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Thread: MacBook Pro Unibody 15" (A1286) Battery bracket/screw issue

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    MacBook Pro Unibody 15" (A1286) Battery bracket/screw issue
    I was dusting out the inside of my MacBook Pro today when I discovered that the plastic brackets for the tri-wing screws holding the battery to the aluminum body were broken, allowing the battery to be removed without the use of a tri-wing screwdriver. (Picture here and how it should look here)

    Is this a problem that I should be concerned with? Will the battery still be relatively stable just being held in by the Unibody metal screw brackets that hold the bottom removable panel to the main body? (I'm talking about these things here and here)

    If not, would it be appropriate to repair the battery brackets with some type of superglue or plastic cement, or should I look into buying a new battery?

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    If it were my MacBook Pro, I would buy a new battery. There's no way I would attempt using super glue or anything else that could possibly leak off on other components.

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    May 20, 2008
    One of those tabs/brackets that has the tri-wing screw going thru it is broken on my battery as well. I'm not too crazy about it...but it seems to be ok at the moment (of course only one of mine is broken).

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