swelling battery

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  1. laidbackliam macrumors 6502

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    my battery is starting to swell, does anyone know of anything like this happening?


    also, when i get down to about an hour of charge left, it just shuts down.

    i'd call applecare, but i don't have phone support anymore (I'm going to buy it, but saving up for it right now). how else can i get a new battery out to me?

    its getting annoying. i heard there was a silent recall on the batteries, but never got a new one.
     
  2. iMacFan78 macrumors regular

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  3. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Hi. Apple usually doesn't try and contact people about the recall, it is your job to take it in for service if it is required. If there was a recall, it would be on Apple's Site somewhere. Also, if it is swelling than that may be considered defective, take it into an Apple Store and show them the problem. That or you could call Apple. Your not going to be trouble-shooting so it won't count towards your Phone Support. Hope this helps.

    Kevin

    Edit: ^^Beat me by a mouse click
     
  4. laidbackliam thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Ok. Like I said, try calling them. They will be able to tell you if it is in need of replacement. I will try and look for info on a recall if it exists. You have a MBP right? When did you buy it?
     
  6. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    ;) http://apple.slashdot.org/apple/06/06/22/1828232.shtml
    http://www.macobserver.com/article/2006/06/15.13.shtml

    "MacBook Pro batteries are apparently swelling, then failing. MacFixIt has some grotesque pictures of their own swollen MBP battery, which looks like it has suffered an internal explosion. Apple is replacing batteries on a case-by-case basis, but hasn't yet admitted any wide-scale issues."

    "Some MacBook Pro owners have noticed that their battery is swelling and no longer charges properly. Based on reports from Apple's Discussion boards, symptoms include batteries that fail to charge completely, computers shutting down while there is still a significant charge left, erratic trackpad behavior, and mouse button sticking problems."

    "A swollen battery poses a potential fire hazard, and shouldn't be used. If you have a MacBook Pro battery that's swelling, Apple will replace it. Just contact AppleCare or pay a visit to your local Apple store."
     
  7. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Cant you go to apple.com and do the same thing as on the phone? that's what i did to get a replacement iPod a few years ago.
     
  8. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Where exactly can you do this? I imagine somewhere at support.apple.com? Never heard of this. If you're talking about the Support Live Chat it is only available for iMac, Shuffle owners.
     
  9. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Yes somewhere on apple's support site, i just looked there, and i cant seem to find it, i remember it being hard to find.... hm..... well maybe theyve changed? i dont know this is really weird.
     
  10. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    This happenede to me as well, it's a bad battery.
    Just call AppleCare, don't worry about the three months free support, that's only if it can be fixed by phone. It's defective, it's under the 1 year warranty. Call them, tell them that the battery is swelling, and they'll mail you a new one and a box to send back the defective one. Don't worry, they wont charge you.
     
  11. laidbackliam thread starter macrumors 6502

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    on hold right now. hopefully they can rush me one out.

    edit:
    the hold music is eric claptons "my fathers eyes"

    interesting. never heard a song i like while on hold. just thought i'd share
     

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