Question: Macbook Pro battery damaged - any way to run off of ac power adapter?
I have a Macbook Pro purchased in 2011 (what is considered a "vintage" model now...); about six months ago something happened and the battery exploded/expanded to the point where it bent out the bottom of the laptop. There is a corner that is now open on the bottom and the battery is visible. Since then, the laptop only runs when connected to power. The light on the power adapter is always green when plugged in, the battery icon has an "x" through it, the power source says "battery" and it also says "No battery available" - I have no idea how it has continued to run, but after contacting apple and third party repair shops I have been told that there's no way to replace the battery on a machine this old. I am also worried that removing the battery or messing with it in any way will cause more damage and the laptop will no longer be functional.
The only thing I would like to do is a software update on the laptop, but when I try to, I get a popup message that I can't do the update because the laptop isn't connected to a power source (although it obviously is because it does not stay on when not plugged in). Is there any way to help recognize the power source as the AC adapter? Or just get around this option of having to be connected to a power source to do the update? Thanks
MacBook Pro, iOS 10