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- Kevin Michaluk, Founder, CrackBerry.com
05-12-2012 01:16 PM
I searched around and there are so many threads with so many confusing instructions varying between versions, so I would like to resume the facts, and try to recover my PB in the process.
First I am linking the most accurate article I found in BB for OS 2.0
So most things depend on the version you are running, I have the last one is 2.0.xx (i do not remeber the last numbers), the article doesnt explicit says something about 2.0 but lets supposed it is in the category starting 1.0.5.
facts: •Standard Blackberry chargers, other AC adapter USB chargers, or computer USB ports are not recommended for charging the PlayBook.
According to the article, if OS beyong 1.0.5 it will charge if it is off, so no need to "debricking"
•The device will show a solid red LED, followed by a solid yellow LED as the device boots into charging mode. This is followed by a yellow pulsating LED indicating c charging in progress. - This doesn't happens in my PB just 1 red light when pluggin the charger and that is it, left it charging about 24hrs and nothing new, well It reconized the pb on DEsktop manager but I just had the upgrade option, I just downloded 1.2 GB os so I do not want to repeat it.
well i am open to try anything, please help me.
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05-18-2012 09:51 AM
05-18-2012 09:53 AM
I'm rockin the BlackBerry DTEK60, Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook,BT Headset HS-700
05-18-2012 10:44 AM
Thanks for posting your solution and glad to see you are doing better.
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05-21-2012 06:09 PM
my father-in-law's 16GB PB that we bought him for Christmas is having the same problem. it's been "fully charged" (i.e. plugged in for >1day) but it's not turning on.
I have the unit with me now and the articles and instructions in this thread aren't working. no indicator lights are lighting up, no charging icons are being displayed.
are there any other actions that I can try?
05-21-2012 06:40 PM
If you have a USB live socket, like a PC that will stay awake all night, connect the USB cable to it all night. Although USB will not be enough to charge whilst playbook is running, it should charge it while off for that length of time. If it does, then suspect the charger. If so, get a desk docking charger.
11-20-2012 10:07 AM
Mine is doing the same thing. Except, when I plug in the charger, it flashes red multiple times. It's been charging for two days now, with me using my smartphone charger. The PB charger stopped working after about a month. The solution was of no help to me and I'm starting to get very annoyed with the device.