What to do about a keyboard??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Julianne, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. Julianne macrumors member

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    Hi all!

    I have ordered a PB 17" from the European Apple Store and I specifically asked for the US keyboard. And they said ok np. I recieved it over a month ago and have been on the phone calling them, not them calling me they never return a call when I leave them a message on their voice mail!, tring to get a different keyboard arranged. I don't care how they do it. Whether they give me a fully US powerbook or just tell me to go to an Apple repair shop to get a new one placed in. They tell me it's impossible. But that can not be so! They are a world wide corp. and there is FedEx. Why can't they order one from the US ship it here and I go in to get it build in. Plus, all the pictures on their sites feature the US keyboard no where can you find a picture of this International English Keyboard!

    What can I do to get them to follow through with what I was promised!?

    What happens if you are a US person on holiday in Europe with your US PB and the keyboard breaks down? Are they going to replace it with a US keyboard or a stupid International English Keyboard? Doesn't AppleCare have to replace it with the keyboard you have?

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    And yes there is a big difference in the keyboards the US one is great with the larger left shift and larger right enter, and I really want the one I was promised!

    Julianne
     
  2. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

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    Re: What to do about a keyboard??

    No, they don't have to. If they need to replace the keyboard, they will use the one of that country where it is fixed - or where it came to be fixed. That's specificly mentioned in the warranty documents.

    So if you have a US keyboard, and your mac needs service in Japan, you may find it with Japanese keyboard. Or in Italy or anywhere in europe - you may find the local keyboard. But what is interesting - mostly they do no local repair in Europe, so if your mac gets broken in Italy, it probably is sent to be fixed in Netherlands.

    I hope you'll get your US keyboard though.
     
  3. caveman_uk Guest

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    One thing about the UK English keyboard on ibooks at least is that it doesn't have a # on it if you're using the UK keymap. You get a £ instead. To get a # you need to change to the US keymap. It's quite annoying :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  4. VAG macrumors member

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    Take a look on the attachment ;)
     

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