[ltp] Brand new (but old) battery not charging

James Knott linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:12:46 -0500

On 02/20/2017 03:49 PM, Marcos wrote:
> I also confirm that the battery is really old (manufacture_date
> is 2007-09-12).
> Also /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/state is idle.
> Does this means that my battery is dead?

Given it's age, I'd say it's a good possibility.  Computer batteries
tend to last only a few years, so one that's over nine years old is
probably gone.  If you recently bought that battery, you should return it.