1. Wayne_Enterprises's Avatar
    I dusted off the old Playbook and wanted to take her for a spin this week, but low and behold the dreaded 0% battery problem prompting a nice 3 hour session of stack charging.

    Had it taking a charge for about 24 hours and was stuck on "moving bubbles" screen. Tried to reload via BB Desktop Manager 6 and 7, it sees the PB for about 5 seconds while trying to connect and see if there's a tablet update, then the device reboots and starts regular boot sequence. Interesting side note, in DM 7 when trying to do the "restore from brick" trick, the LED would flash 5 red about 5 times. In DM 6, it would do green.

    Anyways, since DM clearly hated me, I have an autoloader for the last official Tablet OS. I'm able to turn it off, turn it on, access the bootloader thru the autoloader and see the RAM image upload to 100%. Then the same behavior is displayed that DM 6 would. 5 green LED flashes repeating 5 or 6 times, then nothing. The autoloader exits and devices boots up normal and back to the "moving bubbles" screen.

    I think I've tried everything...including disconnecting the battery from the board...

    Am I out of options?

    You know when the RIM autoloader fails, you're in serious doo doo.
    07-03-14 11:17 PM
  2. just_luc's Avatar
    Autoloader would have been my go to move as well..

    does SIC wipe work on the playbook? maybe try that and then the autoloader again?
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    07-04-14 01:55 PM
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    Autoloader would have been my go to move as well..

    does SIC wipe work on the playbook? maybe try that and then the autoloader again?
    What's SIC wipe?

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    07-04-14 02:21 PM
  4. just_luc's Avatar
    You've been around here long enough to find the search button I think.. *he says facetiously*

    But here you are:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=909209

    It'll wipe your device right down to the flashing red dot. No OS loaded. At that point you run the autoloader with nothing in the way. If that doesn't work you have a hardware failure.

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    07-04-14 03:38 PM
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    You've been around here long enough to find the search button I think.. *he says facetiously*

    But here you are:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=909209

    It'll wipe your device right down to the flashing red dot. No OS loaded. At that point you run the autoloader with nothing in the way. If that doesn't work you have a hardware failure.

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    Sorry. American laziness on the 4th of July.

    I get "error; could not connect to USB device" in the SIC prompt, AFTER it uploads the RAM image to 100%.

    If it can't connect to the "usb device", which I assume is the flash memory, how am I booting up to the BlackBerry bubbles screen?
    07-04-14 04:30 PM
  6. just_luc's Avatar
    This is where I get off.. if that didn't work I'm out of ideas. Sorry.

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    07-04-14 10:56 PM
  7. Wayne_Enterprises's Avatar
    This is where I get off.. if that didn't work I'm out of ideas. Sorry.

    Posted via CB10
    No problem. Appreciate the help. RIP another Playbook

    Posted via CB10 on 10.2.1.3139
    07-05-14 12:02 AM

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