Can I still use my MacBook if the battery is swollen?

A swollen battery can present a fire safety risk, so it’s important to take caution with any device that has an expanded battery. It’s also important to note that swollen batteries can’t be fixed or healed, just recycled and replaced.

Why is my MacBook battery swollen?

The main cause for battery cell swelling is what is known as thermal runaway. This creates a runaway thermal overload which can end in one of two ways, the cell and therfore the battery pack, catches fire or the reaction fizzles out with the cell in a swollen state.

How do I stop my Mac battery from swelling?

Save your business money by treating laptop batteries properly to avoid expansion.

  1. Keep your notebook in an environment between 50 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Drain the battery completely at least once a month.
  3. Update your software.

Why is my trackpad glitching MacBook Pro?

If the MacBook trackpad not working is an issue for you, the easiest fix is to plug in an external trackpad or mouse to your Mac. The first thing to do is check if your version of macOS needs an update. It may even be that your system is overworked, and the trackpad is unable to keep up with your clicks and commands.

Can MacBook battery explode?

When the outer layers of the lithium battery are opened, air can react with the battery contents, which turns into harmful gases enough to incinerate the battery. This can cause the battery to catch on fire. Next, your MacBook Pro can explode if you leave it in hot temperatures.

Can a laptop battery explode?

Laptop batteries can explode because of a normal-use process called thermal runaway, according to Gizmodo. Thermal runaway can lead to an explosion when there is a problem that’s causing the battery to produce more heat than it can handle. Exposure to a spark can increase the chances of the battery exploding.

Can you put a swollen battery in the freezer?

Do not put the battery in the freezer. Freezing may cause already-damaged metal components to contract and could cause a short, leading to fire. Freezing is outside the engineered temperature range even for an undamaged battery, leave the battery at ambient temperature.

How much does it cost to fix a swollen battery?

You can contact your manufacturer, use a local repair shop, or replace the battery yourself. Expect to spend somewhere between $50 and $150, depending on how much shopping around you plan to do. A swollen battery is a major inconvenience, and a potential health hazard.

Can you fix a swollen battery?

The ever growing pressure can cause damage to the entire device. Leave the battery in the device only if it is stuck. Never try to “solve” the swelling yourself by pricking a hole in it or with any other creative stunt. That is very dangerous: not only is the gas flammable, but also toxic.

How much does it cost to replace the trackpad on a MacBook Pro?

MacBook touchpad replacement will cost $80-$250. MacBook battery replacement will cost $120-$300. MacBook Wifi card replacement will cost $50-$100.

Why does my Apple trackpad have a swollen battery?

From looking around online, I believe that it’s due to a swollen battery. I asked my local Apple Authorised Service provider about this and they say (1) it’ll cost upward of $400 to service and replace the battery and trackpad (2) Apple doesn’t replace swollen batteries free even though it’s a manufacturing defect. So here are my questions:

What to do if your MacBook Pro trackpad is swollen?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3) My advice would be to take it to an Apple store for diagnosis. I would NOT travel with it – no one can predict how it might behave. First open the MBP and take out the battery. You will need a #00 Phillips driver and a #0 Triwing driver to extract the battery.

Why did my MacBook Pro battery swell up?

It seems incredible to me that a company like Apple doesn’t assume any responsability for a factory defect as the battery swells, mainly on a device like the 2011 MacBook Pro that is made with a single piece of aluminum that block the users from removing the battery in cases like this.

Is it bad to leave battery in MacBook Pro?

As Lithium batteries swell before they die, it is hardly a secret that you should replace them before they do. All batteries will eventually die at some point. Leaving it in your Mac is a very foolish thing to do. But it is your Mac to break.