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Several parts of Apple’s support website now let you search by your Mac’s serial number.
I’m trying to look up the technical specifications for my Power Mac G5 on Apple’s support website so I can sell it, but the site lists so many different Power Mac G5 models. How can I definitively figure out which one is mine?
Apple’s support site offers the ability to look up detailed technical specifications for your Mac (support.apple.com/specs), along with the ability to download your Mac’s original user manuals (support.apple.com/manuals).
But when you search for your Mac by model name, you may suddenly find yourself struck with a dizzying number of choices. Do you own the late 2004 model, the early 2005 model, the June 2004 model, or a different one altogether? What used to be a game of hunting-and-pecking has now been made significantly easier thanks to a recent website change by Apple. You can now type your Mac’s serial number into the search field, and Apple’s site will show you only the results that are relevant to your particular Mac.
To find your Mac’s serial number, choose Apple > About This Mac. Then, click twice on the line that says “Version 10.x.x” (x.x will change depending on which version of Mac OS X you have installed).