2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2013 9:52 AM by snowman999
snowman999 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My HD recently crashed. So, I had to install a new one and of course now I'm uploading all the software.


I bought a few years back Final Cut Pro Studio brand new off ebay and it worked fine. I wrote the serial number on the back of the disc packaging. I just entered the number and it's saying not valid.


I can't seem to find anywhere to e-mail to ask about this problem. Unlike many of my other applications Final Cut doesn't have a site to address this.


Does anyone know what I have to do to get this to install?


Thank You in advance.

Final Cut Pro 6, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,900 points)

    First make sure you're not inadvertently substituting a lowercase l (L) for an uppercase I or a zero for an uppercase O (or vice versa).


    Secondly, the serial number stickers were affixed to the front* of the the booklet titled "Installing Your Software" which should have been included in the paperwork with your purchase in order for it to be a legal transfer of the license.


    And finally, Apple does have a web page regarding serial numbers, however, it requires proof of purchase and I don't think ebay purchases would apply.  Wouldn't hurt to check though.   http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1861




    *Note - with FCS3 (FCP 7), the serial number was on the back of the booklet.

  • snowman999 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks. My Studio turned out to be an upgrade from Final Cut Pro 4. I was trying to put in 4's serial number and not 6. I found the new serial number and it's all good now. THANKS!