MBP Battery Buldging

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hidea, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. hidea macrumors regular

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    Lookie!

    :S

    I'm gonna call AppleCare tomorrow. Has anyone else experienced something like this?
     

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  2. ghanakidd macrumors member

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    Wow. Never seen that before! Obvious question -- did you drop it? Either way, as long as it's under warranty (I assume it is since you're calling AppleCare), seems like a replacement is in order.
     
  3. hidea thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope, and if I did drop it, it would've been a dent. and why would I be dropping a battery? lol.

    I left it running when I went to bed, and when I got up, I was like.. why is my notebook can't sit properly? I flipped it and was greeted by a buldging battery.
     
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    well duhh, it was happy to see you :p
     
  5. hidea thread starter macrumors regular

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    Exactly what I said in my mind.
    HELLO HELLO.... A NEW BATTERY FOR ME! Santa swapped my battery! :p

    I don't know it's kind of weird.... I had battery problems a few days ago, it would shut my laptop down without warning even with a few percentages left on the meter bar. i reset the PMU and everything.

    meh....


    I'm just a bit excited on getting a new battery! because.. to be honest, I don't discharge my battery often enough.
     
  6. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    This happened to me as well, it is (of course) a bad battery. They'll replace it without any trouble very quickly. When I called them, they told me that I could keep the battery in, and use the mbp plugged in. I specifically asked if it was dangerous, ie, could it explode or catch on fire, but they said no.
     
  7. pmackin macrumors member

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    This is a documented apple issue (Apple Internal Documents).. so you'll have absolutely no problem getting a replacement !
     
  8. PatrickF macrumors 6502

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  9. jlanuez macrumors 6502

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    there are more...

    I saw another battery like this first hand in the Apple store.

    A guy was trying to get a replacement and the store told him to make a genius appointment and they would help him. He had to come back the next day as the store was so busy (he told me this was his second visit). I left before they called his name but I saw the battery and it looked just like this (albeit a bit worse). I would guess they handed him a replacement.

    I thought he had a 17", although I could be wrong.
     

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