I got my MacBook Pro in 2008 and purchased the extended warranty. About 5 months ago, my battery swelled up and exploded. Before this happened, I kept noticing my fan would rev up high and the bottom would seem excessively hot. I called a Mac store and inquired about this and they said it was normal. Shortly after, my tracking pad stopped working and my keyboard was not consistent in responding. Then I noticed my laptop rocking on my counter...I lifted it up and then saw the very-bulging battery. I went back to the Mac store and they said they could not locate my Apple registration for the warranty, even though my friend remembers being with me when I registered it. They say nothing can be done until I find my receipts (been looking diligently!!). My Mac has not been acting right ever since this happened...it runs super slow and crashes/freezes a LOT. I had previously had 8G of RAM installed and now my computer specs shows that it only recognizes 4G. I think my motherboard was damaged from the heat of the battery exploding. I noticed there was once a battery recall for the exact same battery problem, but this seems to have only been for the 15 inch model. I need my MacBook replaced asap (I use it for my photography business). Has this happened to anyone else? Recommendation please? Thank you!