Another swollen MacBook Pro battery

Summary:A reader sent me this picture of his swollen MacBook Pro (17-inch) battery.

A reader sent me this picture of his swollen MacBook Pro (17-inch) battery:

Swollen MacBook Pro battery

As of 10 days ago my MBP started acting up when running on battery power, would randomly shut down when fully charged etc. I called AppleCare on Thursday, requested a replacement after convincing them that I had done enough testing to ensure it was a battery issue.

I received a replacement when I got home tonight and just in time because when I got to work this morning and set the book on my desk I noticed it was wobbly. I lifted it up to find the battery burst. (MacBook Pro 17" CD 2.16GHz)

Topics: Hardware


Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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