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greg209
Posts: 70
Registered: ‎12-13-2010
My Device: Playbook 16Gb
My Carrier: n/a

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

My PlayBook battery went down to nearly 0%. Plugged it into the supplied charger and switch it on then it went into a continuous rebooting cycle. Red led for a while, few second delay, then BlackBerry splash page for a second or so - then back to rebooting.

 

Tried everything for 2.5 days - nothing worked.

 

My lucky/dodgey/frustrated solution was to repeatedly press the power button during the boot cycle - and it sprang into life.

 

Check out the full story here.

 

Cheers

 

Greg

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knottyrope
Posts: 30,110
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
My Device:

I'm rockin the BlackBerry Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook, BlackBerry Wireless Headset HS-700

My Carrier: I am on AT&T. Please edit your Personal Profile with your DEVICE TYPE, DEVICE OS and Carrier

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

PlayBook will charge while powered off now with OS 1.0.5

 

Head over to the Inside BlackBerry Blog for more details of the changelog on this upgrade. 

 




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greg209
Posts: 70
Registered: ‎12-13-2010
My Device: Playbook 16Gb
My Carrier: n/a

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Hopefully, my recent experiences wont be repeated then :Clap:

 

Greg

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knottyrope
Posts: 30,110
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

I sure hope not.

 




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Alynissio
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-23-2011
My Device: Playbook & Torch
My Carrier: KPN

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Hi,

 

Have you pressed the button when the red LED was on or off?

How long have you pressed the button?

 


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jerryg50
Posts: 1,169
Registered: ‎02-28-2009
My Device: Torch, Bold, Play Book, and Bluetooth HS-700
My Carrier: BELL

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

With the latest OS update the Playbook should charge while shut down.

 

In any case it is not advisable to let the battery run down to zero in any device. It can make the device not very stable. As for the battery level itself, the device will normally shut down before the battery goes absolutely dead.

 

 

Jerry G.

Jerry G.
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leodushi
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-28-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: not available

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Hi there!

 

Don't know if you've already solved this but here is the correct answer to that. Sometimes there is a glitch in the software that causes PB to freeze and when you try to reboot it gives you a red led code, blinking red led usually twice.

 

In this case, there is no real solution but there is a working workaround, which is to update your PB software through BlackBerry Desktop Software.

- Connect your PB to your computer and make sure you're running BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0.2 at least.

- While connected, click "Update" on Desktop Software.

- to download an update, select "Get update"

or

- to view other available software versions, click "View other versions". If applicable, select another version. Click "Install".

 

If you wish to receive emails when new updates are available, check the box "Email me when new versions are available".

 

- Click "Install Update".

 

ATT: During the whole time of installation, DO NOT unplug your PB from your computer.

 

When it is finished installing, disconnect your PB from the computer and reboot. It should start with no issues.

 

Please let me know if this worked! :-)

 

Have fun!!

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jerryg50
Posts: 1,169
Registered: ‎02-28-2009
My Device: Torch, Bold, Play Book, and Bluetooth HS-700
My Carrier: BELL

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

I was under the impression, with the new PB software version this type of problem was fixed.

On several occasions I had the PB lockup on me. I found having too manmy browser windows open along with many apps at the same time can cause a lockup condition.

Apparently, it seems there is no warning for low resources (I never seen any low resources warnings) as like we would see on other computers. If there was a 10% resources remaining advanced warning at least, the user can close some apps to prevent a lockup.

Jerry G.





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Has_78
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-07-2011
My Device: Blackberry Torch 9800
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Hey friends, I have Torch 9800 and after reviewing PB I tink to buy it in UK. Can Anyone suggest me from where can I  buy Playbook with exclusive dealsin UK?

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Rutibrom
Posts: 49
Registered: ‎05-21-2011
My Device: none
My Carrier: none

Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Hi

since this deal with battery life on the PlayBook is getting so much attention I thought this information might be useful:

 

 http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/27018/Extending_battery_life_1480923_11....

 

 

 

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