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HT2452 How to find the serial number of your Apple hardware product

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How to find the serial number of your Apple hardware product

iMac, iOS 6.0.1
  • Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (26,980 points)

    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.

     

    Matt

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,145 points)

    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.

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,730 points)

    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.

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