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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: BB Playbook discontinued?

Deborah, the rapid chargers are readily available on Amazon.

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Posts: 349
Registered: ‎07-18-2013
My Device: Playbook

Re: BB Playbook discontinued?


jaysus858 wrote:
uhhhh rather than jump on the charger wagon so soon I'd look around for a micro usb cable to usb.

Plug in cable to pc and see what happens.

If none of this works sure use the rapid charger Smiley Happy

Jaysus, please look again at the first post.. The centre part of the socket, the bit with the contacts,  has fallen out. No amount of new cables will help. In any case a pc usb will not charge playbooks unless in standby. 

 

Yes deborah like Jsanders said Amazon has plenty.  It's one of those times when mail order has to be used. 

 



Sarah.
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Registered: ‎07-26-2013
My Device: BB Playbook
My Carrier: n/a

Re: BB Playbook discontinued?

OK, I'll head over now...thanks!
New Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎07-26-2013
My Device: BB Playbook
My Carrier: n/a

Re: BB Playbook discontinued?

Just placed an order for the rapid charger via amazon.ca . Price including shipping only $25.00. Now grandson will have a backup tablet...Smiley Happy

You guys are the best! Thank you all so much for all your help.
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Registered: ‎07-26-2013
My Device: BB Playbook
My Carrier: n/a

Re: BB Playbook discontinued?

Hello all, My rapid charger arrived today and it worked like a charm. I had purchased another tablet for my grandson in the meantime so I decided to wipe the PB once it was fully charged. Apparently a very bad decision as I'm stuck in ID Agreement hell. On the setup page that displays a drop down menu to select my country I get an error message about not being able to obtain the countries and the drop down list is empty. I've been trying to find a solution and to my dismay I've learned that this is a common flaw. Is there a solution for this?
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Posts: 349
Registered: ‎07-18-2013
My Device: Playbook

Re: BB Playbook discontinued?

There seems to be two main causes.

1. You live in a country not supported by Playbooks - in your case not ghe cause

Or

2. Cannot connect to wifi properly.

 

Tackling no 2, i would...

Hold down the power button on playbook for 20seconds, it will shut down.

Find the reset button for the wireless router in your home and reset the router which usually means holding the reset button in for ten or more seconds. Wait for all the lights to come back.

(Alternatively go to another wifi location.)

Turn on playbook by pressing power button briefly and try again.



Sarah.
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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎07-26-2013
My Device: BB Playbook
My Carrier: n/a

Re: BB Playbook discontinued?

Sarah you are a life saver for the second time! It worked! Thank you again! Hopefully I won't be bothering you again....Smiley Wink Debbie
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Registered: ‎02-08-2013
My Device: Playbook 64Gb
My Carrier: Don't know

Re: BB Playbook discontinued?

Going back to the thread title, does anyone know for definite that the Playbook is being discontinued?

I bought one last February and am well pleased with it, as i only want it for e-mail, browsing and grandchildrens games, and now both grandsons want one of their own. I am in the UK and they are available but i do not want to lock my grandkids to a defunct item or system.

Should i wait and see them dissappear or buy them and get caught?

Unfortunately Blackberry are turning customers away by not being upfront especialy as they are now looking at the furure of the whole company.

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Posts: 349
Registered: ‎07-18-2013
My Device: Playbook

Re: BB Playbook discontinued?

Define "discontinued". They stopped production in 2012. They have said no more operating system developments. They are looking for a buyout or privatisation to survive. Currys and carphone warehouse dropped them. 

For the same money look at the new Nexus 7.



Sarah.