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That ain't good

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The trackpad on my laptop is slowly working its way free from the rest of the computer. The problem is the battery underneath. Dell has a problem with lithium batteries going bad and swelling up. When they swell, they push the trackpad out of the chassis. I guess it works as a safety relief valve and notifies the user that there’s a problem.

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A new battery is on the way. In the meantime, I’m just hoping it doesn’t explode.

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