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bio website tyr.be
location Antwerp, Belgium
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Amiga fan turned Unix geek turned Mac head.


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comment What causes a Mac to lose its serial number?
To quote Einstein "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results." Doing the same thing here didn't produce the same problem, showing once again Macs are insanely great.
Jan
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revised What causes a Mac to lose its serial number?
Removed the App Store red herring, added experience with replacement system.
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accepted What causes a Mac to lose its serial number?
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comment What causes a Mac to lose its serial number?
The Appstore stuff turned out to be a red herring as it persists on the fixed mini. Maybe it's running a special version of 10.8.x not yet rolled into the main installer ? So I'm accepting Grahams answer as most correct on the serial number question and editing out the irrelevant App Store part.
Jan
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comment What causes a Mac to lose its serial number?
Similar messages on the 'net. Small update: new mini received and SSD transplanted. App Store problems persist and thus not SSN related, Messages problem solved.
Jan
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comment What causes a Mac to lose its serial number?
Called Apple Support, they are exchanging the machine for a new one. The guy at the helpdesk had never heard of this problem before. I hate being unique and interesting :-)
Jan
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revised What causes a Mac to lose its serial number?
added 660 characters in body
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comment What causes a Mac to lose its serial number?
It does affect my mac. I cannot log into Messages and, more worryingly, I cannot download Mountain Lion from the App Store and the version of the installer I have (10.8.1) refuses to run as well. Adding screenies in the question.
Jan
11
comment What causes a Mac to lose its serial number?
No joy on the terminal command. No Genius Bar nearby either :-( I ordered the system from Apple's online store. There's no official Apple store in Belgium. What a mess.
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