Apple Replacing 13-inch MacBook Pro Batteries: What to Do

If you opted to buy the non-13-inch MacBook Pro that was not on the touch bar, you may need to obtain a new battery and get it soon. Fortunately, Apple started a replacement program and is running this service for free.


The new Friday (April 20) was detected by the 9to5Mac of the new "13-inch MacBook Pro (no Touch Bar) Battery Replacement Program". ) The reason to change seems to be aesthetic, since the Apple page dedicated to the program states that "a component can fail and cause the built-in battery to expand, this is not a security problem".

What should you do? [19659005] Visit this page to enter the serial number of your MacBook Pro and find out if it is one of the affected units (which were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017). To find your serial number, click on the Apple logo in the upper left corner of your screen and select About this Mac.


Next, you will have the option to send your MacBook Pro to Apple, or bring it to a local Apple Store or a third party that is an authorized service provider. Apple recommends that you back up your data before putting your laptop into service. My preferred backup methods (I use both) are Time Machine and the backup service based on the BackBlaze cloud.

And be prepared for the possibility that carrying your MacBook Pro can cause other repairs, and that you may have to pay. According to Apple's website, "If your 13-inch MacBook Pro has any damage that affects battery replacement, that problem should be resolved before replacing the battery." In some cases, there may be a cost associated with the repair. "

Although it's good to see Apple come out ahead of any potential disaster related to the battery, it's not the kind of news that we bet the Mac maker wants to see after it falls to 7th place (5th in 2017) in our best and worst portable brands fight. The decline of Apple is attributed to the stasis in their designs and the lack of innovation.

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  Henry T. Casey

Henry T. Casey,
After graduating from Bard College, a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in the publication and development of products at Rizzoli and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom & # 39; s Guide and LAPTOP wrote for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts and mastering his cold coffee process. Content governs everything around you.
Henry T. Casey,