How long does it take for a laptop battery to die?
I bought a brand new laptop. I got a top of the line, windows 7 laptop that cost $1000. I bought it 2 months ago and I love it but now the battery is shot. If it's plugged in, it works. But if I unplug it, it says I have 10% battery life. Why is my battery already shot on a brand new laptop? I can't take it back because I bought it in a different state and I moved and no longer have the box or anything. How much does the batteries cost and where do I buy them?
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Regardless of where you bought the laptop. The manufacturer of the laptop will offer the warranty. So long as you have a receipt (sometimes you don't even need one), just contact the manufacturer. They should offer you a RMA service for your laptop battery.
As far as life of batteries goes, your battery died due to some premature failed cells (these are multi-celled lithium batteries). Without premature failures, batteries can last up to a few years (tops) if the batteries are kept at >50% charge most of the time, and the charging circuitry doesn't aggressively charge the cells. A constant temperature (around ambient room temperatures) environment lengthens the battery life too. I think in this area, the automotive manufacturers have done a lot of research to lengthen the lifespan of their hybrid-electric vehicles.