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macbook air bulge

by cryanp / February 2, 2013 2:14 AM PST

recently ive been using my MBA a lot namely final cut pro and ive noticed it heats to a very high temperature but i already noticed this in the past when i run heavy programs. but now suddenly i noticed a bulge in the lower casing and my keyboard is slightly bent. is this because of my battery or is my productive defective? i still have my 1 year service warranty, what can i do about this? does apple help you with this stuff? thanks!

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Definitely take it in.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2013 2:16 AM PST
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Yes, I've seen apple take care of such things.
Bob

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macbook bulge
by liquidSpill / February 4, 2013 11:58 AM PST
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More than likely, this could be your battery has swollen and caused the bulge. Having the battery replaced could resolve this issue.

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MBA
by mcgoome / March 2, 2013 12:37 PM PST
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my MBA heats up all the time too. Apple does have a warranty but I don't think it's free

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Apple has a 1 year warranty, in the US, on all
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 2, 2013 9:48 PM PST
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their products, at no charge.
There is also an option to purchase an additional 2 years coverage at any time during the first year.

(Does not apply to iPhones)

P

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Remedy for MacBook Air bulge
by liquidSpill / March 2, 2013 9:15 PM PST
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A bulge in the MacBook air is a highly unusual issue in our experience. A swollen battery has been known to cause problem on your classic MacBooks and some MacBook Pro models. That is not to say it can't happen on the MacBook Air, but I feel Apple would resolve that under any remaining service warranty you may have. It my experience, a swollen battery is the most likely cause of bulging, and perhaps a new battery would even resolve he issue.

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