Blackberry Playbook .....I need help
I purchased a Blackberry Playbook from Amazon this week. I plugged it in, and tried charging it over night. Unless it is plugged in, nothing happens when I turn it on. If it is plugged in, the red light comes on for about 22 seconds, then changes to green, yellow, then off. I have used the charger that came with it. Did I purchase something that is never going to work?
Thanks for all the input people. I upgraded my BlackBerry Desktop, then I kept plugging it into my laptop, and after about 5 or 6 tries, it updated the software in the Tablet. This took about 20 minutes, then I was able to charge it using the charger that came with it. It had to upgrade again once the power level was at 20%. All is good now, so there is hope. I love it.
Last edited by SJAnhorn; 12-13-13 at 01:08 AM. Reason: Change in status
- CrackBerry Newbie
12-11-13, 01:42 AM #2
- 7 Posts
There can be one of two things wrong. The charging port maybe messed up. Somethings, its as simple as letting it charge overnight while off. It'll fix itself. Another option is to buy a rapid charger. There's 2 ways to charge the PlayBook and the rapid port is a great option and it's very cheap these days on amazon.
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- CrackBerry Abuser
12-11-13, 01:50 AM #4
- 177 Posts
Most probably came with no battery charge at all. Therefore as mentioned put it on the fast charger or maybe on the computer, it needs to charge a little bit once battery reaches 10% then your regular charger will do the rest.
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- 12-11-13, 04:00 AM #6
The most important issue with the PlayBook is that it needs battery power to be able to charge the battery. I guess your battery came completely drained, and you'll need to do a stack charge, search for it on the forums.
- 12-11-13, 10:01 AM #7
Of course as suggested in a previous post you should check the micro usb port for damage. If you insert a micro usb plug upside down you can damage the port by bending the little tab inside of it. The plug should be inserted with the Blackberry symbol up. See manual. Suggest marking both charger plug and the other cable you get for plugging into the computer with a dot of fingernail polish to help prevent mistake. Once you get the rapid charger you will put the other one in a drawer and forget about it.
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- 12-11-13, 10:10 AM #8
The USB 2.0 does not have enough current. IF you have USB 3 with Thunderbolt, that I believe has more current.
THE BEST thing to get is the Rapid Travel Charger, has a magnetic connector to connect to the 3 contact port (the same one as the Charging Dock) and you can "plug it in" in the dark, just get it close, and it will snap to connect. It also saves on wear and tear on the USB
Data/Charging port, so it's there when you REALLY need it.
- 12-11-13, 10:43 AM #11
- 12-11-13, 10:45 AM #12
Seems like another member here had that problem with an Amazon purchased PB. You can read through this post and see if you want to tackle the problem. Personally, I'd just send it back. Amazon is pretty good about that:
My PB is DOA
- 12-11-13, 10:59 AM #14
- 12-11-13, 10:59 AM #15
Please note that KB 27705 states charging from a computer USB port is restricted to 0.4 amps.
- 12-11-13, 11:04 AM #16
I just activated a 32 GB playbook I got from Walmart in November 2012. Plugged in the rapid charger and it started charging right away. After a couple of hours it had 86% charge so I set it up with no problems.
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