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syntrak Level 2 (175 points)
If you would like to have more information on your Macintosh (model, date of production, etc) then enter your serial number here. All the information that we can wring from the serial number will be shown to you.
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http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

Heres what I get:


Model: Mxxxx PowerBook G4 HighDensity 1.67GHz
Bus speed: 167MHz
Screen size: 15 inch
Factory: W8 (Shanghai China)

Production year: 2006
Production week: 04 (January)
Production number: 285 (within this week)

PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Centurion1 Level 4 (1,300 points)
    This has been discussed before and the common consensus was that it is not a good idea to reveal the serial number just in case....
  • syntrak Level 2 (175 points)
    Just thought it was a useful site to make sure you guys getting replacements can check the build week via a second method.
  • tribe Level 4 (1,255 points)
    Did you get your defective screen replaced on your Hi-Res PB ?
  • syntrak Level 2 (175 points)
    What defective screen ?? I have had no problems from day one. What do I need to look out for ??
  • Lieven Baeten Level 2 (300 points)
    Thanks syntrak. Some people fear their serial number can be used for identity theft...
  • tribe Level 4 (1,255 points)
    Oh my God!!!!!..... Instead of worrying about the MBP's problems go and search "Scan lines" or "Horizontal lines" on your PB all over the World Wide Web.

    Start Here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=158751

    That thread has more than 1300 replies but on the last pages you can find the replacement # of the screen you have to get Apple to put on your PB.
  • syntrak Level 2 (175 points)
    Guess I must be lucky - I dont have any of those issues with lines....
  • tribe Level 4 (1,255 points)
    Sorry but they ALL have them. In the last page of that thread there is a photo you have to open and see for yourself.
  • Lieven Baeten Level 2 (300 points)
    We have like 10 PBs. None of them has this problem.
  • syntrak Level 2 (175 points)
    Just checked and nope, no display issues.

    Tried the split screen thing and cant see any probs at all....

    When I bought my PB here in Israel, it wasnt ready for 3 hours. After payment, they had to open the box, run all the tests etc to make sure all was OK before delivery to the customer.

    Infact they wouldnt let me see or touch the computer until after this pre-sale check.

    Is this not the case everywhere ?
  • Nick A Level 4 (1,465 points)
    Could someone please give a concrete reason as to why someone else knowing your serial number is bad? I don't think it's good to share any info, but I cannot think of good reasons why this would be detrimential to anyone?

    Just wondering,
    Nick
  • Lieven Baeten Level 2 (300 points)
    There is no reason. It's just a number like virtually every appliance in your house or office has a serial number. The only reason to provide just the week number is that the rest of the numbers don't matter that much in these discussions, where everyone is hoping the latest production week finally delivers faultless MBPs.
  • Lieven Baeten Level 2 (300 points)
    No, we just pick them up at the store or they arrive by mail order from the Apple Store. But we have a consumer protection law here in Holland that allows consumers to return goods that don't meet expectations within a fortnight.
  • Bob Maher Level 3 (680 points)
    At hundreds of sites, all over the web, if I have your serial number for a product, and your email address, I can get information - on the product, on you, whatever. It makes NO sense to enter it at a site (foreign at that) that you know nothing about. No sense at all...

    BUT - having said that - do whatever you want to do! I sure don't care! Just offering my two cents on this, again...

    Bob
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