Apple has extended its warranty to offer free MacBook Pro repair to 2011-2013 laptops experiencing video-related issues.
Apple has generally been pretty good with taking care of issues of devices that fall under its standard warranty. Personally speaking, I have taken some of my faulty gadgets back to Apple that happen to fall just outside of the standard warranty, and they graciously enough helped a Brotha out.
So it’s no surprise, especially considering how much these MacBooks cost, that Apple would do us all a “solid” and extend its standard warranty to cover 2011-2013 15 or 17-inch MacBook Pro (including Retina models) that are experiencing video-related issues.
Straight from the horse’s mouth:
Apple has determined that a small percentage of MacBook Pro systems may exhibit distorted video, no video, or unexpected system restarts. These MacBook Pro systems were sold between February 2011 and December 2013. Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will repair affected MacBook Pro systems, free of charge.
To check the warranty status of your MacBook, look on the bottom plate to find the serial number (very tiny number/letter combination) and enter it here.
If your MacBook falls under the list of affected devices, starting February 20th, 2014, you have option of taking your MacBook to Apple or an Authorized Service Provider, or mailing in your device by contacting Apple and they will send you a postage paid box…Be sure to use a ton of bubble wrap AND back up your computer before taking it in or sending it off.