Apple launched a program to replace the batteries of old MacBook Pro laptops for free due to the risk of fire
16.07.2019 Francis Patterson 0 Comments
About a month ago, there was an incident with the spontaneous combustion of the MacBook Pro 2015 release – the device suddenly caught fire on the lap of a fairly well-known American DJ performing under the stage name White Panda (the musician laid out the video of this incident on his twitter). And now Apple has announced the launch of a voluntary recall and battery exchange program for a limited number of MacBook Pro laptops because of the identified possibility of fire. It involves the free replacement of batteries of a limited number of older MacBook Pro models with a 15-inch screen.
Without going into details, Apple says that the use of revoked laptops is associated with the risk of overheating and fire. Problem batteries are installed mainly in laptops, supplied to the market in the period from September 2015 to February 2017.
You can check whether your MacBook Pro repair program by entering the serial number on this page. It can be found on the device or in the Apple menu on the computer. In the event of a positive result, Apple strongly recommends that you stop using the device and immediately contact the nearest Apple authorized service center for a free replacement of the battery with a safe one.
Before you give the laptop to repair the manufacturer recommends making a backup of the data, warning that the diagnosis and replacement may take one to two weeks.