Apple expands 13-inch MacBook Pro backlight repair program | Instant News

Apple expanded its global reach this week 13-inch MacBook Pro display backlight service program, Authorize eligible laptops to provide warranty for up to five years after the original purchase date or up to three years after the start date of the program. The last deadline was four years after the original purchase date.

Apple launched the program On May 21, 2019 It is determined that a “small part” of the 13-inch MacBook Pro machines sold between October 2016 and February 2018 may have vertical bright areas at the bottom of the display or the backlight may not work fully. Eligible models include MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, two Thunderbolt 3 ports) and MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, four Thunderbolt 3 ports).

To determine which Mac model you have, click the Apple logo in the upper left corner of the screen, and select “About This Mac” from the menu. Apple has not yet extended the program to any other MacBook models.

Apple or an Apple authorized service provider will replace the display on the affected 13-inch MacBook Pro unit free of charge.To start the repair process, please visit Get the support page on the Apple website. If you think your MacBook Pro is affected by this issue and have paid to repair the monitor, you can contact Apple for a possible refund.

In 2019, the repair website iFixit reported that the backlight problem was caused by a delicate flexible cable that would wear out and break after repeatedly turning the display on and off on the affected 13-inch MacBook Pro Extend the length of the flexible cable by 2mm In the 2018 model, this seems to solve the problem.


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