I agree. Did this same thing to my 2010 MBP, more RAM, SSD, and it flies. Runs all of today's software perfectly fine. Do it!Don’t worry, it’s just a swollen battery. Replace the battery is a very quick repair, upgrade the RAM to 8GB, lob in an SSD, and you’re laughing.
Owwww that's a shame as they are nice machines.Cheers Paul
I've decided to not continue with this machine though, I'll remove the battery and take it to the Apple store for proper disposal.
The laptop will live with my my laptop hoard.
It's not a machine I use much, only very infrequently... I have a collection of these old things, so it's just to sit in with the rest of my old machines...