Things to do the 1st time you use your MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Terwal, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Terwal macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Tomorrow is the first day I will use my MBA (very "Xmas Eve" type excitement ! :D)...

    And the first time I use a Mac in 12 yrs ;) !

    Therefore I need advice from those who know: what are the things I have to do just after I have opened up the (beautiful) box ?

    Two steps gathered from the different threads... What else ??

    [Will keep on updating as answers are provided:]

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    1. Standard check: casing, dead pixel, kb backlight, drive,....

    2. Clean install (thanks to clayj for the great thread)
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=427768

    3. Update of Leopard version to 10.5.2

    4. Calibration of the battery
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.4/en/mh2339.html

    5. ??? :confused:


    Others (softwares, downloads):

    - perian
    - flip4mac
    - sizzling keys

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    Thanks...

    W.
     
  2. dibara2003 macrumors 6502

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    i would say first thing is to check to make sure everything is how it should be, i.e. no defects, no dead pixels, kb backlight good, etc. the basics.
     
  3. Terwal thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    switch 3 and 4 around. you could probably drain the battery while you do the updates. you could also plan to install other things like perian or flip4mac to help you play avi and wmv files.

    i also love sizzling keys.
     
  5. Terwal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Makes sense...

    Regarding battery calibration: I think there was a thread going through a step by step. Can't find it anymore... Anybody would know where to locate it ?
     
  6. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    you can find instructions on apple's site here.
     
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