- CrackBerry Abuser
- 170 Posts
The problem I seem to run into is when my PlayBook is completely dead and I connect it to the charger and it just won't charge, it indicates that its plugged in with a red flash and seconds after it will flash yellow and do nothing, won't charge, doesn't give me an ounce of power. I tried to plug the damn thing about 4 times, thinking it was charging, hours later I would come back and still no power. So I thought well this isn't working and decided to use my BB charger... Low and behold the damn thing worked. I don't get it, but it just worked. So after enough power to turn it on I can switch back to the PB charger and it works fine.
I've also had issues with my dock where it shows the lightning bolt when charging but once I get up from bed, its completely dead. (I'll let it be known I do have the antair alarm clock on all night as well)
Just wondering if anyone has had the same issues I have had with charging.
- CrackBerry Addict
03-16-12, 05:41 AM #2
- 785 Posts
I have atleast had issues with the charging dock, the lightning Bolt sign shows up and then hours later no charge. I figured out that sometime the magnetic interface between he dock and the PB doesn't sit perfectly well so just make sure to come back a few minutes later to see if the PB is indeed charging- if not then reposition the PB on the dock. I always run the battery guru app when I am putting the PB down for a charge.... Tells me whether it's charging or am I seeing a false charging icon on the battery
However I haven't had issues with the wall charger.
- 03-16-12, 09:06 AM #4
Yes the docks have a known thing where the pins don't always pop back into place. There is talk of some wall chargers that have been replaced for a defect and some say closing the blades and reopening them makes the connection work again.
- 03-16-12, 09:13 AM #5
I can speak as to the wall chargers.
The micro usb end of my Playbook wall charger broke, so RIM sent me a quick charger replacement (which was super awesome of them). I fiured they'd ask for the old charger back, but they didn't so it went into the "nonworking electronics" box. Yes, I have a box for broken electronics