I couldn't believe my eyes...

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macrumors 6502
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Mar 27, 2004
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when I opened up my MacBook this morning. At one side it was completely 'swollen' at the left side of the keyboard and it wiggled because the bottom side was also swollen. When I opened the MBA is saw the culprit: the battery had some kind of internal leaking (?) which changed its shape and therefor the shape of the MBA enclosure. It's a MBA from one of the first revision I bought it in 2008. I'm very disappointed because I can not use it anymore, anyone else ever had a similar failure?
 

johnhurley

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Aug 29, 2011
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when I opened up my MacBook this morning. At one side it was completely 'swollen' at the left side of the keyboard and it wiggled because the bottom side was also swollen. When I opened the MBA is saw the culprit: the battery had some kind of internal laking (?) which changed its shape and therefor the shape of the MBA enclosure. It's a MBA from one of the first revision I bought it in 2008. I'm very disappointed because I can not use it aymore, anyone else had a similar failure?
I hope you have some good pictures before and after you opened it up!

Guessing that if you can show apple that it happened on its own they will be interested in following up and checking out what happened and probably make an appropriate reimbursement to you.
 

Nautilus007

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Jul 13, 2007
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you

Even if your out of warranty, things like that which could be potentially harmful may be looked at in a different light. They will probably replace the unit or the battery at little or no cost.
 

imswimmin

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Apr 6, 2011
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Oh wow! Do tell us how your story turns out! I'm very curious to know about the result. Also, would you mind sharing a picture of the aluminum casing? I am really quite intrigued by your story; I've never seen anything like it before (for a laptop, that is - and a mac nonetheless)!


(Sorry, I'm not really much help! Just a fascinated and curious reader!)
 

Xikum

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Oct 19, 2011
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Phone up Apple, things like these can be considered dangerous and they may repair it or give you a new one for you to be quiet, so to speak.
 

jamesryanbell

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Mar 17, 2009
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Look for my thread on this issue. I had that happen - OUT OF WARRANTY - (late '08 MBP 15") and they replaced it free of charge. Genius said "This should NEVER happen. Here's a free battery."

Pretty awesome.

-- Ryan
 

convergent

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May 6, 2008
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Batteries can have some rough ends to their life. I'd see if Apple will do anything, but probably not.
 

h4ck

macrumors regular
May 26, 2006
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you're.

Even if your out of warranty, things like that which could be potentially harmful may be looked at in a different light. They will probably replace the unit or the battery at little or no cost.


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probably not? based on what?
i've had several experiences with Apple and out-of-warranty products and they've been more than accommodating.

I've brought physically damaged, out of warranty iPhones in before and had them replaced.

theres a good chance that you can plead your case. if they say no at the apple store, call apple.

Batteries can have some rough ends to their life. I'd see if Apple will do anything, but probably not.
 
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