PlayBook charger - red&green light?
I had my playbook on the table over the night with around 30% battery left, and next morning when i'm tryed to start it again it just give me 5sec red light and then 3 green lights.
I've tryed to find an answer on google but the only thing i found was to put the usb cabel in and start desktop softw & push the power button for 10sec and then wait. But nothing happends.
I just have the USB cabel because i forgot to unbox it in the store and now i'm 2000 miles away from the nearest playbook retailer :/
Can someone help me!
- 04-30-2011, 06:36 AM #2
You will need to find a high output micro usb. The wall charger that comes with the PB is 5v 1.8a. I dont know what the usb cables put out but a torch wall charger for example is 700ma. Thats less than half the PB wall charger.
- 04-30-2011, 07:07 AM #3
I also noticed that if I leave the power on the playbook when charging it's fine, but if you power the playbook off and charge it doesn't charge all the way? I woke up this morning and my wife powered it up and it said 60%? Must be a glitch in the software?Blackberry Z30 10.2.0.1803 / 32GB PLAYBOOK OS 18.104.22.1686 / iPad 2 32GB 3G wi-fi
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- CrackBerry Genius
05-03-2011, 02:39 PM #10
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The Playbook charger is the same charger sold as "BlackBerry Premium Charger" for the phones. Find a Blackberry dealer in Paris and buy one there.
Here is the link for it in Canada.
- CrackBerry User
05-03-2011, 06:05 PM #11
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Playbook charging details
Here is some information on charging that may be useful
1) USB ports in general now are CAPABLE of putting out between 1.5-2A - most designs now tend to go to 2A. HOWEVER, just because they can do that does not mean that you will get 2A from the port when you plug in a device. When you plug in a device and you hear the "THE-DUNK" sound, the USB port has been told that there is a USB device and according to the specs, the PC sets the current to 0.5A or less
2) Now the only way to bypass this USB setting of 0.5A is to make sure that the device does not get seen by the PC (DATA LINES ONLY). There are many different charging methods used by wall chargers to start charge (shorting D+/D-, resistor dividers for Apple etc).
3) I did some experiments with the CSQUID cable that I got and what it does is quite unique. There is a switch that allows the high current charge in one mode and sync data/lower current in the other mode. So you can charge the higher current tablets / charge mobile phones faster AND do data on the same cable when needed.
Hope this was helpful
- CrackBerry User
05-03-2011, 06:08 PM #12
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OMG!! $38 for a charging cable!! They sure know how to milk money from users...include a low power cable with the device and MAKE users buy other cables...
Oh well I guess they are in it to make money also...SUPPLY/DEMAND and all...
- 05-05-2011, 09:34 AM #14
My crystal ball is in the shop. Using the correct charger is your best first step. Assuming it's just a dead battery.KB26708-PlayBook - Low Battery
Also saw this
Red light to 5 green(yellow?) blinking lights - BlackBerry Support Community Forums
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- CrackBerry Newbie
05-05-2012, 05:46 PM #15
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I know it's an old thread, but I just had the same problem and managed to fix my PB. I tried many things that were suggested in many other threads.
In case anyone lands on this thread, what worked for me was:
Plug the PB in with the factory charging cable (red light comes on for a several seconds, then goes off). Wait about 10 more seconds. Unplug PB for about 30 seconds.
Repeat n times.
n == 6 for me. Finally my PB light switched to green, then began to oscillate, signalling charging. After a few more minutes my PB came back to life.
- 05-05-2012, 08:34 PM #16
Yes, it's called Stack Charging..
"stack" charging, 6 cycles of charge no charge, for 2 minutes each, charging
for never more than 2 minutes.
Whem you get a green LED, put it on the PB wall charger until fully charged.(BBM # 5)
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- CrackBerry Abuser
06-11-2012, 06:04 PM #17
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