02-16-2013 12:48 PM
OK. I read through this entire topic (7 pages of posts at this time of writing).
I currently have a working PB. But it's my second. The first was DOA out of the box from Best Buy, and I had to waste a trip to have them replace it from stock. No doubt the initial dead one had a battery-charge-level problem.
My big question is:
Around the time the wife and I were getting our Playbooks, we also got an iPAD for her mother (who lives with us). The old lady doesn't have a clue, and has allowed her tablet to discharge several times. WHY doesn't the iPAD develop this stupid problem of choking itself to death when it hits low charge? Who approved a design for the PlayBook that gives this kind of grief to so many people (this thread is just one of twenty or thirty with similar complaints)?
Is Apple really that much better at design and engineering?
Yes, I know the i-Stuff isn't perfect (nor is my MacBook Pro...) but if the iPAD can survive - without problem - the kind of neglect and abuse that it gets from a befuddled old lady, why can't the PlayBook?
Anyway, when my PB (or the wife's) inevitably suffers this problem, it's good to know that I can just destroy a USB cable to resurrect the beast.
I guess what's most galling is that BlackBerry (formerly RIM) CHOOSES to remain silent on this and other chronic issues. Just try to find useful comments from actual BlackBerry personnel in the forums. Or, try to find a useful instruction about THIS topic in the [ridiculously misnamed] Knowledgebase.
02-16-2013 01:02 PM
02-16-2013 04:15 PM
from what I understand the latest update has fixed the dead battery issue it shuts the playbook off before the battery reaches that critical level. The real problem as I have learned is the pb charging circut runs through the cpu so if the cpu doesnt have enough voltage to turn on then it wont allow the battery to charge. A design flaw or over engineering you candecide either way I havent tested the new software to see if the fix has been applied I remain blissfully ignorant and believe that they have corrected the problem.......this one atleast.
02-16-2013 04:40 PM
it should work fo you at that voltage. you might have to download the balckberry software for p/c or whatever your running and reinstall the software on your pb it will erase everything on it but atleast it will work
02-16-2013 06:51 PM
no...have you tried hooking it to your computer there is a option on the playbook software for repair playbook it basically erases everyting on there and reinstalls