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MacBook Pro Battery Service Program – 1% Battery Replaced

Do you have a 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro? Does it suddenly not charge past 1%? Well, Apple has announced a MacBook Pro Battery Service Program for you!

MacBook Pro Battery Service Program

MacBook Battery Pro Service Program Here To Help

Apple reports a “small” number of 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro models, both the 13″ and 15″ have a battery defect where it will not charge past 1%. Typicaly Apple has a tool to check if you are eligible, but not this time. If you are running the latest MacOS Big Sur, or Catalina releases, you will see a “Service Recommended” in the battery menu bar. In Big Sur, you can also check the general health of your battery by going to System Preferences –> Battery –> Battery in the sidebar –> Battery Health. In Catalina, you can Option-Click on the battery menu to see the battery status. 

Though Apple will check your final eligibility when you bring it in, long as you have one of the following models and you are getting that message, you should be good to go!

  • MacBook Pro (13­-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-­inch, 2016)
  • MacBook Pro (15-­inch, 2017)

The full technical explanation is not yet known, but this program could save you nearly $300 if it comes up!

See the full support document here, and check into your local Apple Store if you are having the issue! Let us know how it goes!

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Ryszard (Rick) Gold, From Calgary, Alberta, Canada has over 20 years of experience working with Apple products in a technical capacity. Passionate about technology in general, his natural troubleshooting abilities, curiosity and appreciation of good design lead him into working exclusively with Apple Computer products.
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