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hvacdon
Posts: 72
Registered: ‎04-27-2012
My Device: 1. Playbook 32G OS 2.1.0.1314 clean load for work 2. Playbook 32G OS 2.1.0.1314 with sideloaded apps and games 3. Z10

Replicating full Battery Discharge and Stack Charging

After reading many posts on this forum and others about dead playbooks and stack charging, I decided to try to kill my battery on my "spare" playbook to then try the various stack charging suggestions.  (So call me unusual, but I already know that!).  I thought that if full battery drain ever did happen to my pb, I would have some practice in restoring it.

 

Long and the short, after repeated efforts to completely drain the battery, I was never able to get it to not start to boot, and shut itself down even at 0% for several hours.

 

People must be really trying hard to drain their batteries....by leaving it for weeks on end without use or charging?

 

I gave up and charged it normally.  I will have to try again someday when I have nothing else to do. I love my pb's so much I can't leave them without use for long.

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knottyrope
Posts: 30,353
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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Re: Replicating full Battery Discharge and Stack Charging

My son did run a lot of various gaming apps and then try to power down. In complete darkness you will see screen lit up but not powered down thus killing the battery over night.

 

I was unable to reproduce it but it did happen a few times in the summer but not since the latest OS update.

 

one time battery was so low that after a few days I gave up and opened it up to take a peek inside and had to jump start it back to life

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-PlayBook/Jump-start-a-PlayBook-a-knottyrope-tip/m-...

 

 

 

 

 




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jarviser
Posts: 1,625
Registered: ‎02-28-2012
My Device: Two PB's

Re: Replicating full Battery Discharge and Stack Charging

I have never managed to flatten a battery.  If the wife surfs the online shops til it shuts itself down  it even turns its own wifi off to save remaining power. 

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hvacdon
Posts: 72
Registered: ‎04-27-2012
My Device: 1. Playbook 32G OS 2.1.0.1314 clean load for work 2. Playbook 32G OS 2.1.0.1314 with sideloaded apps and games 3. Z10

Re: Replicating full Battery Discharge and Stack Charging

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Knotty....Yes thanks, I have read your jump start info in the past and love the info. Being somewhat of an electronics geek, I would love to open it up, but need it to fail first...:smileyhappy:

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