Repairs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dieonyourfeet09, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Dieonyourfeet09 macrumors newbie

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    I've dented my 2.53 mid 2009 MBP. I've taken it apart and decided to order parts and fix it myself, however, i am curious whether or not i should leave the battery unplugged while i wait for the parts.
     
  2. MartyF81 macrumors 6502

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    I would say no unless the dent is applying pressure to some part that could possibly short out and fry the system.
     
  3. Dieonyourfeet09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so i shouldnt leave the battery unplugged while i wait for parts?
     
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    Butler Trumpet macrumors 6502

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    Anytime you open your computer to work on it, you should remove the battery. This is even the case for doing a simple repair like a RAM install.

    Doing the repair yourself.... do you know much about ESD safety?
     
  5. MartyF81 macrumors 6502

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    While you actually are doing the repairs yes.. remove the battery for that. But I don't think you need to remove it while you are waiting for the parts to arrive.
     
  6. Dieonyourfeet09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I already removed the battery. would it be harmful to leave the battery out while i wait for parts?
     
  7. MartyF81 macrumors 6502

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    Not at all.
     
  8. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    No, it will not cause any damage for any reason. Where is the dent located?
     
  9. Dieonyourfeet09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just above the headphone jack, cracked my battery. Hopefully my logic board will be okay.
     

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