HELP!! Open now or wait???

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  1. brepublican macrumors 6502a

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    I just got bought a PB 12" Super + iPod 20GB and a bunch of stuff (and boy am I broke right now, ran me up like 2k+)

    What should I do now? These things are just sitting there and I have no clue what to do next. I think I may be suffering from paralysis of the brain... Should I open? I am afraid of dead pixels... :confused:
     

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Awesome stuff. :)

    So... Erm... What are you waiting for?
     
  3. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    Of course open them!

    At least get your PowerBook rolling.

    If you get stuck, someone will be here to help.
     
  4. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

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    Nice old skool Nintendo, holmes. You obviously saved money on your game console. So treat yourself, live a little.
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    OooooOOOoo... if you don't open, I may have to!

    Savor it! I wish I could open my PowerBook box again.. that was totally double awesome. :)
     
  6. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    You can start up with your A/C adapter, but then you want to leave your PowerBook plugged in till the battery is fully charged.

    Installing MS Office is a piece of cake so worry about that later after you've
    test run your system.

    You might want to move that bottle of beer, just in case ! :D

    I got the HP PSC 1510, you'll love your 1610

    I'm still on dialup, so someone else will be better qualified to help you
    with the Airport express set-up.

    Is there any particular problem you're stuck on?
     
  7. ajampam macrumors regular

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    Hmmm....I wonder what makes you wait...dead pixels??? Well there's a rendezvous with a gorgeous PB there man....I say OPEN IT!!!! :D

    I wish I could open mine again...... :eek:
     
  8. terriyaki macrumors 6502a

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    Just keep them in their boxes, put them where you can always see them and stare at them for prolonged moments at any given time.







































    For crying out loud... if that ever gets boring then and only then can you open the boxes.
     
  9. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, I do just the opposite. Your PowerBook comes with a charge. I let that run down completely (until the PB goes into a deep sleep). Then I plug the power adapter in and completely charge - unplug - and drain the battery(again, to a deep sleep).

    That's the way I was taught to condition LiIon batteries.
     
  10. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the correction.

    I'm a tower freak, so forgive please. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Chrispy macrumors 68020

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    Open it, tell us how it goes, and TAKE PICS!!!

    Oh and I have that ipod and it is great!
     
  12. rose red macrumors member

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    How long did you wait?

    I've opened two iBooks. The first time I sat there for one hour before opening it because I was worried that I wouldn't know what to do and mess everything up, the second time it was ten minutes because I was worried about dead pixels. I can't remember feeling like that since I got home from hospital with my first baby and looking after her on my own, and that was 28 years ago!!!
     
  13. savar macrumors 68000

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    Judging by the picture (beer, NES, poster on the wall), you're a college student? If school has started it seems to me like you should unpack that stuff and it get it set up ASAP. Damn I miss college!
     
  14. al3000 macrumors 6502

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  15. brepublican thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I actually slept on it. Didnt open it at all (prolly because I was tired from shopping at the mall all day). Ofcourse, didnt get much sleep either. I had a strange dream that I had gotten this iBook and it had a cluster of dead pixels right in the middle of the screen!! I was horrified! (love to the iBook owners)

    Thanks for all the advice guys, especially FFTT. This is my first Mac ever! One of my apartment-mates owns a Rev A 15", but he doesnt know squat about computers. Cant even tell which ver of Office:mac he has!

    I'll be posting pics soon!
     
  16. FFTT macrumors 68030

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  17. rose red macrumors member

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    Battery

    It takes a long time for the battery to go from fully charged to nothing, and recharge again, I didn't make an exact note but am thinking in terms of 7+ hours. If you want to be around for this callibration process, and you do when it's your new baby, don't start in the evening or you'll be up all night. I find it helpful to have the percentage showing against the battery, top right click on battery, go to show and then click on percentage.
    Just to add that my iBook was so easy and straight forward to set up, got online automatically, even the written instructions are clear. Nothing to worry about.
     
  18. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    you said you were.... too.... tired to open your new Powerbook, and you waited to the next morning to open it?! haha, if I just bought a new Mac computer, I wouldnt be able to sleep if I didnt open it!

    The only problem I see there, is wondering what order to open everything in, lol.
     
  19. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I would open the little packages first. That way you can really savour the bigger packages at the end. Used to do that during Christmas
     
  20. jsalzer macrumors 6502a

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    Smell the Plastic

    Remember, at each step you should take time to smell the plastic. It may not be as good as new shower curtain liners, but when there's a sexy Apple product underneath, it feels just as good. :)
     
  21. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    They are worth more in the package. Like a pack of baseball cards.

    Haha.... Dood its a computer not a newborn baby. Open the stuff and start some new threads with them.
     
  22. jsalzer macrumors 6502a

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    Wow

    Wow - he got the computer with Loom control? Cool! Make me a sweater!

    j/k

    ;)
     
  23. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Why wait?!

    When I bought my PB the other day at the college bookstore, I was stopped at a red light on the way back to my dorm and was tempted to open it up in the car and start playing with it :D
     
  24. brepublican thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Finally!!

    Guys, it was a long weekend. But today, after nursing my hangover, I finally got back down to earth and started on the boxes. I opened the PB first (ofcourse) and it was SWEET! No dead pixels whatsoever!

    I then read the manual and hooked it up, etc. I charged it first (as per manual instruction) and then watched Reservior Dogs on it to caliberate! Man this thing is sweet! It went thru RD, then the bonus material, then some itunes (shared music) and then I was like wtf? Power down dammit!

    Wont bore you with the rest of the boxes. Here are the pics (like 2% of them)
     

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  25. brepublican thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    More pics

    Oh man, I have so many pics, its not even funny
     

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