Annoying change in 10.2.6

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in macOS edited January 2014
in thee about this mac box you used to be able to get the serial # of the mac by clicking on the grey 10.2.5 or whatever version you are running.... in 10.2.6 this option is gone



this was useful for repairs on the machines in the lab that I worked at... I guesss next year I wont be able to do that... \
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  • Reply 1 of 33
    cellscells Posts: 20member
    Still works for me... \
  • Reply 2 of 33
    buzzardsbaybuzzardsbay Posts: 153member
    Still works for me too
  • Reply 3 of 33
    kraig911kraig911 Posts: 912member
    Still works for me as well, but it didn't until after I let it sit for about 5 seconds (clicks very fast till it started working possibly why?)
  • Reply 4 of 33
    foadfoad Posts: 697member
    Still works for me as well. No delay or anything.
  • Reply 5 of 33
    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    Works normally here. No delays.
  • Reply 6 of 33
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    hmmm... odd... doesn't work here on both a rev A iMac and a recently back from apple iBook



    are you sure you guys are seeing the SERIAL number of the machine and not the BUILD number of the OS? because that works fine....
  • Reply 7 of 33
    formerlurkerformerlurker Posts: 2,686member
    First click gives the build number.

    Second click gives the serial number.
  • Reply 8 of 33
    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
  • Reply 9 of 33
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    yeah... now it works on my brother's 400 SE iMac.... the only one in the house... that is exceptionally odd...
  • Reply 10 of 33
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Nothing odd here. It never worked on older Macs. Tada.
  • Reply 11 of 33
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    so wtf does this mean? i used to get a serial #



  • Reply 12 of 33
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Eugene

    Nothing odd here. It never worked on older Macs. Tada.



    no it used to work... and my sisters i book is less then a year old... and it worked with 10.2.0 when i gave the guy the sn in the store
  • Reply 13 of 33
    I recall during one of the 10.0 or 10.1 periods my serial disappeared for a while. It didn't come back until a later system update. I never knew why it happened.
  • Reply 14 of 33
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Brad

    I recall during one of the 10.0 or 10.1 periods my serial disappeared for a while. It didn't come back until a later system update. I never knew why it happened.



    it was just weird for it to happen to 2 macs at once in my house.... i wonder if my ti will have it...
  • Reply 15 of 33
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    My rev. A iMac's serial isn't hardcoded anywhere in the machine...it's just printed on the outside. There's no way OS X could know what the serial is.
  • Reply 16 of 33
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Eugene

    My rev. A iMac's serial isn't hardcoded anywhere in the machine...it's just printed on the outside. There's no way OS X could know what the serial is.



    good point... its not is ASP either...



    and the iBook seems to be messed up in that regard as well... seems I will be making another trip to the apple store...



    what the hell!!!!!
  • Reply 17 of 33
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by alcimedes

    so wtf does this mean? i used to get a serial #







    It's off the record, on the QT & very hush-hush?



  • Reply 18 of 33
    spartspart Posts: 2,060member
    Rev. B iMac 233, no dice. I can get the build number and version number but nothing else.
  • Reply 19 of 33
    I have a B&W PowerMac and it has never given me the serial number, not in any build of Mac OS X. Does anyone know why?
  • Reply 20 of 33
    spartspart Posts: 2,060member
    That feature has always been disabled for Canadians...



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