Blargh I think my laptop’s battery is broke, it keeps on running out of power around 10% even though I’ve done the recalibration thing. It’s saying “service battery” too. Pretty sure it’s still under warranty at least. I wonder if there is anywhere in town I can get it serviced that’s not closed for the ‘rona, there’s an Apple Store out in a mall in... oh god I don’t wanna go to Metairie right now, they have absolutely no mask edicts in place and, well, NOPE.
oh god when I go to Apple's site and ask for a place to bring it in, it shows NOTHING in New Orleans, I ain't going up to Baton Rouge or Shreveport or something. If it keeps deteriorating then eventually I'll decide it's better to mail the thing off but right now? I can deal, and hope it doesn't get worse until shit opens back up.
@anthracite Is mail-in service offered? Apple keeps switching that in and out. Works really well when it's made available.
Maybe, I should check. Maps says there's a third-party Apple shop in the actual city, if they're an Authorized Warranty Service Center I think I'd much rather go there than into Suburban No-Mask World.
@anthracite Do check. If it's available, a box just turns up, prepaid. Pack whatever in, and it'll be back in a couple days. Frustratingly, they keep chopping and changing the support options - when that was available, it was fantastic; the more recent love of 'oh, just leave it all with us and we'll get around to it sometime this week, maybe' has been less impressive. (Yet, when they cocked up a repair, *then* they were able to get it done within hours. Huh)
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