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syfr
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How to distinguish between new and refurbished thinkpads?

I just bought an IBM Lenovo Thinkpad SL400, and wanted to know if there is a way to find out, by the serial or product no., that the notebook I purchased is refurbished or brand new?

 

Any help is highly appreciated.

thnx..

 

anxious..

IBM Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 (T6570 2.1 GHz)
lead_org Microsoft MVP Contributor
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Re: How to distinguish between new and refurbished thinkpads?

Depends on where you buy it, if it is official Lenovo products, a refurbished machine would have a sticker at the bottom saying the product is refurbished, and would have a 'REF' in the model number if my memory serve me correctly.
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Jin Li

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I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
syfr
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Re: How to distinguish between new and refurbished thinkpads?

thankyou so much lead_org. I bought it from a retailer. It displays 1 yr limited warranty on lenovo's website but shows the location as Dubai, and there're couple of more things which i'm worried about. The product no. is 2734-A45. No REF.
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Re: How to distinguish between new and refurbished thinkpads?

So did you get this laptop refurbished from Lenovo? Some machines are customer returns and are not refurbished, so there may not be the stickers which show this. 
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Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
syfr
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Re: How to distinguish between new and refurbished thinkpads?

No, i wanted a new laptop, and the guy sold it to me as "new". I just wanted to make sure if that really is the case, as there are lots of chances of fraudulence in such situations.
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amirsultan
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Re: How to distinguish between new and refurbished thinkpads?

i bought lenovo z51-70

i have label     

  ref:7290936         is this mean that it is refurbished?????

sn/xxxxx

MODEL NAME/80K6

 

 

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