05-08-2011 09:46 PM
My PB went into no screen and no light mode while loading a "slide to go". I was pretty sure it was not flat. It would not start from the power button and holding the button dwon for 15 plus seconds did nothing, including with the charger plugged in.
The way I got it back to life was from the above tip to hold valuem + - and power at the same time for over 10 seconds. I have no idea were this finger sequnce comes ofrm but it seemed to work for me.
Is there a place with these key secrets and what they do?
With regard to the posit about never having to power off, I wish it were true. I don't have to pwoer reboot my BB9700 or it's peers, however after owning and havily using my PB for two weeks, I have had apps and network cause it to die as above or com into a clear error state. Still not as frequent as my Windows laptop, but dissapointing.
05-15-2011 12:13 AM
When you get the Red Light and then flashing green light it normally indicates that the battery is dead flat. When this happens you MUST connect your device to the charger that was supplied with the PlayBook (it supplies more power than a standard BB charger) and then the device will automatically power up when ready. If you try and use a USB or standard BlackBerry charger it MAY NOT power up correctly.
05-15-2011 05:23 PM
What a bunch of whiners. Waaa the Playbook isnt out yet! Waa its out but it has some bugs. Waa it wont turn on its useless. Patience grasshoppers. Stop it you're making Rimm's stock go down and when they are broke who do we turn to?
You all paniced me when I had the power up issue. I had the playbook just long enough to fall in love with it (yes, its has few apps, yes there are bugs and undeveloped code but everyone had to have it NOW so you got what you wanted.
I turned mine off last night and this morning I could not get it to turn on, no red light no blinky lights nothing - I was ready to return it to Best Buy and then I thought I should read some forums first. Sure enough, the "hold all three - power button, up and down volume buttons for ten seconds" did the trick - everything is back where I left it. BUT be sure to have it plugged into the wall charger.
This device is awesome its a platform that is sure to be developed. I think it was released prematurely but so what? I will just use it for web surfing while they get the kinks out and develop software. Better than waiting in anticipation. At least I have one and the user interface is awesome!!
05-15-2011 05:31 PM
I might add - It's important to know that it only charges if booted. If this is true - my mistake was actually powering it off before I went to bed thinking it would charge overnight.
Apparently not, instead it drained the battery overnight I guess.
- and then I couldnt get it to charge again when it was powered off and the battery was dead, also of course, couldn't get it to boot so it could charge. Kind of a dumb design, but oh well, at least there is a workaround for the diligent and the patient.. hold all three buttons with the charger plugged in (both volumes and the power button.
Now stop whining and ruining the rep of this fine device. And by the way, I wish RIMM guys would jump in here once in a while so we don't have to figure this all out ourselves... hint hint.
05-15-2011 08:50 PM
I agree it is a greate device, an doverall I am happy with. I am confident bugs will get fixed.
What I would like to know is where things like 3 button reboot is documented. I am sure there are other great Ninja tricks that will come in handy.
05-16-2011 01:37 AM
05-16-2011 03:00 PM
I have only seen it turn red so far.
05-16-2011 06:19 PM
The Playbook is rated to last about 10 hours under normal use. In standby it will use a small amount of power. In standby with no programs or utilities running, it will drain about 15% of the battery over 24 hours.
Having 10 hours with normal use for a tablet is very good. This is about 10% per hour.
Most laptops will run about 4 to 12 hours on battery power depending on the CPU type, memory size, and other factors. In standby they may last about 24 hours. The more powerful the computer the larger required battery, or the less operating time it will run.
I am very impressed with the Playbook tablet, and especially how it works with the Blackberry phone. I use this tablet daily for working with my business and doing my emails. It gave me the freedom from having to carry around a heavy laptop for the same type of job tasks that I require. As for data cost, it actually costs me less than what the laptop was costing because of the bridge feature.
05-24-2011 09:25 PM
Well I got my PB little over a week ago. Now she wont boot up.
I was using the internet and had BBM a long with the email. Normal stuff. Well it froze up and seemed like the touch screen wasn't working. So I waited a little bit thinking maybe I was just going to fast for the thing. The screen started to dim like it was about to into standby. Still no response.
So I did a reboot power vol - and +. Now it wont turn on. The battery was at 90% All I get is a flashing red light. I think its a code.Code 14 to be honest. No clue what that means but something tells me this isn't good.
Also I've done everything in the thread. DTM doesn't see the PB. I have version 1.0.3 1868 on the PB (32gb) and of course the newest DTM. Its been plugged into the wall going on 3 hours now. Any ideas?
05-25-2011 12:01 AM