Can't remove MacBook battery, help!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by SnowX, May 14, 2010.

  1. SnowX macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2009
    I have mid-2007 white MacBook and while swapping out the HDD, I put the battery back in with the HDD still out. Now when I turn the locking dial to unlock the battery to remove it, it no longer unlocks and won't come out!!! When I turn the dial to lock/unlock the battery, I hear a click, but nothing happens...

    I tried taking the MacBook apart, however I need to remove a few screws from inside the battery bay so that the shell comes off. So I'm at a stand still.

    Any ideas?

  2. eman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2007
    In the great white north
    You can't take the topcase off without removing the battery (as you know). I take it you didn't re-install the memory cover, this is what makes the battery pop up.

    Unlock battery lever with coin and tip the macbook over and give some light shakes, the battery should just fall out with gravity. If sheer gravity fails, try some very light raps to keyboard are and lower case with your hand and use caution here and don't break the LCD! Most batteries will just fall out with some very light raps.

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