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mocho
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎04-25-2012
My Device: Playbook

Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

Whatever you do, DO NOT put 12v into this battery or you could easily have a nasty fire to deal with!!!

 

A Lithium fire can not be put out by water!

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phoenixicez
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-03-2012
My Device: Playbook

Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

Tried that, holding power button down for over 15 seconds, and then holding down the power button and both volume buttons for over 15 seconds without power light blinking. Tried this with the charger and computer usb cable.
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jerryg50
Posts: 1,200
Registered: ‎02-28-2009
My Device: Torch, Bold, Play Book, and Bluetooth HS-700

Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

From what I have done on a Playbook was to hold down the power button for about 10 seconds and release. I repeated this about every three minutes. After about 6 attempts the Playbook started to charge.

 

It is possible there is something that failed if the above does not work. I suggest to call tech support for the Playbook.

 

I found if the battery is allowed to go down to the point where the Playbook shuts off, it is difficult to get the charging cycle to re-start properly. Technically speaking RIM should fix this if possible.

 

Jerry G.

 

Jerry G.
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ke4qdc
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎04-06-2011
My Device: torch 9800 and Playbook

Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

plug in the charger that came with it and leave it alone if its completely dead. Leave it alone for at least 2-3 hours
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Boxy7
Posts: 28
Registered: ‎03-22-2012
My Device: Blackberry Torch 9860/9850

Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

I just said the same thing to my girlfriend about half an hour ago MiataMike...that the PlayBook should have a replaceable battery!! The reason for this is because my PlayBook is currently in getting fixed as it shut down on me completely after only one month and I assume that it had something to do with the Lithium Ion battery!!
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eskenazi369
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-05-2012
My Device: Bb curve 8530 bb 32g playbook

Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

Great info 

When I charge my playbook I usually start with it in standby mode and then power it off the green light will fade in and out when its fully charged the light goes to steady green so I'm a little confused when people say it cannot be charged with the playbook off. 

Can someone clarify this?

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peter9477
Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10

Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled


eskenazi369 wrote:
When I charge my playbook I usually start with it in standby mode and then power it off the green light will fade in and out when its fully charged the light goes to steady green so I'm a little confused when people say it cannot be charged with the playbook off. 

Can someone clarify this?


The confusion comes from two things:

 

1. Originally, the PlayBook actually would not start charging if plugged in while it was off.  This issue was corrected in an early update, probably within two months of the original launch in April 2011.

 

2. Now, although you can plug it in while it's off, it actually turns itself on and boots up into a special charging mode before it will really start charging.  The screen stays off and only part of the OS is running, but the LED activity is clear evidence (along with other data) which proves the device is not really "off" when it's charging this way.

 

The fact of the matter is that you can now plug it in whether it's off or on, and it will charge, unless there's something wrong with your charger or the PlayBook.


Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!
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knottyrope
Posts: 30,583
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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I'm rockin the BlackBerry Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook, BlackBerry Wireless Headset HS-700

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Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

even though the LED is glowing the device is actually in a partial on state to enable charging program to run

 

 




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eskenazi369
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-05-2012
My Device: Bb curve 8530 bb 32g playbook

Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

Thanks for clearing that up :smileyhappy:
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vincentkuri
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎07-23-2012
My Device: Playbook

Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

This is ought to bust a few myths :smileyhappy:
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