Apple recalls old 15-inch Macbook Pro models as they pose a fire safety risk

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Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops are one of best laptops in the market right now. If you have ever used them, you would know that there is no getting over them. However, over the years, MacBook Pro have stumbled across a number of problems, chiefly flexgate and issues with the butterfly keyboard. And now, Apple has announced that it is recalling some older Macbook Pro models as they pose a fire safety risk.

The Menlo Park headquartered company in a statement on its blogpost said that ‘a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units’ pose a fire safety risk owing to their batteries that can overheat over time – which means it is a real risk! The 15-inch MacBook Pro units that pose this health hazard are the units that were sold between September 2015 and February 2017, which is a little more than “a limited number” of units Apple mentioned.

The issue, however, does not affect any other 15-inch MacBook Pro units. This means that if you purchased a 15-inch MacBook Pro before September 2015 or February 2017, you have nothing to worry about. But if you or anyone you know have purchase the mentioned device in that timeframe you need to run to an Apple service centre as soon as possible.

But how can you determine, if you have a 15-inch MacBook Pro that poses a safety risk? Well, the answer is quite simple. Open the Apple Menu and tap on About This Mac option. If your MacBook Pro shows that you have “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015),” copy the serial number of your MacBook Pro and enter it on the 15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Recall Programon page to see if it is eligible for a battery replacement.

If your device is eligible for a battery replacement, take your MacBook Pro to an Apple Authorized Service Provider and get the faulty battery of your laptop exchanged. The good news is that you won’t have to cough up any money for this as Apple is replacing the faulty batteries for free. However, the downside to this situation is that once you give away your MacBook Pro for repair, it will take the company one to two weeks to get the battery replaced. This is particularly problematic for those who rely on their MacBook Pros for their work.


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