Apple Provides Free MacBook Hard Drive Replacements

Apple has initiated a program to replace malfunctioning hard drives on MacBooks sold from 2006 to 2007, with the program concluding on August 15, 2010. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Eligible models include: the 13-inch MacBook, 13-inch, Late 2006 model, and the 13-inch, Mid 2007 MacBook in both black and white versions.

  • Proof of a non-functional hard drive is required for service eligibility.

  • Customers who have previously paid for hard drive replacements on these models might be eligible for reimbursement of the repair costs.

  • Affected devices can be taken to any Apple Store or an Authorized Service Provider for service.

Reimbursements must be processed through Apple Technical Support.

Reimbursements cannot be issued directly at Apple Stores or by Authorized Service Providers. This initiative follows Apple’s acknowledgment that “a very small percentage of hard drives used in MacBook systems sold from around May 2006 to December 2007 may fail under certain conditions.”

If your MacBook’s hard drive is still operational, it does not qualify for this replacement offer.

The drive must be confirmed as failed to be eligible.

[Via Gizmodo]

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