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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎04-05-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: optus

Red Flashing light

When I try and charge my playbook I have a red flashing light come on. After hours of charging (red flashing light) the playbook still won't turn on. Any ideas?

 

Paul

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Posts: 9,321
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: grameenphone

Re: Red Flashing light

How are you trying to charge your playbook? Try charging your PB by changing the charger. This will hep you to identify whether there is any issue with your charger or not.

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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎04-05-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: optus

Re: Red Flashing light

Thanks for the reply. I have tried a few chargers but no luck.

 

 

Forums Veteran I
Posts: 2,359
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: Z10 & Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Re: Red Flashing light

I would contact support.
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Forums Veteran I
Posts: 1,945
Registered: ‎11-28-2011
My Device: PlayBook 32 & 64 GB & Torch 9860, Z30
My Carrier: Wind Mobile

Re: Red Flashing light

If your battery is dead or near dead, you have a problem. If you follow these instructions you may be able to make a recovery but it will take some time. The charger is controlled by software. The software will not run because the battery voltage is too low. When the battery is too low and you turn on the PB, It will only run for about 4 minutes and then shut down again. During this 4 minutes, the charger will begin charging but since the battery voltage is still too low, the unit will shut down again and the charger will shut off. To get the voltage up sufficiently for the PB To continue, you have to have the charger plugged in and every 5 minutes or so, you have to hold the power button on until the red light flashes then release it.It will once again recharge for 4 minutes. You may have to repeat these steps at least 10 times. Once the voltage gets up a bit, the charger should stay on but it will takes 6 hours to fully recharge the battery. When your charger is charging, it will feel warm to the touch so check it often to see if it is in fact charging.
One other note, I did not write the software for the PB, I am trying to help you recover from a bad situation. If your PB recovers, don't let the battery go dead again. You will receive a message on your screen informing you to connect your charger when the battery power drops to a low level. Please follow those directions. Have a good day and a better one if the PB Recovers. Please report back on your success or failure.
Contributor
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎10-12-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Red Flashing light

I don't want to sound wierd, but did you check to see if the flashing red indicates that there is unread email?
New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎04-05-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: optus

Re: Red Flashing light

I don't think it is charging at all. There is a red flashing light going but no warmth from the Pb at all.