Apple today releases the 13-inch MacBook Pro Display Backlight Service Program. The company has determined that a very small percentage of 13-inch MacBook Pro displays may Display backlight continuously or intermittently shows vertical bright areas along the entire bottom of the screen or the 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.

Eligible Models:

To identify your computer’s model and to see if it is eligible for this program, choose Apple () menu > About This Mac. Eligible models are listed below.

  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)

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

If your MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2016 has these problems, you can visit the 13-inch MacBook Pro Display Backlight Service Program support page.