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Old 07-10-2018, 12:47 PM   #1
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Asus Laptop bloated battery. Safety issue?

My Asus X554 bought from Challenger in late 2015 has a huge swell and my mouse pad cannot be used. i opened it and found the battery bloated.. wtf? Asus trying to kill us?

Any Asus rep can help? Thanks

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Old 07-10-2018, 05:02 PM   #2
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This is normal due to battery degradation. Even iPhones and and MacBooks are prone to such battery issues. You can go Google why rechargeable lithium batteries bloat

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Old 07-10-2018, 06:59 PM   #3
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This laptop is not safe to use anymore. I would highly suggest that you stop using it and seek further advice from Asus wrt repair options.

On a side note, if you are technical enough it is possible for you to remove the battery connectors and battery (if it’s not glued to the chassis)

Note that while rare, a bloated battery as mentioned above is due to wear and tear of the built in battery - which results in it bloating up.
From experience I have had 1 ThinkPad so the same as well.
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This laptop is not safe to use anymore. I would highly suggest that you stop using it and seek further advice from Asus wrt repair options.

On a side note, if you are technical enough it is possible for you to remove the battery connectors and battery (if itís not glued to the chassis)

Note that while rare, a bloated battery as mentioned above is due to wear and tear of the built in battery - which results in it bloating up.
From experience I have had 1 ThinkPad so the same as well.
i took it out liao.. lucky itís not glued. Itís very scary like anytime will explode. I Googled this model and many people got this bloated battery issue.. Asus really.. I am going to blacklist.

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Old 07-10-2018, 08:35 PM   #5
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This is normal due to battery degradation. Even iPhones and and MacBooks are prone to such battery issues. You can go Google why rechargeable lithium batteries bloat

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Doubt is degradation.. more like Asus cost cutting.. my aftershock PC is Samsung 18650 cells totally no issues.. my 2009 MacBook Pro also no bloated lei..
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:46 PM   #6
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Doubt is degradation.. more like Asus cost cutting.. my aftershock PC is Samsung 18650 cells totally no issues.. my 2009 MacBook Pro also no bloated lei..
My aftershock laptop also had a bloated battery before. Had it replaced once by them. Does it mean that aftershock is cutting cost?
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Doubt is degradation.. more like Asus cost cutting.. my aftershock PC is Samsung 18650 cells totally no issues.. my 2009 MacBook Pro also no bloated lei..
wah lao... just because your few other devices did not have bloated batteries, means a certain brand is cost cutting? Other forumers have already informed you to google for more information. Long ago, my panasonic mirrorless camera battery bloats, my psp battery bloats, Sony ericsson phone battery bloat, my trusty old Samsung note 4 battery also bloats. So do they also cut cost, too?
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Doubt is degradation.. more like Asus cost cutting.. my aftershock PC is Samsung 18650 cells totally no issues.. my 2009 MacBook Pro also no bloated lei..
Basically components such as battery would be outsource from battery manufacturers.

Hence if the battery manufacturer do have defect on certain models it would affect most brands that use the affected models.
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My asus zenbook battery also bloated until my laptop covers split.
wondering if its worthwhile to send in for battery replacement at 3rd party shops..
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Anyone has recommended battery replcmt shops?

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Plenty of shops at Simlim. Price is approx $80 - $100 depending on cell type (China, Korea, Japan). Assume that all batteries sold are fake.

My asus zenbook battery also bloated until my laptop covers split.
wondering if its worthwhile to send in for battery replacement at 3rd party shops..
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