Quoted from jorant:
So I've had many pins come in and out of my collection for years, but next week I'll be getting my first NIB one (ST pro). And I assume I just rip it out of the box and set it up. But what suggestions would you have for someone that's never owned anything but used before? Will I need to do anything to it right away? Is the code probably needing an update, or will it be already done? I don't know what to ask because I haven't had one before. Is there's a right way and a wrong way to take it out of the box? Pointers?
Stern produced a series of 13 instructional videos covering NIB unpacking and setup. The link to the first video is listed below.
Note: The videos are a little dated (2010), showing a BBH with wood backbox, but for your purposes, should answer most of your questions.
1. Unpacking Your Machine