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Registered: ‎12-23-2012
My Device: Blackberry Playbook 64G
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Powering Up

My Playbook will not seem to power up anymore? The cord seems to plug in fine, but nothing happening.

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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: Powering Up

Elizabeth, do this:

 

LEAVE it connected to the wall outlet charger (not the USB > PC charger).
Leave it connected for 24 hours... every 3-5 hours, press and hold the power button only for about 20 seconds. Eventually it will boot on up, but first must reach a certain charge level.
You will see the blinking red and perhaps yellowish LED light, and perhaps a symbol on screen of "no battery". That means the battery is drained, but it must reach a certain charge before powering on.

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Registered: ‎01-03-2013
My Device: Blackberry playbook tablet
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Re: Powering Up

I'm having the same problem with my playbook. This was sudden. It doesn't turn and i don't  think its the charger because the red light does turn on but then it turns off after a couple of seconds. I will leave it charging for 24 hours, etc. as posted. I hope the year warranty covers this problem.

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Re: Powering Up

You should be fine.

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Re: Powering Up

JSanders, I did exactly as you said but it still won't turn on. The red light does appear and then the blinking greenish yellowish light right after but still won't power up.

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Re: Powering Up

The yellow/ green lights indicate charging is taking place. The batteries must have been very low. Leave it connected to the charger fir a longer period.
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Re: Powering Up

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So I should leave it charging for a few days? Although the lights appear, they quickly fade and no lights are on. Thank you. 

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Re: Powering Up

Leave it connected fir a few days. Sounds like the batteries are very low.
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Re: Powering Up


Ferny760 wrote:

So I should leave it charging for a few days? Although the lights appear, they quickly fade and no lights are on. Thank you. 


Yes, you're on the right path, the greenish yellow LED is a good sign. Keep charging, keep trying the power button for 20 seconds after 5-6 hours.

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Registered: ‎01-05-2013
My Device: Z10, DC, 9810, 9800, 8520, Playbook
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Re: Powering Up

Having the power cable in alone does not switch on the device like BlackBerry phones.

 

Charge it up like Jsanders said and hold power button down for a good 20 seconds, should come on Smiley Happy

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