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MacBook Pro - Bought a refurbished MacBook Pro..how to tell age?


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I just bought a refurbished MacBook Pro, FB133LL
15.4-inch widescreen display
2GB memory
200GB hard drive
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
Built-in iSight Camera


I used coconut identy card and it says mine was built somewhere in 1999,

and on coconut battery, it says the age is 122 months old.

none of this makes anysense to me...

anyother way i can tell how old my MBP is?

I assume based on the specs, its an early 2008 model?

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what CPU (speed) does it have?

MacBook Pro (2.53ghz - 500gb - 4gb RAM) -- Apple 24" LED ACD monitor -- Apple TV 160gb --iPhone 3G 16gb -- iPod Touch 16gb -- MacMini (1.83ghz - 320gb - 2gb RAM)
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hi its a
MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo


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I just bought a refurbished MacBook Pro, FB133LL
15.4-inch widescreen display
2GB memory
200GB hard drive
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
Built-in iSight Camera


I used coconut identy card and it says mine was built somewhere in 1999,

and on coconut battery, it says the age is 122 months old.

none of this makes anysense to me...

anyother way i can tell how old my MBP is?

I assume based on the specs, its an early 2008 model?

Thanks
That's an early 2008 model for sure. It's the Penryn version of MacBook Pro with the extended multitouch trackpad.

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I have the exact same problem! wtf is up with this? i buy i brand new macbook pro just to find out that its 10 years old!
coconut battery tells me it's 123 months old and coconut identity card tells me it was built in 1999!
what should i do?? i'm about to take it back
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I have the exact same problem! wtf is up with this? i buy i brand new macbook pro just to find out that its 10 years old!
coconut battery tells me it's 123 months old and coconut identity card tells me it was built in 1999!
what should i do?? i'm about to take it back
Its obviously not about 10 years old. For cryin out loud its new technology. Besides the fact, Electronics dont age at all unless they are not solid state. They can get worn or damaged. Unless being used a mac book could sit for 20 years and get flicked on to work the same as it did when it was built.

So you should continue to enjoy your macbook. Not take it back cause some software says its old.
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thanks for the fast reply. i'm reassured but still going to bring it back because i have a faulty deleted key haha. i still don't understand why it would tell me that its 123 months old...
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Available from June 2007 to February 2008 and here are the full refurb specs:-

Macbook Pro 2.4GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo Refurbished FB133LL/A &nbsp - Powerbook Medic
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Dumb question, why do you care how old a piece of software says it is when you know it can't possibly be that old?
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Dumb question, why do you care how old a piece of software says it is when you know it can't possibly be that old?
Because most people don't think about things logically.
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Apple Serial Number Info // Decode your Mac's serial number!

Enter your serial number and you will know how old your Mac is.

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Apple Serial Number Info // Decode your Mac's serial number!

Enter your serial number and you will know how old your Mac is.

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