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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-06-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Rogers

Playbook Rapid Charging Craddle - SPARKING

Last night my kid accidentally put the Playbook into the craddle upside down, and the result was the volume rocker contacting across the charging pins causing some nice orange sparks...


I checked the Playbook, and everything seems OK; the charger to appears to be alright.



NOTE to BB designers (Playbook or Accessories):

Next time, please design a recess or better plastic stand-off feature around the contact pins to prevent accidental bridging/sparking.


"Sparking is bad, m'kay."





Posts: 35
Registered: ‎03-04-2012
My Device: Playbook 16Gb; Berry BOLD 9780
My Carrier: Telus Mobility

Re: Playbook Rapid Charging Craddle - SPARKING

Wow. Thanks for the heads up on the craddle. 


IMO, I don't like the location of where the charging input sits on the PB since it would be nice to have it plugged in and charging using the BB leather convertible case for the PB (great case by the way) http://bit.ly/yn3XTY

To go where no berry has gone before....

New Member
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-15-2012
My Device: Blackberry tablet 16g
My Carrier: Smart

Re: Playbook Rapid Charging Craddle - SPARKING

Hi..my reply seems not directly related..but I'd like to know where did you purchase your cradle charger in the Philippines...am dying to have one! My pb is on the sick bay for two months now and simply asked favor to infix to charge my u it once in a while as the USB port is already busted(the usual case)..I have my ipad3 but men..pb was and is far good enough(except this inferior charging port)..I lose eBay bid. Last week.