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Apple to replace some MacBook Pro faulty batteries

22 April 2018, 01:58 | Sam Montgomery

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The tech giant said on its website a "limited number" of 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops sold between October 2016 and October 2017 had been fitted with a faulty component that causes the 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. In any case, the company is promising to replace eligible batteries for free.


According to documentation provided by Apple, the new replacement program covers 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar models impacted by what appears to be a battery manufacturing flaw. The affected models of MacBook were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017. This issue is not present on older 13-inch MacBook Pro models or the 13-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar.

Apple will determine the eligibility for fix through a device's serial number.


In some MacBook from Apple was defective, namely uzdevumiem during operation of the battery. Apple walks you through the replacement process here. You will have to find your nearest Apple Authorised Service Provider or make an appointment at the nearest Apple Retail Store or send the laptop to the nearest Apple Repair Centre. Last week, the company announced that it would extend the warranty on some Apple Watch Series 2 devices after it was discovered that there were issues with the battery expanding.

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


Hat tip to Actualit├ęs Apple for spotting the new battery replacement program, which is also available in Canada.



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