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oneloadedbanana
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎01-05-2012
My Device: 9800 torch
My Carrier: rogers

Re: playbook shut down and does not power on anymore

wtf.. seriously RIM?? I just got my playbook 1 Hr ago..and then it just shut down. Yeah, 60 - 70 percent battery life remaining. I was excited about it, but leave it to RIM to f**k it up.

 

The first couple times of trying to reset via holding down the power button for 20 seconds failed. It eventually worked - tip - try holding for 30 seconds.

 

my opinion so far - piece of s**t.

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oneloadedbanana
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎01-05-2012
My Device: 9800 torch
My Carrier: rogers

Re: playbook shut down and does not power on anymore

and.. it just did it again.. Im having so much fun already. Thanks for nothing RIM. No wonder it was on sale - soon you won't be able to give them away.

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Tenacious
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-21-2012
My Device: Playbook 64Gb & 9930
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: playbook shut down and does not power on anymore

Its April 25 2012 and my Playbook will not turn on. The problem started yesterday. When I turned it off 2 days ago it was !out 75% charged. There was an upgrade a few days ago and it seemed to me my power usage had gone up. I am taking the unit to the office to hook up to computer with DM & see if it will revive. I have tried the hard boot for as long as a full minute with no success.
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deadbook
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-08-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: ATT

Re: playbook shut down and does not power on anymore

Yep - PlayBook dead as a door nail. It worked for a while - then one day it wouldn't turn on. Assumed the battery was dead but I have no clue because I have been trying to charge it for ohhhhh......weeks. I have tried several other Playbook chargers - nothing. I have tried the hard reset - nothing. I have tried cleaning the contact points of the charger (both male and female) - nothing.

 

The Playbook is dead. Not a bif deal as it was a freebie at an Adobe conference 2 years ago - so glad I never actually paid for one. Makes a nice coaster now. 

 

Never have I ever seen a device die such a quck and abrupt death - no warning - just *poof*...and she was gone.

 

RIP Playbook. 

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mfromholland
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-13-2012
My Device: Blackberry Playbook and Bold 9780
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: playbook shut down and does not power on anymore

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Like you I tried everything suggested and nothing worked, my playbook was dead. Then I read somewhere to plug it into the wall, red light comes on for about 20 seconds, unplug it, plug it in again unplug it and do this about 7 times. Eventually the battery charge sign comes on leave it on charge and the playbook works again! Magic!!!


deadbook wrote:

Yep - PlayBook dead as a door nail. It worked for a while - then one day it wouldn't turn on. Assumed the battery was dead but I have no clue because I have been trying to charge it for ohhhhh......weeks. I have tried several other Playbook chargers - nothing. I have tried the hard reset - nothing. I have tried cleaning the contact points of the charger (both male and female) - nothing.

 

The Playbook is dead. Not a bif deal as it was a freebie at an Adobe conference 2 years ago - so glad I never actually paid for one. Makes a nice coaster now. 

 

Never have I ever seen a device die such a quck and abrupt death - no warning - just *poof*...and she was gone.

 

RIP Playbook. 


 

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mehrloo
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-19-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: playbook shut down and does not power on anymore

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Hi All
FINALLY got my dead playbook to accept charge, I was receiving blinking red light, after connecting to DM and updating the PB I was receiving blinking red light (15 second) and five green blinks then nothing, tried all permutation nothing worked! Finally decided to try this:
1-Connected the PB charger to a surge protecter outlet
2-turn off the outlet
3-turn it on and immediately hold the power button on PB, kept it pressed until red light went off, then release the button
4-left the PB on charger for about 20 minutes
5- turn off the outlet and turn it on again (recycle the power)

Red light came back for about 10 seconds then went off, after a minute or so charging logo appeared, volla! its charging now.

 

A WORD of advice for folks @ RIM, I do mobile development and strategy for big guys, if you are serious about staying in this business you need to do -A LOT- better than this, I've worked for your biggest competitor (a while ago) and honestly a fiasco like this would get you (starting with your product manager) fired almost instantly (no matter how long you've been with the firm). I think Playbook and QNX plafrom has a lot of potential but you need to put customer experience FRONT and CENTRE!

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glennking
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-25-2012
My Device: Blackberry Playbook
My Carrier: rogers

Re: playbook shut down and does not power on anymore

Thank you for your help. Holding the power button down worked perfectly. Thanks again.:smileyhappy:

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kirandoha
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-09-2013
My Device: blackberry playbook OS 2.0
My Carrier: lulu hypermarket doha qatar

Re: playbook shut down and does not power on anymore

i am facing a similar problem

the screen goes dark

and the speakers also dont work

it drains all my charge to zero and

i have to charge it again for use

can anyone help

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