MBP Battery Bulge!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RichP, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. RichP macrumors 68000


    Jun 30, 2003
    Motor City
    I have an early production MBP (2Ghz) and was eligible for the battery recall, which was issued due to performance issues with the battery, not a safety concern. Last week, the original battery began to not hold charge below 40%, so I figured it was time to use the new battery (which has been sitting here, I wanted to get my useage out of the old one).

    Today I removed the old one so I could do the breakin on the new battery, and look what I found! The old battery has a bulge in it, pushing up the aluminum skin! It has not just delaminated.

    I'm just glad it wasnt worse (aka fire/explosion)

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  2. CoMpX macrumors 65816


    Jun 29, 2005
    New Jersey
    That's probably one of the reasons for the recall.
  3. Krevnik macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2003
    That was the exact reason for the MBP battery recall... there was a rather lengthy thread covering a fair number of people encountering this a few months back.

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