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Posts: 11
Registered: ‎09-17-2008
My Device: Blackberry Playbook
My Carrier: n/a

Re: Playbook won't Power on

Knotty gave a awesome fix for this. Hook up to your computer open desk top manager and reinstall the software. Hopefully you have all your data backed up on your computer because this will be wiped out on the PB but it will work again. Good Luck.....Robert

Robert
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-29-2012
My Device: Playbook 32 gb, BB Curve 8530, BB Bold 9590
My Carrier: Bell Mobility

Re: Playbook won't Power on

thanks for posting about the 3 button reboot ... it worked for me.

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-21-2012
My Device: Playbook 16gb 7 inches screen
My Carrier: sprint

Re: Playbook won't Power on

Hello everyone,

 

mine too does not power up. red light blink and then the green blink exactly 5 times after that and then nothing.

tried charging for more than an hour this evening.

tried to hold down power button for 10 seconds or more as mentioned in this forum.

mine is playbook 16gb bought online from Rim website online and just 3 months old.

 

any suggestion will be appreciated.

 

should i consider my device is toast ? 

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-29-2012
My Device: Playbook 32 gb, BB Curve 8530, BB Bold 9590
My Carrier: Bell Mobility

Re: Playbook won't Power on

Hi, I have had this happen twice now.  The second time it happened I used the 3 button trick, but it took at least 4 or 5 tries.   

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-21-2012
My Device: Playbook 16gb 7 inches screen
My Carrier: sprint

Re: Playbook won't Power on

Hi,

 

i tried several times. yesterday i kept it fo charging whole night. i have to try it doing again. have not tried connecting it pc yet. since i have pressed the reset button several time i guess this changes back to factory setting. unfortunately the picts and video taken were not synced up to my pc, i guess they are lost.

 

what do you suggest should i contact bb and get the device returned and looked at.

 

thanks

 

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-09-2012
My Device: Playbook running 2.0
My Carrier: ATT

Re: Playbook won't Power on

Just had this issue. I did not have the original wall charger at the time and tried Griffin and iPad chargers both could not charge the playbook leaving me with flashing lights. However I did get access to the playbook dock fast charger. Works right after pluggin the unit it. I guess the usb connector might be having power issues? The dock charges off the three prong connectors on the right side. So I'm guessing it provides a better power connection with more power needed to revive the unit.

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Posts: 32,114
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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I'm rockin the BlackBerry PRIV, Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook,BT Headset HS-700

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Re: Playbook won't Power on

over depleted batteries wont charge at full current and can only be charged with trickle depending on the circuitry. So it might seem dead but many times it can be charged again.

 

the rapid charger does provide more power, When the battery is drained too low, you have to charge for about an hour and then try the 3 button reset. Some have tried to charge it for 15 min the 3 button reset and it will power on after a few times of doing this.

 

Took me a more than 4 times on my son's playbook after he left it on with a game running over the weekend.

 




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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-07-2012
My Device: playbook
My Carrier: cogeco

Re: Playbook won't Power on

Woohoo and thank you.  My playbook is finally charging - using the wall  charger was the key with the rebooting by holding down the power button for 10 seconds.

 

Thanks again.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-05-2012
My Device: PlayBook
My Carrier: NCF

Re: Playbook won't Power on

I just went through this when my playbook was packed away for a move.  After the panic and finding this thread I was able to get it back by plugging it in  repeatedly.  Holding the power button seemed to do nothing.

 

I wonder how many other people will put the playbook away in standby and having the battery d rain before they get back to it.  This problem should be in a FAQ as well as a warning about putting it into storage.