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Madrid5
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-17-2013
My Device: Blackberry Playbook

Playbook Not Charging

Okay so I am needing help with my Playbook. It is not wanting to charge but this is because I have a couple of children that decided to put a different type of charger that was not meant for the Playbook and have since messed up the prong where my Playbook charger would attach. Is there anything else "charger wise" that will allow me to charge it without this Playbook going to waste?

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John_Clark
Posts: 16,171
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.0.1154; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917

Re: Playbook Not Charging

Yes. Get one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Blackberry-Rapid-Travel-Charger-Playbook/dp/B004XBZ728/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=...
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Madrid5
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-17-2013
My Device: Blackberry Playbook

Re: Playbook Not Charging

But wouldn't that rapid charger connect the same way? On the part that isn't holding my regular charger already?

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John_Clark
Posts: 16,171
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.0.1154; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917

Re: Playbook Not Charging

No. The Playbook can use a USB charger that comes with the device (the usb charging port is in the middle) or a magnetic charger that connects to the port with the three metal contacts on the right side.
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Madrid5
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-17-2013
My Device: Blackberry Playbook

Re: Playbook Not Charging

Sorry don't mean to be so difficult.It would probably be more helpful if I would have brought it with me to work. So that way I would know what you are describing to me.

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John_Clark
Posts: 16,171
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.0.1154; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917

Re: Playbook Not Charging

Just order a magnetic rapid charger. I recommend the magnetic charger over the USB port for just the reasons you state in your first post. I love mine. I think they should come with that kind of charger.
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Madrid5
Posts: 5
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My Device: Blackberry Playbook

Re: Playbook Not Charging

Where would I look into getting a magnetic charger?

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John_Clark
Posts: 16,171
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.0.1154; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917

Re: Playbook Not Charging

Click the link I posted above.
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Madrid5
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-17-2013
My Device: Blackberry Playbook

Re: Playbook Not Charging

Oh okay. So that travel rapid charger for the tablet is the magnetic one you are talking about?

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John_Clark
Posts: 16,171
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.0.1154; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917

Re: Playbook Not Charging

That's a fact, Jack! Every Playbook owner should have one.
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