This page provides information on identifiers that can be used to spotlight a particular Mac, where to find these identifiers on different Macs, and the strengths and weaknesses of each identifier for precise identification and differentiation. If your motherboard is set up correctly this should list the serial number for you to trace. Identify Your Mac Using EveryMac. How to tell how old your Windows computer is Identifying the age of a Windows computer may be simple, or might require a bit more work. You should see the system model and product number on the main page.
Find the serial number on: Plug your serial number in at this link: Do not use third party links as they may not be secure. I recommend the free app for this task. Almost all Entry Level Internet accounts are Dynamic. The most common method is to use Windows command line ipconfig utility. July 20, 2011 will only run 10.
Macs released on or after including their model s or name where known : September 30, 2018 will only run 10. For complete disclaimer and copyright information please read and understand the and the before using EveryMac. Download unzip it to a Directory of you choice n othing to install , and Run it. I thought it would be of interest to any Mac owner. September 30, 2015 will only run 10. While I have no intentions of going through the iPad carousel of returns I'm as cursed as some of you seem to have been with very bad luck with faulty devices. You can use sysinfo as above to identify your motherboard.
You can do the same for the processor if you like. You can also find this on your product packaging, as well as included literature. Finally, you can use the serial number from the About This Mac window or the sticker on the case to identify its age. For highly experienced users, this likely is all the info needed on these identifiers and all the instructions needed to use EveryMac. Otherwise, you will need to look inside the computer.
This tip replaces version 2126 originally released on the Discussions Feedback forum. Rubin, Attorney, Worldwide Sales and Service Law Department, Apple Computer, Inc. The computer profiles on Low End Mac indicate a range of dates during which a model was produced. Build Country: - We have no clue where your Mac was built. Unfortunately, Apple considers this information a trade secret despite the fact I found it on a public newsgroup. Also see our article There are a few things to be aware of.
Dating an Apple device is much more accurate than dating a Windows one. Apparently according to this site: My model was built in July, 2010. The age of a computer can tell you some very important things about its capabilities and whether it can do the things you want it to do. W88010010P0 in the box above. Every Mac has a specific serial number that is required for the many benefits that Apple offers to its customers, including warranty service. It's a college town Penn State so they would go through a lot of iPads with the University traffic.
The window that appears will show you exactly when the Mac was manufactured, for example, it might say MacBook Pro Late 2015 in the results. Select the Apple logo on the desktop and About This Mac. On most portable Macs, it is located on the bottom of the laptop. For all others if you need an in between system, and your Mac is older, contact the App Store tech support. Hardware and Software Specifications, Examples, Links, and other info. Purchased at Best Buy State College Pennsylvania yesterday.
Your serial number tells what year and week of the year your Mac was made, as well as which factory built it. If you can identify the approximate manufacturing date of the motherboard or processor, you have a ballpark figure of the key components, which is occasionally as close as you can get. Installation if you use or download from. What are the limitations identifying a specific Mac using the Model Identifier? March 15, 2010-July 19, 2011 will only run prebundled 10. I just received the iPad 3 I bought through an Amazon 3rd party.
The X in the version is important, and so is the preceding 10 in the version if it exists. Starting with the line, however, and continuing with subsequently introduced lines, Apple began to provide less and less information on the hardware itself and it has become more of a challenge to identify different models. Start typing in your model number i. CoreDuo, nor is CoreSolo is not compatible with 10. What are the limitations identifying a specific Mac using this identifier? Core2Duo and Xeon can upgrade to a minimum of 10. How do I determine the build date? This may tell you the date, or a quick Google of that serial number will show you the model and approximate time it was on sale.
Mac Identification Identify Different Macs Also see: When EveryMac. If it was a self-built or custom job then it becomes more complicated. For most thermostats, the Model Number is located on the back of the detachable face plate. I bought my first in March but fed up with the issue I went this week and bought another - alas - same issue. And will at minimum be able to use 10. Note this tip if upgrading to 10.