Oh my ... guys. I am losing my battle with Apple. It makes no to me but it is happening. The past couple of days ... have been pure-shit. Grrr!
If you think your super expensive laptop made in the USA is better than a super cheap model made in China/Korea/Spain, then think again! Apple, as company, works hard to maintain its image as being perfect (including the support they provide).... but as I recently learned, they are no different than any other company. It is only an image for your brain, it is marketing.
In the 20 years that I have been using laptops, I have NEVER EEEEEEEVER had as many problems as I am having with my Apple laptop. I repeat NEVER has a battery exploded. Yes, you heard me! Exploded like a BOMB! I have had a number of laptops – including laptops from HP, IBM, Lenovo, and Acer - and have never had this happen to me. The batteries in those laptops generally last for five to six years. While that isn’t great, it’s standard for the market.
This time, after just four years, the battery in my macbook exploded. Oh man! This is not normal. You could tell me the battery would end its life without charge … but my macbook went from holding a charge for 3 hours (about 500 cycles) to exploding. Apple is telling me it is normal. WTF! That is not normal. It must be investigated. Either Apple didn’t listen to me or they don't want to listen to me. I expected the battery in my macbook to last for at leaste another 2-3 years. After all, that is the norm … and it is what I expected having paid such a hefty price for it. Grrrr!
So, now I ask myself - Why did I pay double the price for a macbook, if it will only last half the time? It makes no sense. All I can say is … Lesson learned!
My incident ID: 597671455. Apples response: "Normal end. We don't have a procedure to solve it"
Here are pictures of my laptop – post explosion:
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(thanks for the translation Ken)
Update1: 10.9.3 does not solve the issue (at the moment)
Update2: I lost my battle. I have bought this battery: http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B008XXK5XS/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Update3: At the moment: two weeks with this new battery and i think the temperature is higher than the original battery when it is charging but it is ok. About 4.30h of battery autonomy.