Macbook Pro 2009 Overheating / Battery issue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dms77, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Dms77 macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    First post here - I see there are various threads related to over heating MBP's. However I would like to know if its possible if a swelled battery could be causing overheating?

    My touch pad has been pushed out - it still responds, but cannot be clicked. This tells me the battery has swelled, and needs to be replaced.

    My question though is - would the overheating be solved if I replace the battery? And would the touch pad work correctly again once the swelled battery has been replaced?

    Many thanks,

    Darren
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    You need to get the battery out of there ASAP. Swollen batteries are very, very dangerous.

    The trackpad should work okay after that, though that is dependant on if the battery caused any damage. Some people found the glass on the trackpad cracked as a result of battery swelling.
     
  3. Dms77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Keys - any comment on the overheating.. Im hesitant to buy a new battery if it may not work.. So I just left the old one in and am not using the machine
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Could well cause it to run a little toasty, though it's difficult to definitively say. Regardless, while you've got the bottom off, it may be worth checking the fans. There might be quite a lot of dust & gunk built up over time.

    A liberal dose of compressed air might be all your little laptop needs; a quick spring clean could get it running cool as a cucumber. :)
     
  5. Dms77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great thanks, I actually cleaned the fans out when I replaced the ram about a year ago - So I guess need to just take the chance.
     

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