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New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-01-2014
My Device: Blackberry Playbook
My Carrier: Vodafone

PlayBook dead

I made a mistake and plugged  a wrong cable from my usb port on my laptop  to the hdmi socket on my playbook, now I have no red light on the playbook which looks completly dead.  Would I have caused a short circuit on the Mother board? or are there any othe ways of checking why I appears dead, I have tried all the usual start up suggestions to no avail, battery reading 3.8 volts, any suggestions welcome, or is the answer recycle?.

Thanks to all in advance.

Guru II
Posts: 22,041
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS; PlayBook w/OS
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: PlayBook dead

Since the USB port provides 5v to the device for charging it is highly likely you fried it since the HDMI port is not designed to take voltage.

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