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Registered: ‎09-01-2012
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Re: Playbook won't Charge!

Actually, because I'm impatient, I tried all of them! LOL
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Re: Playbook won't Charge!

I used the post from ding chow.
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Registered: ‎03-17-2013
My Device: Z10 & Playbook
My Carrier: Vodafone UK

Re: Playbook won't Charge!

I'm still not getting my daughter's PB to work

 

* Charged using the PB charger for + 1 day

* When plugging in the charger I get a red battery and lightening bolt for a few moments

* Will start booting up (with BB PB and colours in background) but never gets to password screen

 

My daughter didnt update the OS and I think the battery ran flat - I heard that there was an issue that was fixed with OS updates where the processor shuts down and wont allow charging. I purchased the PB in JUne 2012 from Currys. I have purchased a total of 7 and only this one went faulty.

 

Please help

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

Re: Playbook won't Charge!

cdawaters, leave it charge longer. Keep it connected to the charger when pressing the top edge power button.

 

You might consider getting a magnetic rapid charger. They provide more power and boost the charge quicker.




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Re: Playbook won't Charge!

Surley if it's been on charger 24hrs it should start.

I heard that there was a glitch in the OS - the battery runs dead and shuts down the processor.

The battery will only charger when the processor is on.

This was fixed with later OS updates.

Could this be the issue as the battery ran dead and the OS hadnt been updated?

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Re: Playbook won't Charge!

If the device still has only the original OS released in May 2011, yep. Likely it's been updated, but you don't know for sure.

 

However, I have seen PlayBooks require quite a long charge initially to get up to the first 10% charge. A magnetic rapid charger would serve you well.




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Re: Playbook won't Charge!

Where can I get a cheap rapid charger?
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Re: Playbook won't Charge!

On Amazon is the US, about $15USD.

 

Check your Amazon UK.

BlackBerry Rapid Charger 12V/2A; UK: ACC-39341-201 (ACC-39341-201)




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Registered: ‎04-20-2014
My Device: BlackBerry Playbook Tablet
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Re: Playbook won't Charge!

My BB Playbook won't charge since the last OS update a couple of weeks ago. I have tried every suggestion in the string of  messages and still nothing works. When I press down on the power button I get a blinking red light and then a flasshing amber light for about 5 seconds and then nothing. I've left it plugged in for several days but still no charge. Any other suggestions on what I can do?

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Re: Playbook won't Charge!

Two suggestions, but since you've said you've done them all... anyway:

  1. Keep it charging and with it CONNECTED to the charger, press and hold the top edge power button about 20 seconds, what happens? If nothing, keep charging and try again, same thing WITH THE CHARGER CONNECTED.
  2. Get the magnetic rapid charger. It's higher power and more likely to revive the device. Amazon has them for about $14.




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