10 Replies Latest reply: Jul 26, 2006 5:56 AM by Marbles316
Belnarlo Level 1 (0 points)
Yesterday I happened to run mu hand along my battery. I found it wasn't flat (anymore?). I quickly removed the battery from the machine to look at it and didn't see it bulge to much, however when I felt both sides there is a definate bulge in the (almost) middle of the battery (along the long side). I'm worried this sisn't as it should be.

Anyone else noticed this? And should I be worried?

thanx

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • ~Clint Level 4 (3,020 points)
    Some MacBook Pros have had this problem. Contact Apple or your reseller.

    Good luck!

    Clint
  • Dushkin Level 1 (65 points)
    I think more people should check their MacBooks to see whether it's a widespread issue.
  • Belnarlo Level 1 (0 points)
    I've been looking on the support site but can only find a number in the US. As I live in the UK this is pretty much useless. Anyone know how to log this as a call with apple from the UK??
  • Belnarlo Level 1 (0 points)
    Forget I asked... I did some more searching on the site and mamanged to find the number... Will place a call as soon as they open tomorrow
  • Belnarlo Level 1 (0 points)
    I called this into support after my last post here. However it wasn't until yesterday Apple agreed to change the battery. I was asked to "watch" if it got worse first.

    The good news is a new battery is now on it's way
  • Treetopflyer Level 1 (0 points)
    Yup. Happened to me. I wish I could post a pic. Mine was really bulging. Rippled aluminum, big gap between white plastic and aluminum. plus, I think it is leaking. It has a very strong smell like acetate or like nail polish remover. Apple is sending me a new one. Also (quite smart) they advised me to disconnect the battery and not to use it.
    I heard it was a macbook pro issue and not so much of the regular MB.
    Who knows....
  • bubusa Level 1 (0 points)
    My battery also bulges. Got some photos for the reference of you guys.

    http://www.flurl.com/item/MacBookBattery_u158991

    Macbook   Mac OS X (10.4.7)  
  • Marbles316 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yeah mine's bulging too, had it for just over a month and it has a definite round lump on it, to the point where it doesn't sit flush with the mac. Also has a nail-polish-remover style smell at the bulging end. Pretty dodgy hehe. I called apple care from the UK, and was told they could send a box around to pick the macbook up or I could take it to my local store (bluewater in kent).

    Need to try and book an evening slot at their 'genius bar' now tomorrow on the internet and hope I can get a slot in the evening... Hassle hassle hassle.
  • Marbles316 Level 1 (0 points)
    Went to the genius bar in bluewater and was told that they could order a replacement battery no problem, but since the macbook is only around 5-6 weeks old, and is exhibiting the squishy trackpad problem too, that I should call the apple online store and request a brand new macbook, and that I could quote the store on me deserving a new product...

    So let's see what happens.. I'm a new customer with apple and I await to see how willing they are to help.
  • Marbles316 Level 1 (0 points)
    Whoop. Apple have agreed to send me a new Macbook.