1. JORENO's Avatar
    Installed OS update, Device shut off, will not start. Just have a red blinking light. What happened and how to fix. Two slow flashes, then two fast. Was updating through desktop manager. Playbook Screen went black halfway through update.
    02-13-13 10:11 PM
  2. Synerworks's Avatar
    The flashing leds mean that the image is invalid or corrupt. At this point you will need to do a debrick from the desktop manager. Unfortunately, your data is toast, unless a recent backup had been made and then it can be restored after the OS reloaded.
    02-13-13 10:19 PM
  3. oilgeo10's Avatar
    Yeah, the update didn't complete and you need to do as synerwork says. Here is the BB support forum link for this

    KB26748-BlackBerry PlayBook tablet fails to boot and displays flashing red LED in sequence blink blink pause
    02-13-13 10:32 PM
  4. JORENO's Avatar
    I do have a recent backup. But my desktop manager does not see the Playbook connected.
    02-13-13 10:35 PM
  5. JORENO's Avatar
    This must really be bad!
    02-13-13 11:24 PM
  6. JORENO's Avatar
    This worked!
    Play book wont power up or light just blinks - BlackBerry Support Community Forums
    Play book wont power up or light just blinks [ Edited ]
    ‎04-26-2011 10:57 AM - last edited on ‎01-03-2013 06:05 PM by Chronos

    I had this issue and found a fix for it.

    PlayBook will not charge if powered off
    Cant charge if PlayBook can not boot up.

    My Fix

    Connect to the supplied PlayBook power charger, press and hold the power button for 20 seconds to force a reboot.
    During the rebbot it will charge up.


    Connect to desktop manager (use latest version please) with your PC using the Micro USB cable and press and hold the power button down for 20 seconds.

    Some older version of the OS might need the + and - volume keys held at same time while the power button is held down.

    Since after going with the OS 1710, power features have been better and not as much loss of battery life when screen goes black and not powered off with all apps closed.

    Some good info:
    02-13-13 11:50 PM
  7. BB_Bmore's Avatar
    If it weren't for CrackBerry you'd probably be really frustrated and ticked right now...this is why CrackBerry is wonderful
    Symeonify and snarlybear like this.
    02-14-13 12:25 AM

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