Replace keyboard buttons rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by timsaxman, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. timsaxman macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2013

    I live in Sweden and have been wanting the rMBP since the release. I don't know when I'm going to buy it so I don't want any discussions regarding Haswell, I'll buy it when I need it wheter it's tomorrow or next year. The thing is that the rMBP is approximately $830 cheaper in the US than here in Sweden so my question is: If I were to go to the US, is it possible to buy it in there (don't bother taxes and such, I'll just throw away the box and mauals and pretend that I brought it with me on the trip and I am fully aware what the guarantee covers) and somewhere find cheap keyboard buttons and on my own replace the ones on the computer with the newly bought Swedish ones? Since the keyboard layout is the only problem when buying it in another country I wonder if this is even possible and if there is a chance to buy buttons somewhere?

    Thanks in advance!

    Live in Sweden, rMBP pricey as hell, Possible to buy in US & replace keyboard with a Swedish one?
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    1) Go to the US
    2) Configure your rMBP on the Apple online store with Sweedish keyboard (free of charge)
    3) Order it for collection from an Apple store and pick it up when it's built (3-5 days)

    No need to faff around swapping keys :)
  3. timsaxman thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2013
    Awesome, I didn't even know that it was possible! Thanks!
  4. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    You may need a US address (just use your hotels since it wont be shipping there anyway) - and if they don't take sweedish credit cards, just load up a pre-paid mastercard :).
  5. timsaxman thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2013
    Great info man! Another question though. If someone I know were to go instead and would pick it up for me, I read this on Shipping & delivery:

    "If you have designated a Pickup Contact, they will need to bring the order number and a valid photo ID."

    So all he/she need is the Order number and a valid Photo ID of him/her like a passport or something? Because when I scrolled down the page it said:

    To pick up your package from the carrier's local facility, you'll need:

    • The Delivery Notice

    • Government ID (driver's license, passport) that matches the package name and address

    • Second ID with your name on it (credit card, social security card)

    And the "Second ID" is what bothers me, does it have to be the same credit card that paid it or does he/she just have to show his/her own credit card? Is this easy or might some problem pop up which leaves a paid expensive notebook in the US and there's nothing to do about it?
  6. timsaxman, Mar 19, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2013

    timsaxman thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2013
    One more question. How long will they keep it in store? Since I'm probably going to upgrade both the SSD and the RAM the delivery time to the store is delayed so I would play it safe and order it before the trip to US just to be sure. My thoughts are that if I've spent $3000 on a notebook they won't just throw it away after 1-2 days since they should be pretty certain that I will pick it up. But do they have a specific time they keep it in the store?
  7. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    That is, for example, if the courier can't deliver and leave a note asking you to collect it from their depot :). You can pick it up yourself, or designate someone to do it for you - you'll need the order number and photo ID, nothing more.

    Honestly, no idea. But you could always give the store a call and ask them to keep it until you get there. I doubt they'd have a problem holding it for you.
  8. timsaxman thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2013
    I know that Apple's warranty is global, but if I get one with problems like image retention or something, can I still take it to a Swedish Apple Store and have it repaired?
  9. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
    Apple's warantee is global. You answered your own question. Yes.

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