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Re: playbook wont charge?!

Great workaround, thanks for posting this...

 


iam222 wrote:

 

***Timer plug to use for stack charging



WHAT is the "timer plug" ???



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Re: playbook wont charge?!

A timer plug? A power plug with a timer, got mine from home depot, you use it to control whatever you plug in there (lights, radio,,). Mine can be programmed up to 14 times, on and off. i was going to use it to stack charge my playbook.

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Re: playbook wont charge?!


iam222 wrote:

A timer plug? A power plug with a timer, got mine from home depot, you use it to control whatever you plug in there (lights, radio,,). Mine can be programmed up to 14 times, on and off. i was going to use it to stack charge my playbook.


kewl idea, thnks for sharing

 




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Re: playbook wont charge?!

I had this problem, this solved mine

 

 

Working under a lighted magnifier, I used a thin but rigid plastic probe on a Playbook's USB port to very gently push the connector down a little. Then I checked that the connector on the USB charger could align with the adjusted connector on the Playbook, and that a connection could be made. When I was sure, I plugged in the USB charger unit to an electric outlet and it started charging up right away. You can also charge the Playbook by using the Blackberry Rapid Charger that connects to the 3 pin charging port that is to the right of the USB port on the Playbook. However if you want to connect the Playbook to a computer you need to fix the USB connector on the Playbook in any case.

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My Device: Playbook
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Re: playbook wont charge?!

Thank you I will try this. My third PB micro usb port wont accept the micro plug to enable me to back it up to the computer. Altho it is only 3 months old it seems warranty is non existent. It LOOKED alright when I bought it. I use the magnetic fast chargers on all my PBs so had had no occasion to use it. 

I presume you are talking a very narrow probe?

 

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Re: playbook wont charge?!

Just tried that but maybe my plastic isnt thick enough. The mocro plug only will go half way in.

Is there no warranty being offered? A loyal BB person but I am ticked off.

 

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Re: playbook wont charge?!


Twilight93 wrote:

Just tried that but maybe my plastic isnt thick enough. The mocro plug only will go half way in.

Is there no warranty being offered? A loyal BB person but I am ticked off.

 


Yes, call your Playbook support number.  http://ca.blackberry.com/support/tablets/playbook/contact-support.html



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Re: playbook wont charge?!

I get a 'URL not found' error message when I click on that link.

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Re: playbook wont charge?!

Hmm works good here.


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Re: playbook wont charge?!

Could you break it down into its components for mr please? It will not work on my PB. Thank you.