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Andreea98

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Jun 16, 2016
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How bad is this? The laptop is still working, but I'm wondering whether or not these wires that seem to come out of it could cause a serious problem.
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mfram

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Jan 23, 2010
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That looks like the battery is expanding. That's a sign of a failing battery. I'd get it replaced ASAP or it may damage other components of the laptop leading to more expensive repairs.
 
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Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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Agree with mfram above.

Which MacBook is it?
Is it still under warranty?
Do you have a brick-n-mortar Apple Store anywhere nearby?

If so, take it to them for an examination.
 
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hallux

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Apr 25, 2012
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That looks like the battery is expanding. That's a sign of a failing battery. I'd get it replaced ASAP or it may damage other components of the laptop leading to more expensive repairs.

Agree with mfram above.

The battery is at the front of the computer, under the trackpad. That picture is the back, near the hinge. This isn't a battery bulge as it wouldn't bulge in that location.

This looks like the person doing the repair wasn't horribly careful with reconnecting cables, one is now frayed and connected improperly and is causing the bulge.
 
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