'Replace battery now' Is this dangerous?
My new (to me) MBP is telling me I should replace the battery now, which isn't surprising as I bought it off ebay listed as needing a new battery. However before I spent £25 on a new battery I thought I'd do that reset the SMC thing to see if it improves it all, which it did; now the battery actually charges rather than completely refusing to.
I would just buy a new battery as on system info it says it has 1330 cycles and only 1882mah full charge capacity xD however I'm going away for 2 weeks on the 22nd so the battery probably won't arrive by then. So trying to keep this dead old battery running even just a little would be useful as I wouldn't have to rely on mains power to run the laptop.
My only concern is; is the battery safe if it says replace now? Is there a considerable risk that it might swell up and damage my trackpad? Or worse. If there is much of a risk I'll just remove it and accept I'm going to have to rely on mains.
Is this a good question?