3982 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 2, 2010 9:07 AM by TommyJiang
Hi Sammy1818 and welcome to Apple Discussions!
Good that you have taken the battery out and stopped using it. Whether Apple will replace the battery out of warranty is something you should take up with them. It doesn't matter that CompUSA is out of business, the service would go through Apple anyway. Call them (800-275-2273 in the USA) or go to an Apple retail store (be sure to [make an appointment|http://www.apple.com/retail/storelist> before you go or you may spend a long time waiting to speak to a Mac Genius) and see what they say.
It's hard to say what the exact cause of the bulge is. Suffice it to say that the battery is no good any more.
Best of luck.
I had the same issue and luckily I had the 3yr applecare plan. I recommend you make an appointment at the apple store because they are more likely to replace it then a rep on the phone. You tell them this was an issue from the beginning and the "genius" will be more likely to replace it out of warranty for free in person. Just make sure your macbook looks clean, etc because if it looks all banged up and nasty it will give them a reason not to provide out of warranty service.
I have the same problem. I purchased my white, 13 inch macbook back in 2007 and bought apple care as well.
However, my battery bulged but now my computer is out of warranty as well.
I live in Taiwan and I have read that many TW macbook users who shared the same problem could not
get the battery replaced at all. Some of them complained to the Apple Service Provider here in Taiwan but in vain.
I am wondering if there's anything I can do. Should I contact Apple US and tell them about the problem?