11-13-2012 09:13 PM
01-26-2013 11:35 AM
I had a similar problem - PlayBook would not charge, I left charge it for over a day, but still all that happend when i pressed the power button was that a red light appeared then five short flashes of green light.
However, after reading on the internet I heard that the little connection bit in the PlayBook's charging port/ microusb slot needs to be central , on further inspection this little prong in the slot was bent to one side, so i used the smaller curved bit of a paper clip to move the little connector to the middle and this worked (please be careful, there probably are better tools to use!!! The curved bit on a paper clip works alright, i would not try to use end of a paper clip because that might destroy the metalic connections)!! None the less, this fixed the problem for me. I went on to plug in the charger to the microusb port and the charging lighting bolt subsequently came on - FIXED! It is important to keep the BlackBery symbol on the Blackberry charger upright. Here is where i found this solution if it helps:
Hope this helps and good luck!