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Dell Inspiron Serial Number

Tennisjon2002 36 August 20, 2008 at 12:06 PM
I need to get the serial number from my Laptop for my insurance company. Which number is this? Would I need the service code? There are a ton of numbers on the back of my Laptop.
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I need to get the serial number from my Laptop for my insurance company. Which number is this? Would I need the service code? There are a ton of numbers on the back of my Laptop.
Dell boxes have both a "Service Tag" and a "Service Code" IIRC. The Service Tag is the serial number, and the "Service Code" is essentially a shortened version that you can use on their tech support website to uniquely identify your box.

P.S. - I don't have a dell in front of me to verify the correct terms, but I'm pretty sure that's what they're called. Either way, the SN is going to be the longer number of the two.
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They'll probably want the Service Tag since they can look up exact specs and what not with that themselves.
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They will ask for the express service code. You can use a batch file to grab it from the bios if this is a remote user.
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Quote from riptide_slick View Post :
Dell boxes have both a "Service Tag" and a "Service Code" IIRC. The Service Tag is the serial number, and the "Service Code" is essentially a shortened version that you can use on their tech support website to uniquely identify your box.

P.S. - I don't have a dell in front of me to verify the correct terms, but I'm pretty sure that's what they're called. Either way, the SN is going to be the longer number of the two.
usually, the Service Tag is 6-8 digits while the Express service code is much longer... Never understood this one on Dell's part. The Service TAG is the Serial number and can be found usually on the bottom of a laptop on a 2-3" long bar-code label. Often looks different on a desktop since they have more room on the back.

~SB
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