Battery stuck in macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hasek3139, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. hasek3139 macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2009
    simple question, my battery is stuck in my unibody macbookpro its the early 2009 one with the removable door, any answers?
  2. jpma macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    did you lift the latch when trying to take out the battery?
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Is it swollen, can you post pictures of it and do you still have warranty?
  4. cosmos macrumors regular


    Dec 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Really Stuck?

    If your battery is truly stuck, I would recommend not messing with it further. Book a session at the local Genius Bar and let them deal with it.

    Better, IMHO to let them determine if there is a problem or not. You do not want to deal with any issues with AppleCare saying that you damaged something that should have been covered under warranty.

    I know you MAY in the end be proved an "idiot" overlooking something simple, but letting them determine it could save you in the end.
  5. hasek3139 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2009
    idk if it is swollen, it might b but i didnt spill water on it or anything

    i did obv open the latch.. im not a noob lol

    i lifted the tab and it just doesnt budge like it used to
  6. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    You don't have to spill water on the computer or drop it to have a swollen battery. If the battery is defective, it almost certainly happened without anything bad happing to it.

    Since it's an Early 2009, I'm assuming it's still under AppleCare. Take it to them and let them figure out what's wrong with it. Better for them to force the battery out then you.

    And if the battery is swollen, you'll need to take it to them for a replacement anyway.

    Good luck-

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