Here's my situation, recently I had a new ASUS Eee Pad Transformer shipped to Canada from Thailand and it came with the European USB charging accessory which is not compatible with our outlets here. So, earlier today I went to a local Staples and purchased a basic/standard USB/AC adapter. Basically my battery has completely died and before I plugged it in to recharge with my new $20 USB charger I would get a screen that flashes quickly on and off that shows an icon of a battery with a small area in red, meaning the battery is dead. Simple enough and makes total sense, as to be expected. Anyhow, when I plugged the charger in I noticed there is no indication that the tablet is actually being charged. Is this normal or should there be some sort of light or something? About an hour later, I know that's not enough time to fully recharge the tablet, but out of curiosity I just wanted to see if I could at least boot up. Now, the battery icon no longer appears and it goes to the main login screen but then after only a few seconds shuts down again. I did catch a glimpse of it saying "connect your charger" but it is actually connected which is partly why I'm confused. I guess my other question is, will a basic USB/AC adapter/charger work or do I have to purchase an actual ASUS standard charger? The fact that it went from showing a battery icon to proceeding to the actual login screen (even if it does shut down right after) tells me it's acknowledging something but is it actually charging?