My uMBP is 2039 years old? - serial number vanished!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by segers909, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. segers909 macrumors regular

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    So, i just got the battery of my late 2008 uMBP replaced. I decided to run coconut battery to check if it was a new one, and this is what it shows:

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    As you can see, my macbook is apparently 24 468 months old. Maybe a really old prototype? :)

    (don't know if it has got something to with this, but i have optibay installed with an SSD)
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    I believe that the "Age of Your Mac" part isn't pulled from anything to do with the battery - rather, it's to do with the serial number of your computer. The 3rd, 4th and 5th numbers of your Mac's serial number specify the year and week it was built (for example, those digits on my MBP are 912, meaning my computer was manufactured in the 12th week of 2009, CoconutBattery correctly says my Mac is 7 months old as a result). It seems more like something weird going on with CoconutBattery then anything else - I've seen this problem pop up here at least once before.
     
  3. segers909 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just checked my serial number - it's blank! How is this possible?

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  4. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    what does it show when you click 3x on 10.6.1 (or else) in the window "about this mac"?
    (make a smc reset and pram also)
     
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  7. segers909 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Allready did that. I just called my local apple centre, and they told me the only reason a serial number won't show is when the logic board is replaced. My logic board never got replaced! :confused: And my serial number used to show up just fine.
     
  8. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    If you get a replacement logic board the SN disappears.
    So if you don't have SN you don1t have the original logic board.

    Bought the machine as refurb or had it repaired?
     
  9. segers909 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's a referb, but the serial number used to show. I know for sure!
     

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