I am using a MacBookPro8,1 with a non-replaceable battery. Recently that battery charging status was saying,
Replace soon. But it was working fine and kept enough charge for my daily works. So I didn't need to take the charger at work.
But when I shut down the laptop for few minutes, then I cannot turn it on without the charger plugged in.
The battery status is now
when I press Battery indicator button at side of the laptop case, all LEDs start blinking at same time (5 times).
The MagSafe LED is also green.
Also Mac OSX shows that 98% of the battery is charged.
But when the laptop is off, pressing the Battery indicator button doesn't turn on any LEDs (Normally it should turn on all LEDs as it is charged 98%)
Also, more importantly when I plug out the charger the computer turns off instantly. Not even with a second delay.
On the other side, when I turn on the laptop the time goes back to 2001.
I tried to rest SMC by holding Shift+crtl+option+power and then releasing them at same time while the computer was off. Then I pressed the turn off/on button.
I had another problem with my MacBook's charging issue few months ago. But I solved it with replacing the charger's capacitors. But I think in this case the problem is with the battery
I know my battery should be replaced, but is that all of the problem? Or Does it have other issues?
Did I correctly reset SMC with that approach?
Is there anything I can do to use this battery a bit longer and postpone buying a new one?
Thanks for your reply.
Here are the status images: