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INTERNATIONAL - Apple announced that it will offer a free battery replacement to any 13-inch MacBook Pro after it was reported that some units were suffering a battery flaw. 

This flaw caused the built-in battery in laptops to expand, according to a report by Reuters. 

So far, Apple hasn’t released an exact figure on the number of devices affected but users do not have to worry about it being a safety hazard.

Apple is offering to replace any affected batteries in MacBook Pros worldwide.

Units that qualify for this support are non-touch bar models that were manufactured between October of 2016 and October of 2017.

How to check 

To check if you're Macbook Pro can get a free battery replacement, Go to Apple’s support page, and type in your unit’s serial number

Additionally, users can contact Apple for a full refund, if they have had battery problems with their MacBook Pros and paid to have them fixed before this announcement was made. 

Apple says that this service does not extend the warranty on any of the MacBook Pro units affected.

 Furthermore, Apple says that if your laptop has suffered any damage which impairs the replacement of the battery, that issue will need to be resolved prior to the battery replacement. 

 Apple says that the battery replacement scheme will be offered over the next five years.

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