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MBPro batter

Message #1 - Posted 2013/07/28 - Kurt Ullman

My wife's 17 inch MBP battery apparently has malfunctioned. One end has been bowed out and it no longer works. There appears to be no damage. Can we still run this on just power (w/o the battery in the back since it won't fit back in) for a couple of days while I order in a new battery or should be retire it until I get to the Apple store. Can you usually get these at Best Buys, which easier for me to get to? --
America is at that awkward stage. It's too late
to work within the system, but too early to shoot
the bastards."-- Claire Wolfe

Message #2 - Posted 2013/07/28 - nospam

Previously, Kurt Ullman wrote:

My wife's 17 inch MBP battery apparently has malfunctioned. One end has been bowed out and it no longer works. There appears to be no damage.

do you mean swollen? that's bad.

Can we still run this on just power (w/o the battery in the back since it won't fit back in) for a couple of days while I order in a new battery or should be retire it until I get to the Apple store.

you can, but it runs slower.

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Can you
usually get these at Best Buys, which easier for me to get to?

maybe, but if it's under applecare (and even if it's not), go an apple store and they might replace it for free, especially if it's swollen because a swollen battery is defective and also dangerous.

Message #3 - Posted 2013/07/28 - Kurt Ullman

Previously, nospam wrote:

maybe, but if it's under applecare (and even if it's not), go an apple store and they might replace it for free, especially if it's swollen because a swollen battery is defective and also dangerous.

Just talk to a Genius for MBP? Should I take the whole computer or just the battery?

America is at that awkward stage. It's too late
to work within the system, but too early to shoot
the bastards."-- Claire Wolfe

Message #4 - Posted 2013/07/28 - nospam

Previously, Kurt Ullman wrote:

maybe, but if it's under applecare (and even if it's not), go an apple store and they might replace it for free, especially if it's swollen because a swollen battery is defective and also dangerous.

Just talk to a Genius for MBP? Should I take the whole computer or just the battery?

make an appointment and take the whole thing. it's not that heavy. :)

they'll probably want the serial number of the macbook anyway.

Message #5 - Posted 2013/07/29 - Lewis

In message Kurt Ullman <kurtullman@yahoo.com> wrote:

My wife's 17 inch MBP battery apparently has malfunctioned. One end has been bowed out and it no longer works. There appears to be no damage. Can we still run this on just power (w/o the battery in the back since it won't fit back in) for a couple of days while I order in a new battery or should be retire it until I get to the Apple store. Can you usually get these at Best Buys, which easier for me to get to?

You can use it on power with no issue.

I would not buy a battery from Best Buy, they will charge you Apple prices for a crappy 3rd party knockoff. I would get a quality 3rd party knockoff from Amazon because it will be a lot cheaper and nearly as good as an Apple replacement. (in fact, my old MacBook I did exactly that when its battery bulged out).

That is, if you use your laptop like most people do, usually on power, occasionally on battery. If you really use the battery a lot, buy the Apple one.

"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend.... if you have one." - GB Shaw to Churchill "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one." - Winston Churchill, in response.

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