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Posted on 1998-11-13
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Hi,

What problems am I likely to face buying US spec hardware for my UK based machine.

For external devices I know the power supply is different but can this be overcome easily?

For internal devices? please advise!!

I am considering a Modem (internal/external), Scanner and Monitor - just incase they present their own problems!
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There're no differences between spec.  The only exception may be video card with TV-Out, you'll have to watch out for NTSC and PAL spec.  As for power supply, there're always power adapter that would let you change the voltage.
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So as long as the Monitor (etc) draws power fron the PC unit it will work 100%?????
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No, if you're UK pc is running at 220V, if the monitor draws power from that PC, it'll be 220V output.  You will need a voltage changer to change to 110V spec.  However, most newer monitor or scanner comes with a power voltage switch that let you pick between 110/220V, check with the supplier before you buy.
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