1. everett1911's Avatar
    it's what it says on the lid, my playbook's usb port is broken and now the usb charger won't do its job. I have to wait until next month before I can get a magnetic charger and until then I was wondering if it was possible to splice the rapid charger's cable and fiddle up a homebrew magnetic charger. Did anyone ever try that?
    06-20-14 03:53 PM
  2. anon1727506's Avatar
    As cheap as the charger have become... Not sure how you would DIY the magnetic end, it's pretty specifically designed for the PlayBook.
    06-20-14 04:30 PM
  3. everett1911's Avatar
    I don't really care about the magnetic bit, more that it charges
    06-20-14 06:57 PM
  4. everett1911's Avatar
    Anyone?
    06-20-14 09:37 PM
  5. pacoman03's Avatar
    As I see it, if you get your wires crossed, you run the risk of frying your Playbook.
    06-20-14 09:41 PM
  6. robsteve's Avatar
    The magnet charger is 12v, rather than the 5v of the USB. If you did want to jury rig a charger, you would also need to find a suitable 12v source.



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    06-20-14 10:48 PM
  7. everett1911's Avatar
    [QUOTE=robsteve;10498637]The magnet charger is 12v, rather than the 5v of the USB. If you did want to jury rig a charger, you would also need to find a suitable 12v source.

    I've got that old 12v ac adapter with a missing plug. do you think that'll work? Also, the pins are ground-power-ground aren't they?
    06-21-14 01:17 PM
  8. Freddy Castillo's Avatar
    Yes but one on Amazon and very happy work great and still charging with out problem
    06-21-14 10:56 PM
  9. everett1911's Avatar
    Yes but one on Amazon and very happy work great and still charging with out problem
    I'm not sure I understand what you just said
    06-22-14 04:08 PM
  10. tangozulu's Avatar
    Why do you have to wait till next month. Why not rush one and not risk your playbook.
    06-22-14 04:29 PM

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