Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks

Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks

Apple explains that an unspecified component within the battery of affected 13-inch MacBook Pros can fail causing the batteries to swell and expand. (In case you already had your battery replaced, you can ask Apple for a reimbursement.) Take note that Apple wants to resolve any other issue your MacBook might have before replacing your battery, and that extra fix might not be free.

To narrow things down, Apple has set up a page for its battery replacement program.

Do you own a 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar)? The company acknowledged that a "small" number of Macbook Pros, assembled between October 2016 and October 2017, come with battery-related issues.

Furthermore, the new battery replacement program will be available for five years since the original release of this product, Macbook Pro.

The affected laptops are Apple's MacBook Pro model, without Touch Bar, which were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017. Additionally, the program doesn't extend the MacBook's existing warranty.

Customers are told to enter in their serial number at this page to see if their unit is eligible.

Apple warns that the machine will be examined prior to any service to verify it is eligible for the program and in working order.

Apple's website doesn't say how long the replacement will take, but does warn that not all of its retail stores are up to the job. If you've already swapped out your battery, you can get in touch with the brand about a refund. In some cases, there may be an additional cost associated with the fix.

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