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Not quite as bad as it sounds.

> Laptops that have replaced batteries won’t be impacted

Edit: re how to check, in theory you could prove it was fixed by showing the service receipt from Apple. In practice, I have no idea what would happen. But I feel like you'd get through if you showed up with a printed receipt taped to your laptop.

I'm lost as to how this will be effectively enforced. I've got a 2015 15" MBP that I use as a daily driver and after submitting the serial to apple shows

"It's not in the affected serial number range. Our records show that your device has already been serviced as part of this Program."

But how on earth would the TSA ever know to check or tell the difference, unless they ask you straight up.

Is it possible to identify a laptop that has had the replacement?

How are they going to check this?

Lying to a TSA officer or a FAA agent would likely be a felony, onus is on the passenger to not want to commit a felony.

I.e same honour-system that works for 99% of bans.

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