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11-21-2012 09:37 AM
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11-21-2012 08:31 PM
Is it ok for the playbook battery if I turn the playbook off when I dont use it from 3-4 hours or more, just standby when I dont use for a short time (under 3 hours) and when charging overnight? I have this question because my friend (using playbook for a long time) tells me that standby the playbook for a long time will make it hot.
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11-22-2012 03:14 AM - edited 11-22-2012 03:15 AM
There is a danger here of paranoia about playbooks battery.
Both my playbooks are regularly run down to the point where the warning message shows which is 10% or less and several times has powered down automatically at 5%. it goes into standby automatically after 5 minutes and stays there all day if necessary.
But mine stays at home on wifi. All I would say is if you are on the move and away from wifi you may as well switch on Flight Mode to save heavy usage searching for a signal when thete is no need. That would make it hot.
In my opinion, if a playbook battery dies it's a malfunction of a small sample of Playbooks or damage to charge socket that goes unnoticed until too late.
There is no need to get worried to this extent. 40% is by no means a minimum charge level.
11-22-2012 05:05 AM
Thank you for the information that there is a warning when the battery gets low. I did not know that. From the reading of some of the problems regarding charging I thought that the machine just powered down without warning. Your are right about the paranoia regarding charging. There must be only a small percentage who have problems, but it does seem more as the people with problems do go to the forum and post, those without do not.
11-22-2012 07:44 AM
11-22-2012 07:58 AM
Is it ok for the playbook battery if I turn the playbook off when I dont use it from 3-4 hours or more, just standby when I dont use for a short time (under 3 hours) and when charging overnight?
Yes, that is perfectly acceptable use. I rarely ever even turn my PlayBook off.
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