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    How to tell if a G5 is refurbished?
    I heard from a used Mac dealer that if a Mac computer is refurbished, most of them will have an "RM" added to the beginning of the serial number. Can anyone verify this? Does anyone have a refurbished Mac (especially a G5) with this on it?

    Are there any other ways to tell if a G5 if refurbished?

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrolounger View Post
    I heard from a used Mac dealer that if a Mac computer is refurbished, most of them will have an "RM" added to the beginning of the serial number. Can anyone verify this? Does anyone have a refurbished Mac (especially a G5) with this on it?

    Are there any other ways to tell if a G5 if refurbished?

    I suggest you call apple and ask them these questions. They would know best.

    1800-my-apple

    good luck

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    I don't know about the RM business, but refurbs from Apple are basically brand new computers, their only stipulation is that they can't be sold for new. I'd recommend getting ones from Apple to get the best deal on reliable hardware.

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    There is definitely a different prefix on the serial number, but it changes depending on the product.

    Check the Chipmunk Serial Number Tool and it will tell you all about your device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caribiner23 View Post
    There is definitely a different prefix on the serial number, but it changes depending on the product.

    Check the Chipmunk Serial Number Tool and it will tell you all about your device.
    That site is pretty cool! I highly recommend it.
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    DUDE! I lost that link a while back and have been looking for it. THANKS for posting it!


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    That's a kickass link. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deus_ex_machina View Post
    That's a kick*** link. Thanks!
    is that aloud? i dont think :bomb: :black:

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    Quote Originally Posted by imacmatt09 View Post
    is that aloud? i dont think :bomb: :black:
    Strange... It displayed on the post, but was edited on the quote. :confused: Profanity aside, great link

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