Splendid, like I needed this?!
The battery in my new MacBook Pro just auto-ejected. I wasn’t aware that this battery had an eject feature, but apparently it does! See, what happens is that it heats up to the point that it expands and becomes convex, thus not fitting in its defined battery compartment and flies out of the laptop. Neat feature, Apple.

Hey, at least I wasn’t one of the poor SOB’s who had the batteries that exploded and burnt their lap. Seeing how the lappy was firmly resting a mere inch from my cash and prizes, things would not have gone so well had the battery cells ruptured.

Random side note… Welcome everybody finding MMP from Digg! Don’t let this battery issue scare you away from the Intel based Mac’s, they’re great. Once Apple support found out my battery failed they issued a new one next day.

On the phone with Apple support sporting my new convex MacBook Pro battery.

20 Responses to “The Auto Ejecting Battery”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The 100% exact same thing happened to me, but I forced it back in, and it exploded a few days later, burning the shit out of my legs. Whatever you do, just send it in now

  2. Tatoot says:

    Aw man, you’re really lucky. It’s a good thing your MacBook had that awesome feature ;) .

  3. Alex Marchuk says:

    Yep, same thing happened to me, exactly the same pop, on my Macbook Pro. I put it back in, then it just died a few days later.

    Called Apple up, and got my replacement in 3 days.

  4. Anonymous says:

    hey man definitely send it in, they have a 15 inch mbp batery recall niow. i sent mine in rite away

  5. Anonymous says:

    Why did you reverse the image? (see the Backwards “B” on his hat)

  6. Anonymous says:

    He didn’t reverse it, it was likely taken from a web cam (looking at the photograph you see he isn’t holding a camera) and many automatically make that switch.

  7. Kevin Charlton says:

    I had something similar happen with mine except it never popped out fully, it just made it so the trackpad was totaly usable so I had to have it popped out anyways. Got my replacement a few days ago.

  8. Anonymous says:

    You’ve been dugg!

  9. Anonymous says:

    This is why you don’t buy a Macbook…

  10. Anonymous says:

    did this happen on the original battery or after the recall??

  11. amanda says:

    holy shit digi is on digg!!!!

  12. Dave Amirault says:

    The image is reversed because I took it with the iSight camera!

  13. doublem9876 says:

    Same thing happened to me at least two and a half months ago. If you let the battery sit exposed to air for long enough, the inner metal casing will completely pop off, and it’ll expand ten times as much as yours did.

  14. Liam says:

    my mbp started to not sit right, as that happened, so i called apple and they sent me a new one, which i got the next day. no problems since.

  15. bryan says:

    Thats what you get for buying Macintrash

  16. Skylor Werden says:

    OMG i have that hat!!!!!

  17. Anonymous says:

    This happened to the g/f’s, but much worse. It never exploded though luckily.

    Check it:
    Flickr set

  18. Dave Amirault says:

    Everyone should have a BoSox hat! New battery arrives tomorrow. I’ll hopefully have the new logic board next week.

  19. Anonymous says:

    This is the reason why a month ago they recalled just about every MacBook Pro battery out there. My replacements work great.

  20. Kenneth says:

    this is exactly why we buy MacBook.

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