Apple has identified a component in a limited number of 13-inch MacBook Pro (non-Touch Bar) units may fail, thereby causing the built-in battery to expand. Thus, the tech giant has announced a battery replacement programme for those 13-inch MacBook Pros.
Apple says that the affected MacBook Pro units were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017. The company further said that this is not a safety issue and the affected batteries will be replaced free of charge.
And to see if your 13-inch MacBook Pro (non-Touch Bar) is eligible, just fill in your serial number to Apple’s Support page. If you do not know your serial number, you can see the same by choosing “About This Mac” from the Apple menu at the top left of the screen. The serial number is located at the bottom of the “About This Mac” overview.
If you are eligible for the programme, you can replace the battery in three number of ways -- by finding an Apple Authorised Service Provider, you can make an appointment at an Apple Retail Store or you can mail in your MacBook Pro to the Apple Repair Centre.
“There may be some costs associated with the repair in some cases,” the company said.
It is also important to know that battery replacement programme does not extend the standard warranty coverage of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. In case you have already paid to replace your battery, then you can contact Apple for a refund. This battery replacement programme covers affected MacBook Pro models for five years after the first retail sale of the unit.