Hello ST;I was thinkin, maybe continuous charging killed the battery?
Probably not. Most laptops are connected to the mains the vast majority of the time - some never go mobile. What if I charge this new laptop for 24 hours, pull the battery out, put an adhesive tape on the battery contacts, and put it back in?
I can't think of any reason that would be a good idea. The battery will only 'charge' till it's fully charged. What if I then use it on the mains and maybe remove the tape and charge the battery for 6 hours once every month?
I can't think of any reason this would be a good idea. If you're on the mains, the battery isn't charging, it's running off the mains. Will this make the battery last longer before it needs replacement? Of will this make things worse?
Probably not. I don't think it would make a difference in the long run.
Bottom line: The laptop itself is the best manager of the battery. Let it do the work it was designed to do. Battery University: How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries