help: battery/wireless

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by prostaff, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. prostaff macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2011
    I picked up a used 17inch macbookpro and have been very happy with it. Except for recently...

    The battery started getting extremely hot and then began to swell. I purchased a battery on ebay (it was not macbranded). It came and looked identical. Everything seemed fine. Then after a week or so, the laptop simply stopped working with the battery. I have to keep the power supply plugged in, or it doesn't work.

    OK, So months go by. Now all of a sudden the wireless card stopped working. My pc and iphone connect to the wireless, but not the macbook.

    This is so strange. How do I go about fixing the machine for a reasonable price?

    Thanks in advance!'
  2. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    You should've gone to the Genius Bar in the first place, and that's what you should do now.
  3. NZed macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2011
    Canada, Eh?
    Its your first and probably biggest mistake.

    Do what he says ASAP!

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