Macbook Pro batteryI have a Macbook Pro Early 2015, model A1502, that I opened up recently because I was worried about a wobble that I saw. I don't use this laptop as much anymore but in the past, I had noticed that it tended to overheat a lot so I was worried that there might be a problem with the battery. Before opening it, I checked the battery health and it was around 600 cycles, with a life span of 1000 cycles. After opening it, I didn't seen much swelling from the battery and figured it was fine.

But when I was putting the bottom cover back on, I felt a lot of resistance/tension in the cover and figured that something was in the way of the cover and preventing it from lining up with screws grooves.

Should I replace the battery or is it okay to use as is?

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    Swollen batteries are not safe - see apple.stackexchange.com/questions/359218/…
    – Tetsujin
    Jun 18, 2021 at 7:06
  • At the very least, some photos would be useful. Otherwise we're just guessing. It could be a swollen battery, or it could be that you've not seated it properly. However, a 6-year-old battery is at the end of its life, regardless of cycles.
    – benwiggy
    Jun 18, 2021 at 8:49
  • @benwiggy - those batteries are glued in, so unless a solvent or heat removal process was employed, the battery cannot be mis-seated. - ifixit.com/Guide/…
    – Tetsujin
    Jun 18, 2021 at 8:58
  • Fair point. However, something could be mis-seated. I'm just thinking of possibilities, in the absence of info.
    – benwiggy
    Jun 18, 2021 at 9:08
  • I know that Apple has established a recall program for some computers, Macbook Pros from 2016 and 2017, but my computer doesn't fall within that range and isn't eligible for the free battery replacement.
    – etotten
    Jun 19, 2021 at 2:22


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