Be Careful! How To Tell If Your MacBook Pro Is Apart Of The Battery Recall

Hot computers lead to fires... check yours now!

Apple just recently announced the newest of their software and hardware at their FY20 Keynote. It seems that they worried a little too much about those to notice the problems with their current products.

If you purchased a new MacBook Pro from September 2015 to February 2017, it’s important to take a look at the battery for it. Apple issued a worldwide recall for the battery inside these MacBooks due to a potential fire hazard they can bring.

If you bought yours aftermarket, you should still check. It is still eligible even if you didn’t buy it new.

Here’s how you can check:

Step 1: On your Desktop, move your cursor to the top left side of the screen where the Apple logo is, click on it, and select “About This Mac”

Step 2: On the menu, copy the Serial Number listed on the bottom of the screen

Step 3: Go to the Apple Support Website and paste your serial number in, and hit enter

If your Mac qualifies, you will be taken to another page that explains your options. You will have the ability to set up an appointment with your local Apple Store, or it will show instructions on how to mail it in.

You may also take it to a Certified Apple Service Provider for replacement battery.

If your device is damaged as a result of the overheating battery, Apple will replace your device with a new one of the same model. If the battery is affected but no damage is done to the computer, the battery itself will be replaced.

Check yours now, you don’t want to start a fire!

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Mateo Valdez

Hi! This is Mateo Valdez, current co-host of the Morning Beat with Steve since April 1st, 2019. Articles seen here can also be heard live at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 AM during the Morning Beat every weekday, Monday-Friday.
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