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Digitisation: How to find out dates of manufacture on your HP Computers

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*If a common hardware problem plagues computers manufactured during a specific time span, finding the date can help the technician to expedite your repairs, getting the computers back into service to help avoid any office productivity loss

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Experts have said that it is not difficult to determine the manufacturing date of your computers.

If you ever need to have a repair performed on your company’s HP computer, it is likely that an employee at the repair shop will ask when it was manufactured.

This helps the technician to get an idea of what type of replacement components will be required.

If a common hardware problem plagues computers manufactured during a specific time span, finding the date can help the technician expedite your repair, getting the computer back into service to help avoid any office productivity loss.

All you need to determine your HP’s date of manufacture is the serial number.

  1. Find your computer’s serial number, which is typically etched into the rear housing panel. If your computer still displays the sticker near the back of the tower, the serial number also can be found there.
  2. Look for the year of manufacture among the various letters and numbers. Most HP serials begin with letters, have several numbers in the middle, and end with another group of letters.

The year of manufacture will appear in the middle of the number as four consecutive digits. If you purchased your computer new, look for the year you purchased it.

  1. Find the two digits that follow the year of manufacture. These indicate the week that your computer was manufactured.

For example, if your year of manufacture is “2009” and this is followed by “14,” the computer was assembled during the 14th week of 2009.

  1. Look at a calendar of the year of manufacture, or a calendar for the current year if you can’t locate one.

Skip to the week your computer was manufactured to find out in which month your computer was manufactured.

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