4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 19, 2011 9:43 AM by leroydouglas
cp72 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I need to figure out what day I purchased my MBP on so I can register my AppleCare. I don't have the reciept and I can't remember the exact date, is there any way I can find out the original boot up date?

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  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (16,800 points)
    One thing you can do is to go here:

    https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetWarranty.do

    then input your Mac's serial number (which can be gotten from System Profiler - in your Utilities folder, also accessible from the About this Mac window - More info button, also accessible by option clicking on the Apple Menu).

    From the resulting web page you can see what your current warranty status is.

    I can't seem to find a way to get a hold of the purchase date directly. Yet.

    charlie
  • cp72 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    it is saying my estimated expiration date for repairs/service is May 18th, 2011. That seems about right, would it be safe to use May 18, 2010 as my purchase date?
  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (16,800 points)
    Yes, that sounds right to me.
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (14,965 points)
    cp72 wrote:
    it is saying my estimated expiration date for repairs/service is May 18th, 2011. That seems about right, would it be safe to use May 18, 2010 as my purchase date?

    Well this seems a safe bet.

    Another way would be to look at the files in Your MacIntosh HD. More than likely there are a file or two at the top levels which has the date you set up your computer. Look for the earliest suspected date, not old imported files from your migration of course.