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Offline Europa

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Missing Serial Number on iBook
« on: March 18, 2020, 05:56:29 PM »
I was looking through the system profiler on my iBook and it has no serial number listed. What would be the cause of this? I've attached the product info section of the system profiler.
Power Mac G4 Digital Audio (733 MHz, 1.5 GB RAM)
Mac Mini G4 (1.42 GHz, 1 GB RAM)
iBook G3 Dual USB (500MHz, 640MB RAM)

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Offline quantammass

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Re: Missing Serial Number on iBook
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 02:36:35 PM »
Could possibly have had the motherboard replaced one time in its life by a authorized apple repair center and not apple themselves. Hence the missing serial number

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Re: Missing Serial Number on iBook
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 07:38:36 PM »
That makes sense, especially because of the track record of these iBooks. :)
Power Mac G4 Digital Audio (733 MHz, 1.5 GB RAM)
Mac Mini G4 (1.42 GHz, 1 GB RAM)
iBook G3 Dual USB (500MHz, 640MB RAM)

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Re: Missing Serial Number on iBook
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2020, 12:25:46 PM »
ASP shows the SN on my iBook G3 300. It does not on my B&W G3 350 or PM8500 G3.
Where does it get the SN from?
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Offline Europa

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Re: Missing Serial Number on iBook
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 10:48:38 AM »
ASP shows the SN on my iBook G3 300. It does not on my B&W G3 350 or PM8500 G3.
Where does it get the SN from?
I believe it's burned into the ROM from the factory, so your B&W and 8500 likely have replacement boards that didn't have the SNs burned into them.
Power Mac G4 Digital Audio (733 MHz, 1.5 GB RAM)
Mac Mini G4 (1.42 GHz, 1 GB RAM)
iBook G3 Dual USB (500MHz, 640MB RAM)

For those interested in 70s and 80s inspired electronic music, here is my SoundCloud profile:
https://soundcloud.com/user-385492180