What to do with a swollen battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XboxMySocks, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

    XboxMySocks

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    Does Apple still care about these? Should I contact them about it? I can dispose of it sensibly but there's no point doing that if they still want them. Cheers.
     
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Check with Apple or take it to Best Buy as they dispose of them also.
     
  3. Praesto macrumors regular

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    I would just toss it in the garbage myself. That is what I did with my last one. Had I known Apple wanted them back I would have sent it to them.
     
  4. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Lithium Ion batteries are toxic and it is illegal to throw them in the garbage. They must be recycled properly.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Definitely take it to apple, and don't mess with it.

    As mentioned you shouldn't throw it away, since its toxic and possibly potentially dangerous being swollen.
     
  6. Praesto macrumors regular

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    I do not believe this was stated on the battery. Luckily it is the only time I have ever done it (that one time). Next time I will be sure to take it to the proper disposal place.

    Thanks :) !
     
  7. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    It was.
     
  8. poiihy macrumors 68020

    poiihy

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    Anything with an icon of a trash can with an X over it means it must not be thrown in trash.
    It looks like this: [​IMG]
     
  9. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Which machine is it? If it's a non-removable battery in a Mac, it should be a free out-of-warranty repair since it causes other damage to the machine when it happens.
     
  10. Praesto macrumors regular

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    That makes more sense. Most of the writing was worn off the bottom of the battery from using it. I suspect this was probably on the portion that was interior to the battery?
     

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