05-25-2011 01:42 AM
05-25-2011 06:43 AM
I've receive Playbook after porting Comapping project on this platform. In Copenhagen this device was tested an worked correctly. But after moveing to Saint-Petersburg it doesn't work. I can't turn it on.
I think that device is fully uncharged. If I press power button I will see 1 red light and 5 yellow lights. And nothing
If I press power button for a 10 seconds device will once light with red and nothing.
If I press power, plus and minus buttons together for 10-15 seconds the device will light once with red and nothing.
I've connected device with 220V using charging cable (attaached to device) but no effect.
So my questions are:
1) Is it truth that I can't start charginfg device if it will be fully uncharged?
2) How to turn on device in my situation?
05-25-2011 08:28 AM
05-25-2011 08:29 AM
while plugged in did you try to turn it on?
it wont charge unless turned on.
See thats the issue it will not turn on at all. Plugged in, not plugged in. When I "think" its one the lights blink. I'm just going to have to exchange it I guess its only 2 weeks old. I'm pretty bummed out because I love this thing.
05-25-2011 08:52 AM - edited 05-25-2011 09:03 AM
Good suggestion. Now sugestions indicator before this all happened was at around 90% I've never let this thing go below 18%.
So the PB is still plugged into the wall via OEM charger. Going on 12 hours or so I think. Just tested the amp and null. So I plugged in my phone and I'm getting about 1789ma well with in specs.
I'll see if I can pick up a fast charger today for the hell if it. Even if this thing has failed I getting another one anyways.
One other thing. When I turn it off (no flashing light) then I plug it in the light will flash the same code 14.
Again thank you all for these suggestions.
Edit: Ill make sure I share my results whatever I may find.
05-25-2011 09:27 AM - edited 05-25-2011 09:43 AM
I'm using OEM charging device because I don't have any other charging devices for playbook.
P.S. Maybe I have bad connection between charging cable and device? If charging cable is connected there is a little (1-2 mm) distance between device and charging cable's skin. It is very easy to disconnect cable from device. Is it normal?
05-25-2011 10:13 AM
05-26-2011 11:30 PM
I think i'm having a hard time with my PB.
I left the battery to drain until it shuts down over the weekend and I'm so frustrated that I'm not able to switch it on after charnging it USB for over 48 hours and more.
I had yet to try charging the PB over the wall plug, as it's a US pin (need a convertor for this). Is there anyone succesfully fix a dead-flat battery problem with PB?
1. Battery at 0%
2. Charged with USB
3. Tried to switch on, red led turns on, and off
4. Green led blinks for few second
5. turns off
05-27-2011 12:03 AM
05-27-2011 12:38 PM
OK I'm only going through one more time:
For you who can't get the playbook to power up it means your battery is dead and it will not charge unless powered up! Catch 22.
Heres how to fix it:
1 Plug it in with the charger that came with it, not any USB charger will do.
2 Hold down the two volume buttons (+ and -) and the little red power button all simultaneously for ten seconds.
3 Playbook should boot normally.