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michaelmartin
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-27-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: na

Re: Playbook not powering up, not charging, nothing

Good day everyone.



I have the same problem, I've been able to "restart" my playbook using the stack charging methods listed in the forum. However after a week, the battery started to drain and I am unable to charge it. If I plug it to the wall charger, the lightning icon appears, but is only able to keep the battery charge at the level it was at when I plugged it in.



Consequently, the battery charge has gone down completely. When I try and charge it, the Playbook actually is able to boot up, with the battery level at "0". But I cannot remove it from being attached to the wall charger as it will automatically power off.

I'm using the micro USB charger that came with the box. Been trying to search for the magnetic charger but I haven't been able to find one in the Philippines.

Help anyone?
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Jmarskie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-13-2012
My Device: Blackberry Playbook
My Carrier: Blackberry Playbook

Re: Playbook not powering up, not charging, nothing

I had the same issue my playbook wont charge nor turn on. I tried charging on my laptop and straight from the outlet but nothing works. Is the wire of my playbook defective?
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damoscode
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎11-06-2012
My Device: Blackberry Playbook
My Carrier: MTN

Re: Playbook not powering up, not charging, nothing

xup y'all: av not really enjoyed my playbook 64G (it's painfull though), i only used it for a few month, the charging port became unstable, that i have to adjust the charger till it charges. So i left it for a long while thinking the playbook is gone. But i later heard that i can actually buy the original playbook charger, so i did, i carried my playbook which is still looking brand new, i charge and it does this; -------it shows the red light, later shows a red battery icon showing an AC power is connected to it, it laters shows a blinking green light, it comes on showing Blackberry, then it goes off and start the process again repeatedly.

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS HAPPENING?....though people criticizes this playbook, but I for one, i love it.

TELL ME WHAT TO DO TO SOLVE THIS

dhermy
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JSanders
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Playbook not powering up, not charging, nothing

Leave it ti charge and every few hours with the wall charger still connected, press & hold the power button only for 20 seconds. If that doesn't work keep charging and try again in a few more hours.




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altafbuledi
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-16-2013
My Device: blackberry playbook
My Carrier: 923135333734

Re: Playbook not powering up, not charging, nothing

Dear All,

My Blackberry Playbook is not powering on, not charging. When I am putting my Blackberry Playbook on charging it is heating whole tablet. I don't know what happened to it? Please help me and guide me.

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sarah75
Posts: 349
Registered: ‎07-18-2013
My Device: Playbook

Re: Playbook not powering up, not charging, nothing

Sounds dangerous. Replace it with a new tablet?



Sarah.
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altafbuledi
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-16-2013
My Device: blackberry playbook
My Carrier: 923135333734

Re: Playbook not powering up, not charging, nothing

Thanks Sarah for your comment. Yes ultimately I would replace it with new one but I will would like any technical suggestion from the forum to know possible cause of problem.

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sarah75
Posts: 349
Registered: ‎07-18-2013
My Device: Playbook

Re: Playbook not powering up, not charging, nothing

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Had  you not mentioned the overall heating I would have recommended the standard fixes similar to hundreds of similar threads but yours sounds like it could be a sick battery and lithium fires are not pleasant.  

 

Use an old credit card to pry off the back and feel where the heat is coming from.



Sarah.
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