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Ultimate Geek


#199236 9-Aug-2016 16:05
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Hey guys,

 

Looking for some advice and help :)

 

My girlfriends 2008 Macbook was left to charge overnight and then this morning the track pad was popped out, it feels like there is something underneath it that has maybe expanded. I did a search and found some people reporting that the 2008 MacBook battery had expanded and thus pushing the trackpad out. Just wondered if anyone had any ideas or come across anything similar?

 

Is this something I could fix myself or best to go to an Apple re-seller or not worth getting fix given the age - 2008? 

 

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Ultimate Geek


  #1607095 9-Aug-2016 16:23
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It's definitely the battery exploding, it happened to my brother's Macbook Pro. His trackpad was bulging like yours and had cracks all over it.  Somehow it still worked perfectly after a new battery was put in. However, the Macbook was plagued by battery problems after the replacement battery was fitted. Sometimes is would run on battery, but often would only work while plugged into power. This could've just been poor installation, or it was damage caused by the explosion. Possibly time to sell it for parts and upgrade. Hopefully that helps.


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  #1607114 9-Aug-2016 16:48
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Contact Apple directly about this. I've seen some people recently that have had it repaired at no cost due to the battery failure.

Edit: forgot to add this isn't a guarantee, but they can only say no after alll




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  #1613503 17-Aug-2016 23:17
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Saw this in my recently viewed threads, what ended up happening with this (out of curiosity)?





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  #1613510 18-Aug-2016 01:01
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tardtasticx: Contact Apple directly about this. I've seen some people recently that have had it repaired at no cost due to the battery failure.

Edit: forgot to add this isn't a guarantee, but they can only say no after alll

 

On newer models certainly, under the CGA, but a laptop that is 7-8 years old? No.

 

That happens to batteries sometimes once they have reached the end of their life.

 

 




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  #1613598 18-Aug-2016 09:26
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tardtasticx:

 

Saw this in my recently viewed threads, what ended up happening with this (out of curiosity)?

 

 

 

 

Nothing yet but probably put on trademe as broken/parts and get a new Laptop.


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