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Re: How To Keep Playbook Battery Well?

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Re: How To Keep Playbook Battery Well?

Is it ok for the playbook battery if I turn the playbook off when I dont use it from 3-4 hours or more, just standby when I dont use for a short time (under 3 hours) and when charging overnight? I have this question because my friend (using playbook for a long time) tells me that standby the playbook for a long time will make it hot.

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Re: How To Keep Playbook Battery Well?

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There is a danger here of paranoia about playbooks battery.

Both my playbooks are regularly run down to the point where the warning message shows which is 10% or less and several times has powered down automatically at 5%.  it goes into standby automatically after 5 minutes and stays there all day if necessary.

But mine stays at home on wifi. All I would say is if you are on the move and away from wifi you may as well switch on Flight Mode to save heavy usage searching for a signal when thete is no need. That would make it hot.


In my opinion, if a playbook battery dies it's a malfunction of a small sample of Playbooks or damage to charge socket that goes unnoticed until too late. 

There is no need to get worried to this extent. 40% is by no means a minimum charge level.


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Re: How To Keep Playbook Battery Well?



Thank you for the information that there is a warning when the battery gets low. I did not know that. From the reading of some of the problems regarding charging I thought that the machine just powered down without warning. Your are right about the paranoia regarding charging. There must be only a small percentage who have problems, but it does seem more as the people with problems do go to the forum and post, those without do not.


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Re: How To Keep Playbook Battery Well?

From memory warning at 10% and auto off at around 5%.
If auto off does happen in such circumstances, and no charger available, make sure the screen backlight goes right off, which usually takes 40 to 50 seconds after it first goes black. Before that it "glows black"
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Re: How To Keep Playbook Battery Well?

gloryvinh wrote:

Is it ok for the playbook battery if I turn the playbook off when I dont use it from 3-4 hours or more, just standby when I dont use for a short time (under 3 hours) and when charging overnight? 

Yes, that is perfectly acceptable use. I rarely ever even turn my PlayBook off. 

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