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Saving a Laptop with exploded 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
This laptop is not supposed to have a bobble...
This laptop is not supposed to have a bobble...
The MacBook is back alive, greeting me with its boot screen.
The MacBook is back alive, greeting me with its boot screen.
Once removed the deformation in the battery pack is clearly visible
Once removed the deformation in the battery pack is clearly visible
Swollen and cracked. I carefully looked for any leaks.
Swollen and cracked. I carefully looked for any leaks.
This battery is dead.
This battery is dead.

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