I checked with Macbook Pro mid-2015 15" swollen battery and I am asking this question. My MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), details enclosed, is working perfectly. For the past two days I noticed a strange bulge in the bottom and the lid isn't closing correctly.
I have been handling it really carefully - dust free, never dropped down, etc. And here are some more information about the machine. Should I continue using it with the bulge or should I do anything to reduce the bulge? As this is my only source of income with the work I do here and there's no alternate for me.
I always use it in a clamshell mode (lid closed, power connected, external monitor, keyboard and mouse always connected). I cannot remove the power cable, if I do so, the system switches off in clamshell mode.
To use closed-display mode with your Mac notebook, here's what you need:
- An AC power adapter or an external display that provides power over USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C).
- An external keyboard and mouse or trackpad, either USB or wireless.
- A USB-C to USB adapter or cable if you're using a USB mouse or keyboard with a Mac that has USB-C ports.
- An external display or projector.
I have been using my MacBook Pro in the above setup for about three years. It's been 39 months since I bought it and here's the Battery Information:
Model Information: Serial Number: D86XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Manufacturer: SMP Device Name: bqXXXXXX Pack Lot Code: 0 PCB Lot Code: 0 Firmware Version: 702 Hardware Revision: 1 Cell Revision: 3244 Charge Information: Charge Remaining (mAh): 8623 Fully Charged: Yes Charging: No Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 8909 Health Information: Cycle Count: 8 Condition: Normal Battery Installed: Yes Amperage (mA): 0 Voltage (mV): 12817 AC Charger Information: Connected: Yes ID: 0x0aa1 Wattage (W): 85 Family: 0x0085 Serial Number: 0x00XXXXXX Charging: No
I recently installed coconutBattery and here are some details about that.
The cycle count is also very less. I am not sure why it got so much swollen and it also affects the trackpad and other things, I really hope it doesn't come out breaking. Should I continue using? I have booked an appointment with AASP on Monday, but I do have a heavy usage on this weekend - tomorrow and day after. Geographically, I am in London, if it helps. Please advice me.
Happy to provide more information if possible.