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Registered: ‎01-03-2014
My Device: I don't know
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My Playbook Micro USB Charging Port broke!

Hi everyone!

 

I just want to be you guys know about my situation! Anyways it's been like almost a year that I haven't touched my playbook since my sister broke the charging port. I didn't even bother finding places to fix it because everything was pricey ranging from $75 - $100 here in Canada. I have done some research and the only way is to buy a new Micro USB Charging Port to replace the one that broke inside. I figured why would I waste my time with that and I saw that there is an altenative charger that I can buy called "RIM BlackBerry Rapid Charger (OEM) for Blackberry PlayBook / Playbook 4G LTE" on amazon. Does anyone recommend me buying this because it is on sale for $18 only. I hope that it charges my playbook so I can use it.

 

Thanks!

Guru I
Posts: 18,471
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.1.2582; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: My Playbook Micro USB Charging Port broke!

I highly recommend every Playbook owner have a rapid charger. It is far superior to the USB charger and prevents the problem you have already encountered. Alternatively, I prefer the charging dock. It uses the same charging port as the rapid charger. I just bought one a few days ago for $13. Here is a link:

http://www.amazon.com/Blackberry-Rapid-Charging-Stand-Playbook/dp/B004XDTXZI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=...

It comes with everything you need to charge it. Both chargers do the same thing. I just prefer the dock.
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