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OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK.

Old Dec 11th 2010, 9:07 pm
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Originally Posted by ldyinlv View Post
I know this question has probably been asked many times before, but.....I was wondering if my US Netbook (laptop) will work in the UK?

I know I know..sorry!..
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Idy, yes, I believe it should but you will probably need a new power supply. I have an Apple Mac laptop and that's all I need for it to work over there.
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I'm so glad you will be spending Christmas with friends this year, it will be so much better than last Christmas year.

I dig the Wee Mac thing, I Love dogs myself especially small ones, so Thursday will be Christmas at your house, Good for you, I can tell you are thrilled, me too.
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Old Dec 11th 2010, 9:16 pm
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Originally Posted by windsong View Post
Idy, yes, I believe it should but you will probably need a new power supply. I have an Apple Mac laptop and that's all I need for it to work over there.
Ty Wind,

Last time I was there I bought a English plug, that you can plug American plugs into...lol..so hopefully that will work??!!!
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Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills View Post
Yes they do, Ds took his HP with him and it works fine he went to the computer shop and bought a new cable to plug it in the wall for a recharge.
TY Mummy..
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Originally Posted by ldyinlv View Post
Ty Wind,

Last time I was there I bought a English plug, that you can plug American plugs into...lol..so hopefully that will work??!!!
Im not so sure thats a good idea Jackie, others will pipe in I'm sure, you need a transformer to change the voltage, not just a plug.
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Originally Posted by ldyinlv View Post
Ty Wind,

Last time I was there I bought a English plug, that you can plug American plugs into...lol..so hopefully that will work??!!!
Idy, that's what I thought initially but I was told that won't work well. I don't know why.

Just noticed FnC's comment. Yes, you need to change the voltage.
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Originally Posted by Fish n Chips 56 View Post
Im not so sure thats a good idea Jackie, others will pipe in I'm sure, you need a transformer to change the voltage, not just a plug.
OH ok..I will look into that then when i arrive..thank you..
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Originally Posted by ldyinlv View Post
OH ok..I will look into that then when i arrive..thank you..
Hi,
for a laptop, netbook etc with the black box 'brick', look on the label and will indicate the input power, something like 110 ~ 250 volts. This means you can put US (110 volts) and UK (240 volts) into it and get the same output to the laptop. Just plug it into a US to UK adapter plug, the 'brick' does the work

BUT, to be safe, in case the US plug / cable itself is not rated for UK power, is safer to buy a new plug / cable for between the wall and the brick, cost about 7 pounds (adaptors are nearly that much alone here in UK)

For a PC, expect to find a little red switch on the back for changing from US to UK power. You must manually switch to 240 volts before plugging your US PC into UK power.
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Hi,
for a laptop, netbook etc with the black box 'brick', look on the label and will indicate the input power, something like 110 ~ 250 volts. This means you can put US (110 volts) and UK (240 volts) into it and get the same output to the laptop. Just plug it into a US to UK adapter plug, the 'brick' does the work

BUT, to be safe, in case the US plug / cable itself is not rated for UK power, is safer to buy a new plug / cable for between the wall and the brick, cost about 7 pounds (adaptors are nearly that much alone here in UK)

For a PC, expect to find a little red switch on the back for changing from US to UK power. You must manually switch to 240 volts before plugging your US PC into UK power.
Thanks JJ, It does say 110-240volts..thats great...and i will look for a new cable/plug. Thanks for your help..
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For those interested in houses, this is my next door neighbours house, feel free to peek inside,
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-28374679.html

Mine is just the same construction, without the purple wall colours !!. On street view mine has a red garage door, (but now changed to white)

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Lovely Wind..thank you..
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For those interested in houses, this is my next door neighbours house, feel free to peek inside,
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-28374679.html

Those palm trees must remind you of North Carolina!
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For those interested in houses, this is my next door neighbours house, feel free to peek inside,
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-28374679.html

Mine is just the same construction, without the purple wall colours !!. On street view mine has a red garage door, (but now changed to white)
This is lovely, JJ! The sie is perfect, too )
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Originally Posted by windsong View Post
Today is Human Rights Day. I find it ironic I was offered the job today and can now begin to plan to go back home, especially since one of the main reasons I am leaving the U.S. is "lack of" human rights.

As an American [probably the only one on this forum?] I'm just curious: How has the U.S. denied your human rights?
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