02-16-2013 07:21 PM
Woohoo.....I justdid a voltage check and it was 3.9V on the battery terminals, flipped it over and the crazy playbook is turned on . So, its alive, but i plugged in the charger and im not getting a charge signal....I came so close
02-16-2013 08:08 PM
yea i think i had to try a few times to get it to hook to the computer. Is this what your using for support software?
02-21-2013 05:39 AM - edited 02-21-2013 05:42 AM
hi ... i want to ask about mine
before, it's dead no red blinks, the red blinks only appear if connect to charger.
then i read this thread and try all the methods here..
now it can red blinks with out charger but cannot be charge
can't connect to computer too.
i found something strange with mine :
the + become -
but when not attach to the board, the + - come back to normal
but the volt decrease very much
when i open the battery and test it with my multimeter it's around 3,8v
what happen to my playbook ?
I'm rockin the BlackBerry Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook, BlackBerry Wireless Headset HS-700
02-21-2013 09:11 AM
are you sure you are measuring volts and not ohms?
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02-21-2013 10:37 PM
Mine didnt turn back on until it hit 4volts , reading direclty off the battery terminals. Turned out to be too much of a hassle , so in the garbage it went and i bought a ipad. I do have BB10 Q-10 on order, so im still a BB fan .
02-24-2013 02:53 AM
My Playbook died just after latest upgrade. It just stopped charging. despite the charger plugged in.
Now I have tried everything mentioned - stack charging, long time charging, pressing +,-,Power buttons together, power button long press, etc., but my Playbook is not working. If I connect it to a wall charger, after some cycles of - red led (15 seconds), battery symbol with lightening symbol, green led- it tries to boot but doesn't boot completely and dies. When on PC, it just displays red led followed by green led flash.
I opened the Playbook and removed the bettery connector, but the playbook is same. It is not booting completely, whether I plug in the battery or remove the battery.
I am not able to to charging using external battery as I do not have "requisite infrastructure" right now. Need help from seniors about what all can be done to revive my playbook and what exactly is wrong with it.
04-04-2013 09:48 AM
After removing the playbook cover on my 16 gb model, the battery terminal looks nothing like the pic on your post.
I cannot see the positive or negative terminals that your arrows point to in the pic you posted. So I have no way to jump them. Is there some kind of tape or covering over the connector that must be removed to view the terminals as in your post? My playbook is dead. It will not charge. When the wall charger is plugged I only get a red light that flashes once then four times then repeats that pattern over and over. So I was hoping to be able to boost it using your method. But with no visible positive or negative terminal I am stuck. Any suggestions from anyone who tried this themselves?
I have already tried everything else like stack charging, rebooting using the power and volume buttons, and using a rapid charger/cradle type, but all with no effect. Same oldflashing red light over and over.