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MacBook Air with expanded battery

Restoring its capability to power on again

Sep. 14, 2017 -

Last night I had a nasty surprise: my original MacBook Air was swollen due to an exploded battery. I immediately had to take action, for reasons of safety and to preserve this piece of modern computer history. Don’t try this at home, but if you do... read along for some practical tips.

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The keyboard and casing is deformed
The keyboard and casing is deformed
The MacBook is back alive, greeting me with its boot screen.
The MacBook is back alive, greeting me with its boot screen.
That bobble is not supposed to be there.., causing the keyboard to be bend
That bobble is not supposed to be there.., causing the keyboard to be bend
Steve Jobs unveiling the MacBook Air in 2008 from a vanilla envelope
Steve Jobs unveiling the MacBook Air in 2008 from a vanilla envelope
The damage to the battery pack is clearly visible
The damage to the battery pack is clearly visible
The original MacBook Air: Groundbreaking due to its thinness and lack of ports
The original MacBook Air: Groundbreaking due to its thinness and lack of ports

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