Hello in this video I want to talk about an issue with An older MacBook. This is a mid 2012 MacBook Pro And I’ve heard other mac books that had this issue – but my touchpad We’re looking at the bottom here my touchpad when you pushed on it wouldn’t click anymore it And it progressively got worse if you could kind of click on it, then it got to a point. Where wouldn’t click at all So it is. I took it apart and to take it apart you take all these screws out, and then you can take the back off and I found out the battery had been bulging and when it bulged it put pressure on The trackpad so in this video. I want to kind of go over what I did to remedy what I’m doing to remedy the issue so What I’m gonna be doing is I’m gonna be installing a battery. I ordered this on Amazon. I’ll put a link in the description and If you liked this video and it helps you if you use my link, it’ll help me out a little bit and it won’t cost you a thing and with my Amazon affiliate account so I Bought this on Amazon it comes with two screwdrivers. It comes with the Phillips to open the case and It comes with the Tri Wing Screwdriver and I did take the battery out I put it back in for this video. Just temporarily But I took the video out and put it back together So I could use it and it ran fine without the battery in there. I don’t know if that’s good long-term or not but This is the new battery here Take that out. That’s all that’s in the package So to get the battery out once you get the back off you have to try wing screws, there’s one here, it’s a small one There And then there’s one over here, and that’s a longer one and Then you pop the battery connector off the motherboard and there’s a little tape tab here and you lift it up and slide it out, and there’s this kind of lock into these aluminum pieces here and You know looking at this. I don’t know if this will show up on camera Looks like it might a little bit. Let me take the plastic off of this one But this is a bulged quite a bit here you can see the one on the rights bulged you see on the bottom How it’s flat on the left and bulged on the right? And this is kind of poofy here, and this is flat so Looks like there’s more plastic here, and you take off So that’s the replacement battery looks identical it’s got the little tab to help you insert it it’s got the mounting brackets there this one has the Warning do not remove battery. I guess I’m doing that right now, so so if you replace your battery make sure you dispose of your old battery properly, I’m gonna take it to a battery center probably interstate battery or something they usually take batteries free So I’ll put that in here Line up the holes and then I can insert the Tri wings Here I like to get both batteries are both screw started and then tighten them both down Okay, and once you get the screws in then connect up the battery Just presses in okay, and then the back can be put on And What I like to do with these these screws is I like to start them all same thing I like to start each one and then tighten them all down After I get each after I get them all started Okay, I have all the screws in so I can flip it over now. I’ll plug the power in And I’ll boot it up Okay, I’m all logged in now and a couple things the trackpad now clicks Before it wasn’t clicking it was you you could press really hard at first But then it got to a point where you couldn’t even do that So I have this utility called coconut battery, let’s open it up and This just gives you stats on the battery it says current charge is About 3200 full charge is six thousand fifty-seven design capacity is 5770 Manufacture date is October 25th of this year Cycle count has one battery status good in the temperature now the old battery this one didn’t show any errors or anything within the system that showed as being a good battery, but with the You know the puffiness causing putting pressure on the touch pad it was you’re causing dysfunction with the machine so So that’s the replacement or the repair of the touch pad issue in the puffy battery, but if you have any calm questions Please leave them in the comments if you like this video. Please click the like button and thanks for watching. Bye

Fixing Macbook Pro Bulging Battery and Trackpad Issue
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21 thoughts on “Fixing Macbook Pro Bulging Battery and Trackpad Issue

  • November 29, 2017 at 10:33 pm
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    Replacement Battery: http://amzn.to/2jvL4cI (affiliate link)

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  • April 29, 2018 at 5:15 pm
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    THANK YOU!!!! You were very helpful!

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  • July 4, 2018 at 11:24 pm
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    Glad that did not blow up in your hand!

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  • July 23, 2018 at 8:31 pm
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    That's exactly how my battery in my 2011 macbook pro looked. I also ordered my replacement on Amazon and it came in a similar box but had 3 screwdrivers. I also upgraded to a Samsun SSD like your computer previously. I ended up stripping the longer screw because it was super tight and may have been due to the bulging. I used a dremel type tool I brought on Amazon for $15 to cut a groove in the stripped screw head so I could use a flat head screwdriver. I discarded the bad battery at a battery disposal kiosk at Home Depot.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 9:00 pm
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    triwing screws….. grrr…. seriously anything other than phillips or flat should be illigal

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  • August 24, 2018 at 11:55 pm
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    I have the exact same problem as you, the battery’s expanded and popped out the trackpad a bit. I also upgraded my MacBook Pro to a Samsung SSD and 16GB of RAM recently. Do you think this might have caused the problem, I see that you have upgraded yours too. Idk if it’s just a coincidence

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  • October 8, 2018 at 11:28 pm
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    Is this the only way to fix this issue?

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  • October 12, 2018 at 6:55 pm
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    nice work

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  • December 19, 2018 at 5:17 am
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    My battery had swollen so bad that it wouldn't allow my MacBook to fully close. Also, I had to press extra hard for my trackpad to work.

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  • December 27, 2018 at 4:06 am
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    Great video!

    I have a late-2010 13” Macbook Pro that recently had the battery bulge. Wondering if I should upgrade the RAM in addition to battery. Also, with an aftermarket battery, would the Pro’s native battery monitoring subsystem be able to monitor it, or would I have to download a third party app?

    Thanks!

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  • January 6, 2019 at 6:04 pm
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    The reason why batteries puff up like that is caused by the device(s) plugged in all the time. Nice job on the tutorial!

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  • January 11, 2019 at 2:14 am
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    Thank you so much for this video. This is exactly what happened to my laptop and I was afraid I had lost a lot of non-cloud information. The replacement process was very simple and easy thanks to this video, thank you for putting it out there.

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  • January 14, 2019 at 6:24 am
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    I'll use your link but may I ask your cycle count of the battery before the swap?

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  • January 22, 2019 at 3:02 am
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    Out of curiosity, although your old battery was bulging was it still working in terms of power distribution?

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  • January 22, 2019 at 7:31 am
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    It doesn't work for me too when I "take the video out"

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  • February 26, 2019 at 1:16 am
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    Was this a 3rd party battery?? i'm in Canada, so batteries aren't cheap especially if it's an OEM. I have the same swollen battery on my Macbook pro, It works fine, but once I get ahead financially I will buy a new battery, seems to be a thing with this version of Macbook pro, video was well done btw

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  • March 8, 2019 at 7:23 am
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    I'm starting to feel my trackpad having the same issue on a 2014 macbook pro. May have to replace it soon, 1016 cycles according to coconutBattery.

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  • July 5, 2019 at 4:54 pm
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    My original battery did not puff up, but quit charging. Replaced it in 2017, and the replacement battery has started to puff up and my trackpad no longer works.

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  • August 8, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    I've got a bulging battery on a 2011 Macbook Pro that, like yours, is affecting use of the trackpad. Did you have any issues with the trackpad after replacing the battery? Did you have to repair it in order to get it working?

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  • December 2, 2019 at 4:25 pm
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    you're a life saver, even though i purchased a whole new MacBook last year just because of this issue, i could definitely use a back up and now i'll have that! thank you!!

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  • December 2, 2019 at 7:53 pm
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    Thanks for this video. Hopefully, it'll help me with solving the issue with my early 2011 MacBook Pro.

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