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Apple is now replacing batteries for cheaper MacBook Pro laptops

Certain MacBook Pro laptops without the Touch Bar are eligible.


Some MacBook Pro laptops are eligible for a battery swap.

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Apple is replacing batteries on a number of MacBook Pro laptops.

As first spotted by MacRumors, Apple said on Friday that certain 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops without the Touch Bar, made between October 2016 and 2017, have a component that could cause the computer's built-in battery to swell.

Apple said it's not a safety issue, but anyone with an affected laptop can have the battery replacement for free by entering their computer's serial number into Apple's battery replacement program website.

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Apple will also refund anyone who's already paid to have a battery replaced.

The battery program covers affected MacBook Pro laptops for a period of five years from their retail purchase date.

Read more: How to check if your MacBook Pro is eligible for a free battery replacement