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gmsm
Posts: 69
Registered: ‎10-07-2010
My Device: Pearl 9105 - Playbook 16Gb
My Carrier: Tigo
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pb OS 2. wont charge, wont turn on

I searched around and there are so many threads with so many confusing instructions varying between versions, so I would like to resume the facts, and try to recover my PB in the process.

First I am linking the most accurate article I found in BB for OS 2.0

http://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/btsc/viewdocument.do?noCount=true&externalId=KB27705&sliceId=1&cm...

 

 

So most things depend on the version you are running, I have the last one is 2.0.xx (i do not remeber the last numbers), the article doesnt explicit says something about 2.0 but lets supposed it is in the category starting 1.0.5.

 

facts: •Standard Blackberry chargers, other AC adapter USB chargers, or computer USB ports are not recommended for charging the PlayBook.

According to the article, if OS beyong 1.0.5 it will charge if it is off, so no need to "debricking"

 

•The device will show a solid red LED, followed by a solid yellow LED as the device boots into charging mode.  This is followed by a yellow pulsating LED indicating c charging in progress. - This doesn't happens in my PB just 1 red light when pluggin the charger and that is it, left it charging about 24hrs and nothing new, well It reconized the pb on DEsktop manager but I just had the upgrade option, I just downloded 1.2 GB os so I do not want to repeat it.

 

well i am open to try anything, please help me.  

Pearl 9105 6.0 Bundle 2950
Playbook 2.1.0.1032
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gmsm
Posts: 69
Registered: ‎10-07-2010
My Device: Pearl 9105 - Playbook 16Gb
My Carrier: Tigo

Re: pb OS 2. wont charge, wont turn on

please help me
Pearl 9105 6.0 Bundle 2950
Playbook 2.1.0.1032
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gmsm
Posts: 69
Registered: ‎10-07-2010
My Device: Pearl 9105 - Playbook 16Gb
My Carrier: Tigo

Re: pb OS 2. wont charge, wont turn on

o yersterday Blackberry updated their 2 KB (KB26808,KB27705 )with new info to O.S. 2, you should read this to understand in what phase you are.

http://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/btsc/dynamickc.do?externalId=KB26808&sliceID=2&command=show&forwa...

http://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/btsc/dynamickc.do?externalId=KB27705&sliceID=2&command=show&forwa...

My Pb is alive too.
First I left it conected to the wall charger for 30 hours, then I unplugged and pluged I saw the Led flash red for about 20 secs, I let it charging for 12 hours and that was it, I arrived home unplugged and the PB was ON, didn't lose anything. I have the last OS.

I am happy to write this, when I brought my Playbook to work 4coworkers are interest in buying a playbook, 2 other migrated to blackberry smarthphone.
Pearl 9105 6.0 Bundle 2950
Playbook 2.1.0.1032
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gmsm
Posts: 69
Registered: ‎10-07-2010
My Device: Pearl 9105 - Playbook 16Gb
My Carrier: Tigo

Re: pb OS 2. wont charge, wont turn on

ok yersterday Blackberry updated their 2 KB (KB26808,KB27705 )with new info to O.S. 2, you should read this to understand in what phase you are.

http://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/btsc/dynamickc.do?externalId=KB26808&sliceID=2&command=show&forwa...

http://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/btsc/dynamickc.do?externalId=KB27705&sliceID=2&command=show&forwa...

My Pb is alive
.
First I left it conected to the wall charger for 30 hours, then I unplugged and pluged I saw the Led flash red for about 20 secs, I let it charging for 12 hours and that was it, I arrived home unplugged and the PB was ON, didn't lose anything. I have the last OS.

I am happy to write this, when I brought my Playbook to work 4coworkers are interest in buying a playbook, 2 other migrated to blackberry smarthphone.
Pearl 9105 6.0 Bundle 2950
Playbook 2.1.0.1032
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Re: pb OS 2. wont charge, wont turn on

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dgglee
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-21-2012
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: pb OS 2. wont charge, wont turn on

my father-in-law's 16GB PB that we bought him for Christmas is having the same problem.  it's been "fully charged" (i.e. plugged in for >1day) but it's not turning on.

 

I have the unit with me now and the articles and instructions in this thread aren't working.  no indicator lights are lighting up, no charging icons are being displayed.

 

are there any other actions that I can try?

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

Re: pb OS 2. wont charge, wont turn on

If you have a USB live socket, like a PC that will stay awake all night, connect the USB cable to it all night. Although USB will not be enough to charge whilst playbook is running, it should charge it while off for that length of time. If it does, then suspect the charger.   If so, get a desk docking charger. 

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dgglee
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-21-2012
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: pb OS 2. wont charge, wont turn on

i've tried three different PB usb chargers and the charging pod/stand. 

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Justice4TheBroken
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-20-2012
My Device: 3600
My Carrier: Wind

Re: pb OS 2. wont charge, wont turn on

Mine is doing the same thing. Except, when I plug in the charger, it flashes red multiple times. It's been charging for two days now, with me using my smartphone charger. The PB charger stopped working after about a month. The solution was of no help to me and I'm starting to get very annoyed with the device.

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

Re: pb OS 2. wont charge, wont turn on

What is the output current and voltage of this phone charger you are trying to use?

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