Testing a new Macbook Air

Neil in Bristol

Active Member
Hi all,

I've just bought my first Mac, a new 13" MBA. It was delivered today direct from Apple in China, and I'd like to test it now before I put it away until Christmas. (I understand there's a 14-day no-quibble guarantee).

Any suggestions on the best way to test for any hardware faults and stuck pixels?



Well-known Member
Do you mean apart from, boot it up, create an account, test it with wireless and test all the ports? That should cover it.


Distinguished Member
I think the AHT boot volume (is there one?) will allow this - at least in the past. It allows testing of various parts of the hardware, including memory tests, video test patterns, etc.

EDIT: check out here for some prior familiarisation.
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