Perhaps the HARD RESET PROCESS can help you, Merrill. I've posted my suggestion as to how it's done HERE. ( http://www.fixya.com/support/t25341481-trio_stealth_new_when_power_goes
) , so you may findt that information useful.
I've had good success with HARD RESETTING when trying to correct errors like forgotten password, or forgotten lock-patterns. However, I've had a Trio Stealth G2 that displayed the SAME problem as yours, Merrill, and it would NOT respond to ANY attempts at resetting. I tried every combination I could : pressing volume down (-) and power; volume UP (+) and power; volume UP & DOWN (+ AND -) and power. It refused to boot. But since the case and the screens were in great shape, I went on Ebay and bought a Trio with a cracked screen, swapped the motherboard from THAT tablet and it worked perfectly.
Final caution, though: ask the Ebay seller to guareantee the physical condition of the ports and other controls on the unit before you buy it. Remember you need a working motherboard.
Best of luck to you, Merrill!