MacBook Pro 2016/17 – Apple’s battery replacement program

MacBook Pro 2016/2017
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Some Apple MacBook Pro 2016/17 model owners have battery charging problems. Apple has announced a global battery replacement program.

The Australian announcement here states some MacBook Pro 2016/17 customers have experienced the battery not charging past 1%. The battery health status on these devices also indicates ‘Service Recommended’.

Identify your MacBook Pro 2016/17 model

Choose Apple menu>About This Mac.

Affected 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro 13” models

  • 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports

The MacBook Pro 15” may also be subject to a recall program – details here.

  • 2016
  • 2017
MacBook Pro 2016/17
This can happen to some 15″ MacBook Pro models

What to do

Back up your data and go to the notice to enter your serial number.

Replacement is at Apple Authorized Service Provider or an Apple Retail Store.