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Guru III
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks


nstein wrote:

I am glad this solved someone's problem. Not mine.

 

I have been trying to charge my Playbook for 5 days. I have tried all the
fixes on any forum that I can find. The battery died over Christmas and I
can not get it to reboot at all to start charging. When I plug it into a
wall outlet, nothing happens. When I plug it into my computer a red light
comes on for about 20 seconds and then it flashes yellow and turns off. My
computer registers that the device has been connected, but shows
disconnected when the light turns off. I have tried leaving it plugged into
my computer, the wall, holding the power button down before plugging it in,
as I plug it in and after I plug it in. I have tried holding down all the
buttons with the same result.

 

The Playbook doesn't stay on long enough to get any kind of fix through the computer. UGH!!

 

Is there any other magic answer? My next tablet will likely not be a Playbook.


I suspect a loose Micro USB cable connection on the wall charger. I have lifted the cable slightly to get mine to connect once they become loose. Compare the end with the one you used on your PC

 




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Registered: ‎01-26-2012
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

you may be correct with the loose micro usb. We have four of these and one has the same problem. I tried to find a compatable charger to plug in the unit with the port on the left, but to no avail. I did however buy the magnetic charger, I let it sit for about 2 hours ( cause it had died and 2 months of no use) and with the 10 second power button trick it finally sprang back to life. It charges normally now but not through any of the other chargers we have in the house just the magnetic on - try it out and see.

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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks


hvymtlgds wrote:

 I did however buy the magnetic charger, I let it sit for about 2 hours ( cause it had died and 2 months of no use) and with the 10 second power button trick it finally sprang back to life. It charges normally now but not through any of the other chargers we have in the house just the magnetic on - try it out and see.


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Guru III
Posts: 31,316
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks


hvymtlgds wrote:

you may be correct with the loose micro usb. We have four of these and one has the same problem. I tried to find a compatable charger to plug in the unit with the port on the left, but to no avail. I



The left port is HDMI and not power. Center is USB. Right is 3 pin magnetic charge port

 




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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Thanks. I will try the magnetic charger. I was looking for a rapid charger and can't find one anywhere. I guess RIM is clearing out old supplies to make room for the launch.

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Registered: ‎03-15-2012
My Device: Torch and Playbook
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

I have had blackberrys for 10 years, saw Skype and Netflix on prototypes so I paid 500 bucks for the playbook. I am loyal but after 5 torches in 6 months then not getting sms messages I said **bleep** it and got A SAMSUNG GALAXY 3.....I WISH I WOULD HAVE NOT WASTED $700 on the torch and playbook......I have nit touched either I suppose I can still link the two and use the torch as a mouse BUT THE GALAXY S 3 S DOES MORE THAN BOTH.....AND THE NOTE S2 is even more for 499 the galaxy s3 was 250 with contracting extension at us cellular plus it is 4G I was loyal but abdroid is the **bleep** stop feeling like ab second class citizen do not settle for android blackberry filter scraps, accept the playbook is only worth about $75 and give it to a youg person
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks


nstein wrote:

Thanks. I will try the magnetic charger. I was looking for a rapid charger and can't find one anywhere. I guess RIM is clearing out old supplies to make room for the launch.




Rapid charger is the magnetic charger

http://www.amazon.com/Blackberry-Rapid-Travel-Charger-Playbook/dp/B004XBZ728/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=...

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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

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can I use the rapid charger as power supply while updating OS using DM? coz i thinK i need to debrick my unit using DM but i need to confirm if i can use the rapid charger as power supply coz the batterY is flat dead.

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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

I have used my rapid whilst backing up on usb so I don't see why not. 

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