Ok.. it appears that both my desktop and laptop do not have usb 2.0.. i tried charging but nothing appears when i plug in usb..now. the touchstone IS different.. one end has standard usb with plugs into wall outlet adapter.. the other end is concealed inside the touchstone holder which you place the pad into.. there is no option to unplug this end the way it is made. But I can try to use just the end piece of touchstone charger with my other reg charger.. i do have two regulation chargers which were both not charging at all or correctly.
I live in the US, Orange County Ca, and really, really, do appreciate all your ideas to help me out. I love my modded touchpad like you good folks do as well. I can try plugging directly into wall, which might be problem here.. Let you guys know.. thanks again.