Apple Launches Replacement Program for Faulty SSDs in MacBook Pro Models
After announcing a replacement program for faulty touch display units in some iPhone X models, Apple has similarly launched another repair program for MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) owners with potentially faulty SSDs:
Apple has determined that a limited number of 128GB and 256GB solid-state drives (SSD) used in 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) units have an issue that may result in data loss and failure of the drive. 13-inch MacBook Pro units with affected drives were sold between June 2017 and June 2018.
Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) will service affected drives, free of charge. Apple recommends having your drive serviced as soon as possible.
Apple will also send an email to customers, who registered their device with Apple, to let them know about this program.
Apple says MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models are not affected, nor older MacBook Pro models.
You can enter in your device’s serial number here to see if your 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar is eligible or not. Canadian models are eligible for this repair.
If your SSD is eligible, you can either contact an Apple Authorized Service Provider or make an appointment at an Apple Retail Store, to get a replacement drive installed for free.
Let us know if your MacBook Pro SSD is affected by this faulty part.