setup help w/ refb 12"ibook.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by sorted, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. sorted macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2005

    i have a 12.1/1.2g/256/30/combo arriving tomarrow. this will be my first refurb unit. please insert any tips for initial set-up. additional remarks about this unit are welcome etc. thanks)
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    It's a refurb but calibrate the battery all the same. Maybe do a nice clean fresh install too.

    How about adding some RAM later down the track too. :)
  3. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    That's the computer I have but I got it new about a year ago.

    Bump the RAM up to at least 512MB, do a battery calibration, a clean install isn't a bad idea either.

    Check everything out, all the keys, burn a disc, watch a DVD, use all the ports,basically ensure everything is working properly. Then update all the software to the most recent versions and go have some fun.
  4. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    First of all, test run your new machine " AS SHIPPED"
    to rule out any problems.

    Once you're up and running check the system profiler to see what you ended
    up with.

    Hopefully, you'll get a free bonus 512MB RAM upgrade.
    If not you really do need to add RAM to enjoy Tiger.
    1 GB RAM DIMMs are running about $100 3rd party.

    If you end up with the stock 30GB HD, you really need to run a fresh
    lean custom install after you calibrate the battery.
    There's close to 5 GB of printer drivers, languages, software demos, iDVD themes and GarageBand demo songs that you can deselect when you reinstall
    the OS.

    I kept Nanosaur just for kicks. :)

    Once you're up and running again, then you can start configuring your system, setting up your network connection, mail, firewall prefs etc.

    Then it's time to connect to the Apple Software Update link and download
    all the latest updates.

    Installing them is a breeze, but you will need to reboot for some of them.

    Let us know if you have any problems.

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