My MacBook Pro's battery is bulging again.

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My MacBook Pro's battery is bulging again.

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It did this in May of 2018. Since then, I've only gone through 56 cycles. And it looks like it would be $199 to fix, but this system is from 2014.

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Wow, the 2009 MBP I got from a user here appears to still be on its original battery, and while it doesn't last long, it's still "good". As an aside, you can probably get a battery and do it yourself for a lot less than $199.

That said, if you do decide to retire it, give me a heads up. I might be interested.
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That's wasteful luck.

My 2013 rMBP is not only on its original battery, but it's been so scary-reliable I bought a second one with 16GB of RAM.

It did get enough backpack dirt inside that the trackpad stopped working. I sent it to MacResQ to be cleaned out (the tech said it was "yeah... pretty bad"), and it was money well spent, IMHO.

I just wish you could still find/buy ThunderBolt 2 peripherals/cables. Friggin' hen's teeth.
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ebay has them.
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maurvir posted wrote: Wow, the 2009 MBP I got from a user here appears to still be on its original battery, and while it doesn't last long, it's still "good". As an aside, you can probably get a battery and do it yourself for a lot less than $199.
Well I can...

But the amount of effort I am willing to put into a 6-year-old machine...

maurvir posted wrote: That said, if you do decide to retire it, give me a heads up. I might be interested.
Oh that's an issue. I want a new MacBook Pro, but 16". And that's a Mac that may not exist for another six months or so.

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Eh, it may not matter anyway. I'm not sure if it's just this area, or if these things really hold value that well, but people around here are asking nearly $1k for 2013 MBPs on offerup.com and Craigslist. Too rich for me at the moment.
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Yeah, I would definitely be aiming for over $1000.

This thing has 16GB and a 1TB SSD. And it's 2014. It was the top i7 at the time.

I'm calling Apple right now. It was $199 to replace the battery last time.
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Don't attempt this on your own. That's how I hosed my last MBP.
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My co-workers is bulging also. Lame beyond lame.
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Robert B. posted wrote: Don't attempt this on your own. That's how I hosed my last MBP.
I have a pretty good track record fixing devices like this(only ever hosed one, out of the many devices I've fixed), but it's not something I'd want to do.
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avkills posted wrote: My co-workers is bulging also. Lame beyond lame.


It's inappropriate to talk about your co-worker's bulge.
The visuals don't hold up.
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Alexander Supertramp posted wrote:
avkills posted wrote: My co-workers is bulging also. Lame beyond lame.


It's inappropriate to talk about your co-worker's bulge.


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