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Registered: ‎12-07-2011
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Playbook won't turn on, boot, or charge. LED flashing red.

 Playbook won't turn on, boot, or charge. LED flashing red.

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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: Playbook won't turn on, boot, or charge. LED flashing red.

Try this, while connected to your charger. Press and hold the Power key, up and down volume (-/+) all three buttons simultaneously, for about 10-12 seconds. You should the red LED blink and that should allow a reset of the PlayBook and to power up.



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Re: Playbook won't turn on, boot, or charge. LED flashing red.

sir i do the same but nothing happens only red light blinking
even i connect to my computer the bb desktop massanger gives massage that not connected unknown device
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Registered: ‎02-03-2012
My Device: curve 9330/Playbook
My Carrier: verizon

Re: Playbook won't turn on, boot, or charge. LED flashing red.

I had this issue a week or so ago. I held the power button down until the red light went out. I did have to hold it more than 12 seconds but I am sure it was not for 60. The light finally went out. It did start up okay after that. I have not experienced it since, so i have not been able to duplicate or identify if the constant pressure on the off button was the actual corrective action, but am just offering it as an option.

 

I have found the that some of my freeze ups or delays are after I use some android based apps or mutli-tasking between certain functions that maybe memory intense.

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Re: Playbook won't turn on, boot, or charge. LED flashing red.


manzoor wrote:
sir i do the same but nothing happens only red light blinking
even i connect to my computer the bb desktop massanger gives massage that not connected unknown device

I'd ask you to try it again and again.

Another user has said this procedure below has debricked their PlayBook.

1- Press the powerbutton for about 20 seconds
2- Charge PB for 2 minutes (use stopwatch)
3- Disconnect powercable for 8 seconds

You have to repeat step 2 and 3 total of 10 times. Then reboot by pressing power and + key for 22 seconds.

Other users have reported this reset their device and got it working.



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My Device: blackberry play book
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Re: Playbook won't turn on, boot, or charge. LED flashing red.

i did this so many times
please describe ist i have to ON the bp or OFF then i have to follow above steps
thank you
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Registered: ‎10-07-2010
My Device: Pearl 9105 - Playbook 16Gb
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Re: Playbook won't turn on, boot, or charge. LED flashing red.

could you fix  your playbook?

Pearl 9105 6.0 Bundle 2950
Playbook 2.1.0.1032
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Registered: ‎12-11-2011
My Device: Blackberry bold
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Re: Playbook won't turn on, boot, or charge. LED flashing red.

This did not work.....ugh Smiley Sad what now?????
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My Device: PRIV Android 6.0 Beta, Passport, Z30, Q10, Z10, PlayBook

Re: Playbook won't turn on, boot, or charge. LED flashing red.


hkinley ha escrito:
This did not work.....ugh Smiley Sad what now?????

What os version do you have? Are u in the US?

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Re: Playbook won't turn on, boot, or charge. LED flashing red.

yes, in the States.  I think (today) I finally got it working.... wow! thanks