Serial Number Location

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  1. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    Is there a place other than on the actual hard drive where there is a physical serial number for the MB/MBP unibodies?

    I intend to switch the drive out. but in order to bring the laptop to work, it needs a physical serial number printed on it.

    ? Seems like a crappy place to put the Mac's serial number right?
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Take a look in System Profiler (in your Utilities folder within Applications) - should give you the serial number for most parts of your system.
     
  3. Mercellus macrumors regular

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    For the Late 2008 MacBook Pro and the Aluminum MacBook I think if you remove the battery you can find a serial number sticker on the inside edge of the actual machine itself.
     
  4. kgeier82 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Booting up the laptop every morning is just not an option at the checkpoints. I need some sort of physical serial #.

    Can someone check this for me?
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  6. kgeier82 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  7. MacMalv macrumors regular

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    if you go into 'about this mac' in the apple menu, then click on the version of mac osx you have, it will cycle through giving you your serial number and your build number.
     
  8. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    If you read the OP's message, he needs a physical serial number listed on the machine's body.
     
  9. kgeier82 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    posted 20 minutes before yours :)

    Thanks all, I got my answer!
     

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