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BlackBerry® PlayBook™

Posts: 35
Registered: ‎11-24-2012
My Device: Blackberry Playbook
My Carrier: Vodafone

On/Off button totally broken - cannot switch on!

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I should have guessed this would happen when I first saw that stupid tiny badly-designed little button that you cannot really 'press' at all... it never ever felt like it was pressing down, or clicking - nothing to really indicate you'd pressed it properly, except for the red light several minutes later... Well now it has totally stopped working at all; I press & press & press and nothing happens; the Playbook is completely dead - Great!!! 


I'm getting the guarantee sent to me as I'd left it somewhere else, & I'm pretty sure it's about a week before it runs out - typical!


I hate Blackberry and their rubbish badly made products; this is the last one I will buy. How can you make a tablet with an on/off switch that is so flimsy it doesn't even move when you press it?


Anyone else had this issue? Is there any other way to get the thing switched on, or was my Playbook a very expensive mistake?