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John_Clark
Posts: 14,977
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.0.1052; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: at&t

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Nope. Don't work there. I fly corporate jets for a living. If you read this thread before posting in it you'd see how many people sent theirs back and had issues resolved. Mist of the charging issues have been bad chargers or broken USB ports. The magnetic charger is best, again as so suggested in this thread many times.
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shannanbuffolino
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎08-02-2013
My Device: blackberry playbook 16gb and 32gb
My Carrier: not relevant

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Oh ok so you if read previous comment I would have known that you don't work for blackberry and that you fly jets. Oh I should have "read" what you wrote because you "wrote it on the internet so it must ne true. Funny
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John_Clark
Posts: 14,977
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.0.1052; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: at&t

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Good luck with your four problem Playbooks. I won't be attempting to help you since you're convinced nothing I say is true.
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JSanders
Posts: 83,986
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Solutions: 5,881
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Oy x2

shannanbuffolino, you just dissed one of the most knowledgeable PlayBook users in this forum. He could have helped you.

Please. Please go read this thread and then come back and ask any questions you might have.

Please.




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shannanbuffolino
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎08-02-2013
My Device: blackberry playbook 16gb and 32gb
My Carrier: not relevant

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Ok. Ok Sanders, don't take anything personal. Please. If you thinm dissing you is my goal then you are mistaken, and I apologize, but please understand my issue. I bought 4 of the playbooks, 2 for my sons, one for my niece and one for me. We all took extreme care and never dropped..got wet or any abuse. I mostly used mine to record my one sons wrestling tounaments and my other sons baseball gamez. Then mine died one time and put on charger..wouldn't charge so I though hmmm. Maybe this charger has turned crappy so I attempted using my sons charger..same exact one...left it overnight too..nothing
.dead. and within a month the other 2 did the same thing..then talkex to my niece who lives far away and guess what? Same thing..so here we have 4 total..can't get pics.or anything else and videoz and pics were so sentimental too me...and blackberry didn't do anything except give me the runaround. I actually was so upset that I put them in my drawer because when I would see them I got that pit in the stomach feeling that you get but try to ignore..but then I go
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shannanbuffolino
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎08-02-2013
My Device: blackberry playbook 16gb and 32gb
My Carrier: not relevant

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Ok. Ok Sanders, don't take anything personal. Please. If you thinm dissing you is my goal then you are mistaken, and I apologize, but please understand my issue. I bought 4 of the playbooks, 2 for my sons, one for my niece and one for me. We all took extreme care and never dropped..got wet or any abuse. I mostly used mine to record my one sons wrestling tounaments and my other sons baseball gamez. Then mine died one time and put on charger..wouldn't charge so I though hmmm. Maybe this charger has turned crappy so I attempted using my sons charger..same exact one...left it overnight too..nothing
.dead. and within a month the other 2 did the same thing..then talkex to my niece who lives far away and guess what? Same thing..so here we have 4 total..can't get pics.or anything else and videoz and pics were so sentimental too me...and blackberry didn't do anything except give me the runaround. I actually was so upset that I put them in my drawer because when I would see them I got that pit in the stomach feeling that you get but try to ignore..but then I go on here many months later after my son asked again about his playbook and made a comment and the reply I get is yours saying you never had a problem and blackberry always fixes issues with the playbook..but for us..not the case and infact..complete polar opposite. :smileysad:
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JSanders
Posts: 83,986
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

No problem, I'm taking nothing personal yet as you haven't insulted Me yet ( i do think you owe John an apology).

So, let us know she you've read the solutions in this thread and if you have any questions about how to revive your PlayBooks.




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hvymtlgds
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-26-2012
My Device: blackberry playbook
My Carrier: verizon

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

I don't know who has answered your complaint, but we also have 4 of them and yes we have lost two chargers now, and one of the micro USB ports are also dead ( my wifes)  We finally bought a magnetif charger and after about two hours the light stopped blinking an turned green, it did turn on.

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TallNFunny
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎12-20-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

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I believe John_Clarke (and other knowledgable, RATIONAL posters) knows what he's talking about (obviously). I had MAJOR problems earlier this year and found that many of the tips and tricks in this thread very useful and many of them worked (albeit temporarily as my Playbook ended up dying). Once my Playbook no longer responded to anything I read about, I was treated very well by Blackberry support for quite some time and ultimately sent a replacement Playbook even though mine was outside the warranty period. I think an outcry for a recall is a bit extreme, but that's just me.

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gmsm
Posts: 69
Registered: ‎10-07-2010
My Device: Pearl 9105 - Playbook 16Gb
My Carrier: Tigo

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

I had this problem a year ago with a new playbook with 2 days of use. I didnt charge it and found this issue, I have done all the tricks but didn't seem to work, finally a left it charging like 4 days and one of the tricks worked.
It all depends on version you have installed and the blinking indicators.

Maybe your mistake was not to have an updated system.
Pearl 9105 6.0 Bundle 2950
Playbook 2.1.0.1032
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