Apple is offering to replace MacBook and MacBook Pro batteries if performance problems are still experienced after installing the battery update.

If your MacBook or MacBook Pro battery life hasn’t improved after using the update you should take your notebook to the Genius Bas at a local Apple Store or you can arrange replacement through an Apple Authorized Service Provider. You can also contact Apple Support to see what other options are available to you if either is inconvenient.

Only MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks purchased between Feb 2006 and April 200y7 are eligible for battery replacement and the computer will have to have one or more of the following problems:

* Battery is not recognized causing an “X” to appear in the battery icon in the Finder menu bar.
* Battery will not charge when computer is plugged into AC power.
* Battery exhibits low charge capacity/runtime when using a fully charged battery with a battery cycle count (as shown in System Profiler) of less than 300.
* Battery pack is visibly deformed.

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