13-Inch Macbook Pro Battery Replacement Program Faq: What It Is And How To Use It
Macworld|June 2018

Here’s how to get your battery replaced.

Michael Simon

It’s been a rough year for Apple’s batteries. After announcing a program to replace batteries in the iPhone 6 and 7 earlier this year (go.macworld.com/67bt), Apple has now launched a program to swap them out in the 13-inch non–Touch Bar MacBook Pro (go.macworld.com/ntbr; affectionately known as the “MacBook Pro ESC” due to the presence of actual function keys). So if you have a laptop that’s been dying out mid-way through your day or just noticed some performance oddities, you might be able to get your battery replaced with a new one. Here’s everything you need to know about the new program:

WHAT’S THE REASON FOR THE PROGRAM?

Apple has said that a component inside “a limited number” of 13-inch MacBook Pro(go.macworld.com/13mp) units could fail,“causing the built-in battery to expand.”Apple did not specify which component was faulty or how it affects the battery.

THAT SOUNDS BAD. IS MY LAPTOP AT RISK?

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