My First Mini Just Arrived

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by whodini, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. whodini macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2011
    I purchased my first MM last week and it arrived this afternoon. Luckily all of my upgrades arrived earlier this week - 1TB WD Scorpio Blue, bottom cable from MacParts, and 2x4GB RAM.

    Question - Do people recommend I boot it up out of the box, run through the setup, and then install everything - or should I not even bother and just do all the hardware upgrades first?
  2. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2011
  3. srf4real macrumors 68040


    Jul 25, 2006
    paradise beach FL
    If it were just ram, I'd say do it first. But you are going to be doing a lil more dissasembly to add the hdd; you might want to be sure that the mini arrived in working condition before getting to deep into the guts and needing to troubleshoot later without being confident that the mm is a good one factory fresh. imo
  4. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    best advice ever...
  5. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    This. Boot it up and make sure it works. Otherwise if you do your upgrades, try and boot, and it fails, you have no idea if it was a factory problem or if the upgrades that caused a problem.
  6. whodini thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2011
    Thanks for the advice. Got everything up and running. Now waiting the 10 or so hours for my iTunes library to transfer over.

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