Hello there and good morning!
We’ve been receiving an unprecedented amount of blog reads in this first month of 2016, thank you and I really appreciate it.
I’ve blogged before about MacBook batteries “puffing up”, or even popping open and leaking. It becomes more and more common the older these units get. We have even seen batteries fail in the MacBook Air as I posted earlier. Take a look at this recent battery that we removed from a customer’s MacBook Unibody (this is an Apple OEM battery I will add, not a 3rd party or “copy”):
I visited my Mission Store yesterday and was helping solve a few problem when I came across this unit that needed to be removed from the premises immediately. Not only is an exploding battery like this just terrible for the computer (it needs further repairs now too!) but if the gasses from this battery leaked out and into our tech lab it would be smelling and toxic. This is one that need to get to the recycling depot asap. We don’t want to cause a fire or make anyone sick at the office that’s for sure!
Here are some tell-tale signs to look for if you suspect that your battery might be heading in this direction:
- The computer stops taking a charge or won’t run off of battery power.
- The trackpad on your computer stops clicking.
- The spacebar or the “lower” keys feel different when you depress them.
- Your trackpad pops out of the case, from the bottom up.
The Apple software will also tell you when your battery should be replaced, and it’s a good idea to follow through with that advice and have your battery replaced. I mean, it is a portable computer so you’re going to want the battery to be as good as possible, right? Right!!
We can most certainly replace the battery for you at Mission Repair – just check out our website or give us a call and we’ll be happy to set the service up for you so you can get back to doing your emails from the coffee shop, the living room or even the beach. Wherever you’d like to be…
Have a good morning, Ryan