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I was this morning (Dec 2012) on the verge of purchasing a Blackberry Playbook as a Christmas present, however after stumbling upon this thread I now am completely put off. Does anyone know if this issue still exists with the latest models? If so I don't see how I can possibly buy one, knowing that it could be useless once the battery goes flat.
12-22-2012 08:25 PM
Hi, YES, this issue was corrected almost immediately! The battery was, and is still good. I only needed the procedure in order that the battery had enough charge to boot first. So, I was instructed how to having it plugged in to charge, push the power button, until the on LED went out. Then do it again, and so forth. After a while, you will see that it is staying on longer. Then it will boot completely, and begin the charging cycle. It will need to be charged just as it did when you open the package.
Merry Christmas PhilBrown!
By all means, I have enjoyed it all of the time, and give it 3 thumbs and a toe up!
12-22-2012 08:34 PM
I found that a charged battery is a happy battery - So, I heed the warnings, and plug it in BEFORE it goes out completely. Even if it goes completely flat line, BBPB Tech support taught me how to recover the battery, and found that I didn't lose any data, apps, OS, etc. It was all there.
In my case, it was user error, but I'm glad that I had a quick support to help me through my ignorance.
This is a great unit, and even strangers in stores notice that I have sent my grocery list to it, and doing my shopping, and checking off each item, then having my total cost at the bottom, except for the Government's excessive taxes...
12-25-2012 02:38 PM - edited 12-25-2012 02:39 PM
Merry Christmas for you all!
First of all, sorry for my bad english - i'm a german...
i'd like to try to explain my problem with my bb playbook:
the battery seems dead, the only difference to the other "dead one's" is, that if i connect it with the wallcharger (same for the rapidcharger which i bought some days ago) my playbook manages to get to the boot screen with the playbook logo and all the bubble stuff. then it keeps loading and loading and the colours are turning to green red blue etc. and then suddenly it turns off. i tried to connect it with my computer and the blackberry desktop manager but when it's connected via usb, it's only detected for the 17 seconds, the red light is switched on. then it's "deconnected" again.
normalwallcharger: 17 seconds red light - dead battery symbol - 3 seconds green light - 1 min break - blackberry playbook logo + bubbles 2 minutes long - turning off.
rapidcharger: 4 seconds red light - low/dead batter symbol - 30 seconds break - then green light for 5 sec - one minute break - "blackberry playbook" logo - bubbles - turning off.
both rapid + normal charger connected: 12 seconds red light - dead battery symbol - 5 seconds green light - 1 min break - blackberry playbook logo + bubbles 2 minutes long - turning off.
canadian model charging with eu-chargers - dont know if that's important
12-25-2012 09:25 PM
when first turned onsaid battery critically low. plugged in soon after (christmas morning) , no lights or other indication of charging.
when charger plugged in there are no lights, even as being plugged in.
when power button pressed, red light on for a few sec the blinks yellow/green then goes out.
no attempt to boot up etc.
charger works on another playbook.
so will this stacked charge work ?
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.