Elevated trackpad in MBP from 2010

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  1. Lindberg macrumors regular

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  3. Lindberg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Isn't it strange that this happened without moving, shaking or in any way using the MBP? How can the trackpad just "jump out"?

    Im afraid it is a little over my head to tear it apart to reinsert it.
     
  4. Victor Star macrumors member

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    My MB started rocking on the table one day. Turned out to be that the battery had swollen. I wonder if a swollen battery could cause the trackpad to push up? Might be something easy to check.
     
  5. Mr Rabbit macrumors 6502a

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    That looks like the result of a swollen battery to me. Was it left plugged into power while you were away?
     
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    As others have indicated, an elevated trackpad is usually the result of a swollen battery.
     
  7. Lindberg thread starter macrumors regular

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    I went to a shop that could take a look at it and they said it was a swollen battery.

    It looks crazy now:

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    It is quite expensive to have the battery and trackpad replaced :(
     
  8. Lindberg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im not completely sure but I think it was unplugged. We try to keep it unplugged and hope that makes it swell more slowly.
     
  9. Altemose macrumors G3

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    You need to replace the battery ASAP.
     
  10. Lindberg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Could the battery do more damage to the mac if I wait a little to have it changed?
     
  11. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Best case? It'll burst. Worst case? It'll catch fire.

    Not really trying to scare you, that's the reality of the situation.
     
  12. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Yes. It could warp the case or in a serious situation cause a fire.
     
  13. Lindberg thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was told it costs 1800 danish kroner to fix it = 265 USD

    Im not sure if it worth spending so much on a 13 MBP from 2010 though I have upgraded it with a SSD....
     
  14. Altemose macrumors G3

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    That is a decision you need to make. It maybe cheaper if you do the work yourself as battery and trackpad replacements are not very difficult on the unibody models.
     

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