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Registered: ‎01-21-2013
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9810
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Playbook not regerstering with computer

When I plug my Playbook into my computer via USB.

Nothing. Does not show up in Desktop software or Windows Explorer. 


My Blackberry phone works, so it's not the USB cable or USB cord.


I get a "!" in the top left saying "Unable to charge battery with connected source".


The OS version is 2.1.1314 and I have Windows 7 64-bit on my PC.

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Posts: 3,804
Registered: ‎12-29-2011
My Device: Z30 / Playbook

Re: Playbook not regerstering with computer

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hey are you using the latest version of the desktop manager?  Also have you restarted the playbook and computer?

Has it ever worked?


See here too:

Identifying and troubleshooting issues with the BlackBerry Desktop Software detecting a USB connected BlackBerry PlayBook



this talks about wifi sharing options:

How to transfer files to and from the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet





This may help too:

Connecting Your PlayBook To Your PC? Here Is a Common Fix


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