how I jump started my playbook
my son age 7 is in tears that it wont turn on still and he calls me the BlackBerry King.
left on with a few apps running and forgot to charge it or turn it off last Friday night.
Dead with no LED even after 4 days charging and numerous holding buttons down to force it on. So here i share my night of fun and getting my son's playbook to work.
warning, dont try this unless you know what your are doing
Jump start a PlayBook a knottyrope tip - BlackBerry Support Community Forums
I hope this helps out some others
Last edited by knottyrope; 07-10-2012 at 07:20 PM. Reason: speeling
- 07-10-2012, 08:34 PM #2
Interesting. Did you ever try Stack Charging before using the 'defibrillator'?
I think others have just detached the battery and reattached although I don't know why that works.
Those Red/Black arrows represent +/- power?
- 07-11-2012, 01:10 AM #6
What voltage were you applying with direct connection to the battery and did you notice much current. Presumably you bypassed the control circuit which limits or prevents recharge current to a severely exhausted battery. How lucky do you feel you were that nothing really bad happened? Amateurs better not try this and put on your goggles, face shield and welders vest.
since it would not start, I tricked it into thinking the battery was more full than it was with the added torch charger. Since it was depleted I did not want to use a stronger charger like the Playbook has and only held it there for a short time like less than 5 minutes.