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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-12-2012
My Device: Blackberry Playbook
My Carrier: Koodo Mobile

Playbook won't charge

I've found many topics and issues similar to mine, but can't seem to find one with my exact issue - so apologies if this is an issue that has come up before and I just can't find the thread.


My playbook recently died completely. This has happened before, and I just left it plugged in for a whole day and it worked again. However, now when I plug it in to either a wall charger or my computer, it doesn't stay connected. It shows the red LED light at first, then disconnects, flashes a yellow LED light and doesn't continue charging. When it's plugged into the computer, when the red LED light comes on, my computer acknowledges a new connected device.  However, about 5 seconds later, it will show the device being disconnected and the yellow LED light flashes.


I hope that's enough information, if it's not clear or more information is needed, I'd be happy to provide it.  Essentially, the Playbook is only charging for 5 seconds or so, and then disconnects and therefore does not charge enough to turn on or continue charging.


Thanks for any help,



Posts: 539
Registered: ‎11-09-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Z10
My Carrier: AIS Thailand

Re: Playbook won't charge

Are you using a PlayBook charger or something else? such as a Samsung Micro-USB charger? BlackBerry Chargers work with the PlayBook but some other brand's charger are not supported e.g. Samsung (SIII)
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