Omg pulled the Plastic Tab off the battery!!

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  1. sukanas macrumors 6502a

    sukanas

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    i was trying to do a SMC reset so therefore i was going to have to pull out the battery..

    well for some reason i couldnt get the battery to come out!! i tried pulling it at various angle and it wouldnt work! and yeah.. the plastic tab came off

    do you think apple will fix this? or is it still possible to take the battery out w/out the tab?
     
  2. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    What plastic tab? And which MacBook/MacBookPro you talking about ?
     
  3. sukanas thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Can't you remove the cover and flip the machine over and give it a good ole shake while it's over a bed? I'm sure the battery hasn't swollen yet!
     
  5. sukanas thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    a good'ol shake isnt doing it...
     
  6. sukanas thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    wow why couldnt apple mention this

    i found out what it was.. the problem was that the latch was still in
    the latch as to be 'open' inorder to unlock the thing locking the battery in place...

    thanks apple for making me pull off my tab.. now my mbp is inferior
     
  7. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    how exactly did apple "make" you pull the tab off? you screwed up, now deal with it.
     
  8. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Oh well... don't worry about the plastic film thing, it's only a plastic film thing, doesn't and shouldn't affect the operations of the physical machine... so you warranty should be safe, at least!
     
  9. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    Just attach a piece of tape to your battery. Problem solved.
     
  10. sukanas thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sukanas

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    lol im not genuinely pissed off or anything
    i just wish i knew about the latch locking the battery

    oh well, its not like it affects the performance or anything so im fine
     
  11. iwanttogarden macrumors member

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    Same thing happened to me, except I didn't force it. I kind of figured it shouldn't be this hard, took a sec to look at it and realized (about the latch). So I still got a plastic tab :p
     
  12. blueruck macrumors member

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    I did the same thing this week on my new MBP. Realized after the fact I forgot to flip the latch.

    My fix
    Flip the latch and use a screw driver to gently flip out the battery.
     
  13. nelsonroehl, Feb 28, 2011
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    nelsonroehl macrumors newbie

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    Why do people say things like this?

    I understand the original poster expressing frustration at Apple's confusing instructions for removing the battery; it is not made abundantly clear that the latch which removes the battery case also needs to be flipped to remove the battery itself. I too pulled off my battery's plastic tab, and had trouble figuring out why my dang battery was so hard to get out.

    You could say it's because I "screwed up," I guess... but that's not very helpful. I thought I was following the instructions, but in fact I wasn't, which may mean the instructions are not very clear.

    (I know this is an old thread, but it was the first hit to solve my problem)
     
  14. ddoolin0 macrumors regular

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    A lot of people lurking here have a chip on their shoulder or a superiority (read: intellectual) complex.
     

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