Remember the Swollen Battery? What Will Happen with the New MBPs?

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  1. groove-agent macrumors 6502a

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    I for one had a swollen battery that looked like it was going to explode. Of course, it was no longer under Apple warranty.

    I'm wondering what will happen if one of these new integrated batteries decide to swell up and there's no place for them to swell to???
     
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  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    ...and then the battery will probably explode and get whatever substance is inside it all over the internals.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    And Apple will proceed to replacing Macs [like they do with iPods] instead of fixing them.
     
  5. groove-agent thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Brutal. I talked to a tech who said that the battery can only be removed by a propriety screwdriver too.

    I was hoping someone would say that these new batteries wouldn't swell.
     
  6. groove-agent thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Brutal. I talked to a tech who said that the battery can only be removed by a propriety screwdriver too.

    I was hoping someone would say that these new batteries wouldn't swell.

    I can only imagine what would happen if they did. Talking about an accident waiting to happen.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well the screwdriver isn't really that proprietary, just really hard to procure.
     
  8. groove-agent thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So it isn't unique to Apple?

    I was told that the repair centers had to sign some sort of waiver that they couldn't release the tool into the public.
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can get triwing screwdrivers in some hardware stores, or on Amazon.

    Apple hasn't become so arrogant to require an actual proprietary screwdriver (yet). Tri-wing screwdrivers are just a little rarer than "standard" screws.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    No it's not unique to Apple.

    If you need them:
    http://wihatools.com/700seri/716_IPR_serie.htm

    Yes they do check for verification.
     

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