Does a Macbook Pro work straight out of the box?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by danetello, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. danetello macrumors 6502

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    I am planning to buy a Macbook Pro in a few days from a person on Gumtree. He says its brand new and sealed, but I still want to check it just to be sure. I will not be near a power supply, so would it work straight out of the box without being charged?
     
  2. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    Yes
     
  3. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it should work straight out of the box. You won't be needing a power supply.
     
  4. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    It may work, but it won't have a full charge for sure.
     
  5. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

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    Not until you install windows via bootcamp.......LOL
     
  6. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    No you have to hook it up to a computer so iTunes can waste your time with its updates...jk I was so happy when I got my MBP....I didn't have to run to a computer to get it to work like I did with my iPad, iPod touch, iPod nano, ipod classic, etc.
     
  7. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    LOL Well, you forgot to mention the antivirus and antimalware software too!
     
  8. WardC macrumors 68030

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    You are asking if the battery will have a charge...well it depends on how long it has been sitting in the box after it was charged at the factory before they boxed it. If you ordered it straight from Apple, it should have a charge when you buy it, and run for at least a couple of hours. If you get it from a third party reseller, or on eBay, or anywhere else, it could have been sitting in a box for months. If it's a 2010 model, it could have been sitting in the box since April of last year and completely drained it's charge. A charged MacBook Pro (not on sleep but shutdown) will only last about 2 and a half months before it is completely drained. This is just like when you charge an iPod and turn it off and leave it for a few weeks, come back and it doesn't turn on. It loses charge even when it is sitting there, shutdown.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  11. Built macrumors 68020

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    Purchased an MBP 13 November 2010 from BB.

    Already had a good charge coming out of the box...plus only needed a couple of updates...
     

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