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Registered: ‎05-26-2011
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First time charging PlayBook

I just got a playbook through RIM's partner program. Very excited. But, it came with only 6% batter power and said to charge it in right away before I could go through setup. Is this normal?

 

Also, after going through setup, it was at 6% battery power and said I had to plug it in and wait for it to get to 20% before the software could continue.

 

That was an HOUR ago,and it's only just now gone up to 7%. At this rate it wll take all day to get to 20% and a week to fully charge. What's going on here? Is the device faulty?

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Re: First time charging PlayBook

what charger are you using?

 

The battery circut might not be calibrated yet and can take a few charge cycles to settle in.

 

good info here too

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-PlayBook/Lithium-battery-myths-dispelled/td-p/1043...

 




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Re: First time charging PlayBook

Yes, this is normal. It will not proceed on the setup until it reaches 20% charge, as it stated.


d_wood wrote:e.

 

That was an HOUR ago,and it's only just now gone up to 7%. At this rate it wll take all day to get to 20% and a week to fully charge. What's going on here? Is the device faulty?


Are you using the supplied charger, which came with the Playbook? If not, use it. This charger has a higher charge ability than any existing handheld BlackBerry charger you have.

 

Also, once it gets to a certain point, the charge will complete faster.




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Registered: ‎05-07-2011
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Re: First time charging PlayBook

Yes, just makes sure you're not using a USB cable... that won't work at all. Use the wall Charger instead that came in the box
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Registered: ‎05-26-2011
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Re: First time charging PlayBook

I'm using the wall charger that came with it. It's up to 11% now and climbing, so it might be alright. It's a pretty big disappointment to get a new device and not be able to use it right away.

 

It reminds me of getting my first Nintendo Entertainment System for Christmas as a kid and then having to pack it up and sit in the car for 3 hours driving to my grandparent's place. :smileysad:

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Registered: ‎05-14-2011
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Re: First time charging PlayBook

When I got my first NES I was pretty much locked in the basement for 3-4 days playing with it, according to my parents. I was maybe 7 or 8 at the time. I'm also pretty annoyed when I buy some new thing and it doesn't work right out of the box but I am patient as well.

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Registered: ‎05-26-2011
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Re: First time charging PlayBook

Mine wasnt charged either, but like anything with a rechargeable battery it will need a charge first.