Anyone ever see a MBP do this???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GoneMad, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. GoneMad macrumors newbie

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    I went to open my MBP and it looked like there was something in it to keep it from closing flush. Turned out this happened. Was unplugged last used about 3 weeks ago just sitting on a shelf.
     

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  2. Poki macrumors 65816

    Poki

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    Looks like it broke by pressure from the inside - maybe due to a swollen battery? I‘d open the bottom plate and look into it.
     
  3. GoneMad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You are right. Battery swelled up. Never checked on replacements yet. Worth replacing or will these run without a battery?
     

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  4. Poki macrumors 65816

    Poki

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    Some MacBook Pros throttle a lot when used without a battery. You can test that by removing the battery, powering it on and run a benchmark like Geekbench. If it throttles, the score will be significantly lower than comparable machines.

    In that case, you certainly should put a new battery in. At least both the battery and the trackpad are reasonably easy to replace yourself, if you choose to do so.
     
  5. GoneMad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info. even though the trackpad is all cracked to crap, it still works now that its back in it's place. I think I found a battery for $40. I'll run the benchmark to see what goes on.
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    The trackpad is cheap and easy to replace, too.
    Go to ifixit.com to see what's involved, and what tools are required.
     

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