MBP Battery Bulge!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RichP, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. RichP macrumors 68000

    RichP

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    I have an early production MBP (2Ghz) and was eligible for the battery recall, which was issued due to performance issues with the battery, not a safety concern. Last week, the original battery began to not hold charge below 40%, so I figured it was time to use the new battery (which has been sitting here, I wanted to get my useage out of the old one).

    Today I removed the old one so I could do the breakin on the new battery, and look what I found! The old battery has a bulge in it, pushing up the aluminum skin! It has not just delaminated.

    I'm just glad it wasnt worse (aka fire/explosion)
     

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  2. CoMpX macrumors 65816

    CoMpX

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    That's probably one of the reasons for the recall.
     
  3. Krevnik macrumors 68030

    Krevnik

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    That was the exact reason for the MBP battery recall... there was a rather lengthy thread covering a fair number of people encountering this a few months back.
     

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