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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-25-2009
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Power button problem

Hi,

 

 

Am very happy with the playbook think its way better than ipad.

Am having problems SOMETIMES with the power button.

 

Any solutions ??

 

 

Thanx in advance.

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Posts: 10
Registered: ‎05-31-2011
My Device: BB Playbook
My Carrier: N/A

Re: Power button problem


diamantaire wrote:

Hi,

 

 

Am very happy with the playbook think its way better than ipad.

Am having problems SOMETIMES with the power button.

 

Any solutions ??

 

 

Thanx in advance.

 


If you explain the problem someone might be able to assist you, whats the problem with your power button??

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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Power button problem

Agreed... what is the problem with your power button?

If it is that it's too "flat" against the case, not rasied enough, that has been noticed from some of the earlier units.



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Re: Power button problem

yeah could say so thats its a bit flat !!

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Re: Power button problem

Yep!
You could always go to where you bought yours and check some others, and see if they will exchange it.
Also -- if you've performed the latest Playbook upgrades, if you touch the battery symbol at the top right, you'll see options for turning off, sleep, etc., which in many cases will keep you from needing to use that physical power button.


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Registered: ‎05-31-2011
My Device: BB Playbook
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Re: Power button problem

I personally find the power button to be very practical, it is indeed very flush with the device, but I have no issues using it, I honestly think that this issue is of a personal preference to many who have the PB, there is a great demo on you tube that puts this so called myth to rest.

Cheers

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Re: Power button problem

Being a big blackberry fanI bought my pb from nyc but I live in Belgium where it is still to be launched hence going to the store not an option.

 

Already have the updates loaded .

 

Could someone pls put up the video links

 

Thanx  a ton  for the help & efforts.

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Registered: ‎05-31-2011
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Re: Power button problem

Here you go...check this out...hope it helps

Cheers

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2Y3Ps-F3tM

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Posts: 72
Registered: ‎02-21-2011
My Device: PlayBook & Torch 9800
My Carrier: Vodafone UK

Re: Power button problem

The power button is a bit fiddly especially for those of us with big hands! However I very rarely use the button so it is not a problem; as JSanders points out the latest update includes 'switches' from the power icon and to wake up just run your finger up and down from the bottom bezel.

 

 

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Re: Power button problem