Battery from FastMac arrived with bent corner

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by luminosity, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. luminosity macrumors 65816

    luminosity

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    I bought a replacement battery from FastMac last week, and after much trouble with DHL, it finally arrived today. I installed it, and quickly saw that a corner of it is bent. Upon close inspection, the underlying part is fine, but the metal that forms the bottom part of my MBP is raised up, rather like a ripple looks.

    Should I return it, or just live with it?
     
  2. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    I would return it. You didn't pay for a dented battery.
     
  3. luminosity thread starter macrumors 65816

    luminosity

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    It's not a huge mark, but it's sharp enough to make me wonder if it'll get caught on something someday and either make me drop my laptop or take something else down along the way.
     
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    I would call the immediately and get a replacement. The sooner the better..
     
  5. mediaguru macrumors regular

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    I would also wonder if the rough handling might affect the battery's safety. I understand that safety mechanisms are built-in nowadays, but computer batteries have been known to catch fire or explode due to far less.
     
  6. luminosity thread starter macrumors 65816

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  7. J@ffa macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I'd send it back, but really it depends on your situation. Can you live without it for however long it'll take for them to RMA the battery? If so, go for it, but obviously as soon as you can.
     
  8. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    Dude, just return it for goodness sake.
     

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