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iMac: How to find the serial number

Learn how to find the serial number of your iMac computer.

You can find your serial number in several places:

  • In Mac OS X
  • On the surface of the computer
  • On the original product packaging
  • On the original receipt (or invoice)

In Mac OS X

On most computers with Mac OS X, you can find the serial number in the About This Mac window.

On the surface of the computer

Choose your model below to learn how to find the serial number on the surface of the computer.

Intel-based iMac (Mid-2007) and later

iMac G5 and Intel-based iMac

iMac (Flat Panel)

iMac (Slot Loading)

iMac

On the original product packaging

If you still have the original packaging for your iMac, you can find the serial number on the barcode label that is affixed to the packaging.

On the original receipt (or invoice)

Some retailers may include the serial number of your iMac on the receipt.

Additional Information

Learn how to find the serial number of other Apple hardware products.

Last Modified: Mar 22, 2011
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