Diagnostic software for Refurbished Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by prizm, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. prizm macrumors member

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    So I pulled the trigger on a refurbished Macbook and I'm now watching it make its way through the mail to my awaiting hands. Very exciting.

    Since this is a refurbished unit can anyone recommend some programs for really kicking the Macbook's tires and checking under the hood, so to speak.

    Things like dead pixel checkers, stress tests for RAM, any anything that would be beneficial to check as soon as I get it. Unlikely, but if there are any problems I want to catch them early.

    thx
     
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

    Schtumple

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    Well you'll notice a dead pixel :p

    Run the Apple Hardware Test for the RAM, (You need to perform an extended test to test RAM) but bare in mind it takes hours to do...
     
  3. prizm thread starter macrumors member

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  4. chrislaw macrumors 6502a

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    very cool... thanks!

    I'm in the same boat... i bought a used one that should be here tomorrow.. thanks for sites.

    Cheers!
     
  5. PowerBookRelic macrumors 6502

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    Good sites! That second one makes looking for pixels easy...
     
  6. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    I found that dead pixels and debris under the screen are easily found when loading OS X; on the gray screen.
     

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