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Registered: ‎02-07-2013
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: telus

Playbook will not turn on - just flashes red light

 

   I was having trouble getting my playbook to hold a charge.  Followed forum help directions and it starting charging again. Then I allowed a software update and now the playbook will not turn on - it just flashes a red light three times and does nothing.  Even when I plug in the charger the charging symbol doesn't appear anymore. 

  

    Is there a way to revive my playbook? 

  

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Re: Playbook will not turn on - just flashes red light

LEAVE it connected to the wall outlet charger (not the USB > PC charger).
Leave it connected for 24 hours... every 3-5 hours, press and hold the power button only for about 20 seconds. Eventually it will boot on up, but first must reach a certain charge level.
You will see the blinking red and perhaps yellowish LED light, and perhaps a symbol on screen of "no battery". That means the battery is drained, but it must reach a certain charge before powering on.

I know it sounds like you might have done this, keep trying.

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