Apple recalls early MacBook Pro 15-inch batteries

Readers of this blog will remember that I posted a note about a silent recall of MacBook Pro batteries back on May 3, 2006. After several reports of MacBook Pros suddenly shutting down - like mine did - Apple has finally come clean and admitted that there is a problem with their first batch of batteries.

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Readers of this blog will remember that I posted a note about a silent recall of MacBook Pro batteries back on May 3, 2006. After several reports of MacBook Pros suddenly shutting down - like mine did - Apple has finally come clean and admitted that there is a problem with their first batch of batteries.

According to the Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Exchange Program (they don't call it a "recall") the only people that need to be worried about the bad batteries are those that purchased 15-inch MacBook Pros between February and May 2006. The affected batteries are model number A1175.

One interesting aspect of the recall is how to tell if your battery is covered. Instead of looking at the first few digits of the 12-digit serial number, you instead are looking for a number that ends with U7SA, U7SB or U7SC.

Up to three battery exchanges can be done via the form on Apple Web site or by calling Apple.

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