Quick fixes for a swollen/bulging Macbook battery





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Published on Oct 26, 2012

Two ways:

The easy, safe, fairly effective way: Use tape or some other adhesive to elevate the front of the Macbook so that hard surfaces don't push the swollen battery up into the trackpad.

The difficult, dangerous, somewhat effective way: Open up the battery and poke holes in the battery cell packages to release the gas build-up. BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO BREATHE IN ANY OF THIS GAS. DON'T USE A METALLIC OBJECT TO POKE THE HOLES.

(Special thanks to MacUlisse for his video which showed me how to do this.)


For me the combination of the two has worked wonders, and I hope you are able to find a solution safely as well. I would however say that both of these are nothing more than temporary fixes, but I only need mine for a few more months.

Let me know how it goes!

UPDATE: I used it like this for another eight months with no apparent problems (then I bought a new Macbook, so I can't say how much longer it would've lasted).


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