• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    same story...

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    Battery got hot. Battery wouldn't hold charge. Battery bulged and eventually burst open. This happened in 2011 to the original battery that came with my MBP which I got in 2008. I just purchased & received replacement battery, I'm hoping it lasts at least as long as my original. Reading all these reviews has been disturbing. Is there nothing Apple can do about this problem???
    (Side note: I recently purchased a Targus Chill Hub in hopes it will keep the battery/MBP cool and maybe help prevent future bulging. We'll see how that goes...)

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cea mai proasta baterie ever...

    • Written by from bucuresti

    This is the most stupid product from apple. I had my MacBook Pro still working with this battery, but is like is gonna explode. And is a PRO. My wife's white macbook is still working best. Is my second change of the battery... What is going on ? ???

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse than lousy Dell battery

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I have just removed my second battery from my MBP. I knew what was coming, because my first battery did the same - first it becomes unbelievably hot, to the point that it is physically uncomfortable to hold the computer on my lap. Then the trackpad button doesn't work as well - the first time this happened, I blamed my wife, thinking she must have gotten some crumbs down in it, until I took out the battery, and suddenly it works great. So now the battery has started the bulging and separating, so battery number 2 is gone. And now I see that I have the wonderful option of buying another one of these gems for the great low price of $129. I have a Dell laptop as well whose battery wouldn't hold a charge after a year, but even it didn't mushroom like this one and impact the functionality of the computer.

    The computer still works great, so I don't want to replace, so I guess I have no choice but to buy another of these lemons.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bulging battery

    • Written by from Larchmont

    After 2.5 hrs of good service in my MacBook pro 17 the battery started to bulge and then busted open. It was pretty disturbing and seemed dangerous.

    I called apple support and they basically told me they would not replace the battery - it is out of warranty and I'm on my own. I am a loyal apple fanby and have bought tens of thousands of dollars of apple products.

    Thanks Apple!!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from savannah

    I have several mac books. my 17inch 2007 model intel dual core mac book pro has already killed 2 batteries. After 14-16 months It over heats like crazy burning your leg and you know it is done. After that it over heats and bulges it won't hold charge and your computer starts acting crazy. if it was a $60 part ... no problem but it is not After paying $129 I expect a little more time out of that battery. Mac books rock... their batteries explode.... not cool.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bulge Battery

    • Written by from North Highlands

    I am on battery 3 and none of them have lasted much more than a year. All these bad reviews it seems like apple would do something.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A ticking bomb

    • Written by from Richmond

    I'm about to purchase battery #3 and the worst part is that the warranty just expired on the last battery. It's like they have a self destruct after a year.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1 year old and bulging!

    • Written by from South Berwick

    I am ordering my second battery in one year. Very frustrating that Apple hasn't figured out how to NOT have this battery bulge! C'mon Apple!

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from BUFFALO

    I just discovered that my battery was completely bulged too as of today. I'm surprised my laptop was still working fine when i turned it on without realizing immediately how messed up my battery had become. I guess now i am forced to buy a new one although it shows what a total unreliable garbage product this is. I'm not a happy camper at all and might sell my MacBookPro too after i got the new battery. I guess I should consider myself lucky the darn thing didn't catch on fire and burned down my office...

    Maybe Apple should stop focusing so much on pushing their iPhones and iPads to lure in all these new customers, but instead try to make their existing products more reliable and keep their old and loyal userbase satisfied! Bah... It's been going pretty much downhill with the brand since they started to become so popular with the mainstream crowd in the last couple of years :(

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gee, wow. Another bulging 17 Macbook Pro Battery Review?!?

    • Written by from Covington

    This is battery number two that my Macbook Pro has had. And once again this one is bulging. Apple may want to consider a recall.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Irving

    This battery bulged after a few years. I am only buying a new one so I can sell the computer.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second battery warps a year and a half later

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    My battery had a severe warp a year and half ago and went to the Genius and brought it in. It was past warranty, but I was hoping for help- the warping was very bizarre- unlike normal wear and tear.
    Anyway, they sold me a new battery at full cost and wished me luck. The new battery started to fail about a year later. 2 days ago I noticed the bulge. I pulled it out and now, only a few days later and sitting on my desk, I see the bulge has increased twofold.
    Am I just gonna buy another battery with a year lifespan and certain bulging?

    50 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from bountiful

    This is the second time a bulging battery has nearly destroyed my 17-inch MacBook Pro. The battery becomes so enlarged that it warps the entire chassis so that it will not sit flat, close properly, or allow the track pad to function. Not to mention the heat generated by these bulging batteries should be considered a safety concern alone. Yet the "genius bar" claims that this is normal battery behavior and that I am responsible for purchasing a replacement. It's insulting! Whether I purchase it or Apple grants me a free replacement I'm stuck with a time bomb and it's shocking that Apple finds this acceptable.

    95 of 96 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed and worried

    • Written by from Earlysville

    After a little over two years, my 17" Macbook Pro started rocking. Turned out to be a puffy battery. Drove an hour to the Richmond, VA Apple store and they replaced it after initial hemming and hawing. Still under Applecare.
    Last week while on the road, the new battery, a little over a year old, started puffing up. Stopped at the Birmingham, AL Apple store and was told that I'd got the good from the battery, a little over 300 cycles.
    If I have to buy a battery every year or so, so be it; however the expanding battery pack worries me. None of my PC laptops' batteries have done this. Knowing that the batteries expand, I am loathe to replace my current laptop with a new Macbook with a internal battery. What's to keep them from expanding and making the Macbook a disposable computer?

    36 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    replacement and original failed

    • Written by from Beverly

    Both the original and the replacement failed. Apple should be ashamed of itself.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of dung

    • Written by from Surrey

    I replaced my original battery due to swelling issues about 2 years after purchasing my macbook pro. Well, things haven't improved. In fact the replacement battery I purchased lasted just long enough to clear the warranty. Thanks apple. I'll buy HP next time.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Steve Jobs would disapprove

    • Written by from Falls Church

    Just ordered my third battery in three years. First one died after a year. Second one expanded over the period of a week - to the point where the battery's case split, exposing the individual cells inside the casing. I have never seen batteries fail like these.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good at first

    • Written by from seekonk

    The battery works very well for the first couple of months, but dies within a year and you have to get it replaced

    40 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine Exploded - Almost Damaged Laptop

    • Written by from Saint Louis

    Even with proper monthly calibration cycling, mine expanded quite a bit. At the 2-year point, it was still holding over 2 hours charge. One day I noticed I couldn't use the click button. Removing the battery was the solution. Fortunately, I removed it before damage was done. The battery continued to expand, even after removal. I know that even Audi has a service department, but every auto maker issues recalls for defects that are dangerous, even after the warranty expires. Definitely going aftermarket for the replacement.

    46 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buying the same bad design for the 4th time and not happy

    • Written by from Farmington Hills

    Apple replaced my first battery for bulging and said they fixed the problem. Well the second one bulged as well, so I bought a third. Now after a little over a year, this one is bulging as well. I know many people change out their electronics after 18 months, but if you want to use a laptop for a while, this was not the computer for you. I wish they would at least make the replacement part better!

    40 of 42 people found this useful