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Thread: Mid 2010 MacBook Pro 15 inch Bulge? (not related to battery!)

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    Jul 2015

    Exclamation Mid 2010 MacBook Pro 15 inch Bulge? (not related to battery!)

    Hey guys! I am away oversees and can't figure out what is wrong with my Mac. I would really appreciate any help !

    I have noticed in that past 24 hours that two rigid and straight "lines" have developed as bulges on my Mid 2010 MacBook Pro 15 inch.

    They are noticeable when looking at it in the light and you can easily feel that they are raised above the case.

    They appear on the outer shell of the case (right of the mouse and near the keyboard)

    The bottom of the Mac is not warped. The hard drive also appears to be in good condition.

    Initially, I thought this was due to a battery failure and removed the battery. Despite this, the battery was fine (not warped or bulging). I noticed that the two bulges in the case appear over where the hard drive is in a MacBook Pro.

    There is also a "semi circular" bulge near these two lines.

    What could be causing these if it is not the battery? Also, is there any chance that these bulges could expand?

    Edit: After further inspection it appears to have occurred exactly over the bridge that holds the hard drive in place. (the long black piece with the two screws in it).

    Edit: I have added a picture. Sorry, they are really hard to see.

    Here are the two lines- they are exactly the size of the black bar that holds the hard drive in place. It is also near the IR receiver.

    Note (the bulge is directly under the arrow keys.)

    Here is a picture of the components directly under the bulge. Does anything appear to be out of place?

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    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    on the landline, Mr. Smith



    Have seem some similar issues, typically a machine in a soft bag, and lots of luggage tossed on top, someone sits on the pile....something that put way to much weight/pressure on it.

    Good news long as it is still working, it a cosmetic. A fender bender.
    "Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining." -- Jef Raskin

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