Sent my Tp in for service on Tuesday evening. As of today, Service site says they are still waiting for my Tp to arrive at their site.
Side note: Got quite a scare this morning. After purchasing my Tp about 5 weeks ago or so, I went and purchased a 2nd Tp for my gf about 3 weeks ago. She's been enjoying it for playing games ever since. Her power cord is the one I tried on mine when my Tp went dead last week. Anyways, after I concluded my Tp was bricked due to the battery going dead, I told her to NEVER let her Tp charge get low. Told her to connect it to the charger regularly. Well, this morning as I was getting dressed to come to work, I heard her Tp make a noice as in popping up a message. I went to go look at it and it said battery is low (20%). I plugged it in immediately and it did not do the quick vibrate like it normally does. My first thought was "Hell no. Now you too.". So I brought it to work so I could try and doctor it since it still had enough charge to bring up the USB icon.
When I got to work, I plugged it in and still no vibrate. Hitting the power button only brought up the battery icon followed by the USB icon. I tried hitting the pwr/home button for about a minute and the battery and usb icons flashed on and off about 5 times during that minute. I then plugged it in. Still no vibrate. I started to get discouraged thinking it was getting bricked as well. So, I turned around to start my day here at work. About 5 minutes later, I hear a "boing" noise. I turn around and the screen is on. I pull down the HW status page (top right corner) and it indicates the battery is at 2% charge. My first thought is "how can that be? You said 20% about an hour ago.". I leave it alone for about 20 minutes as I am typing this post up and check on it again and it is now at 12%.
Bottom line... I think the "reboot" worked on this Tp. I think this is where I went wrong with my Tp. Of course, learning as I go, right? If I would have done the pwr/home reboot on my Tp when it first popped up the battery/usb icons, I might could have saved it.
This still brings up the question though... Why are these Tp's suddenly stopping from gaining a charge after a certain threshold?
Anyways, happy days for this Tp. :-)