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Saving a MacBook Air with exploded accu

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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This laptop is not supposed to have a bobble...
This laptop is not supposed to have a bobble...
This battery is dead.
This battery is dead.
The damage to the battery pack is clearly visible
The damage to the battery pack is clearly visible
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
Make sure to remember what screw went where...
Make sure to remember what screw went where...
Swollen and cracked. I carefully looked for any leaks.
Swollen and cracked. I carefully looked for any leaks.

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