Expanding/(exploding?) 2011 MacBook Pro battery

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SamFry, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. SamFry macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2014
    Hi there,
    Wondering if anyone could give me some insight and apologies for if this has been posted in the wrong place;
    I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro, recently I have found the bottom casing to be bulging slightly. I decided to take the casing off to see what was causing the tension, and the battery was bulging ever so slightly upwards. Over the next five minutes, the battery grew, while also producing cracking, and snapping noises presumably from the plastic surrounding the battery.
    Is this a common fault with this era of MacBook?
    I've googled the problem but don't seem to find anything.
    Any suggestions as to what to do now and whether I should contact apple with this issue would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks again

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  2. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    I would give Apple a ring and they may get you a new battery. Always worth a shot!
  3. macs4nw, Mar 15, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2014

    macs4nw macrumors 601


    That battery is toast and needs to be replaced. It's actually a common problem with laptop batteries in general, and if you have AppleCare, you might just slip in before your warranty expires; I wouldn't waste a day!

    If you did miss that warranty deadline, there are some fixes available, without replacing the battery:

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