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Registered: ‎02-14-2013
My Device: Playbook
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Yep, been there. Actually have tried all of that in different variations over the last week and some. Just got off the phone to Support and we are exchanging it with a new/repaired one.  Hopefully that one will be like the other two that we have in the family and have had no issues with.

 

Thanks for the assistance. Much appreciated.

 

 

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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

ohhh ok ., you said the last 24 hours.




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Registered: ‎02-15-2013
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Hi, hope someone can help!

 

Have tried to reset the playbook, leaving it to charge for 24 hours, charging it for 2 minutes on 1 minute off etc.  The best I can get is the red light followed by the power bolt and then the green light which leads to the splash page.  As soon as the splash page starts the green light goes out and after about a minute the splash page dissapears and back to square one!

 

Have also spmehow managed to install the newest updates however when it finishes this part it can't reboot!

 

Please help!  Thanks in advance.  Mark

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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

errr... how did you install the latest updates if the PlayBook will not even fully boot up?




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Registered: ‎02-17-2013
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

I had not powered on my PlayBook in months because I got bored of it and ran into the same dilemma.

 

This is how I installed the new software on mine in order to get it to charge and function again:

 

You need to connect your dead tablet to a computer via a USB wire and make sure you download the software for the tablet onto your computer.

 

Once the USB makes a connection between your tablet and computer, just open up the software on your computer and it will walk you through updating yout tablet..it will also tel you all your information will be lost..movies, pictures whatever.

 

Once the update is complete make sure the tablet is OFF and do not turn it out because you will need to charge for approximately nine hours..I did this over night and this is what happened:

 

The first bootup produced bad results..it went to the load screen and froze so I did a hard reset by holding down all four button on the top of the tablet..after that things seemed to work fine and THEY HAVE..

 

My tablet now works and all is well..

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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

dahurricaneg, I think you mean you downloaded the BlackBerry desktop software. The PlayBook software is not downloadable to you pc except through the desktop software.




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Registered: ‎02-09-2013
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Hello,

I tried what you proposed:

charging for 36 hours now

pushing power button from time to time in order to restart

PC connection does not not work e.g.. I can download new software to the table

 

Playbook still just blinks red while charging - if not charging just dead - no lights. dead.

So it looks like I can put the device away

That's bad I can't understand why the device has been build in the way, that just charging can´t make the device awake.

That´s simply a bad construction , sorry

Regards

 

 

 

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Registered: ‎02-25-2013
My Device: Playbook
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Hello,

I'm having the same problem for 20 days. I've tried all the possibilities reported here, since updating the software by DM, or a reset with 3 buttons and I had no success. We have 76 pages about this error here in the forum and so far no solution.

I appreciate if someone really know how to solve.

 

Tanks

 

Pedro

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Registered: ‎03-08-2013
My Device: playbook and smartphone 9780
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

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.


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Registered: ‎09-22-2012
My Device: Playbook 32
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Battery is flat and not charging. Either the charger is faulty or the micro-usb socket is damaged on the power pins, but not the data pins as it tries to fire up when connected.

 

Remedies include purchase of rapid magnetic charger or calling in for a warranty repair. 

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