Potential Fire Hazard: Swollen Batteries
If your Macbook or PC suddenly looks like it’s gained a few pounds, or perhaps the touch pad or keyboard looks like the picture above you might have a swollen battery. There’s also no single cause for a swollen battery. Some are due to manufacturing defects, others are caused by the age of the battery, and still other cases can be caused by misuse, such as not properly exercising the battery over time, or by using the wrong power charger.
The damage to the one pictured happened within a 24-48 hour period. The battery had not worked properly for quite some time so the computer was left plugged in whenever in use. Thankfully we caught this one before any major damage was done. This very well could have resulted in a fire, we were lucky. If your battery in your laptop doesn’t work well anymore I highly suggest replacing it or removing it entirely. In this case I needed special tools to remove it, thanks Apple! If you need help or advice call or text us @ (615) 784-3818