If you own an Apple MacBook you’ll want to grab yours to see if your MacBook fits the criteria because Apple is Recalling MacBook Pros Because the Batteries Could Catch Fire, Here’s How to Check Yours
Apple is Recalling MacBook Pros Because the Batteries Could Catch Fire, Here’s How to Check Yours
Apple has just issued a recall for the 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Display, saying its batteries “may pose a fire safety risk.”
“Apple has determined that, in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. Affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and product eligibility is determined by the product serial number.”
If yours is affected, you can take it to an authorized Apple repair store to get the battery replaced for free.
Keep in mind, the repair could take several weeks.
Here is how to check to see if yours is a recalled model:
- First check to see which 15-inch MacBook Pro you have. Choose About This Mac from the Apple menu () in the upper-left corner of your screen. Confirm your model is “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015).” If it is, proceed to step 2.
- Go to the Apple Recall Website Here.
- Insert your serial number then click “Submit”.
- Follow the instructions to take your MacBook to a repair store for a free replacement battery.
Keep in mind, this is just a recall on certain models and the replacement battery does not extend your Apple warranty.
If you have an older MacBook Pro lying around, it’s worth checking to see if the battery falls into this recall, it might just be what it needs to keep kicking butt with all your computer and digital needs!
Seriously, don’t let this be you…