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Old May 25, 2005, 10:20 AM   #1
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new mac checkup routines here

I recently switched back to Apple after 20+ years. I purchased a powerbook....details below. During my time away, everytime I purchased a new PC, I would try to check for certain hardware issues. For example, I would immediate turn the computer on for a couple of days straight to make sure the CPU worked properly. Not sure if that really helped or not. I always felt like 1 year later I would find a problem when I tried to use a new feature.

Anyway, I don't really want to purchase AppleCare and would prefer that this thread not turn into a salespitch for it. But, are there certain things I should be checking for on the hardware and software side and how can I do it. I would like to do as much now before the 3 month phone support stops. Already have run Apple Hardware Test and seems to work.

If anyone has any routines they practice with new macs, please let me know.
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Old May 25, 2005, 02:45 PM   #2
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Im sure your powerbook will work fine no bad components, if there are some you will know just through daily use of the machine. no need to leave it on for 4 days straight, anyway have fun with your new powerbook.

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Old May 25, 2005, 02:56 PM   #3
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Frankly, leaving it on (and not using it) for days straight won't really tell you a thing. As noted above, using it will get you a lot further. As for leaving it on, no problem. I only reboot my powerbook when I install an update or it runs out of battery power. The rest of the time, it sleeps between uses.

On a side note, $239 for significantly longer coverage is, in my opinion, a no brainer. I really don't want to have to pay for a new LCD out of my own pocket. But that's just me.
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