This week Apple extended its 13-inch MacBook Pro Display Backlight Service Program. As a result, the extended Service Program now covers eligible MacBooks for up to three years after the start of the program or five years after the purchase. One can use whichever is longer for reference. Initially, the program covered only four years after the purchase of the notebook.
iFixit discovered the uneven backlighting on some models of Macbook Pros, released between 2016 and 2017. The uneven backlight happened because of a much thinner flex cable that easily wore down after repeated opening and closing the lid.
At the time when it was discovered, news outlets referred to it as “Flexgate.”
Consequently, Apple started its 13-inch MacBook Pro Display Backlight Service Program in May of 2019. The list of eligible models includes MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) and MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt