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.