Apple begins free repairs for Apple Watch Series 2 with swollen batteries

Apple will repair some Apple Watch 2 models that have swollen batteries or won't power on for free

Free servicing available for 42mm Apple Watch Series 2 units with expanding batteries

According to an internal document first obtained by MacRumors, which was distributed to certain Apple Stores and authorised service providers, the fix covers only 42mm-sized Series 2 units covering all its models - Sport, Edition, Hermes and Nike+.

The repairs will be free of charge for Series 2 watches that will not power on due to the battery swelling. If you own the Apple Watch Series 1 or Series 3, unfortunately, you are not eligible to apply for free repairs.

The reasons behind Apple Watch Series 2 not turning on for some users is unclear at this point and the memo does not shed enough light on it as well. The details of this fix policy can be found in document SN4534 in Apple's internal GSX portal, according to MacRumors. Apple notes, however, that all models will be subject to a "visual-mechanic" inspection prior to service.

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The program is available to customers for three years after the original date of purchase, and repairs can be scheduled at an Apple Store or at an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Thus far, there haven't been any reports of the Apple Watch Series 3 suffering from expanded battery issues, though it could still be too early to tell as such problems generally take sometime to manifest.

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