Question about SP3 serial numbers

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  1. BMoreawesome

    BMoreawesome New Member

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    Does the first three numbers of the serial represent order of manufacturer? Example, 03xxxxxxxxxxx was made before 05xxxxxxxxxxxx?

    Trying to figure out if I am getting a refurb or a new SP3 for my return.
     
  2. kundas1

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    deleted your other post for duplicate thread... not sure how the numbers work but I'm sure someone will come in soon with an answer ;)
     
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    No idea. Serial numbers are often not so obviously encoded. one company I worked for had numbers encoded such that you could run them through a formula to determine if they were legitimate although that formula was not widely known.
     
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    I believe Lot# is more telling. To my knowledge the first 2 digits represents the year and the last 2 digits represent the week number of manufacture.
     
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    Wow, that means my order is fresh off the line.
     
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    how do you find the lot#?
     
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    It is found on the label that is affixed to packaging container for your device. That same label also has your serial#.
     
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    Thanks for the answers.
     
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    I sell hundreds of Surface units, and the serials seem to be quite random - even on units from the same lot and batch.
     

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