Anyone ever seen a macbook pro battery do this?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dhatcher, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. dhatcher macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2009
    East Bay, CA
    This is a battery from my 17" MBP that I let sit for about 10 days. I'm kind of afraid to touch/move it. :eek:

  2. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

    Sep 21, 2008
    Ah, yes, the swelling battery problem. Time to call Apple. ;)
  3. James Cole macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    That happened to me on my old 17'' I just took it out and went to buy a new battery... (out of warranty) don't tell me I could have saved more than a 100 bucks... and that bloated batteries have extended warranty!!!
  4. CitiXen macrumors member


    Feb 9, 2009
  5. Pixellated macrumors 65816

    Apr 1, 2008
    Yes, a result of cramming too much battery in the batteries of the 17" :)
  6. sn00pie macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2008
    United States
  7. TheNightPhoenix macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2005
    Yer they replace these out of warranty due to them being a major health and safety fudge up.

    Nope it's a swollen battery, major issue, some swollen batteries have been known to cause house fires, but I don't believe any have been Apple ones... yet.

    I wonder what would happen with a uni body is the battery was to swell up
  8. dhatcher thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2009
    East Bay, CA
    definitely no joke. my mac would just start randomly shutting off after I unplugged power from it, so I figured something was up with the battery. put a different one and noticed when I took this one out that silver outer layer was just slightly separated from the plastic casing. over the next week or so it ballooned up to the size its at now.
  9. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    I had the same problem a year or two ago with my 1st gen 15" MBP.
    Apple replaced the battery for me, and had be send the swelling one back for proper disposal. I don't know if it was because the regular warranty or a special battery thing.

    1. It's definitely not normal.
    2. Don't use the battery, obviously.
    3. Call Apple Care. Even out of warranty, a battery should never do that. It's potentially dangerous. I think they've got to replace the battery and take back the defective one.
  10. Pika macrumors 68000


    Oct 5, 2008
    IT'S GONNA BLOW!!! :eek::eek::eek:

    This is another reason not to buy the UMBP 17"
  11. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    That looks like a battery from the previous generation to me.
  12. bereda macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2009
    mine did that and bent my damn track pad and case... long story short i called they replaced the battery :) even after my warranty was over.... but basically said tough **** about the bent case and track pad i was fuming:mad::mad::mad: luckily ebay had a a case and a track pad for cheap i still love apple but their customer service and warranty services suck donkey balls... and my new battery still gets very very hott like sometimes 135 degrees i hope i get burned and sue their stuck up asses
  13. Colin20 macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2009
    LOL :D

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