This forum has already proven itself to me once with excellent advice about ActiveSync, and now here. I managed to drain off my Qtek Wizard's brand-new battery unexpectedly and had this same fairly horrifying experience.
I dared the bare-wire jump-start and it worked like magic. But first I had to go hunting for a little tech info about USB cables. Thought others might find
this article of value. It illustrates exactly what you'll find inside a USB cable and gave me the nerve to apply those bare wires to the + and - terminals of my rather expensive little battery.
Wizard is charging now. Thanks, jonhitch!
Glad to be of help DarkEmerald - like me you will probably never let it run down again. I'm keeping hold of my stripped down charger cable just in case though!
As for doing some full charge and discharge cycles I usually wait until I get my first warning message before charging (around 20%). If I had a new battery should I actually run it till it turns itself off - I was under the impression that newer batteries didn't have those problems anymore!
Happy New Year O:)