Apple to replace the swollen batteries in 2016, 2017 MacBook Pro 13-inch models without touch bar

Apple Friday activated a new hardware replacement program targeting a problem that causes the internal battery expansi of some models of MacBook Pro 13-inch n-Touch Bar.

According to the documentati provided by Apple, the new replacement program covers the 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar models impacted by what appears to be a fault in battery manufacturing. The company offers free battery replacements to customers with eligible equipment.

Apple has reduced the compent flaw to a batch of MacBook Pro units produced between October 2016 and October 2017, and then sold worldwide. The exact nature of the problem is not mentied, although the problems of battery expansi are not new to manufacturing companies using lithium-i technology.

The program covers the affected MacBook Pro models for five years after the initial retail, suggesting that the program will run in 2022. Apple says the hardware warranties are not affected by the policy update.

A number of MacBook users have reported similar issues the Apple Support Communities forum, with some complaints regarding the 17-inch MacBook Pro models sold in 2009.

Users who think that their 13-inch MacBook Pro suffers swelling described issue can check eligibility by plugging their device serial number Apple's dedicated replacement web page. This information can be found by navigating to Apple (logo)> About this Mac or the underside of the computer near its regulatory mark.

Eligible MacBook Pro units may be taken to an Apple Authorized Service Provider. or Apple Store for replacement services. Customers can also send their device to the Apple Repair Center. Those who have already paid for a battery replacement, and believe that their machine meets Apple's eligibility criteria, are urged to ctact customer service for refund.

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