08/19/2013, 10:43 AM
I'd like to add two other procedures I read about on other threads. I got mine back in service after being dead for about 11 months using the first method. I have't tried the other. During those 11 months, I tied everything, power & vol+, power & home, power & home & vol+, pressing power 10, 20, 50 time. trickle charging, full charging, charging on computer, and many combinations. My wife started bugging me to get rid of it.
#1: Unplug the TP from the wall charger, leaving the cable plugged into the charger. Press and hold the vol+ button without pressing any other button. Plug the cable into the TP. Release the vol+ button.
I did this after it had been on the wall charger undisturbed for several weeks It took me several tries. I tied different delays releasing the vol+; less than a sec, about a second, 5 sec, and maybe 10 sec after plugging the TP in. Nothing. I was ready to give up, but tied once more. The home button started blinking! I didn't note how long I delayed releasing vol+. After about six hours, I got the big red low battery icon. In the morning it was showing the lock screen.
I did kill the battery again by putting on a TS that was not plugged in. I tied this trick again with no success. So I left it on the charger and a few hours later the red low battery icon appeared. It's been working ever since. It may not have worked because the battery wasn't hyper-depleted. I don't know.
If it doesn't work, don't give up. Try many times! When the power button blinks, it IS charging!
#2: I didn't get to try this, and I hope I never do: Plug the wall charger into the wall without a cable. Set the TP up to charge on a computer using a powered USB port. Make sure the wall charger and computer or close together. Let it sit for "awhile," maybe an hour or so. Move the USB cable from the computer to the wall charger as quickly as possible. I don't know how long to let it sit, so if it doesn't work, try different times.
I hope this helps someone.