Apple Recalls Older MacBook Pro Due to Potential Battery Fire

Free battery replacements for those affected.

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Apple has just announced on its support page that the company is recalling a series of MacBook Pro models due to battery overheating issues. The model in question is the 15-inch Retina Display MacBook Pros sold between September 2015 and February 2017. Apple has issued a statement saying that in those particular models, “the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk,” and as “Customer safety is always Apple’s top priority,” the tech giant has pledged to replace all affected batteries free of charge, as long as your laptop is eligible for the recall.

To be eligible, Apple has set up a serial number check on its support page. MacBook owners simply have to enter in the machine’s serial number and the system will tell you if it’s eligible for a free battery replacement or not. The company has noted that only a “limited number” of units sold within that timeframe are affected, so not every single laptop sold within that period would be accepted for the recall.

For those who do get the option of having their batteries replaced for free, you’ll have to send your laptop to one of Apple’s official repair centers, where your device will spend an Apple-estimated one to two weeks in the shop. Those affected should also note that the battery replacement won’t extend your current warranty.

Elsewhere in tech, LG has just unveiled the world’s first one-millisecond IPS gaming monitor, available in two sizes.

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