04-30-2012 05:54 AM
Battery died, used the 2A (provided) charger, and the device won't boot or appear to charge, furthest it ever got was being stuck on the boot screen (Logo only, not the bokeh animation one).
I know a few people with the same issue, OS is the second most recent.
Tried the Pwr Vol+ Vol- trick, to no success...
04-30-2012 10:28 AM
If your battery is dead or near dead, you have a problem. If you follow these instructions you may be able to make a recovery but it will take some time. The charger is controlled by software. The software will not run because the battery voltage is too low. When the battery is too low and you turn on the PB, It will only run for about 4 minutes and then shut down again. During this 4 minutes, the charger will begin charging but since the battery voltage is still too low, the unit will shut down again and the charger will shut off. To get the voltage up sufficiently for the PB To continue, you have to have the charger plugged in and every 5 minutes or so, you have to hold the power button on until the red light flashes then release it.It will once again recharge for 4 minutes. You may have to repeat these steps at least 10 times. Once the voltage gets up a bit, the charger should stay on but it will takes 6 hours to fully recharge the battery. When your charger is charging, it will feel warm to the touch so check it often to see if it is in fact charging.
05-01-2012 12:17 PM
I tried your stack charging idea, and it didn't work. Looks like i'm going to have to spent the next few days annoying GeekSquad... apparently a repair could take 2 weeks </3
05-08-2012 10:49 PM
05-09-2012 09:15 AM
05-15-2012 07:15 AM
Good News Everyone!
After I sent it back to Carphone Warehouse, and they confirmed my issues, they "Sent it off for repair".
I have now been back to collect my PlayBook, and guess what? They've replaced it with a new/refurbished one!
Hooray! It's charging now... Issue Solved!
05-16-2012 03:33 PM