Notebook won't sit flat. It seems the body may be slighly bent?

My MacBook Pro recently started not sitting flat - all four rubber feet on the table. The front right corner moves up and down, lifting the back left corner as I type. It is very annoying. Everything else works perfectly.

I think I may have picked it up wrong, causing the problem.

Is there an easy way I can fix this?

I have completely disassembled it before, for various upgrades.

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You've torqued the frame & it will be hard to straighten. No worries it will run like that. Don't pick it up like that when it's running you'll pooch the HD.


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Check to see if your battery is swelling.

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I feel so dumb for not looking at the bottom of the thing. The battery was swollen and had popped out on one side.

The bad news is that I bought the battery less than 6 months ago at Fry's here in Roseville, CA. When I went to the Apple store they said that the swelling is fairly common for a battery over 2 years old. He checked and my battery was way past 2 years. The graciously offered to replace it for free if I still had the Fry's receipt, but I didn't.

$140. Ouch. Looks like I am going to be eating Kraft Macaroni and Cheese until next payday.

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