Over the course of weeks, the batteries in my laptop have swollen gradually, forcing open the casing. Only recently was I informed that this can be dangerous, leading the batteries to explode. I'm in contact with the manufacturer now, but communicating with them takes time (the warranty is expired) and I sort of feel like there's a ticking time bomb in my room now after seeing some videos of laptop batteries exploding.
So should I try to remove the batteries myself and dispose of them, or is physical manipulation unsafe and I should wait for a professional to pick it up? I even phoned a computer store, but they didn't want anything to do with it. It's a Gigabyte P34 type laptop.