21 October 2019
Apple is offering a free fix for some 2018 MacBook Air models with bad logic boards. Apple has identified a small issue with the logic boards and thus offering a free repair to all those users who have an imperfect logic board. Apple hasn’t mentioned any specifics but admitted a flawed logic board inside some models. But, the replacement of components indicates that this might be a big issue.
Unlike the recent MacBook Pro recall, Apple itself is letting the affected users know that their MacBook Air model needs to be returned for a replacement of the logic board. Apple is sending emails to the affected users and making them familiar with the issue, well, without elaborating it, actually.
And you know the drill to return the model, you either need to go to an Apple Store or Authorized Service Provider for a free repair. You can also visit Apple’s support website to schedule an appointment with an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider. Technicians would enter the serial number to check if your model really needs the replacement.
This is at least the third repair program that Apple has introduced in the past five weeks. In April, it announced a free battery replacement of some 13-inch MacBook Pro models and in June, it offered battery upgrade for MacBook Pro 2015 models. And, it’s also good to note that all these repairs and replacements have been free for the affected users.
Apple didn’t announce this repair policy publically, likely due to what it believes that there are a very small number of affected consumers.