The touchpad of our mid-2011 MacBook Pro popped out earlier today. The upper left corner of the touchpad dislodged. A little while later, the laptop died. My wife panicked because the machine is very dear to her. I can only think of one reason for this — busted battery.
So when I came home, I opened the machine to check the battery. True enough, the left side portion of the battery is already embossed. It pushed the touchpad above it that the small belt holding it gave way which resulted to the touchpad popping up. So, I removed the battery, fixed the belt, slot back the touchpad, attached the power cable and fired up the machine. Yes, it powered on! Even without the battery!
What’s the Cause?
Well, the machine is always on and always plugged into the power adapter. I read in Apple’s support forum that this is the main reason why the battery gets busted.
So if you want to spoil your battery, here are the things you need to do.
- Not turning off the macbook
- Overcharging the batteries
- Not unplugging the charger/adapter
Right now, the machine is working without its batteries. I’m shopping around for a new battery. I found some in Amazon and eBay. It’s just a matter of choosing which one to pick.