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RE: Dell XPS 13 laptop battery swollen and touchpad lifted.

It's not unusual for a lithium ion battery to need replacement every two years or so - the design life is 18-24 months.  And one downside to thin and light systems is that they leave no room for steel-cased batteries - so replacing them before they swell and damage the system is critical.  This is common and has been for years in the Mac world.  It's new to PCs.

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