well i was about to post my PowerBook G3 (M4753) on craigs list and was looking it over as i was taking pictures and noticed something kinda odd, on the back/bottom case it has no serial number. Is this normal, were there ever a case where some computers came from the factory or were ordered through other stores/sites (macmall) without the serial number printed on the back? Or is it safe to assume the former owner did this on purpose?
the sticker is still there, but the plastic around it seems to have been damaged somehow, rubbing alchohol or something like that... i just find it really strange because the computer was taken well care of, then you flip it over and dirrectly over the serial number there is cosmetic damage to the case.
the story of this computer is: i was contacted on an aquarium site by a user who knew i loved apples and said they had one sitting in a drawer for several years and wondered if i wanted it-free, brought it home and fired it up. i really have no use for it, so i decided to sell it-along with new hard drive and ram, i have only had the computer for 3 weeks and never thought to look at the serial number. the oddest thing about this is they were the nicest couple and invited me over to their house. and i cant sell it because the serial number looks smudged off. . .