Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 4:28 PM (in response to kat.hayes)
Any battery that explodes is a safety hazard when plugged in. Follow Kappy's direction.
Also bring the power bring to make sure you are using the right one for your machine, or at minimum
read this article to see if you have the right one. If your power is not that reliable, be sure to get a surge protector.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2012 8:23 PM (in response to kat.hayes)
I had this same problem. I gave my old MBP to my son. Not sure when the battery burst, but it looks just like the one you showed in that picture. I can't believe it didn't start on fire. I guess I'll take it to the apple store like Kappy suggested.
I wonder if this is a problem with a lot of batteries.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2012 9:08 PM (in response to curtisfromca)
I don't know about a lot of batteries, but there was a period where the wrong mixture was put in certain batteries which led to many batteries being recalled. And it wasn't just Apple, it was industry wide. A similar problem has also happened to capacitors back in 2004.