Originally Posted by Rimbaud
Pitcher, I'm guessing that since the screen doesn't refresh itself automatically, you may need to go into a different menu, or initiate some action on the device so that the screen refreshes. It might be that the battery really IS charging up but that the page is remaining static due to no activity.
I did that and even downloaded the update, so the screen refreshed several times. I also explored the different features while the device was plugged in. I left the Iliad alone for 2 hours and now just unplugged it and it will not turn back on. It will only work while plugged in, so I am guessing I got a bum battery in my Iliad.
Time to contact tech support.