iBook, iBook (FireWire): How to find the Serial Number

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This document explains how to find the serial number on the original models of iBook. For other iBooks, see document 86321, "Locating your iBook Serial Number".

To find the serial number using software

On most computers with Mac OS X you can find the serial number in the About This Mac window. See technical document 106486, "About This Mac Window Provides Computer Serial Number".

To find the serial number located on the computer

These models of iBook are covered in this document:

  • iBook
  • iBook (FireWire)

The serial number for these iBook models is located in the battery bay.

  1. If the computer is on, shut down it down and close the lid.
  2. Turn the computer over so you are looking at the battery door.
  3. Remove the battery door. For information on how to do this, see technical document 58447, "iBook: Replacing the Battery".
  4. The serial number is located near the bottom edge of the battery door. See below.

Published Date: Feb 20, 2012