08-17-2012 08:23 AM - edited 08-17-2012 08:17 PM
There seems to be a bug in the latest developer beta which won't allow my PlayBook to charge using the charging dock. Two nights in a row I have set it on the dock, making sure it was properly seated and the charging icon was there, and in the morning it either did not charge at all, or was completely dead, having discharged from ~50%. It charges fine using the standard wall wart. I put a second playbook on the dock last night which has the Official 2.0 installed and it charged properly. Not a huge deal but something to look out for.
EDIT: After some more investigating I have found that the issue only occurs with apps left open. The chargin icon appears, but the battery is still draining. It even fails to charge if Bridge is left connected. I have since updated a second PB and it is having the exact same issue. Pretty easy to deal with but should also be easy to fix in the next update/Official release(not holding my breath).
08-20-2012 10:36 AM
Yes of course and it charges it very slowly as it did before. Also charges fine using standard charger. Only issue I am having is while using the dock charger.
08-20-2012 09:42 PM - edited 08-20-2012 09:48 PM
I just updated to 188.8.131.520 and have the exact same issue. Charges using USB cable or WALL but doesn't charge with charger type CRADLE (or even WALL AND CRADLE).
One other interesting point is that when I picked up the playbook the LED was solid green. It had been on the rapid charger for 24hours. When I turned it on the battery was at 5% it was over 80% when I shut it down.