HEADS UP FOLKS. The charger I purchased from eBay works, i.e., it charges the Surface RT. However, it affects the touch functions. Here are the issues, with the charger plugged in. 1. The lock screen can't be swiped up. Do the swipe up action and it barely rolls up. You can't get to yor password screen. 2. The Charms can't be activated. Egde swipe left and the entire screen gets dragged. 3. Swipe from top, swipe from bottom, which activates the App Bar won't work. 4. Edge swipe right, and the application list don't appear. How can I make use of this thing? 1. When I'm logged in, attach the connector in head-down position, i.e., the wire lead is up. I would hazard a guess that the control pin (pin 3) of the charger is OPEN, i.e., no connection and causes the Surface RT to freak out.