The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Swelling MacBook Pro Batteries Present Trackpad Problems, Fire Hazard

Swelling MacBook Pro Batteries Present Trackpad Problems, Fire Hazard

by , 4:30 PM EDT, June 15th, 2006

Some MacBook Pro owners have noticed that their battery is swelling and no longer charges properly. Based on reports from Apple's Discussion boards, symptoms include batteries that fail to charge completely, computers shutting down while there is still a significant charge left, erratic trackpad behavior, and mouse button sticking problems.

In more extreme cases, the battery swells enough to bulge the bottom of the laptop case. MacMedics has pictures of a MacBook Pro battery that swelled enough to split its case.

A swollen battery poses a potential fire hazard, and shouldn't be used. If you have a MacBook Pro battery that's swelling, Apple will replace it. Just contact AppleCare or pay a visit to your local Apple store.

Recent Headlines - Updated August 31st

Fri,8:00 PM
Get Free Bitcoins with 45 Website Faucets that Really Pay [Update]
7:56 PM
Level Up Contacts with Contact Center
6:40 PM
8 Predictions for Apple’s September 9 Media Event
5:15 PM
How To Tell iMessages From Text Messages
5:02 PM
2 Deals and 4 Freebies
3:44 PM
Apple’s September 9 Event Won’t be What we Expect
1:56 PM
Emoji-Only Social Network Emojili App Released on iTunes
1:08 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-08-29
11:05 AM
New Photos Show iPhone 6 in Grey, Gold, Silver
9:42 AM
Bloomberg Backs Up Wearables Announcement at Apple’s Sept 9 Event
8:45 AM
iTunes: Deauthorize Before You Sell Your Mac
Thu,8:01 PM
Apple Granted 14 Years Protection for 5th Ave Glass Cube by Patent Office
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!