Mid-2009 trackpad won't click near the top... Battery swelling?

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  1. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    My mid-2009 13" MBP is currently not in use with the flashing folder, but before it went dead I was getting the Service Battery warning with 75% capacity and just over 400 cycles. This is the original battery in use since late-June 2009.

    Someone the haswell mega thread had posted about the same model getting the service battery warning and starting to swell after 6 months, so I clicked around my trackpad just to check it. Is it normal for the top half inch to not click down? I don't normal use that part, so I can't recall.

    If it is swelling possibly, what should I do? I'm not inclined to replace the battery on a laptop that is potentially dead anyway. I need my SATA cable replaced and possibly a new logic board to correct the constant need to replace SATA cables. I've been keeping it plugged in so the battery doesn't just die while I can't use it. Is that a bad idea?
     
  2. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

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    That's normal; I've never seen an MBP where the top 1/2" or so clicks. That's where the hinge is, so it's technically impossible for it to click there.
     
  3. KUguardgrl13 thread starter macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    Thanks! I was just having a panic moment that my dead laptop was going to explode and burn down my apartment building.

    What signs should I look for with swelling? I've only had the warning for about 2 months.
     

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