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KazVorpal
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-25-2011
My Device: Playbook 64gig
My Carrier: Telus

64gig Playbook won't charge virtual keyboard types on it's own.

Opened my new 64gig Playbook on Christmas Eve, initially booted ok said battery was at 8%. 

 

I opened the battery charger and plugged it in.  The virtual keyboard lit up and like someone was typing on at 100 words per second.

 

Left it plugged in overnight to give it a full charge.  In the morning it said the battery was dead.  Tried using my pc USB to charge it.  Same thing the virtual keyboard lit up and started typing on its own.

 

Is this Playbook defective, or am I doing something wrong?

 

Merry Christmas

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JSanders
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: 64gig Playbook won't charge virtual keyboard types on it's own.

Sure doesn't seem right to me!

 

Try a reset on the Playbook... hold down the power key and the (-) down and (+) up volume keys (all three) at the same time for about 10 seconds... that will force a reset. See if the Playbook reboots and the keyboard doesn't spaz out.

 

If it continues, I'd be returning it.




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aandras
Posts: 2,359
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: Z10 & Playbook
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Re: 64gig Playbook won't charge virtual keyboard types on it's own.

Did this work as a solution or did you return it.
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KazVorpal
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-25-2011
My Device: Playbook 64gig
My Carrier: Telus

Re: 64gig Playbook won't charge virtual keyboard types on it's own.

Rebooted the PB as suggested, same problem.  Left it plugged in for 24hours on PB supplied power supply.  No longer getting the battery is critically low message however the PB sounds like a machine gun, the virtual keyboard is typing at 500 words per second.

 

No biggie, I also got I Mighty Dwarf for Christmas and after two tunes, it caught on fire.

 

I'll be returning both for exchange.

 

Cheers

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JSanders
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Re: 64gig Playbook won't charge virtual keyboard types on it's own.

Wow, good luck.




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