I finally ordered a Powerbook! What should I do when it arrives?

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  1. dferigmu macrumors 6502

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    I have been contemplating which Mac to buy for the last two years and have been putting it off since I sold my iMac G3. After multiple “what to buy” threads, I have finally made a purchase and I’m so excited!!! :D This is what I ordered:

    PowerBook 15"
    1.5GHz w/ 64MB VRAM
    512MB RAM
    80GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive

    It should be getting here late next week and I plan to buy an Apple keyboard, a Logitech mouse, speakers, and Techtool Pro 4 and then eventually APP, an iPod, photo printer, and a case.

    I do know I have to drain the battery completely once and then recharge it, but my one question now is: Are there any tests/hardware tests I should run when it gets here just to make sure everything is alright?
     
  2. mklos macrumors 68000

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    First thing I would do is test the Motion Sensor in it! :p
     
  3. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    just drop it down some stairs :p

    j/k... umm... I would just use the computer... drain the battery like you said, but really just start using the computer and enjoy it... thats what I did when I got my PB 6 months ago, and it hasnt failed me yet...

    if something doesnt feel right, if its not as responsive as you would of thought, then I would run some Hardware tests (with the supplied Apple Hardware Test CD) and such... but I think you will be alright :)
     
  4. iArtificialLife macrumors member

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    i personnaly suggest testing the malleabililty compared with the titanium powerbooks :D


    no i am serious
     
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  6. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    1) Yelp with glee.

    2) Take a few snap shots, and post them in the Powerbook Setup thread.

    3) Enjoy your shiny new Macintosh.
     
  7. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    What should I do when it arrives?

    You can:

    1) Give it to me.

    2) Maybe take it out of the box and set it up?

    3) Kiss it.

    4) Did I say you give it to me?


    ;) jk, enjoy your Mac.
     
  8. varmit macrumors 68000

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    Don't open the box. Readdress it to my house. I'll take care of it for you. :D
     
  9. annk Administrator

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    Amen :D
     
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  11. dferigmu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everyone! :)
     
  12. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    You can always start a thread on how to return it...

    That seems to be a popular topic every now and then. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Angelus macrumors 6502

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    I suggest you savour every moment of opening it. It's quite a special moment when you see all of the detail apple put into the packaging. At least thats the way it was for me when i got my mac two years ago. I can still remember the smell of the plastic.......oh the memories!
     
  14. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    First you should sign for it when Fedex give it you, then you dance like a school girl, admire the outside of the box, open it, admire the inside of the box, admire the powerbook, touch the powerbook but only with one finger (this is your first time remember), do another dance.

    Lift it out of the box when done dancing, tell yourself that you have a powerbook, turn it on and then weep a tear because you are now finally there.

    Other people will suggest getting software, I don't do that.:)
     
  15. dferigmu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll see if I can remember to do all that! :D
     
  16. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    Do it, a REAL hardcore mac user wouldn't forget. ;)
     
  17. qzak macrumors 6502

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    drain battery?

    whats this about making sure to drain the battery completely the first time?

    gettin my first mac comin up here in March, a nice 17" PB :)
     

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