View Full Version : When batteries go bad

27th July 2009, 04:45 PM
Here's a battery from a 17" MacBook Pro (model A1189, serial ends in YF1A) that decided to start expanding one day (and still is...I'm thinking of placing it inside a fireproof box just in case).



Called Apple who are sending me a new one. One of the last questions the Apple tech guy asked when I called about my expanding battery was "So, does it still fit in the battery compartment?"


They want me to post this one back to them when the replacement arrives. Will be interesting if it pops on the way back.

27th July 2009, 05:08 PM
Got to love Sony manufacturing.

27th July 2009, 05:10 PM
Ya, Sony were the ones who made the infamous 'exploding Dell' batteries too.

I've never heard of issues from any other battery manufacturer.

27th July 2009, 05:15 PM
Just to clarify....this particular battery model/run/batch isn't part of the Apple battery recall from a year or two back (hence why I put the model and last 4 digits of the serial in the original post...jsut in case you have one too....)

27th July 2009, 07:05 PM
Yeh i had one too it wasnt a recall and i needed the battery asap so i bought a new one i later opened up the expanding battery and it was only one cell so i cut it out and now it still works