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My battery exploded!!!???

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kat.hayes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 25, 2012 4:04 PM

My last generation Macbook Pro has been unplugged for several weeks and I just picked it up and the battery pack exploded! What the heck could have caused this? It is not covered by warranty. Anyone have any ideas if it would be safe to plug back into check it?


Here is a picture:



  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,215 points)
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    May 25, 2012 4:07 PM (in response to kat.hayes)

    Immediately take to your local Apple retailer.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,195 points)
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    May 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.

  • curtisfromca Calculating status...
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    Aug 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.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,195 points)
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    Aug 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.


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