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Apple's 2016 revision to their laptop lineup targeted at professional users. Features a 15-inch, 2880-by-1800 Retina display, quad-core Intel Core i7, 256 GB / 512 GB /1 TB / 2TB storage options, 16 GB RAM, and a keyboard equipped with a Touch Bar. Released November 2016. Features Model A1707.

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Bottom panel of case bulging out

I was working on my macbook and suddenly I heard a pop. When I looked at my macbook, i saw that at the side, the bottom panel was bulging out. The screw are still holding it together though. See the image below. I tried pushing it back but it just popped out again after a couple of minutes.


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So I’ve got a couple of questions

  • What are possible causes for this?
  • Can I continue using the macbook untill it’s fixed?

If there’s more information needed, let me know.

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Replace your swollen battery ASAP, here’s how:

MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar Late 2016 Battery Replacement

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Do not try pushing it back in! It is very likely one of the embedded battery cells has expanded. Discontinue using the machine and get the battery removed at a repair facility as soon as possible (an expanding battery poses a serious danger - it can damage the computer, release chemicals into the air, or cause a thermal event to occur).

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