MPB 17" - Battery Meltdown

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Simebaby, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Simebaby macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2010
    Got home from work to a metallic smell...... tracked it down to the MBP. Had a bad feeling when I couldn't open it up. Took the lower cover and found this:
    Whilst I'm relieved that the house didn't burn down, I was wondering if I have any redress from Apple regarding this. It's a 2011 MPB 17", so out of warranty - but this seems like a catastrophic and dangerous failure for a £2k laptop that's less than 4 years old. Will Apple make good on this, or do I need to claim on my insurance? (I'm in the UK if that makes any difference).
  2. thewap macrumors demi-god


    Jun 19, 2012
    Mine inflated like a balloon on my older MBP 17, doubt that Apple will make good on it. Did the meltdown fry the board?
  3. whodatrr macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2004
    And this is the kind of stuff that keeps me up at night... especially as a guy who has several laptops sitting below a shelf with quite a few cans of gunpowder! LOL

    Good luck dealing with Apple. FWIW, I've seen them resolve issues past warranty dates. Glad it wasn't worse.

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