Hallelujah and Happy New Year!
New Year's resolutions and all, I figured I would give my dead TouchPad one more try. It had been dead in a drawer for over 6 months. I found this thread and another one and did all the button push combinations. I twisted the round plug back and forth. Previously I had left it on the Touchstone charger and the regular plug-in charger for weeks. Last night I tried a Samsung 5.0V 0.7A phone charger. As soon as I plugged the phone charger cable into the TouchPad, I got a left-right blink on the home button. This was the first sign of life in over 6 months. This morning it booted up and showed 26% charge after 8 hours. It is now on the Touchstone recharging. After one hour it's up to 40%.
I had purchased QVC's TouchPad package when the TouchPad was first introduced. It included the TouchPad, rubberized slipcase and Touchstone. I always used the Touchstone for recharging through the slipcase. Like others on this thread I think I misaligned the TouchPad on the Touchstone and open apps wore down the battery. Knowing what I know now, when the TouchPad goes below 30%, I will turn off the TouchPad when I charge it, just to be safe that I am not actually discharging it. I will also hold on to the little Samsung phone charger!
Thank you to all that formed this thread. It's great to have my TouchPad back.
Happy New Year!