I don't know a better way to describe what happened. Basically the battery just popped. I'll provide some pictures. I phoned Apple support and was told I may or may not be covered, but I have to go to a store about almost 100 miles away to find out. I was hoping I could just get a new one sent to me. The computer is no longer under warranty, but come on, it's not like the battery is only working at half capacity or something. It broke open and from what I've read could have potentially started a fire. The guy also gave me a couple articles to refer to, but from when I look for them on the apple site they apparently don't exist. Anybody have any ideas on what I could do?