Remember #staingate? Let me refresh the memory of those who did not follow the case: it is a defect that has affected a considerable amount of MacBooks (Pro), wherein anti-glare screen coating It would begin to wear out or deteriorate under some circumstances such as cleaning the panel with an inappropriate product or, in some cases, simply touching the screen with the keyboard and creating terrible spots on the display.
To alleviate the problem, Apple has a few years ago set up a repair program involving various models of MacBooks, where owners could repair their smudged screens free of charge for up to four years after the date of purchase. It has been over two years, however, since the last time we talked about the program; now he's on the wheel again and the good news that still standing.
O MacRumors Today Apple obtained a note distributed by Apple to its stores and Authorized Service Centers, stating that the repair program for smeared MacBooks remains valid. Some older models (from 2013 and 2014), however, were excluded and are no longer eligible for free repairs which is understandable, considering that the four-year deadline from the original purchase date is already over for them.
At the moment, the models covered by the program are as follows:
- Macbook (12 inches, early 2015)
- Macbook (12 inches, early 2016)
- Macbook (12 inches, early 2017)
- MacBook Pro (13 inches, early 2015)
- MacBook Pro (15 inches, mid 2015)
- Macbook Pro (13 inches, 2016)
- Macbook Pro (15 inches, 2016)
- Macbook Pro (13 inches, 2017)
- Macbook Pro (15 inches, 2017)
To check your MacBook (Pro) model, just click on the desk in the top left corner of your computer and select the “About This Mac” option; If he or she is eligible for repair, simply bring him or her to the nearest Authorized Service Center or store (it may be a good idea to schedule the service in advance). Remember that if your Mac has any other defects that require repair of the screen, this repair should be done first with due payment, of course.
It is worth noting that no other models have been added to the list since 2017, which means that Ma is confident that it has fixed the issue on their recent laptops. Will take.