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joegreen
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-31-2013
My Device: Playbook 32GB
My Carrier: NA

My experience of Playbook and RIM customer support

On Oct 26, 2012, I purchased BlackBerry 32G Playbook from
The Source. I contacted BlackBerry support on Dec 27, 2012 as I was having problem charging it using the charger that came
with the Playbook. The charging cable connects to charging port on the playbook
very loosely and it doesn’t seem to make good stable contact. After some
troubleshooting over the phone, I was told to ship the Playbook for repair.

I was issued an RMA. The Playbook was sent on
Jan 7, 2013 to Lavergne, TN for repair. I received the playbook on Jan 14, 2013
from Lavergne, TN. It came with no note as what was the problem and how it was
fixed.

On receiving, I soon found out that I still cannot charge
the unit. Called BlackBerry Support again. I was frustrated with same questions
from call center person and she hang up on me. I called them back and it was a
different person. Customer Service representative told me that they cannot see
what repairs if any were done by their facility in Lavergne, TN. I was issued a
new. One more time, the unit was sent back to Lavergne, TN for
repair on Jan 21, 2013. This time, I put a note with Playbook for repair
department to notify me as what was the problem and how it was fixed.

The unit came back from Lavergne, TN on Jan 28, 2013. There
was no note as what was wrong with the unit and how it was fixed. I soon found
out that unit is still not charging. Called the BlackBerry Customer Service
again and I was very frustrated at their sheer inability to fix the problem.
After a very long unpleasant conversation, I was told that they will put a hold
on my credit card and will send me a replacement unit. To avoid being charged,
I need to send my Playbook in 10 business days.
Since I’m out options, I grudging agreed. They couldn’t even tell me if
the replacement unit is going to be a new or refurbished. I was issued new RMA.

I received the replacement Playbook on Jan 30, 2013. Thought
my troubles were over finally. But then I tried my charger to charge the
replacement Playbook and the chargers cable won’t fit into the Playbook. So I
called Customer Service again, this time demanding my money back and they can
have their Playbook back.

So far I tried three BlackBerry chargers and none of them
cannot charge the Playbook. Every time, I called Customer Service, I was told
to troubleshoot the problem myself. A customer service representative that hang
up on me told me to go to any nearby store, borrow a charger from store to see
if my Playbook would charge.

The entire month of the Jan 2013 I didn’t get to use the
Playbook. Since I cannot charge Playbook, I cannot use it at all. I got to use
it for less than 2 months and I spent over $200 for a lemon, a horrible
customer/technical support and very long headaches. I had to take Tylenol after
every call to BlackBerry customer service.
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Lost_at_Sea
Posts: 1,923
Registered: ‎11-28-2011
My Device: PlayBook 64 GB & Torch 9860
My Carrier: Cogeco

Re: My experience of Playbook and RIM customer support

Is your PlayBook in a case by any change? I have a friend who had his in a case. When he tried charging it, the plug would not fit in properly and would not charge. Apparently, the hole cut in the case was just a bit too tight so the plug would not go in all the way. He had to remove it from the case in order to charge it up.
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joegreen
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-31-2013
My Device: Playbook 32GB
My Carrier: NA

Re: My experience of Playbook and RIM customer support

I bought a case but with or wihout it doesn't charge because connection is loose.

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Lost_at_Sea
Posts: 1,923
Registered: ‎11-28-2011
My Device: PlayBook 64 GB & Torch 9860
My Carrier: Cogeco

Re: My experience of Playbook and RIM customer support

So you had two different playbooks and both had the same problem, the charging plug is too loose and does not make good contact. Was the charger replaced also or is it the same charger fir both units.
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