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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-30-2012
My Device: playbook 32GB
My Carrier: rogers

Turning on a Playbook

Just received a new Playbook for Christmas and learning my way around it.. I have two questions at the moment.


1)  I have read that you can turn it on by swiping from top to bottom or, the other way around.


Mine will not do this and I was wondering what I am missing.


2)  The LED at the top of the screen flashes on when charging.  How can I tell when it is fully charged?


Help appreciated.  Thank you.



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Posts: 1,625
Registered: ‎02-28-2012
My Device: Two PB's

Re: Turning on a Playbook

You can't turn it on by swiping, but you can bring it out of Standby that way.


To turn it on, press the power button briefly (red button on top edge)


Whilst playbook is off the led should turn yellow pulsing when part charged (but available to turn on), then green for fully charged .