cgi-fast/applemodel.cgi claims its July 2011


    Which do I believe? Does anyone know a good site for decoding your serial number? Not sure which number points to your manufacture date.

    I did some extensive googling on this but was overwhelmed with answers that did not work
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    coconut battery has been known to be inaccurate in reporting the manufacture date.

    One suggested method is this, which seems to be accurate:
     
  3. madisonfaye thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks :) Yeah that didn't work for me because my serial number starts with one letter, and then the third number is a 2 so that would be 2012!

    But thank you!



    Edit: I'm going to post the numbers of my serial number just incase anyone can decode those! (not sure if its safe to post the whole thing)

    X02X10XXXXXX
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Is your Mac, by any chance, a refurbished model?

    Here's the article: http://www.tuaw.com/2005/04/14/when-was-your-mac-born/
     
  5. madisonfaye thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope, its new. Bought it from my local apple store though, thats why the January 2011 and July 2011 dates are both feasible!

    My serial number starts with C

    Very weird!

    Thanks so much for all your researching help though I REALLY appreciate it :)
     
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  7. madisonfaye thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tried that one too! Couldn't even give me a date haha

    I wonder if I call Apple and ask, if they can give me that sort of information. Now its just one of those situations where I NEED to figure this out for because I've been looking for so long!
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It is strange that your serial number doesn't match known patterns. It could be that Apple changed the serial number format for more recent models, and the sites we've been talking about haven't caught up.

    You certainly should be able to enter your serial number to get warranty information on your Mac here:
    https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetWarranty.do

    And you should be able to get tech specs based on your serial number here:
    http://support.apple.com/specs/
     
  9. madisonfaye thread starter macrumors regular

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    Once I talk to Apple tomorrow I'll post back here for anyone else who has similar issues in the future and are curious


    Thankfully my serial number did work on the support pages



    Registered
    Your registration lets Apple quickly find your product and provide the help you need.
    Telephone Technical Support: Active
    Your product is eligible for telephone technical support under the AppleCare Protection Plan.
    Estimated Expiration Date: August 3, 2014
    More about AppleCare Protection Plan
    Contact Apple Support
    Repairs and Service Coverage: Active
    Your product is covered for eligible hardware repairs and service under the AppleCare Protection Plan.
    Estimated Expiration Date: August 3, 2014
    Learn about Apple's coverage information for your product.
    Set Up a Repair
    Covered by the AppleCare Protection Plan
    The AppleCare Protection Plan is a unique service and support solution that extends the complimentary coverage of your Apple product.


    And hopefully they can just tell me straight up on the phone about it :)
     
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  12. madisonfaye thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for that link!

    I'm wondering if they changed again from that format though, as mine is

    C02X10XXXXXX

    (the Xs are obviously other letters)



    From what I can see though it seems like the information on that site is still pretty relevant as I noted a few common letters in there consistent with what the website said
     

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