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  1. May Hem's Avatar
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    Default Playbook battery wont charge via usb

    Good morning.

    I just got a 64BG playbook, and whilst the device charges fine via the mains charger, i get a notification message saying that the playbook wont charge the battery, despite the laptop being connected to the playbook.

    I have tried three different usb leads.

    Please help!
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    I get this too. Unless i'm mistaken it came with the 2.1 uprgrade. I think Im mistaken lol
    Last edited by BigwhiteUK; 11-17-2012 at 06:45 AM.
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    Try putting into standby when you do that. The screen alone consumes basically as much power as the laptop is able to supply through USB (about 2W) so the message is likely correct. With the screen off, it should be able to charge, but note that it will still be much slower than if you were to use the wall charger, which can manage close to 9W for charging. Expect it to take at least 12h for a full charge via USB on the laptop, even with the screen off.
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    You might also consider getting what is termed a CHARGING ONLY CABLE. AT&T shops sell them but you can probably find them elsewhere. It provides a bit more power from a computer usb port. But best to use a wall charger.

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