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  • sfthomas Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hey mumsile,

     

    Was the battery a Shinntto? I've been looking at these on Amazon for £22.00. Seems like a minefield when buying any sort of replacement battery, whether from Apple or not.

  • sfthomas Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Yeah I've seen the vids about pricking the battery compartments to release the gas. I haven't tried it as yet but I might if all else fails. This really is a pain in the a**.

  • xen01 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    same issue on a 2007 macbook pro. took it to local apple store (pacific centre - vancouver) and was told that "it is normal that the battery swells, potential breaks other stuff in the process & gets jammed in the laptop". Total BS. Had previous good experience with apple and store but this one definately a case of apple being evil.

     

    Calling applecare to see where that goes and also just ordered a replacement from battdepot ($57 CAD all in with 1 year guarantee). $129 for a battery? No thanks Apple.

  • sfthomas Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I've given up on this for now. While I don't need to take my MacBook out so much I'll just run it on mains. Maybe eventually I'll buy a 3rd-party replacement. I don't want to spend too much as I hope to get a new Mac in the not too distant future -- although with Apple's obsession with the iPhone and iPad I'm a little concerned about their long term plans for the Mac. Still, that's another discussion.

  • mumsile Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have ordered a 'fake' battery on amazon for £22. It arrived already SWOLLEN!

    have ofcourse returned it and was duely reimbursed.i have since heard nasty things about these cheap chinese fakes and as i refuse to fork out over £100 for the original, for the moment i am connected to mains only.

    Still, this does not exepmt Apple from responsibility and being well aware of the problem, Apple should offer a replacement battery for a reasonable price (around £30 i reckon)

  • sfthomas Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Yeah, I'm reluctant to buy a 3rd-party battery in case it causes damage. Still running on mains only for now.

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,570 points)

    When the battery is still in, inspect it regularly for swelling, it may damage the insides of your macbook.

    In the Applications/Utilities choose SystemInformation. In the left column there is "Power", read about battery health: number of cycles and Battery health. Post it here.

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