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Old 24th April 2012, 10:15 PM   #16
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I should've been more clear in my original post - my question was intended to be rhetorical and to just show the shoddy battery.

Note that there's another MBP from the same era in this house that is on it's 2nd battery and it too is starting to swell.

I don't use the macbook much anymore so it doesn't really bother me. Now I'm more concerned about how to dispose of it properly. I don't want it to "pop" or explode in any way.
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Old 25th April 2012, 12:20 PM   #17
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I have the same era mbp, and have been through 2 batteries on it now. The machine is a bit old, but still usable, so its a bit annoying that you have to have it plugged in to use it. I spotted some replacements on ebay for $30, beats the $200 that apple wants for the battery to last just over a year.

At that rate, the ebay cheapie only needs to last 2 months for it to be cheaper than the genuine thing. I will report back if/when i end up buying one.
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Old 26th April 2012, 10:50 PM   #18
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Hi,

I had the same problem on my 17" 2008 system. Apple did not replace the battery when I asked them to.
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Old 26th April 2012, 11:11 PM   #19
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I had to replace my 2006 mbp battery once in 2009 or 2010...not bad really...new one has been fine as well, though I have barely used the laptop in the last couple of years
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Old 27th April 2012, 12:24 AM   #20
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Also, Apple will dispose of the battery for you free of charge if you take it into a retail store.
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