HT2452: iMac: How to find the serial numberLearn about iMac: How to find the serial number
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 5:57 PM (in response to naseem maweer)
For an iMac, it's on the bottom of the iMac stand. Turn the computer off, turn it over carefully (lie it on a cloth, if you can), and you'll see it underneath.
If you can boot the computer, you can also find the SN in the About This Mac information - go to the Apple menu and click About This Mac. This works for any Mac provided that the logic board has not been replaced.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 8:31 PM (in response to Matt Clifton)
This works for any Mac provided that the logic board has not been replaced.
I recently had the logic board replaced in my iMac. After the tech left (on site repair thanks to Applecare), I went to about the Mac and found jibberish numbers. I called Apple and the AASP and found that he had forgotten to register the serial number. So he came back and, with a special tool (as he called it - looked a little like a USB stick) he contacted Apple and then entered my original serial number as I read it to him.
So, I assume they changed the process since I still have the same serial number as before.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 10:26 PM (in response to naseem maweer)
The easiest method is click the Apple Symbol - About this Mac - Click 2x where is shows the version of OS X installed and you will see the serial number.