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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Electronic devices may be having damage that does not show for a while. With excessive power handling components can slowely drift out of specs.

 

If you are charging the Playbook with the proper charger and the results are not proper with the proper processes, this points to a defect.

 

From experience, I know the Playbook charging is critical if the battery is allowed to run down to flat. I do my best to absolutely avoid this. If you cannot get the Playbook to charge there is also the possiblity there is a defect. In this case you would have to send the tablet to RIM for service.

 

In retrospect, consumer products should not be designed to be so critical for handling when it comes to aspects such as charging and general usage. I've worked on industrial products that are like this, but no other consumer products like this. The potential Playbook charging problems are my only big complaint about this tablet.

 

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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

I had problem with charging....I am sending unit back to RIM. They say unit is warrantied for 1 year from purchase.

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My Device: PlayBook 64 Gb and Z10 LE
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Hello Guys, my PlayBook (5/6 months old) is dead, will not turn on and the LED is always off .. I did many tests but nothing to do.
I left it in charge 24 hours but nothing (I checked the charger and it works), I connected to the PC, but Desktop Manager does not detect it, I found it to attach and detach the connector several times but nothing.
I tried to do the hard reset and soft reset but even that has given results.
Starting to get frustrated.
you have any other ideas?

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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Zukka, Welcome to the Club! Good luck...
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

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Your symptoms and tests, if thorough, suggest socket broken, or battery fault. Do you have access to a rapid charger (magnetic 3pin) to eliminate battery fault?

Is the central protrusion in the socket straight and central?

 

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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks


Zukka wrote:

 I found it to attach and detach the connector several times but nothing.


Zukka, by this, do you mean you hear the PING sound of the PlayBook being recognized by the PC? Just nothing in the Desktop Software?

Are you charging with the OEM wall outlet AC charger?

And I agree, if you have the magnetic rapid charger or a friend with one, try that.

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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

I don't hear a Ping when I connect to Pc.

I haven't magnetic rapid charger.. is the battery charger for table?

the connector on PlayBook are Ok!! Central and Straight

So.. on Monday I go to #BBJam .. and I hope to resolve this problem with the expert or win my section of #BBDevAwards (twitter) and receive another Pb.. 

 

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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Ok, Good luck, have fun at the Jam.

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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

I re-read my last post .. I would not have been rude, if so I apologize.
the thought that I had in mind was to use a power strip for charging the BBJam (in Milan I find it).

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