4049 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2008 7:24 PM by S.U.
I have 17" core 2 duo 2.33GHz. 19 months old. This morning I pulled my Laptop out of my bag, set it on the desk and noticed it was rocking. Checked to make sure the 4-rubber pads were still okay on the corner, then picked it up and looked at bottom.
Battery had swollen and split between plastic layers.
Immediately removed and will take to AppleStore today.
Like HeyJP suggests, it's blatantly obvious when it happens. The battery should fit flush with the lower case. If it doesn't, or you get strange trackpad behavior, check it.
Here's an image of an extreme case:
and another that's more subtle:
I also have an Intel Core 2 MBP, 20 months old now. Previously no problems from the battery until 2 days ago when I noticed it has swollen by about 8mm. This seems to have happened very quickly as I move around a lot with the machine and haven't noticed the uneven surface on the underside before.
I guess it's onto Apple on Monday morning to see what they say, I haven't got apple care unfortunately but to be honest this should not happen on a 2000 Euro top of the line laptop after 20 months, it shouldn't happen even after a couple of years for that matter.
Check out this article:
I think you can make the case that your battery is defective and that you should get a free replacement. Be sure to cite this article or take it with you when you talk to Apple.