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Apple recalls older 15-inch MacBook Pros due to faulty batteries

By Kenny Yeo - on 21 Jun 2019, 8:48am

Apple recalls older 15-inch MacBook Pros due to faulty batteries

(Image source: Apple)

Take note if you bought a 15-inch MacBook Pro between September 2015 and February 2017.

Apple has just issued a recall saying that select 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks sold during the above-mentioned period could have faulty batteries that may overheat and "pose a fire safety risk."

From Apple:

Apple today announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk. The units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified by their product serial number.

If you bought your notebook during that period, you should check its serial number to see if it's affected and have the battery replaced for free.

To see if your MacBook Pro is eligible, here's what you should do:

  • Go to the upper-left corner of the screen and click on About This Mac from the Apple menu ()
  • Check if your MacBook Pro is this model: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
  • Enter your computer's serial number on the program page to see if it is eligible for a battery replacement

If it's eligible, you can do one of the following:

  • Find an Apple Authorized Service Provider
  • Make an appointment at an Apple Retail Store
  • Contact Apple Support to arrange mail-in service via the Apple Repair Center

For more information and to check your MacBook Pro's serial number, head over to the support page here.

Source: Apple

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