MacBooks are international?

ApoorvPrem

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So my friend is getting a MacBook from Singapore for me cos that would save me a lot of money. Their won't be any problems right? I mean any MacBook from any store in the world can be used anywhere else..?
 
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Gwendolini

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Yes, it can be used anywhere, the only difference will be the keyboard layout printed on it, but I guess there will be English keyboard versions available in Singapore.
 

Ovedius

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While we are on the subject of keyboards:
If one wishes to swap out select keys, could this be done at home or is that a job for an Apple Store?
 

JoelTheSuperior

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While we are on the subject of keyboards:
If one wishes to swap out select keys, could this be done at home or is that a job for an Apple Store?
You can and I have before but I wouldn't recommend it as you have a risk of breaking a scissor mechanism. Granted they're incredibly strong on Apple machines but again, it's not a job for the faint of heart.
 

mlsusa

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Sep 17, 2012
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Are the plugs compatible with the ones used where you live? If not make sure to get some adapters for your sockets.
 

Ovedius

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You can and I have before but I wouldn't recommend it as you have a risk of breaking a scissor mechanism. Granted they're incredibly strong on Apple machines but again, it's not a job for the faint of heart.
You know, normally I take everything apart and manhandle it in the name of science (that's what I call it anyway).
But Macs? I stay far away from anything that might anger The Machine Spirit.
-apart from swapping out RAM and HDDs for SSDs, that counts as a veneration of the Deus Mechanicus.
 
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