MBP comin today! what r things i must do?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thriii, May 16, 2007.

  1. thriii macrumors 6502

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    Hello all :D my macbook will be in my hands by the end of the day and I'm wondering what are some things that I should do right when I get. I've read that I should format the computer is this the only thing? or is there anything else?
     
  2. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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  3. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Just use it,calibrate the battery at some stage,check for stuck pixels maybe.Take some deep breaths and relax :) .
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    Use these guides for the best software :)

    Take in that beautiful new mac smell
     
  5. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    ship to me so i can inspect it ;)
    just enjoy, do a search and their are some great free apps you'll need along the way but not ASAP like flip for mac, VLC, adium (great IM client)
     
  6. thriii thread starter macrumors 6502

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    its here! :D well im gunna go thru all this info :) thx 4 the help every1
     
  7. Skrilla™ macrumors regular

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    return it and wait for the new ones to come out ;)
     
  8. marine610610 macrumors regular

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    How do you check for stuck pixels? Can you just "tell" by looking at your screen?
     
  9. sam10685 macrumors 68000

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    11 minutes after your original post-- that was fast!
     
  10. skubish macrumors 68030

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    I would just use it.
    Check for dead pixels (look at the screen, if you don't see 'em don't worry about it.)
    Check the the superdrive can burn disks
    Check About this Mac to see that it is correct.
    Check the ports (USB, speaker, DVI, etc.) to see that they work.
     
  11. Bern macrumors 68000

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    Which model did you get?

    I always completely reinstall my new Mac. That way I get to choose the printer drivers, languages, apps and so forth to be on my hard drive. It just seems neater for me to do it that way. I don't see the point in installing some third party app to remove language files.
     
  12. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    Is it worth it thouhg, monolingual download install and run - 5 minutes,
    format and reinstall OS-X, then patch everything - 2 hours.

    I choose monolingual. Printer drivers you can delete by hand in 30 seconds, if you are that worried about the extra gig of space.
     
  13. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    I would reccommend going through the system just having a fiddle, changing settings and generally getting used to the system-especially System Preferences-it can really save time later when you dont have to look for things.

    I would also user either Monolingual (careful not to remove Rosetta!) or reinstall the system to get rid of printer drivers, iApps, languages, etc.

    Get Perian and Flip4Mac and you're set with Quicktime for basically everything.

    For productivity I use iWork '06 but Office is good. If you're on the cheap try OpenOffice.

    I like Uno for unifying the system.
     
  14. iW00t macrumors 68040

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  16. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    The very first thing you should do is return it.
     
  17. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Listen to this man.
     
  18. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Take a hammer to your Dell.
     

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