Apple offering free battery replacement for old MacBook Pros

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"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 is clear that this isn't a safety issue and that it will replace eligible batteries at no cost. 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. The company noted, "Use the serial number checker below to see if your device qualifies for this program".

Numerous affected laptops may not have experienced a swollen battery at this time, but Apple explains that it has identified a component that can fail and result in damage to the built-in battery. And, you can get the replacement just by visiting any of the authorized service provider or any nearest retail store.

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More details at the link below.

A "limited number" of 13-inch MacBook Pro models (without a Touch Bar) built between October 2016 and October 2017 are affected. Keep in mind that the service will take between 3-5 days and if there is another problem that is completely separate from the battery conundrum, it will need to be taken care of first and then come to the problem at hand.

It's a battery from hell year for Apple starting with the iPhone battery replacement offer. Apple says hardware warranties remain unaffected by the policy update. Apple is also offering users who paid out of pocket to replace the battery on notebooks covered under this program a refund.

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