Apple to replace MacBook Pro 2016 and 2017 batteries that refuse charging

Posted on Wednesday, February 10 2021 @ 9:14 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Apple is in the news with another laptop recall. This time the company is offering a free replacement battery for MacBook Pro 2016 and 2017 laptops that won't charge past 1 percent. According to the Cupertino-based electronics maker, a small number of MacBook Pro owners suffered from this info. You can find more details in this support article.
A very small number of customers with 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro computers have experienced an issue with the battery not charging past 1%.

The battery health status on these devices will also indicate "Service Recommended." If the status indicates that your battery is Normal, your battery is not affected by this issue.

If your 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro exhibits these behaviors, contact Apple to get your battery replaced, free of charge. Your computer will be examined prior to service to verify that it is eligible for the free battery replacement.
Apple has also released macOS Big Sur 11.2.1. Besides a number of security updates, this update addresses an issue that may prevent MacBook Pro 2016/2017 batteries from charging. It seems both issues are related.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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