Resolved My Positive MBP Bulging Battery Experience

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by taliancich, May 4, 2012.

  1. taliancich macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2012
    - 17" MBP Mid-2009 with AppleCare expiry 11/12.
    - Battery was functional and had 84 charging cycles.
    - Was unable to press trackpad so suspected bulging battery.
    - Dropped off laptop at Genius Bar on Thursday and told them above.
    - Called on Friday and told that repair was complete.
    - Genius bar rep said "normally batteries aren't covered under AppleCare but because it was affecting trackpad functionality battery would be replaced free of charge."

    Hope this helps.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's well-documented that batteries are covered by the warranty and by AppleCare, in the case of defects.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
  3. Acidsplat macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2011
    Are they sure batteries aren't covered by AppleCare?

    I had taken my MacBook Aluminum in because of a logic board issue, and they pointed out the battery was bulging and i didn't even realize because it wasn't servere. They just grabbed a new one off the shelf and popped it in before going on to diagnose the rest of it.

    Edit: Oops, I posted too slow.

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