04-19-2012 06:03 PM
Okay.... experienced a wierd event on my playbook today... All sound from the speaker and earphone socket was very heavily distorted with static at any volume level. Had to turn the playbook off completely to regain normal sound... Anyone else experienced this problem? Is it a side-effect of the 188.8.131.528 update?
04-25-2012 03:06 AM
Turned on my Playbook after two weeks of non use and came across the same problem. Restarting it fixed the issue. I had not updated the os since the playbook would not update with the battery below 20% so I can confirm the new os is not the cause.
04-25-2012 08:53 AM
06-17-2012 08:24 AM
I'm having the same issue. Regular reboot addresses the issue but then the problem returns after more use.
Don't know what this 3 button reboot is all about or if that's different from a regular restart.
Can someone from RIM confirm this is a software issue and/or whether there's a permanent solution? Rebooting on seemingly random intervals is a pain, especially given the device's boot time.
06-24-2012 06:44 AM
I have had the same problem on 3 occasions. Each time it has happened I've just rebooted my playbook because of another problem.
It affects all media types including the keyboard audio feedback.
Only a reboot clears the fault. My playbook is only 4 months old.
I would like to know if it is a hardware fault.
06-24-2012 07:07 AM
06-24-2012 07:09 AM
I'd be surprised if it is a hardware fault, purely because it rectifies itself once the tablet is re-booted. It is more like the audio device inside the tablet not being initialised correctly - my problem occurred immediately after an OS update.
Not had the same problem since.