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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-30-2013
My Device: 16GB Playbook
My Carrier: AT&T

Expected life of the Playbook?

After just two years, my 16GB Playbook has a hardware issue that prevents me from seeing the screen--effectively making it useless.


What is the expected life of a tablet like the Playbook? I don't want to sink money into repairing it, just to have it die for another reason a year or two from now.


Any experience or projection?

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-30-2013
My Device: 16GB Playbook
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Expected life of the Playbook?

I've seen quite a few posts from Playbook owners advising others to get support if their malfunctioning tablet is within the one-year warranty.


Good advice for them, but my screen has died just before the Playbook turned 2 years old.


There has to be projections regarding the expected time before fail on tablets like this.


Anyone have any information?


Who wants to spend $ repairing a device that might totally fail within another year?

Guru III
Posts: 32,244
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
My Device:

I'm rockin the BlackBerry DTEK60, Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook,BT Headset HS-700

My Carrier: I am on AT&T. Please edit your Personal Profile with your DEVICE TYPE, DEVICE OS and Carrier

Re: Expected life of the Playbook?

I have 3 PlayBooks that are over 2 years old now.


how long they last depends on many factors


Abuse, Heat, vibration, Moisture etc can have them fail early just like with any electonic device


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