Bump in battery

kaarup

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Oct 9, 2009
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Had some isusses with my old 2008 1st Gen Air i terms of charging and read that resetting the SMC required me to disconnect the battery and so on. Now i've opened the housing and can see that there's a bump from the middle screw and one 1/4 of the battery looks swollen.

Can't find exact pictures to determine if thats how it looks or the battery needs to be changed.

Any advice?

Thx in advance
 

macs4nw

macrumors 601
Had some isusses with my old 2008 1st Gen Air i terms of charging and read that resetting the SMC required me to disconnect the battery and so on. Now i've opened the housing and can see that there's a bump from the middle screw and one 1/4 of the battery looks swollen.

Can't find exact pictures to determine if thats how it looks or the battery needs to be changed. Any advice? Thx in advance
Yes, unfortunately your battery is toast and is going to need to be changed soon. Check out these links:

http://athomewithtech.com/2012/09/02/my-laptop-battery-got-pregnant/
http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/36763/My+MacBook+battery+is+swelling.+Should+I+worry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE9FFy_MbC0
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Had some isusses with my old 2008 1st Gen Air i terms of charging and read that resetting the SMC required me to disconnect the battery and so on. Now i've opened the housing and can see that there's a bump from the middle screw and one 1/4 of the battery looks swollen.

Can't find exact pictures to determine if thats how it looks or the battery needs to be changed.
If your battery shows signs of swelling, you should replace it before it damages your MacBook Air.

I wouldn't trust or recommend any non-Apple battery or charger, due to the number of problems reported with "knockoffs". Also, there is no assurance that non-Apple components will have the same charging technology that Apple uses, involving the battery, the MagSafe adapter and the Mac's logic board. Apple has not licensed its MagSafe adapter technology to any 3rd party. It's not worth risking your Mac to save a small amount of money.
The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
 

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