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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-23-2013
My Device: Playbook 16gb
My Carrier: n/a

Help with playbook not charging

Hi all 


I have just found my playbook after a couple of months (I moved house).  


I haven't been successful in charging it up.  I have checked the web including here for help to get it charged but nothing is working.


I plug it in and the red light comes on for about 15/20 seconds then goes off.  I found a site that said sometimes you have to unplug and re-plug everytime the red light goes off.


I did this and eventually got the red light for same amount of time then the green/yellow flashing light for about 5 seconds then off again.


I still can't turn it on and this has been a few hours of trying this.


Does it mean it's a lost cause???


Totally gutted I can't get it started up.


Any other help or advice is greatly appreciated.




New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-23-2013
My Device: Playbook 16gb
My Carrier: n/a

Re: Help with playbook not charging

Anyone Please??

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Posts: 32,200
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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I'm rockin the BlackBerry DTEK60, Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook,BT Headset HS-700

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Re: Help with playbook not charging

if getting the green light flashing you need to leave it there for a while to charge as it was severe depleted, my son does this often and it can take 8 hours or more depending


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