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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-23-2011
My Device: Blackberry Playbook
My Carrier: O2
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Playbook won't switch on, charge or reboot!

Hi All

Can anybody help with my playbook. It won't switch on via the power button, just the initial red light then nothing.

It doesn't respond to either it's own charger or my curves charger.

I have tried to reboot by holding the power and + and - buttons down simultaneously but I get the red light then a few flashing yellow lights then nothing, back to dead.

Please help.

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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Playbook won't switch on, charge or reboot!

Connect it to your PC with the BlackBerry Desktop Software running and then repeat the three button reset., that should force the Desktop Software to load/install to the device.

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Posts: 18
Registered: ‎11-23-2011
My Device: Z30
My Carrier: Bell Mobility

Re: Playbook won't switch on, charge or reboot!

hold the power button hard for up to a minute while plugged in, mine got stuck for a while and wouldn't turn on, but finally it did, the battery was so dead it wouldn't charge is all I could come up with
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I'm rockin the BlackBerry DTEK60, Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook,BT Headset HS-700

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Re: Playbook won't switch on, charge or reboot!

charge for 30 min, do a reset


repeat above until it reboots. Took me a few times.


kids left theirs on over weekend and this got theirs going again


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