Did you purchase a MacBook with an included USB-C type charge cable prior to July 2015? If so, your charge cable might have just been recalled.
According to Apple, some of the USB-C charge cables that were shipped with MacBooks through June of last year have a design flaw that prevents them from reliably charging any attached devices.
They also say that some cables that were purchased as stand-alone accessories are also included in the recall.
If you have a MacBook that was shipped with a defective USB-C charge cable, how you can request/receive your free replacement cable will depend on a couple of factors:
1 – If you registered your new MacBook and provided your mailing address at the time of registration, you don’t have to do anything at all. Apple will ship your replacement cable to the registered address by the end of February 2016.
The same applies if you purchased your MacBook from an Apple Online Store and supplied your address at the time of purchase.
2 – All other MacBook owners can visit this page on the Apple website to determine whether your MacBook’s USB-C charge cable is covered under the recall. If so, you’ll find details about your various options for requesting a replacement cable on that same page.
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