My battery all of a sudden just got bigger on my Macbook Pro. It is the same one in my signature and have been using it fine for a while but then today this morning I noticed the Macbook was very unbalanced so I looked under it and I noticed it had popped the cover off and my battery had expanded in the middle (it is getting fatter). I want to fix this but problem is that I do not have Applecare or nor do I have a lot of cash on hand (college student). My questions is would apple fix this kind of issue for free since it seems like a hardware issue? and most importantly should I continue to use it? This is my only computer but I feel as if the battery might explode any minute now and getting a little worried. Edit: Took the battery out and connected it to a power source so I can use it without the fear of exploding batteries It looks as if the closest Apple store is about 1 hour away from here. Although it might be a good time to go since I am also having some trouble with the trackpad.