Laptop is totally dead after a swollen battery.
I've recently obtained a heavily used MacBook Pro from an office environment. The laptop wasn't in too bad a shape but the battery had expanded straight through the bottom of the laptop (see picture). The laptop would not turn on with or without the battery when it was plugged in to a charger, no lights, nothing.
I obviously will be getting a new battery in the future but at the moment I can't even test if it works at all since it won't power on from it's charger. I was wondering if there were any ways to get it to show any signs of life, or perhaps and suggestions as to what could have failed. No water damage or obviously damaged components, and the normal software tricks like resetting the SMC do nothing. The laptop was working fine up until the battery had failed.
Is this a good question?