Your MacBook Pro Could Be Eligible For Apple's Swollen Battery Replacement Program

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(AAPL) said Friday that a limited number of 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops sold between October 2016 and October 2017 have a potentially faulty component that causes the battery to expand.

The affected units were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017, Apple said on its support page, without giving the actual number of MacBooks affected. The battery replacement program will cover affected devices for five years from the date of sale, but doesn't extend the standard warranty.

Looks like Apple's battery woes were not just limited to the iPhones. The issue doesn't affect models with the Touch Bar. The company later apologised and lowered the price of battery replacements for affected models to $29 from $79.

The Cupertino giant has now announced a worldwide "Battery Replacement Program" for the 13-inch MacBook Pro (non-Touch Bar variant).

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Eligible MacBook Pro units can be taken to an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple retail store for replacement services. It is worth noting that you should backup all your data before giving it for the replacement. According to the company, it is not a safety issue, and Apple Inc.

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

On Apple's support page for the MacBook Pro, the company has highlighted the following details about the 13-inch notebook. "In some cases, there may be a cost associated with the fix".