Apple has extended its worldwide 13-inch MacBook Pro Display Backlight Service Program, authorizing coverage for eligible laptops for up to five years after the original purchase date or up to three years after the start date of the program, whichever is longer.
The previous cutoff was four years after the original purchase date. The Backlight Service Program launched on May 21, 2019, when Apple said it hads determined that a small percentage of the keyboards in certain MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models may exhibit one or more of the following behaviors:
- Display backlight continuously or intermittently shows vertical bright areas along the entire bottom of the screen
- Display backlight stops working completely
Affected devices were sold between October 2016 and February 2018. Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will service affected MacBook Pro units, free of charge.
To identify your computer’s model and to see if it is eligible for this program, choose Apple () menu > About This Mac.