Battery Puffy? MacBook Pro Early 2015

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  1. Aciddan macrumors member

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    No its noy and a swelling battery can be dangerous, I'd take it to apple to replace ASAP.
     
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    I had a puffy battery on my 2008 MacBook Pro and it was out of warranty. I took it to the Apple Store, they looked at it, took it out back, and brought it back to me with a new battery in it. I asked them how much and they told me, "No charge." I recommend that you do the same, even if they charge you.

    If you have the time, consider reading up on how Lithium Ion batteries are made and how they work. This will explain why they have fire or explosive risk under certain circumstances. These things can even bring down a plane which is why there are some restrictions on transportation of the batteries.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Take this to a brick-n-mortar Apple Store RIGHT AWAY and show it to them.
    Don't wait!
    They just might replace it, free of charge.

    Even if they don't offer to "do it free", it's worth paying to get it replaced.
    I believe the charge is $199 which includes parts AND labor.
    Make sure you have full disclosure about the cost before you hand it over to them!
     
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    BTW, I personally don't think that they should allow you to take it away from the store in that condition. It's like a mechanic checking the brakes on a car, find that they don't work and letting the customer drive away without repairs. Towing it away, yes. Driving? No.


    UPS Airlines Flight 6 was a cargo flight operated by UPS Airlines. On September 3, 2010, a Boeing 747-400F flying the route between Dubai International Airport and Cologne Bonn Airport developed an in-flight fire, with the fumes and subsequent crash resulting in the death of the two crew members.[2][3] The aircraft had departed Dubai International earlier, but returned after reporting smoke in the cockpit. It was the first fatal air crash for UPS Airlines.[4] The crash caused an examination of safety procedures protecting airliners from cockpit smoke.

    On July 24, 2013,[22] the GCAA released the final investigation report. The report indicated that the fire was caused by the autoignition of the contents of a cargo pallet, which contained more than 81,000 lithium type batteries and "other combustible materials".[23]


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UPS_Airlines_Flight_6
     
  6. Aciddan thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I've booked in with the local Apple Store. Scary part is I wouldn't have discovered this if my wife's SSD hadn't freaked out and I had to replace.
     
  7. jerryk, Apr 17, 2019
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    You probably would discovered this sooner or later. When the battery expands it puts pressure on the top case containing the keyboard, trackpad, Al case where your hand rests, etc. Sooner or later that expansion leads to failure of the one of those components.

    Apple will likely do a top case replacement containing all the parts above since the battery is glued to all of this. I think it is $199 when it is battery related, which is a bargain for what you get and the potential dire consequences of dealing with a battery out-gassing. Maybe you will get lucky and they will do it for free since her machine is relatively new.
     
  8. Tenashus1 macrumors 6502

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    My 2015 battery swelled too. Took it to Apple for repair.
     

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