01-01-2013 08:56 AM
01-01-2013 05:48 PM
01-01-2013 11:16 PM
01-02-2013 08:40 AM
Yes leave it plugged and charging until you return
I had the same heavy battery drain on a recent release (.1088, I think) and deleting and readding my email accounts resolved it, same as advised above.
I'm not sure about the off state.battery drain. Are you sure there's no app which be monitoring and updating, like a weather app or rss reader?
01-02-2013 12:34 PM
I had similar problems when on holiday over Xmas. Attributed to failure to log on to Captive Portal. Something seemed to continue to run on the PB even when switched off (not standby). Consequently it completely drained the battery and I was unable to restart it. Other times after re-charging It would go through the start up procedure then give up and switch itself off. The solution was a hard reset by holding down the power switch button and the up down volume switches for 20 seconds, and then not attempting to access the local wifi Captive Portal. if I did I would have to go through the whole rigmarole again of resetting the PB.
On return to UK, further testing on Captive Portals has produced mixed results. Some have worked while others have failed.
Do hope RIM gets this one sorted as the PlayBook as a protable wifi device would appear to be not fit for purpose if can't access Captive Portal hotspots.
01-04-2013 07:00 AM
i jus upgraded my playbook this morning to OS .1088.. not only is my battery fast draning out, it also isnt charging, and also isnt viewable on m computer any more. When i plug in the USB, my laptop isnt recognizing it. So, I cant backup or do anything else.. PLsssssssssssss HELP fast!
01-04-2013 07:46 AM
chooday, LEAVE it connected to the wall outlet charger (not the USB > PC charger).
Leave it connected for 24 hours... every 3-5 hours, press and hold the power button only for about 20 seconds. Eventually it will boot on up, but first must reach a certain charge level.
You will see the blinking red and perhaps yellowish LED light, and perhaps a symbol on screen of "no battery". That means the battery is drained, but it must reach a certain charge before powering on.
Also, re: your other thread: you need to further upgrade to the latest OS. .1088 is several months old, and was not a good release.
01-08-2013 09:20 PM
Got back to a known network and everything seems fine. Will keep an eye on standby battery life moving forward but off-state drain problem is no problem - am wondering if I might have powered it off in such as way that it rebooted without me realizing it. Thanks all!