Retina 2012 13" Battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jrainsforth, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. jrainsforth macrumors newbie

    jrainsforth

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    Hi.

    Can anyone tell me if the odd shaping on the batter is normal. Someone is telling me it might explode but I wondering if he is just trying to scam money out of me.
     

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  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

    CoastalOR

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    It is hard to tell from the above angle of the picture. Is the discoloration on the left battery caused by bulging? If yes, then that is a bad sign.
    The below information can be found under the upper left :apple: menu>About This Mac>System Report...>Power>Battery Information:
    What is the Cycle Count on the battery?
    What is the Charge Remaining (mAh)?
    What is the Full Charge Capacity (mAh)?
     
  3. joe-h2o macrumors 6502a

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    If it is bulging at all then that is a very serious issue. Lithium ion batteries are no joke in this regard. If it has changed shape then I would get a new battery *immediately*.

    Lithium ion batteries catching fire quite vigorously (they don't actually "explode") is absolutely a thing.
     
  4. mtneer macrumors 68020

    mtneer

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    Would Apple replace a bulged/ unsafe battery even if the warranty is out? Anyone with experience on this matter in the forums?
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    They might do, in the UK you can claim under our consumer laws, in the US I think it's a bit luck of the draw, out of warranty you are liable for the maintenance and upkeep of your computer and the battery is a consumable part with a known end of life that you are hence responsible for, you may get lucky you may not.
     

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