04 July 2019
Apple announced that it has voluntarily decided to replace MacBook Pro batteries due to potential overheating and fire safety risk. According to Apple, these are the affected batteries of the 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Retina displays which were sold between September 2015 and February 2017.
Apple has also added a way on its Apple support web page so that you could know if your model is eligible. You just need to enter the serial number to see if it’s eligible for the program. Apple recommends that if your MacBook Pro model is eligible then please stop using it and follow the instructions it has given to have your battery replaced.
Note that your MacBook Pro will be examined first to verify if it’s really eligible for this battery replacement program. Apple repair centers will start their service if they find the reported device needs a replacement. The service may take 1-2 weeks. You can either find an Apple authorized service provider or make an appointment at an Apple retail store. Alternatively, you can also contact Apple support to arrange mail-in service via the Apple repair center.
It’s mandatory to back up the data before putting your model to the process. Note that is battery replacement program isn’t associated with any kind of warranty extension.
Remember that Apple also offered free battery replacement for some 13-inch MacBook Pro units as well back in April.