Defective MacBook Air logic boards to be repaired for free

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If you own a 2018 MacBook Air that is not switching on, then you might be offered a no-cost fix if you head to a nearby Apple Store. The firm has reportedly discovered that what it calls a “very small number” of MacBook Airs are having problems with their logic boards.

Malfunctioning logic boards could be the reason why some models fail to switch on. According to various reports, Apple has tracked down the cause of the problem in a number of 2018 13-inch Retina MacBook Airs. The problems came to light around two weeks after the company announced a public recall of older MacBook Pro models because of a possible fire hazard.

The firm now knows the serial numbers of the devices impacted, and it is apparently emailing the customers involved to inform them about the problem. Individuals who own one of the MacBook Airs on the list can take their device to the nearest Apple authorised service centre or Apple Store to get the board repaired free of charge.

Some sources report that Apple will keep the programme running for four years after the device was originally bought.

Although the repair programme is currently not yet mentioned on the company’s official page for “exchange and repair programs”, readers who are concerned that their virtually new MacBook Air could develop this problem should in the first place make sure that they have recent backups of everything on the device. It is also a good idea to take it to the nearest Apple Store so that they can check it out.

At press time, Apple hasn’t yet made any public statement regarding this particular issue, but if enough owners complain, then it will hopefully force the company’s hand.


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