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Registered: ‎04-07-2014
My Device: PlayBook 32G LTE & 4G, PlayBook 64G, Z30
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Use the forum... There are numerous posts here on dealing with this from stack charging to perhaps the simplest... Press and hold the power on button for about 20 to secs with PB plugged into charger until led illuminates to hen just leave it for good hour or so. There is NO design defect, just people in to much of a hurry to read what's out there....

 

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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Agreed, there many happy users I've assisted who've had this same with their PlayBook now charging and working.
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Registered: ‎01-14-2014
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Thanks, I am trying the 20 seconds tirck, hope it works.

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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

The other solution is purchase the PlayBook magnetic rapid charger.
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

[ Edited ]

SOLVED and THANKS.

Got a power supplier labled output 12V 1A, then, cut the output connector, wraped the output wire with some cover. Then, found the black wire is the negative. And the center touch point  in the magnetic socket of the playbook is positve, the other two points are negative.

 

Then, touch the magnetic socket of the playbook by the wrapped wire, black wire to the negative point, positive wire to the center point. The playbook showed the breath light smoothly.

 

After 10 minutes or above, tried charging the playbook by original USB charger. This time, the charger worked. And the playbook booted up after a while.  Of cause, the playbook run as brand new, I must set every configuration like just bought it.

 

So, the magetic socket works when the USB charger refuse working.

 

If you hestitate on buy a new magnetic  charger, this is an alternative.

 

 

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Registered: ‎08-13-2014
My Device: PlayBook 32GB
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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

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Hi,

I've just had this problem and tried the suggested fixes. When I plug the PlayBook into my laptop, it turns on right away.

Once I remove it though, if I turn it off with the power button or using the touchscreen to turn it off, it won't turn back on.  I have to plug it back in to my laptop to get it to turn on.  It charges just fine, it just won't turn on.  Huge hassle, any fixes out there for this?  Thanks!

 

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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

you might have a battery connection that needs to be re seated

 

some have taken the playbook back off and removed the battery connector and put it back in with good results

 




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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

Ok, well thank you, but that's not something I'm willing to do...maybe I can find someone who would do it for me and see what happens...

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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks

your battery is dead use the rapid charger for the blackberry playbook it is great it will get your tablet going it work for me

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Re: Play book wont power up or light just blinks


aidita wrote:

your battery is dead use the rapid charger for the blackberry playbook it is great it will get your tablet going it work for me


It has been mentioned in the past 900+ replies before i just know it

 




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