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

Stefan Monnier linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:24:05 -0500

> By checking the information given by
> /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/* I confirm that the battery
> is new (first_use_date equals today and cycle_count is 0) but
> I also confirm that the battery is really old (manufacture_date
> is 2007-09-12).

IIRC the expected shelf life of a li-ion battery is fairly limited
(especially if kept in a hot environment, or if kept with very little
charge, IIRC), so it's quite possible that your 10 year old battery is
already dead.