Having problems with your MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro keyboard and want to check if your notebook is eligible for a free repair or replacement? Read on for a look at the models that are included in the service program.

Apple’s butterfly keyboards that date back to 2015 have seen serious problems with debris being caught under keys. This results in keys not working or in some cases the computer registering a double press. The 2018 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air feature the third-generation butterfly keyboard which includes a new gasket, but that hasn’t solved the issue for many users, as Apple has included those in the service program as well.

Even Apple’s 2019 MacBook Pro models are eligible for the service program.

How to check MacBook keyboard repair or replacement eligibility

  1. Check your MacBook or MacBook Pro model ( → About this Mac)
  2. See if your MacBook is part of the keyboard service program here or below
  3. If it is, get in touch will Apple to start the repair or replacement process
  • MacBook (Retina, 12-­inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook (Retina, 12­-inch, Early 2016)
  • MacBook (Retina, 12-­inch, 2017)
  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018)
  • MacBook Pro (13­-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-­inch, 2016)
  • MacBook Pro (15-­inch, 2017)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-­inch, 2018)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-­inch, 2019)

Note: No other Mac notebook models are part of this program.

While Apple was sending out MacBooks with keyboard issues for repair (with a typical 3-5 day turnaround), it recently started offering in-store keyboard repair and replacement with next-day turnaround for many customers.

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