MPB 17" - Battery Meltdown

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

  1. Simebaby macrumors newbie

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    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:
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    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).
    TIA
    Si
     
  2. thewap macrumors demi-god

    thewap

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    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

    whodatrr

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    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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