Published: Mon, June 24, 2019
Tech | By Constance Martin

Apple recalls MacBook Pro laptops due to overheating battery

Apple recalls MacBook Pro laptops due to overheating battery

In a statement on Thursday (June 20, U.S. time), Apple said the affected MacBook Pro units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017. In April 2019, Apple released a similar press release for their 13-inch MacBook Pros and stated issues relating to battery expansion for the model as grounds for the recall.

The firm is asking users to stop using any affected MacBook Pros until it can issue battery replacements.

Apple, this month, has initiated a voluntary recall for their mid-2015 15-inch "Retina" MacBook Pros over a possible security difficulty with their built-in batteries.

"I spent a month arguing for them to fix an (out of warranty) $3700 15' MacBook Pro after it swelled over Christmas (presumably a diode inside doesn't stop trickling charge at 100%)".

Apple hasn't disclosed exactly how numerous MacBook Pros may have a battery fault, but the fact that they are prone to catching fire isn't new. If you do have one, click on the Apple logo in the top left corner and click "About This Mac". The users can also reach out to the authorized service providers to avail free battery replacement.

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Apple then went on to say the "vast majority" of Mac laptop customers have had positive experiences with their keyboards. I do happen to have a Mid-2015 15-inch MacBook Pro and my serial number is eligible, so it might be a wide-reaching recall across multiple countries/regions. Apple says back up all your data and be prepared to be without your machine for up to two weeks.

If your laptop is shown at risk for the battery problems, it is best to take this to an authorised service centre to get the battery changed.

The recall doesn't affect other MacBook computers.

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