In what order do I do these things?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by klymr, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. klymr macrumors 65816

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    I just got my 17" MBP and need to calibrate the battery. I was also wanting to reinstall os-x, but I was wondering which I should do first? Any suggestions while I tear into this box?
     
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    If you're itching to play and fiddle about with your brand spankin' new machine, then I'd say wait to calibrate the battery as to do so properly would require some no-play time (IIRC). :p

    As for re-installing the OS, is there a particular reason why you'd care to do so? I know that I wanted to for my MB because there are apps and assorted items that I knew I wouldn't need or want (printer drivers, extra languages, etc.) and so doing an "Erase & Install" made sense to me.
     
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    the macbook pro should have come with a good amount of charge already in it. i say shoot two birds with one stone; drain your battery by installing mac os x.
     
  4. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    For that same reason. I think there is stuff I'll never use on it. I got to get ready for school now anyway, so I'll have to play with it all later. :( Darn summer classes.
     
  5. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Here's Apple's official how-to on calibrating batteries. :)
     

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