07/12/2012, 03:01 PM
My TouchPad's battery, while running one of the CM9 alphas, ran all the way to 0%. I was unable to revive it. I tried all of the methods I could find, (button combos, different chargers, cellphone charger, plugging into computer, touchstone, reseting charger, etc...) but I could not get it to come back on. The TouchPad was dead. No lights, nothing. The only sign that its still a little bit alive is that when it's plugged into the charger the back case gets slightly warm.
Eventually I broke down and called HP support. The TouchPad was under warranty so they offered to fix it for free. Unfortunately, my TouchPad was returned to me unrepaired with a letter that said that HP could not repair it. I contacted support and was told that the TouchPad's warranty had been voided because it had "been opened and the glass screen had been removed". I didn't open it, but I did buy the TouchPad off of eBay and there are small marks that suggest that the screen may have been removed by the previous owner. HP offered to repair it for the low price of $225.
So here I am with a dead TouchPad. From what I can gather, at this point my only viable option is to replace the battery myself. Has anyone had any experience with reviving a dead TouchPad by replacing the battery? I've looked over the iFixit guide and it does not seem overly complicated.