One of the many replacement programs put in place by Apple covers screen defects affecting several 13-inch MacBook Pros released between late 2016 and early 2018. A four-year coverage was originally planned by Apple but it has just been extended by 12 additional months.
© Lionel Morillon / 01net.com Apple MacBook Pro 2020 M1
If you have a 13-inch MacBook Pro that is starting to have several years of theft and your screen is showing signs of weakness, the following may interest you.
All 13-inch MacBook Pros released between October 2016 and February 2018 (like this one or that one ) may suffer from a backlight defect on the screen. Apple knows this and has taken the necessary steps.
Since May 2019, the Cupertino giant has set up a replacement program that covers the change of slab on machines affected by this problem. This can be done up to four years from the date the device was first released to retail (not the date of purchase). This period has just been extended – discreetly – to five years by Apple, as MacRumors noted.
Good news for all 13-inch MacBook Pro users who continue to use their machine from that time and don’t want to change it just yet.
Of course, for Apple to agree to take your computer for repair, it must be affected by the problem, no question of doing preventive repair here.
If this is the case, follow the procedure on the Apple site and if you have had your screen changed on one of the machines of this year and you were charged for the repair, Apple will reimburse you. The procedure is, again, available on its site.
Sources: Apple and MacRumors