MacBook Pro case bulging

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ecjd, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. ecjd macrumors newbie

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    I noticed a weird bulge in the bottom case of my MacBook Pro.

    Is there anything I should be worried about before I open it up and try to screw it back down properly?

    Not sure what happened. Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  4. agbot macrumors regular

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    Yup, definitely looks like a swelling battery. If you're near an Apple Store you should be able to get it taken care of for no charge.
     
  5. VMMan macrumors 6502a

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    Get thee to an Apple store immediately in case that's your lithium ion polymer battery trapping oxygen.
     
  6. ecjd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Figured it out.

    Dropped my MBP, bent the side of the case. So it's pushing the bottom piece out.

    Opened up the bottom case and it was obviously bent. Can see bend marks from the top as well.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  7. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    Had this happen to me a while ago, I dropped it on the optical drive side, and the unibody got bent, and the bottom was bulging. Fortunately, I was able to open it up, remove the OD, and carefully bend the case outward. It looks as if nothing ever happened.
     
  8. chipchen macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I can see the dent in the picture. Not much you can do about it... probably not worth trying to do anything about it and just live with it.
     
  9. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    If only Apple would use CFRP, it gives under impact & returns to like new shape. No problems. It's also better at dissipating heat, super scratch resistant & very light. Or even a pure carbon fiber like my sleek VAIO X, it's expensive but so was my 15" MBP $3k + :)
     
  10. Wafflausages macrumors 6502

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    Happened to me too, my god damn bus took turn at around 30-40 km/h and my bag flew out of my lap it was a horrible bulge but I took out my hard drive got a block of wood equivalent to the thickness of a macbook and hammered it from inside, looked like nothing happened
     
  11. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    +1

    It's the battery, get it Apple ASAP.
     
  12. OllyW Moderator

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    No it's not. ;)

     
  13. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Ah...Missed that one

    If th OP dropped it...Well like you say...Figure it out:) Not sure what Apple would charge to replace the body though. Probably too much.
     

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