My PB's charging jack has got dislocated a little bit, maybe because of shoving it in forcefully, and now the charger's knob is not going into the charging socket of the PB so is there any other way i could charge my PB ?
There are three slots at the bottom of the playbook one is for charging, the middle one, at the right hand is the HDMI one and I have no idea about the functionality of the one which is located on the farthest left hand side maybe there is another way to charge the PB other than the middle charging slot.
PS I can get the jack fixed even though there is no BB support centre in Pakistan but I just need to charge my PB for some work before i can hand it over to the repairing shop so for the time being I need some alternative to get it charged up.
- CrackBerry User
03-28-13, 03:03 PM #2
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Charging alternatives PG
Same thing happen to my 64G model. Using a desktop charging cradle to charge it now. The three "gold"
pins is for a cradle charger. Check out the one Crackberry has in their store (link below). Its a heck of a deal compared to what I paid when I had to buy mine from the big box store.
BlackBerry Charging Pod for PlayBook | BlackBerry PlayBook Cradles | ShopCrackBerry
Last edited by iRonin; 03-28-13 at 03:05 PM. Reason: forgot to add key info on what the pins were for
- 03-28-13, 03:22 PM #3
F2? Rapid travel charger attaches magnetically to the three pogo pins. See Amazon. Availability in Pakistan???
Are you plugging in USB correctly using the charger supplied with PB? Info below is from the BB Knowledge Base
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- 03-28-13, 04:10 PM #7
Amazon.com: Blackberry Rapid Travel Charger for Playbook - Retail Packaging - Black: Computers & Accessories
There is also this option. They have both available on amazon if you need to save some $ I personally have bought several items from shop CrackBerry.com and it's always fast and we'll packaged. But sometimes I go to Amazon for the cheaper route.
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-28-13, 04:10 PM #8
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Try carefully squaring up the center pin of the charging port with something like a toothpick?
I have been able to fix two non charging PB using this method.
Worth a try before you send it for repair.
- 03-28-13, 07:37 PM #10
The difference between the travel rapid charger and the charging cradle is regardless of any kind of Playbook cover or jacket you have on your device the former can do the job easily. With the cradle charger your Playbook has to be naked. Unless of course you have a very thin or bare bottom case.
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-28-13, 08:27 PM #11
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And if you have three of them, you can set your PlayBook alongside your place, running a stream, or music, or just in case you need to view new messges. The other one's beside my bed, so that Today's Alarm Clock wakes me in the morning, while the PlayBook gets its daily charge.
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