Apple, problems with MacBook Pro batteries: models affected

The Cupertino company lets it be known that the battery of PCs sold between September 2015 and February 2017 could cause damage. Recall campaign launched

Apple has launched a recall campaign for 15-inch MacBook Pros sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017. The press note from the Cupertino-based company states that technicians found a problem with the devices' battery and, for safety reasons, preferred to offer free battery replacement. The problem, emphasizes Apple, affects only this batch of laptops and does not affect other 15-inch MacBook Pro or other computers.

According to the news circulating on the Net, the problem would not be minor at all. The battery, in fact, could explode and catch fire, thus endangering users who are in front of the PC at that moment. In order to avoid such situations, Apple invites users to stop using the computers covered by the recall campaign and immediately contact an Apple Store or an authorized service center. More information about the nature of the fault and how to repair it can be found on this page of the official website of the bitten apple.

How to check if your MacBook Pro has a defective battery

The Cupertino company provides, of course, information also to find out if your 15-inch MacBook Pro is part of the recall campaign or not. First of all, you will need to turn on the device and wait for the operating system to load. Then click on the bitten apple icon in the upper left corner and, in the menu, click on the item About this Mac. If the words "MacBook Pro (15-inch, Retina display, mid-2015)" appear, it is likely that the laptop is part of the recall campaign. To be sure, enter the computer's serial number on the program page and click "Submit": within a few seconds you'll be sure that the MacBook's battery needs to be replaced.