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    Apple Recalling Nearly A Half-Million MacBook Pro Laptops Due To Fire Risk
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    Thank you for that post, Randy.

    Luckily, it doesn't affect me - more accurately my wife - as hers is 13 inch.

    From the first link you posted, it didn't specifically say, but kind of implied, that the battery problem was restricted to the USA and Canada. Apple Support doesn't assist in that matter. Do you know if European Notebooks are affected? - (Asian, Australasian etc for that matter).

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    In answer to your question Ian, this is what Apple has on their site:

    Additional Information

    This worldwide Apple program doesn't extend the standard warranty coverage of the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

    This program does not affect your statutory or warranty rights.


    Note that it states the program is world wide.

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    Thank you, Charlie.

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    Apple Recalling Nearly A Half-Million MacBook Pro Laptops Due To Fire Risk

    That's quite a drastic move and the Canadian Global news carried the story here a few days ago:

    June 27, 2019 1:48 pm Updated: June 27, 2019 1:55 pm
    15-inch MacBook Pros recalled in Canada over fire and burn risk
    15-inch MacBook Pros recalled in Canada over fire and burn risk - National | Globalnews.ca

    PS: Not the reason that Sir Jonathan Ive is leaving Apple I would think.


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    Nice cheap shot, Patrick! But one cannot blame the designer for the fact that a supplier made a bad batch of batteries that got installed in a series of MBPs. I give kudos to Apple for being proactive about the problem. Finding out if your particular MBP is subject to the program is dead easy to do (mine is not affected).
    Jake

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    I give kudos to Apple for being proactive about the problem.

    +1. I sure agree with that. And it's great that they could trace and knew the affected models so well.

    I hope a lot of affected users won't have to go without their MBPros for the suggested two weeks. That's a long time for some users.



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    Yeah, that would be hard--withdrawal symptoms and all that.
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    This is worldwide, as far as I know. I wrote on another thread about mine, UK, being one affected. All European devices were being sent off in batches to a single facilty in Czechoslovakia.

    I took it in June 22 and it was returned to my home today (whoop, whoop), much faster than the three-four weeks advised in-store. The repair summary says it has a new top case and battery with a note (inaccurate) 'keyboard sticking'. So I guess I have a new keyboard as well. I see this as future proofing, esp as my 3-year Apple Care is now finished.

    So pleased to have a proper keyboard again after ten days of phone and ipad mini. My eyesight is good but my fingers have taken a hammering.
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    Very useful, Sue. Thanks.

    And fingers crossed for the future!

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    So pleased to have a proper keyboard again after ten days of phone and ipad mini. My eyesight is good but my fingers have taken a hammering.

    Did you perhaps try using Voice Dictation on either the iPhone or the iPad??

    I'm just wondering if Apple has improved it at all, or are your iDevices older models???



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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Did you perhaps try using Voice Dictation on either the iPhone or the iPad??

    I'm just wondering if Apple has improved it at all, or are your iDevices older models???



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    Dictation - occasionally I do, usually when painting my nails...

    Unfortunate that MBP arrived back on day when there was a system problem on Facebook and WhatsApp so I wasn't sure for ages whether the notebook was playing up. Doesn't seem any different. What I missed most was access to my vast Photos library and having the other devices on almost constant charge was a nuisance. It's three years old and I'm hoping that now it will last me many more.
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    @Patrick To me voice dictation seems pretty good with the iPad. I've started to use it more recently than I did in the past. I have noticed two things:
    1. selecting a single word to correct it can be a bit of a pain. I think I read somewhere that the new iPad OS is supposed to improve that. It won't help me though because my iPad is too old to run the new OS.
    2. I've tested it at home with my TV on in the background about 10' away and it did not detect /get distracted by the TV audio.
    3. I'm probably speaking a little slower/more carefully than I need to.
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    Actually received an email today about the recall. Good service by Apple.


    Important - Product Recall
    Dear MacBook Pro owner,
    Apple has determined that, in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. Affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017.
    Customer safety is always a top priority at Apple, and we have voluntarily decided to replace all affected batteries, free of charge.
    Our records show that you have a 15-inch 2015 MacBook Pro with an affected battery.
    Please visit the 15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Recall Program to find out how to have your battery replaced. You can also reconfirm your product's eligibility using the serial number checker. Please stop using your device until service is completed.
    If you have already completed a battery replacement related to this recall program, please disregard this email.
    To prepare your MacBook Pro for service, please back up your data.
    Note: This program does not affect other MacBook Pro models.
    Thank you for your cooperation with this product recall.
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    @Sue
    Actually received an email today about the recall. Good service by Apple.
    Have you had the service completed already or is it still pending???


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