7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 18, 2012 9:37 PM by britsoft
britsoft Level 1 Level 1

Where do you find the serial number on an iMAC with a production date on the bottom of 2006?  All information makes reference to newer ones having it on the pedestal but make no reference to the older model and I can find no serial number anywhere on the computer. 


iMac, Other OS
Solved by britsoft on Aug 18, 2012 9:37 PM Solved

Now I see the problem.  The serial number is missing because the pad that the serial number was on is gone, was torn off.  I can see the glue residue in the channel.  Strange place for a serial number, a part that can be pulled off with your hand.  Guess we will see what Apple support says tomorrow when they call.  This is great information, thanks....Bob

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    This doesn't cover it?

     

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

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1349

     

    Does it still boot?

    At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac.

     

    Then click on More Info>Hardware

  • britsoft Level 1 Level 1

    Wish it did, that's the problem.  Get a blank screen with a mouse pointer in the upper left corner and the mouse moves but nothing else.  Apparently trashed the OS.  The rest of the hardware is like a naked lady, nothing anywhere except a model number on the bottom A1195 and the year 2006.

  • britsoft Level 1 Level 1

    And the information at the link in your message covers only the 2007 models and newer.  Beginning to think Apple did not serial number the model prior to 2007, very strange.

  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7

    If it is running see > Mac OS X: About This Mac window provides computer serial number

     

    If not, look for the M# and see > How to identify iMac models

     

    Strange though that the serial number is not on the bottom of the stand like it is on my Early 2006 17" 1.83 GHz Core Duo?

  • britsoft Level 1 Level 1

    Your description is exactly the computer I have, 17" core duo.  The bottom has no scraps or rubs which would have removed or obsurded it, just is not there.  No bar code either.  The pads that it would normally set on are gone, apparently torn off.  I wonder if there were bootleg iMACs made, this sure looks like an original but it is the first Apple product I have ever used.  It was running earlier today but has come up with a problem probably due to me shutting it off when it would hang for a long time, kind of thing we do with Microsoft's products all the time without problems.  Any ideas are appreciated....

  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7

    Should be right there on the bottom...

     

    Screen shot 2012-08-18 at 9.25.18 PM.jpg

     

    Do you have the original Tiger Disc set that came with the computer or at least a Leopard or Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD that you could use to repair the MacIntosh HD....?

  • britsoft Level 1 Level 1

    Now I see the problem.  The serial number is missing because the pad that the serial number was on is gone, was torn off.  I can see the glue residue in the channel.  Strange place for a serial number, a part that can be pulled off with your hand.  Guess we will see what Apple support says tomorrow when they call.  This is great information, thanks....Bob