"Apple Launches 13" MacBook Pro (Non Touch Bar) Battery Replacement Program

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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.

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. This is not a safety issue and Apple will replace eligible batteries, free of charge.

Apple says affected units were non-touch bar MacBrook Pros made between October 2016 and October 2017.

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According to Apple, the affected laptops were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017. However, Apple didn't reveal the actual number of MacBooks that have been affected by the issue.

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Your 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) will be examined before the service to check if its qualified and in working order.

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Eligible MacBook Pro units can be taken to an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple retail store for replacement services.

The Cupertino giant has now announced a worldwide "Battery Replacement Program" for the 13-inch MacBook Pro (non-Touch Bar variant). It is worth noting that you should backup all your data before giving it for the replacement. This program doesn't extend the standard warranty coverage of the notebook.

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

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