Thank you for the response. Yes, I was serious, but it has been resolved. Original charger was accidentally tossed at work, and it was critical to have it ready by the morning. RC battery was flat and only needed one charge as replacement is in transit. I'm in the south bay, but would be willing to drive anywhere.
I'm actually quite surprised that there are almost no replacement parts available for the phantom series, even at the hobby shops. Thankfully, the variable power supply and probe lead trick worked.