Is my new battery safe to use?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by andbis, May 26, 2018.

  1. andbis macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I just received a supposedly new battery for replacement in my MBA from mid 2013.
    The new battery has a tiny fracture in one corner of one of the cells.

    I am in doubt whether I can safely go ahead and install the new battery, or if this is a "fatal" damage?
    Should I just return the battery?

    Please see the three attached pictures, and let me know if you need additional photos.

    Thanks a lot!!

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  2. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    Where did you get the battery? Who installed the battery?
     
  3. andbis thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    It just looks like a tear in the plastic cover. If you are concerned, contact the seller and ask for a replacement.
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    I would not use that battery. It is a tiny tear, but what happens if it begins to leak when the battery gets warmed up during charging, and while you are using it? I don't know if it will ever leak, but why take the chance?
     
  6. andbis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I think you are right about that. Thanks, I'll contact the seller.
     
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    U can examine it if u have some sort of loupe/app to see whether only surface damage, otherwise contact seller. Damaged LIONs can be dangerous.
     

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