If you have a 15-inch MacBook Pro 2015, you may be concerned. Apple announced on Thursday that the batteries in this model could pose a risk of overheating and thus fire. This concerns a limited number of units, sold mainly between September 2015 and February 2017. The american company has launched a recall program for the portable computers concerned, in order to replace the battery free of charge.
the owners of The 15-inch MacBook Pro 2015 are invited to check whether this presents a risk of overheating via a dedicated page on the Apple support site. This is determined by using the serial number of the product. If this is the case, the u.s. company recommends to stop using the computer in question, but also to back up the data before sending it in to repair center. Apple has also indicated that the replacement procedure of the battery may take one to two weeks. Finally, he said that the duration of the guarantee would not be extended with this recall program.Apple and the problems of its MacBook
This is not the first time that a portable computer from Apple has a problem with the battery. In April 2018, the us company has launched a recall program is similar to some MacBook Pro 13-inch of 2016 does not have the Touch Bar (touchscreen in the keyboard). She had explained that a component could fail and cause an expansion of the built-in battery, the swell. The units affected by this risk were those designed between October 2016 and October 2017.
Recently, the MacBook 13-inch-2016 has been touched by another problem from the backlight of the screen. It either stops working completely or displays areas of light vertical to the bottom of the screen continuously or intermittently. Apple has launched a repair program last month for the equipment in question, which were sold between October 2016 and February 2018.
Finally, Apple encountered problems with the keyboard of his MacBook. For the past four years, the owners complain of the ill-functioning of it with keys stuck or inactive, or the repetition of characters. In July 2018, the us company presented the third generation of the keyboard mechanism, "butterfly", which was supposed to solve the problems of its predecessors. However, the faults are still current, as was recently explained to Joanna Stern, a reporter for the daily american The Wall Street Journal and the owner of a MacBook Air, 2018 with the last keyboard butterfly, in an article.Updated Date: 24 June 2019, 00:00