Bulging MBP Battery, 2009 Style

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  1. kwong2006 macrumors regular

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    As I was packing up my computer this morning, I noticed something horrible...

    ...my MBP's battery was bulging.

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    I thought that was a 2006-2007 thing, but bulging batteries in 2009?

    Now, will Apple replace this battery for me?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    DO NOT USE THAT BATTERY AGAIN!

    Apple will replace it.

    As far as it being an issue with the '06-'07 batteries only ... No. It can happen to any battery, but it was widespread then due to a common defect.
     
  3. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

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    I'm waiting for the "bulging battery Unibody-style" thread ;)
    If it happens on a 17" it's game-over...
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Apple can still replace it ... but the user won't easily notice until it burst into flames.
     
  5. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

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    Exactly.
     
  6. be300test macrumors member

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    looks within spec to me....

    for an exploding battery.

    i would keep that in a ziploc bag incase of leaking
     
  7. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    I think this wont be an issue with the new unibody 17" MBP's because Apple tested each one 3 times before they left the factory, thats why most come with 3 cycles already.
     
  8. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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    I had that happen to my 2006 MBP battery last year. It was on the floor and hissed and popped and shut off. I flipped it over and the battery was bulging. I ran down to the Apple store because I use it for work and had to buy one. They would not/did not cover it (or at least the person I talked to did not)
     
  9. JimAtLaw macrumors 6502

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    {Puts on Apple fanboy mask}
    That was your fault. And any 17" MBPs that blow up will be the fault of those users. Apple does not make bad batteries or other defective products or imperfect design decisions, and when they decline to service your machine, it's because you are the cause of whatever the problem is. Believe in Steve.
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    This part is true, because Apple does not make batteries.
     
  11. Kaitzi macrumors newbie

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    This happened to me a few months after I bought my MacBook Pro (about two years ago). I got a replacement, and I just noticed the replacement battery has now bulged so far it's SPLIT its casing!

    I, too, thought the exploding batteries were just a bad batch, but apparently not!
     
  12. Kronie macrumors 6502a

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    My first unibody had 3 cycles, my replacement had zero cycles.
     
  13. looking4anotebo macrumors 6502

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    My MBP battery might be in the early stages of this. The outside layer is starting to separate a bit.
     
  14. ClaytonK macrumors newbie

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    Bulging Battery

    My 3 year old MBP 17 just did this too (after a battery replacement a couple years ago). Kwong, did Apple replace yours?
     
  15. dlhuss macrumors member

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    don't you mean...apple doesn't make computers
     
  16. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    i would stop using it and show apple
     
  17. JDee macrumors 6502a

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    They do make computers - well Foxconn does on behalf of Apple but they don't make the parts.

    I hope my new MacBook doesn't do this battery bulging thing :(
     
  18. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    My 2006 MB battery started bulging last week, it's barely noticeable visually, but you can feel it and it doesn't sit level.

    I called AppleCare today and they are shipping me a replacement and a return box for this one.
     
  19. ClaytonK macrumors newbie

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    Bulging Battery

    Apple just replaced my three year old MBP battery today after it was bulging. (The battery was already replaced once when a few months old.) They didn't give me a hard time; I was impressed since my computer is long out of warranty.
     
  20. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, but what about the case? Hasn't it already been bent?
     

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