MacBook Pro 15" battery exploded

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jkeep, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. jkeep macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2011

    Last week I went to use my 2008 Macbook Pro & the mouse wouldnt
    work so I left it and thought I would look at it when I had more time.
    Then the next day I went to use it again & it was wobbly on the table.
    When I tuned it over it looked like the battery had exploded ( see
    pictures) The battery is a genuine apple replacement about 18 months
    old. The battery had been pushing on the mouse & case.
    I took the battery out in amazement & took it to the Apple shop but
    they just said it was out of warranty & it would be £120 to replace.

    Has anybody had this problem before or know whats caused it? this
    is the 3rd apple replacement battery I have had but I,m reluctant to
    spend another £120 so does anybody know where i can get a good
    quality replacement battery, preferably from the UK. its model No

    Many Thanks,


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  2. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    whoa that looks scary. I dont know about UK but here in the states you can usually alert all the apple blogs about something like that and one of them should pick it up and run a story, which would probably get Apple's attention. Also try calling up apple corporate on the phone and emailing tim cooks email address. Make sure you include pictures.
  3. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    Google "mac expanding battery" or something like that and you will find plenty of similar pictures. Mine ended up looking like this as well. This might have been news-worthy a few years ago, but not anymore.

    Unfortunately the non-unibody batteries are not very good. In my opinion Apple should replace them for free since their performance and durability is laughable. But there is not much you can do. I'm also not aware of any good alternatives.

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