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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎04-29-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Telus

Playbook won't connect to Blackberry Desktop

I've tried 2 different playbooks with 2 different computers, 2 different cables but will not connect to Blackberry Desktop Software.

Keeps coming back with "Unknown Device" and "Blackberry Desktop Software cannot communicate with the connected device" .   No problem connecting my Blackberry 9700.

Updated all software releases. One computer running 64 Bit Windows 7, other running 32 bit Windows Vista.

Nothing works. Can connect to Playbook via Network Manager and no problem transfering files. Why won't Desktop Software work?

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Posts: 21
Registered: ‎04-28-2011
My Device: Blackberry PlayBook
My Carrier: None

Re: Playbook won't connect to Blackberry Desktop

Are you running Desktop Manager 6.0.2 or better?

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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎04-29-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Playbook won't connect to Blackberry Desktop

yes, running the latest that came out on April 25th.
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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-29-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Playbook won't connect to Blackberry Desktop

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Almost same here.  New 64 GB model.  Wireless Ok. Thethered to BB OK.

 

 Plug in USB cable and Playbook says it is connected to computer.  Desktop manager runs automatically. Desktop manager says it can not communicate with connected device.  Tried on laptop and desktop, both Win 7, 32 bit.  No go.

 

Playbook has latest firmware, and Desktop manager is 6.0.2. 

 

Very frustrating, can't move any content. 

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Posts: 21
Registered: ‎04-28-2011
My Device: Blackberry PlayBook
My Carrier: None

Re: Playbook won't connect to Blackberry Desktop

Disconnect PlayBook from computer.

 

Close Desktop Manager

 

Bring up settings on PlayBook, under the Storage & Sharing menu, turn off WiFi Sharing.

 

Reconnect & retry

New Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎04-29-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Playbook won't connect to Blackberry Desktop

No, didn't work.
WIFI sharing was never on.
Tried it both ways and still won't connect.
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Posts: 15
Registered: ‎04-20-2011
My Device: 9000
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Playbook won't connect to Blackberry Desktop

A new version of the Desktop software with Playbook support came out today.
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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎04-29-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Playbook won't connect to Blackberry Desktop

Latest version I found on web is 6.0.2.44 (Bundle45)

Still won't connect. to Desktop Software.

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-26-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: None

Re: Playbook won't connect to Blackberry Desktop

I've had all these issues, spent about 10 hours on it so far, nearly threw it out the window.  Bridge works fine etc.. but when connected to desktop (latest version), says connceted but when you hit the media tab, it says not connected .

What did work for me was using my MAC - again, the desktop SW says it cannot connect, but my mac can see the  the playbook as a networked drive and i can move some files that way - but its not a long term solution as i dont travel with a mac.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-30-2011
My Device: Blackberry Torch
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Playbook won't connect to Blackberry Desktop

got the same problem. downloaded the new desktop manager update and still a no go