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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-03-2014
My Device: I don't know
My Carrier: None

My Playbook Micro USB Charging Port broke!

Hi everyone!


I just want to be you guys know about my situation! Anyways it's been like almost a year that I haven't touched my playbook since my sister broke the charging port. I didn't even bother finding places to fix it because everything was pricey ranging from $75 - $100 here in Canada. I have done some research and the only way is to buy a new Micro USB Charging Port to replace the one that broke inside. I figured why would I waste my time with that and I saw that there is an altenative charger that I can buy called "RIM BlackBerry Rapid Charger (OEM) for Blackberry PlayBook / Playbook 4G LTE" on amazon. Does anyone recommend me buying this because it is on sale for $18 only. I hope that it charges my playbook so I can use it.



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Posts: 21,982
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS; PlayBook w/OS
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: My Playbook Micro USB Charging Port broke!

I highly recommend every Playbook owner have a rapid charger. It is far superior to the USB charger and prevents the problem you have already encountered. Alternatively, I prefer the charging dock. It uses the same charging port as the rapid charger. I just bought one a few days ago for $13. Here is a link:


It comes with everything you need to charge it. Both chargers do the same thing. I just prefer the dock.

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