MacBook Pro Video Repair Program Extended to December 31, 2016


Previously set to expire on February 27, 2016, or three years from the original date of sale, Apple’s MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program for Video Issues has now been extended until December 31, 2016, or four years from its original date of sale, according to a updated support document on Apple’s website, as highlighted by MacRumors.


In February last year, Apple announced that a small percentage of MacBook Pro systems sold between February 2011 and December 2013 may exhibit distorted video, no video, or unexpected system restarts. As a result, Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will repair affected MacBook Pro systems free of charge.

So if you’re experiencing any video issues with your MacBook Pro, simply use the “Check your Coverage” tool on the Apple Support site to determine if your MacBook Pro model is eligible for the program.

As a matter of fact, my own MacBook Pro 15” with Retina display died last month, with no video whatsoever. Luckily, it was covered by the extended repair program and I had it repaired without paying a cent.


  • RickysCV

    Any idea how long the repair takes? Is it done in store? My 15″ MBP acts up once in a while but I have taken video of when it does go wonky. Thankfully, it always has gone back to ‘normal’.

  • runner

    You should definitely get it checked out before the deadline because the part is quite expensive to replace. The length of time to do the replacement depends on the amount of backlog in the store,. A logic board replacement is usually a 1 hour repair, however, they generally will want to run a stress test (which they can run on a mac for up to a day) to see the video issue first hand.

  • Vikas Idnani

    I don’t live close to an apple store and I called Apple to get it checked out and they stated that they do not have screens in stock. This was in January they asked to call back on Feb 27, so I did and they still do not have any in stock and have stated that they will call me when they do. I am still waiting…