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Posts: 13
Registered: ‎12-23-2011
My Device: Tablet, Playbook
My Carrier: N/A

Re: Playbook dosent charge

Ok now you can use my method. Just leave it in charge for 6 hours or more. then after the 6 hours are over, hold it down for 20 seconds and disconnect and reconnect.

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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-09-2012
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9000
My Carrier: Claro DO

Re: Playbook dosent charge

ok post results later
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-10-2012
My Device: 16GB playbook
My Carrier: N/A

Re: Playbook dosent charge

Hi rarfbd,
in your Step #5, you said "5.Before disconnecting and reconnecting again for the last time, make sure you hold it down for 20 seconds or a few more seconds more."
Do you mean hold down the power button? Do we hold down the power button while we pull out the charger? or let go and then pull out the charger?
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Posts: 69
Registered: ‎10-07-2010
My Device: Pearl 9105 - Playbook 16Gb
My Carrier: Tigo

Re: Playbook dosent charge

alison7 how did you do? is ti working?


I found the following article, which explains what happened, I have the same issue since yesterday I let it charge beyond 6 hours and I can't get yellow light.





Pearl 9105 6.0 Bundle 2950
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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎08-13-2012
My Device: playbook, storm, curve
My Carrier: t-mobile

Re: Playbook now charging

I have used RIM products for the past three years without a complaint until I got the Playbook. Everyone was saying get the ipad but I went with the Playbook 64. I bought it on 6/22. Within the first two weeks we had t send it back because the charging portal broke. Now we have been having the above problem for the past 2 -3 weeks. I have read all the forums, spoken to blackberry (whom I was not pleased with at all). I don't have the time to fix something that is new! This item should be recalled and fixed or owners reimbursed!
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-23-2013
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: .

Re: Playbook doesn't charge

My playbook wouldn't charge, so I rebooted it. Now I'm stuck in the middle of setting up, it would not update the software since the battery is at 0%. I have it charging. It shows that it's charging, but nothing is happening. I'm stuck at this level. What do I do? HELP! Thanks

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Posts: 1,920
Registered: ‎11-28-2011
My Device: PlayBook 64 GB & Torch 9860
My Carrier: Cogeco

Re: Playbook doesn't charge

Leave it on the charger until it recharges fully. If it is totally dead it could take a few days.
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Forums Advisor I
Posts: 510
Registered: ‎09-16-2012
My Device: BB PlayBook (32 GB Wi-Fi OS and Torch 9810 (OS

Re: Playbook doesn't charge

READ and FOLLOW F2's instructions (post #4 dated March 22, 2013, 10:16pm) on this thread: http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-playbook-f222/pb-charging-785939/


You'll have to invest about an hour of your life but you will get a resurected PlayBook.

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