Apple's replacing some 13-inch MacBook Pro batteries for free

13-inch Mac Book Pro Non Touch Bar

PSA: Apple Announces 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) Battery Replacement Program

Apple on Friday announced that the company is rolling out a battery replacement program for select non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Replacing the battery could take between three to five business days, Apple has warned, and may require the device to be shipped to an Apple Repair Centre. In any case, the company is promising to replace eligible batteries for free. The Cupertino giant goes on to state that the issue does not affect the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar or older 13-inch MacBook Pro models. The units with the possible defect were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017, though it isn't clear exactly how widespread this issue is as no official number of affected MacBooks has been released.

Your MacBook's serial number can be obtained by navigating to About This Mac from the Apple logo or on the back of the laptop.

You can use the serial number checker at the link below to see if your device qualifies for this program.

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In some MacBook from Apple was defective, namely uzdevumiem during operation of the battery. Those who are eligible can take their MacBook Pro to an Apple retail store, an Apple Authorized Service Provider, or even mail it in for servicing after contacting Apple Support.

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.

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 says hardware warranties remain unaffected by the policy update.

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