what do you do after you get your mac book pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheRekz, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. TheRekz macrumors regular

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    Just curious on what you guys did after getting the new MBP?? Do you first have to plug it in for 8 hours before having to actually use it?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. TheRekz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought that every laptop needs to be charged to full first time you got it from the factory... do you mean by taking off the battery first then plug it?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, just plug it in, with the battery in, and start using it. It's not advisable to run plugged in with the battery out. You can use it while it's being charged. Read the instructions in the link I provided. They're very clear.
     
  5. TheRekz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've read it and the first step says:

    Plug in the MagSafe Power Adapter and fully charge the battery

    How long does this process takes to complete? I mean full charge the battery? During this process can we use the mac? It doesn't say in the instruction
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You have to read ALL the instructions; not just step 1.
     
  7. kazmac macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the link, GGJstudios. Now I know what to do once I get my MBP in the next week or two and understand the meaning of calibrating the battery. :)
     
  8. TheRekz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Missed that, I thought that was only for step 2...but it makes sense now. Thanks for the link. It was helpful.. Any other tips on what need to be done?
     
  9. StEvEnGtR macrumors member

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    Besides calibrating, how about staring at the thing while crying you finally have it :D?
     
  10. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a

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    When you get it, make sure you turn it upside down when charging, make sure all the juice gets in there. Shaking it helps too.

    Once it is fully charged, only use the computer for 2 minute intervals until completely dead again.

    Rinse repeat 100 times.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, just use it. Are you new to Macs?
     
  12. TheRekz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes this will be my first mac and OSX so I am damn excited
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I can see you're not new to the forum, but I'll give you my standard stuff I give to newbies. Use what you want and ignore what doesn't apply:

    Welcome to Mac ownership and welcome to MacRumors:Forums! You'll find a lot of information both here and on the web. Here are a few resources that may be helpful:

    Apple resources:
    MRoogle for searching the forums with Google (always a good idea before posting new questions)
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    MacRumors resources:

    You can find lists of essential applications in these threads:
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    If you search the forums and don't find what you're looking for, just ask! There's lots of friendly help here! Enjoy your new Mac!
     
  14. thebrick macrumors regular

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    I am going to do...

    restore from Time Machine backups and after than, just start using it. :D
     
  15. TheRekz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've never used time machine before because this is my first mac
     
  16. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure if this is the proper place. But i've been reading about doing a clean install of snow leopard, if my mac already comes with it preinstalled, should I still do the clean install?
     
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There's no need to, unless you're having a problem that can't be addressed by other methods.
     
  18. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    "5. After your computer goes to sleep, turn it off or allow it to sleep for five hours or longer."

    Next step says to plug it in and let it fully charge. But in step 5 above, does that mean you got to plug it in AFTER 5 hours of sleeping time? or once it goes to sleep by itself, then plug it in?
     
  19. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Step 5 says let it sleep for 5+ hours.

    You don't plug it in until step 6, after step 5 is completed.
     
  20. TheNewDude macrumors 6502a

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    No leave it the power charger off for 5 or more hours. THEN plug it in and charge till fully charged.
     
  21. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    Mine was activated and on the net in about 3 minutes after pulling the tape from the box. :D

    Just use it and stop fretting over the whiner threads on MR. ;)
     
  22. dragonfly18 macrumors newbie

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    Well

    As soon as I got mine, I plugged it in and started using it! Can't put the dern thing down. :D
     
  23. Mirabella macrumors regular

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    I have no particular plan to do this, but I'm curious: Why is it not advisable to run it plugged in with the battery out?

    Thanks.
     
  24. Opstech macrumors 6502a

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  25. noodlemanc macrumors regular

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    Lol I certianly didn't wait 8 hours to use mine (I couldn't). It doesn't matter anyway, since you can use it, but you must have it plugged into the charger (which I also forgot to do for the first hour of use):rolleyes:
     

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