10-16-2012 11:52 PM
Can anybody help me? I don't know why but lately, when I try to plug my BlackBerry PlayBook into my Windows 7 laptop using the micro-USB to USB cable, it connects to my computer without any problems but it won't charge. Instead, I get a notification in the top left corner saying "Unable to charge battery with connected sorce". I have four USB ports and I'm positive that they work just fine because I plugged in some of the USBs I own into each of those four ports and they recognized the USBs without any issues. Does anybody know how I can resolve this issue? Thanks.
10-17-2012 01:33 AM - edited 10-17-2012 01:35 AM
The notification is by design and was added to clarify that USB charging is not to be relied upon as a main method of charging. Instead RIM's good intention has caused confusion.
USB (by design) can not provide the amount of power the device needs while it's being used. Technically, it is still trickle charging but the screen has to be off (and I'd turn off Wi-Fi too) since they are high power draining items. I have verified that the PlayBook does indeed still charge but it takes much, much longer than plugging it into a wall charger or rapid charger. In a crunch it will work but the computer has to be on the entire time. A full charge would take many hours.
10-17-2012 07:43 PM
10-17-2012 08:09 PM
It is as the previous poster said, the playbook will charge over usb, but, verrrrry slowly. If you left it plugged in and your computer on, then you may have a full charge by morning. I don't know if I have ever received the "source is not sufficient to charge your device message" or if the message just comes up now. Either way, just a trickle.
10-17-2012 10:17 PM
10-18-2012 08:08 PM
Why not just charge the bloody thing like it is supposed to be? Like from the OEM charger or a rapid charger. Square pegs, round holes type thing.
11-08-2012 08:33 PM
02-25-2013 10:49 PM
If you get a notification saying that it is not able to charge battery with connected source (laptop). Then it really is "Trinkle Charging" the device. If that notification isn't showing up, but is still able to have the files browsed on the tablet via laptop then you have an issue.
I am able to have files browsed on tablet via laptop... Please explain what could be the issue. Thanks!
02-26-2013 06:23 AM
TiaraD...you really should start your own thread for a new problem and not piggyback on someone elses..very hard for those who help to keep several people answered with different problems on the same thread..thanks