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Maintenance on a 2yr old Macbook


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My Macbook is 2 years old and I am wondering if there is some sort of "maintenance" I should be doing with it? It runs fine, but I never really do anything with it, e.g, disk utility, defrag etc etc. Is there something I should do to optimize it even more, something that would be beneficial after this amount of time?

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Are would just be happy that it's running fine, and running disk utility permissions repair once a month isn't a bad idea.
Defrag is not really needed in 99.9% of cases for mac users.
As long as you keep up to date with the software and have no problems, enjoy using your mac as you are.
Mine's just over 2years old now too, and she purs along. The only thing is that the screen is not as bright as it used to be, but this is to be expected.
I expect another 2-3 years before I have to upgrade, however, I may do so sooner or later, depending on technology and what it brings
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My Macbook is 2 years old and I am wondering if there is some sort of "maintenance" I should be doing with it?
Maintenance:

- change the oil
- replace the oil filter
- rotate the tires
- clean the windshield
- vacuum the interior

Good to go!

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Just as long as you're not an idiot with your computer, you shouldn't need to do any maintenance. The most you should do is keep the trash empty and clean out your web browsing history. You can get a utility called OnyX and that will enable you to do a few more things.

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