Okay so my battery had been telling me for the past two months to service it and then recently like a week ago the right half of the trackpad would stop working on and off and I googled it finding out that my battery had been swollen and so right away I knew I had to get this fixed so I was thinking for sure that they would replace it since I do in fact have apple care. Now I'm aware that applecare doesn't cover battery replacement BUT it does cover defective batteries. So I had pretty much the worst genius experience. The guy basically didn't care my battery was swollen he said its used up and thats basically why it's swollen and you'll have to buy a new battery since it's not covered by apple care. I was completely shocked. The genius was basically telling me that this is a normal symptom of macbook batteries and that it is not a defect and went on to tell me that they would not replace it. I was going no where with the guy as he was reluctant to even listen to me saying how I don't even want the battery fixed but my trackpad back! Obviously the only way was to replace my battery to do that. So anyways I asked for the manager. First when I asked for the manager the guy said to me that you can try talking to the manager but that I would get no where and my problem would not be solved, which I thought was so rude to say. Anyways the manager comes out and I expect her to listen and instead she basically talked down to me (most likely because im a college student). I tried to explain that the trackpad not working should NOT happen as a result of the battery dying and that it is obviously a defective battery if the battery is swelling up not letting me use the trackpad. She basically told me batteries broken and wouldn't budge at all. I was completely shocked it was as if she wasn't even listening to anything I was saying. I tried to say that it makes no sense that this isn't a defect, I said so everyones batteries swell and make it impossible to use the trackpad? I said so basically apple makes the batteries so you HAVE TO replace them in order to want your trackpad back? Obviously that is not true but she was telling me that this is normal so that was my point in order to tell her that it makes no sense. In the end she finally told me I could either buy a mouse or pay for the battery myself and told me that my battery was not defective. Honestly I want to know who here have run into this problem and if apple replaced it? I honestly felt like the genius and manager didn't listen to me at all and just wanted me to leave and thought they could easily get my money. I felt so disrespected and I couldn't actually believe that they were acting towards this to me. I'm pretty level headed and did not at all ever get angry I was getting frustrated because I would make my point and she would pretty much just say well the batteries broken so to fix the trackpad you need to buy a new battery. She gave me the analogy that if your car tire is popped then you can't use your car. Which makes sense but because the car tire not working my engine shouldn't then fail to work unless i fix the tire. I've never had such a problem and thought for sure this was covered. I just don't get how I should have to get a new battery to FIX my trackpad issue. The two should never be a result of the other and should not be normal behavior. If my battery stopped working I wouldn't expect it to mess my cd drive up and not let me watch movies and then the only way to ever use that is to fix my battery. Sorry for the long post just so frustrated. Anyways does applecare cover swollen batteries? I'm thinking of going to another applestore near by but I'm afraid they'll see that I just went for my battery at another place and will completely disregard what I have to say. Honestly I do believe this is a defect and if it wasn't and my battery life just sucked I would choose to not get a new battery and live with it but because my trackpad is not not working i'm being forced to basically buy this battery I don't even care about.