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How to check if your MacBook is banned for use on airplanes


Friday, November 20, 2020 06:45 AM (GMT + 7)

Recently, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has sent a notice to airlines about the continued ban on the carriage of lithium batteries and devices using lithium batteries.

In August 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a ban on users carrying 15-inch MacBook Pro onboard as a carry-on or check-in because of concerns about the risk of fire.

Not long after, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam also sent a similar notice, passengers intentionally violating the regulations may be refused transportation and sanctioned according to regulations.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro used to be banned from being carried onboard as a carry-on or check-in because of concerns about the risk of fire. Photo: CNET

After more than a year of implementing the ban, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam asked airlines to continue implementing Directive 4721 / CHK-CT dated October 28, 2016.

Users can now bring the 15-inch MacBook (manufactured, sold between September 2015 and February 2017 or have replaced the battery) on board as long as the device is powered off.

Previously, Apple began a program to recall and voluntarily replace the 15-inch MacBook Pro model sold from September 2015 to February 2017 due to an overheating error, which can cause fire and explosion.

To check if your device is on the list of defective batteries, open your MacBook, click the apple icon in the upper left corner and select About This Mac. In the small window that appears, users just need to copy the Serial Number and access the address https://support.apple.com/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall, paste Serial Number in the blank box and then click Submit.

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Unaffected MacBooks can be carried and used in airplanes. Photo: TIAN MINH

If the red message It’s not in the affected serial number range appears, your MacBook isn’t in the affected list, and vice versa.

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