We've experienced a great deal of battery bat on gadgets, with the latest being on Samsung Galaxy Note 7. A Reddit user named White Panda uploaded a video where a 2015 retina 15-inch MacBook Pro has exploded and ignited. The video below shows the MacBook Pro lying on the ground after the explosion.
My MacBook Pro exploded today under normal use. No damage, fortunately. Some damage to the house. May have been worse – well I wasn't on a plane.
White Panda (@whitepanda) May 29, 2019
White Panda explained how toxic smoke filled up their home and triggered fire alarms. Fortunately, no one was injured, but the house sustained some damage. He claims the MacBook Pro was burning during normal use and the laptop was not subject to any changes.
Yesterday afternoon, MacBook Pro exploded during normal use. It was on my lap, plugged in, and suddenly began to emerge from both sides. I quickly placed it on the floor where it popped, the smoke increased, and it was burning.
The user explained how he visited the local Apple store and was informed that nothing could be done in the next 24 hours. The laptop was then placed in a fireproof safe. People at the Apple Store assured that they would return to White Panda within 24 hours of a plan / update describing the future.
When White Panda did not call back in the next 24 hours, he traveled the Apple Store. This time he was told that the case was "escalated" and he should hear within five days.
They didn't call. I went out today and was told it had been "escalated" and I was going to hear something within five days. I produce music to live – FIVE days without my computer being unacceptable. It seemed like a valuable piece of information to share with the world, so there you have it.
White Panda also mentions that both the trackpad and the screen were recently replaced, but the repair was performed by the Apple Store and no third party was involved. We are also not sure whether White Panda was issued a standby laptop. In my personal experience, people at Apple are quite diligent in issuing standby devices for major repairs / replacements.
Thermal events are a rare occurrence. But each occurrence must be analyzed in isolation. Thermal events also occur when laptops are exposed to high temperatures or charged with two chargers. The following steps should help protect your MacBook from such events.
- Do not expose the laptop to direct sunlight or leave it in a car
- . Check now and then, the battery pack for a bulge or other anomalies  Don't compromise on the charger, always use real ones.
- Before throwing your laptop into a bag, make sure it is turned off
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