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Its only a thought, but I presume the alternator failed due to wear & tear - not due to the drive belts being at the 'wrong' tension after the cambelt having been so recently replaced?
Strange that you didn't get any form of warning light/symbol as alternators (usually) lose re-charging efficiency over time and rarely just 'stop' working.
Not trying to sow seeds of doubt here, but perhaps these are questions which should be answered at the dealership.
Agree about auto electricians being used - they would probably have got a re-con unit on an exchange basis for yours.
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