Mac serial number

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Hi,

I am looking for a way to modify my MacBook Pro's serial number. The reason is that the logic board was changed twice (!) in Bahrain by the crappy Apple Service there (the only one in the Gulf region though) before they realized it was a faulty RAM issue. They have put in the number that is imprinted on the second motherboard instead of the one printed on the case (the original one). Now several software associations do not work anymore.

I have found software that allows to serialize Macs with NO serial numbers, but they all require that the number is blank. My case is different, I have to reset it to the original one. Apple service here says it can't do it, they want the machine to bear the motherboard's number, even if the case itself bears a different number - totally illogical for me.

Any ideas?

BTW my Mac is a late 2011 MBP Pro 8.1 (2,5GHz 17 inch)
 
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No way you can do it. Apple Technicians use a special program and they only have access to it. Very odd they will not do that for you.
 
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It sounds like you got hold of Apples "serial reset" software somehow and as you discovered, it needs a blank serial number to work and it can't be changed, so you're stuck with what it says.

You can always just use a sticky note and stick it on your Mac somewhere and have the serial number you want.. ;)
 

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