Seems a bit of an odd coincidence that just 3 weeks after the warranty on my Razer Blade 2016 expires, I notice that the lid won't close properly. Upon careful inspection I saw that the track pad the buttons weren't aligned properly and there seemed to be a bit of an odd swelling around the bottom of the keyboard. One quick google search later and the problem is quickly diagnosed. It seems there is a plethora of Razer users with swelling batteries. I immediately opened the bottom (for the first time) and saw that the battery was indeed not only slightly swelling, but looked like it would explode at any moment. I have never messed around inside a laptop before but I know the dangers of these things so I went ahead and successfully removed the battery, all the time expecting it to explode in my face. The long and short of it is that I'm now left with a desktop computer in a laptop form. I'm extremely annoyed that this can happen after just one year of use and that just a short google search shows that I'm far from the only one. I'm more annoyed that this happened just after the warranty ran out. I read that this is very common, in the the batteries are only designed to last for a year??!!! It's a real shame because up until last night I was very happy with my laptop, but now I'd never buy a Razer product again.