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MacBook Air with swollen battery

Removing the battery from the machine

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 damage to the battery pack is clearly visible
The damage to the battery pack is clearly visible
Once removed the deformation in the battery pack is clearly visible
Once removed the deformation in the battery pack is clearly visible
Make sure to remember what screw went where...
Make sure to remember what screw went where...
Opening the MacBook Air is possible by removing the bottom lid.
Opening the MacBook Air is possible by removing the bottom lid.
This laptop is not supposed to have a bobble...
This laptop is not supposed to have a bobble...
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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