Apple offers battery replacement for some 13-inch MacBook Pros

Steve Phelps
April 22, 2018

"Apple has determined that, in a limited number of 13-inch MacBook Pro (non-Touch Bar) units, a component may fail to cause the built-in battery to expand". Apple has announced to offer free replacement for such batteries worldwide. The affected models were manufactured over a 12-month span between October 2016 and October 2017, which means quite a number of units could be eligible for a replacement.

Use the serial number checker on Apple's support page to see if your device qualifies for this program.

More details at the link below.

A number of MacBook users have reported similar issues on Apple's Support Communities forum, with some complaints referencing 17-inch MacBook Pro models last sold in 2009.

According to Apple, the potential problem is present in the 13-inch version of the MacBook Pro.

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In some MacBook from Apple was defective, namely uzdevumiem during operation of the battery. It is worth noting that you should backup all your data before giving it for the replacement. If you choose to go into an Apple Retail Store, your machine could still be sent to the Apple Repair Center.

The company also advises that customers who may have an affected device, but have previously paid to have the battery replaced, are eligible for a refund.

Apple says that the servicing may take 3-5 working days.

Apple will determine the eligibility for fix through a device's serial number.

The program covers affected MacBook Pro models for five years after the initial retail sale, suggesting the program will run into 2022.

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