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My MacBook's battery is a bit bulging should I replace it?

Asked by eyemac091 (1points) May 3rd, 2010

I have a late-2008 Aluminium MacBook. The battery still works fine but it bulges a bit and is causing the battery cover to not properly fit. Should I replace it?

I’m kind of a heavy user too so I think all the heat caused it to bulge.

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Seaofclouds's avatar

I would replace it before it gets worse.

missingbite's avatar

If you have applecare contact them. It should not “bulge” even from heat. Applecare is good for three years so an ‘08 Macbook would still be covered.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Yep. Do it before it cracks your board or burns out the power supply. Sorry.

eyemac091's avatar

My laptop, most of the time, is plugged in so maybe that caused it to bulge?

missingbite's avatar

@eyemac091 That won’t create a bulge. My MacBook is plugged in about 80% of its life and is older than yours. If anything, being plugged in is easier on the battery. I would contact apple about the bulge. They may replace it even if it’s out of warranty. I doubt it but they may. Like @worriedguy said, it needs to be replaced before something bad happens. It could catch fire.

Seaofclouds's avatar

My Macbook is plugged in pretty much 24/7 and has been for the past 2 years. It’s not bulging. I’d definitely contact Apple and get it replaced.

xxii's avatar

Is there an Apple store near you? I would make an appointment with the Genius Bar and take it in to be looked at. They can help you out quite a bit and hey, if worse comes to worst and it can’t be fixed, you’re in the best place to buy a replacement anyway.

eyemac091's avatar

I can’t click on the trackpad with the battery in. Probably I just take it to the store, as suggested…

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