16 15" TB MBP can't sit flat on table

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wheelhot, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. wheelhot macrumors 68020

    Nov 23, 2007
    Great, I think my TB MBP battery is bloated and the battery cycles are only 71! Why are we still having these issues in 2018 and guess I'll need to make a trip to the apple store?

    I really hate this integrated battery especially that Apple glues theirs, making temporary removal not possible. Now I hope the aluminum cover isn't deformed :mad:
  2. mastermind6192 macrumors member


    Jan 8, 2010
    I don’t know what 2018 has to do with anything as lithium ion batteries haven’t fundamentally changed in awhile. When batteries fail prematurely or otherwise they’re designed to expand and not explode as an safer option.

    As far as integrated batteries go they make more sense. While they aren’t as easy to service the positives outweigh it. Without the removable mechanisms it allows the batteries to be bigger therefore providing longer battery life among other benefits such as slimmer designs.
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    wheelhot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 23, 2007
    My thoughts are that since we're in 2018, issues like this has been solved

    They don't need to make the battery easily removed but could've made it removable by unscrew the back panel and just pull out the battery by unplugging its connector, now I end up with a notebook that's getting bloated and will be days or weeks without a notebook cause if you don't live in the states, services take a lot longer.
  4. fokmik macrumors 68040

    Oct 28, 2016
    can you provide a photo to see how bad it is?
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Try a straight edge on the back panel to "eyeball" how much it's "off".

    If it's more than a little, I'd take it to a brick-n-mortar Apple Store and let them have a look at it.
  6. Chocomonsters macrumors regular

    May 22, 2007
    Had same issue with my 2016 MBP 15. It is swollen battery. Unfortunately, Apple seems to be short on replacement parts. Mine has been in with Apple repair depot over 2 weeks. Unknown ETA on repair.
  7. wheelhot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 23, 2007
    Sadly I'm not living in the states so there's no official apple store and only resellers.

    Apparently, it'll cost about USD500 to fix it as they'll need to change the whole bottom assembly so I decided to keep this machine until it swells up really bad, and maybe get it fixed or not, really sour at the moment.

    Really disappointed and Apple whole green stuff is a joke when just a battery replacement requires other parts to be replaced as well. Where's the "green" in that.

    I still feel there's a better way to design the battery compartment but whatever

    And how is it acceptable that it'll take more than 1 week for issues like this to be solved, some people only have 1 computer for work and can't accept this long service time. Considering my experience, I totally support the right for repairs by 3rd party and Apple should be sued if they don't allow it as they designed a machine that has such a piss poor repairability in the first place :mad:
  8. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

    Jun 15, 2018
    Don't. Spend the $500 and fix it, or get an Apple indie specialist to replace it for you.

    Swollen batteries are a ticking time bomb. Do not wait until it sets your house/car on fire (and if your insurance finds out about this they might not cover the damage) when you're not there or goes boom all over your lap.
  9. wheelhot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 23, 2007
    Oh, it can still explode? I thought it'll just swell up and that's about it

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