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

24 April, 2018, 05:44 | Author: Arnold Gilbert
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Apple is replacing a number of 13-inch MacBook Pro batteries after reports of a defect causing the built-in battery to expand. Apple has determined that on a limited number of instances, a component may fail and lead to the integrated battery expanding.

If you own a new MacBook Pro then you can check if it's eligible for a replacement battery by visiting Apple's website and entering the product serial number.

If you have a 13-inch MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar, you could be eligible for a free battery replacement. However, the company didn't disclose the exact number of MacBooks which are been affected by the battery issue.

If your machine is eligible, the replacement process involves one of three options and the service could take 3-5 days to complete. In that case, the MacBook Pro will have to be shipped to the Apple Repair Center. Since the program lets you replace the battery for free, you will get full refund of your money, if you have already paid for it.

The programme will be available for five years since the original release of the "non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro".

If you're eligible for a replacement, you'll have to find an Apple Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider, but you can also mail your laptop to a fix center. And, there you will find the serial number.

This doesn't affect the standard warranty of the laptop, Apple notes in its documentation, and if your computer has been damaged in some way that prevents the battery being replaced, that will have to be fixed first - and that fix may incur a cost, before you get your free battery swap. You will need to get in touch with Apple Support for that.

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