07-15-2012 08:00 AM - edited 07-15-2012 08:42 AM
This morning, I tried to turn the device on but I couldnt manage to turn it on.
I suspected that it was a battery issues, so I plugged it to the charger for half an hour but it still couldnt be turned on.
Instead, the LED keep blinking red light over and over again when it is plugged to the charger, it goes off when it wasnt plugged to the charger.
But the point is that i still cant turn the device on at all.
1. I tried press and holding all buttons for 10 seconds to do a hard reset.[ It doesnt work ]
2. I connected it to desktop manager 7.1, a dialog box popped up saying that the device battery is dead. .[ It doesnt work ]
Any idea what caused this??
Please do help
- LED flashes red in sequence Blink pause Blink 6 times and this repeats over and over again everytime I try charging it.
- I did plugged it to car travel charger at first before plugging it to "normal" charger. I dont know if that is relevant..
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07-15-2012 11:00 PM
I'm having the exact same issue on mine as well. Blink....pause... 6 blinks.
I had turned it off to travel from work to home (because we all now know how weak the battery is) and when I got home it no longer turned back on.
I have tried holding all buttons for 15-20 seconds to "reset" the device but no cigar"
Use BDM doesn't help either because when I try to repair the OS I get "there are no updates"
07-16-2012 01:29 AM - edited 07-16-2012 01:35 AM
When I tried to turn on my Dev Alpha today, I could not! The LED is blinking (I believe it is green) when I connect the device to the USB port of my PC. But when I disconnect, I will see a static Dev Alpha splash screen. After a few seconds, the screen turns black.
What can I do now?
After connecting the USB cable to the PC for a few more minutes, I disconnect it and the splash screen appears again. The blinking also stopped. This time, it seems the splash screen is animating (the background changes). So I reconnect the device to the USB port. Now the device boots successfully! It would seem that the battery on the device has completed drained out over the past few days that it wasn't in use.
In any case, my Dev Alpha is back! Hurray!
07-16-2012 01:44 AM
07-16-2012 04:47 AM - edited 07-16-2012 04:48 AM
sounds like a "software dead battery incorrect flag".
With PlayBook, some have been able to solve this with a serie of 6-8 short charging cycles alternated with 10 secs unplugged cycles :
-> Plug in the WALL charger for 2 mins, unplug for 10 sec -> Repeat 6 to 8 times
Let us know ...
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