les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Getting a new battery put in the MacBook Air

 We bought Catrin's MacBook Air when she started her degree course in 2015. Recently the battery has struggled to hold much of a charge, so we looked at it. "Service battery", said the diagnostic.

You can order the batteries, the special screwdriver to open the computer and the various bit and bobs to prise the battery out, or you can get a cokmputermonger to repair the thing for you with their screwdrivers, bit and bobs and knowhow. There are three such placed in Bordeaux, but all were booked up for rendezvous-vous a couple weeks ahead. But there's a branch of one in a small town shopping centre on the way to the sea. A short train ride gets you there easily. We booked a rdv for Monday and hied us away.

"We'll send you a quote then once you've paid it'll take a week."

We retrieved our fallen crests and left the thing there.

Next day the quote arrived, slightly cheaper than I expected. We paid.

Today the message arrived that it was ready to collect so off I went to get it.

I love our trains. We have these massive thundering trains with split-level carriages, big, curved sofas and jovial ticket collectors in smart, blue uniforms. They hurtle you along through the forests of maritime pine then warn you to watch out for the interval when you descend from the train.

Some French still seems awkward, though it comes out OK. 

"Good day. It's for to recuperate my daughter's MacBook. She you has called this morning."

"You have your piece of identity"

"There"

"Take"

"Thank you"

"It's good for us"

"Till next time"

"Till next time"

She may get another 5 or six years out of it now. It's working fine and all is good.

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