Apple launches battery replacement program for specific 13-inch MacBook Pro models

Leigh Mccormick
April 25, 2018

Apple announced that it will offer a free battery replacement to any 13-inch MacBook Pro after it was reported that some units were suffering a battery flaw.

Unlike the tech giant's iPhone 6 or newer battery replacement program though, Apple says it will swap out MacBook Pro batteries for free.

You can find the serial number and other identifiers for your MacBook Pro in macOS, on the computer's surface, and on its packaging. The integrated battery will automatically expand causing burn injuries. Although Apple ensures consumers that this isn't a safety issue (your laptop isn't going to explode), it is replacing batteries free of charge. The objective of the initiative is to not only avoid problems with the MacBook Pro as a result of the battery failure but also to prevent burn injuries.

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If you are unsure as to whether your MacBook Pro has been affected, you just need to access the serial number and submit to the official support page.

If your device is affected, you will have one of three options to choose from when it comes to fix: find an authorized service provider to perform the work, make an appointment at an Apple Retail Store, or mail it directly to an Apple fix Center. The MacBook Pro, however, features an internal battery, meaning that users can't simply remove the old battery and replace it with a new one.

The serial number, model number, and configuration details of your MacBook Pro might also appear on its receipt or invoice. Plenty of OEMs have recalled and issued new batteries in the past to avoid issues with machines catching fire, or failing to work at all.

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