Apple Is Recalling 15-Inch MacBook Pros, Here's How to Check Eligibility

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If you bought a MacBook Pro anytime between September 2015 and February 2017, this PSA is for you. Apple is recalling its 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display because of a potential "fire safety risk" that could result from the battery overheating.


Apple will replace any eligible MacBook Pro batteries for free. First, you need to check if your device is eligible. Head over to Apple Support to enter your serial number, which can be found by going to About This Mac from the Apple menu in the upper-left corner of your screen.

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If your MacBook Pro is eligible, Apple wants you to stop usage immediately and do one of three things: take it to an Apple Authorized Service Provider, make an appointment at your local Apple Store, or contact Apple Support to set up mail-in service via the Apple Repair Center. Whichever option you choose, make sure all your data is backed up.