07-23-12 04:05 AM
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  1. wmcmillan68's Avatar
    My Playbook has been excellent on battery life since I got it in early February. Suddenly, 2 nights ago it started draining rapidly overnight in standby. In standby, with Wi-fi on, backlight set at roughly 33%, push set for email, and only Battery Guru running I am at approx. 0.94W power consumption. Last night I went from 62% to 39% in 4 hours and 35 minutes. I have charged twice since this started from full drain to full charge, done a hard reboot and security wipe but no improvement. Battery health is at 90%. I have read the other threads but don't know what is left to try. Any suggestions?

    ApplicationBattery Guru
    Version 1.0.4.1261
    Author Engenuity Corporation
    Exported at ########
    Session Timestamp Level (%) Voltage (V) Current (A) Power (W) Energy (Wh)Temp (C) Notes
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    07-10-12 06:52 AM
  2. Spencerdl's Avatar
    WOW, I went from 98% to 92% in 3 hrs....and my battery health is at 89 health. Maybe a recently installed Android app?
    07-10-12 07:01 AM
  3. wmcmillan68's Avatar
    Here is Guru export file with timestamps.
    07-10-12 07:06 AM
  4. kbz1960's Avatar
    Something isn't right. I can leave mine on all night with wifi on no apps open and only lose a few percent.

    You should contact Peter the maker of battery guru with your file.
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    07-10-12 07:07 AM
  5. wmcmillan68's Avatar
    I did a security wipe so that should be eliminated, correct?
    07-10-12 07:08 AM
  6. wmcmillan68's Avatar
    Mine was like that until the last 3 nights. Nothing new was installed. How do I contact Peter?
    07-10-12 07:09 AM
  7. kbz1960's Avatar
    He is a member here. http://forums.crackberry.com/members/peter9477-2861341/
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    07-10-12 07:13 AM
  8. FF22's Avatar
    Did you change any settings or sync interval for Native Email? MANUAL sync of Native email has been known to cause rapid battery drain in standby.
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    07-10-12 08:35 AM
  9. wmcmillan68's Avatar
    No. I have 3 accounts at 15 minute interval ans one at 5 minutes.
    07-10-12 08:52 AM
  10. Chaddface's Avatar
    In the past I have had excessive drain problems associated with my WIFI. Turning WIFI off would greatly reduce the draw on the battery. Maybe it has something to do with WIFI file sharing? I don't know what I did but my problem cleared up. It could have been an update or some router setting I changed. In any case try turning your WIFI off or do airplane mode and see if that helps.
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    07-10-12 09:06 AM
  11. Scotter75's Avatar
    If your PlayBook is searching all the time for a wifi signal, it will quickly run the battery down. There are a lot of bad routers out there where the signal strength is up and down every 5 minutes causing your equipment to constantly search for the signal.
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    07-10-12 10:02 AM
  12. rotorwrench's Avatar
    Maybe do a little research first. At last count I believe there are 6103 threads on this Seriously, there are quite a few threads on this that are worth your time reading first. If no luck, as you've seen, there is plenty of willing help
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    07-10-12 10:22 AM
  13. wmcmillan68's Avatar
    According to RIM Support, the only thing for me left to try is drain the battery to at least 15% 6 or 7 times as the battery needs to retrain. I have done this twice so only 4 or 5 more times to go.
    07-10-12 10:27 AM
  14. jpash549's Avatar
    RIM support didn't suggest going to airplane mode with only battery guru running and leaving it in standby overnight? If you don't get to <0.1 watts either the battery has suddenly developed a flaw or something did not shut down properly. Also did the battery health suddenly drop to 90%? Mine bought in January with 86 recharges still shows 99-100%. I usually let it go down to 10-20% and rapid charge with the magnetic charger to 100%.
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    07-10-12 01:25 PM
  15. wmcmillan68's Avatar
    They didn't suggest that, but I already tested Airplane mode and it was just slightly less power consumption .91W vs. .94W.
    07-10-12 01:32 PM
  16. Chaddface's Avatar
    You could try to reload the OS. Seems like the best next step.
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    07-10-12 01:45 PM
  17. wmcmillan68's Avatar
    I did a security wipe as well and started from scratch, updated to latest version of O.S. 2.0...still nada.
    07-10-12 01:52 PM
  18. Chaddface's Avatar
    I did a security wipe as well and started from scratch, updated to latest version of O.S. 2.0...still nada.
    To be sure we are talking about the same thing:
    You used the "debrick" method to wipe and reinstall the OS?
    After I would only load the battery guru app and check. That could rule out a OS or app problem.
    07-10-12 02:12 PM
  19. wmcmillan68's Avatar
    Did the debrick method as well. Still consuming .97W in standby. Will they really know if I haven't cycle drained/recharged the battery 6 times? i have done it 3 so far and the battery health and voltage seem in check so I don't think that has anything to do with the power drain.
    07-10-12 03:37 PM
  20. wmcmillan68's Avatar
    I just noticed this though...my camera is not working Any connection?
    07-10-12 03:39 PM
  21. wmcmillan68's Avatar
    The Playbook is on it's way back to RIM. We believe that there is corruption in the camera driver which is causing it to always be on. They said that this is a rare problem.
    07-12-12 09:22 PM
  22. FF22's Avatar
    Glad to hear that repair/replacement will occur.
    07-13-12 12:31 AM
  23. mgm1979's Avatar
    The Playbook is on it's way back to RIM. We believe that there is corruption in the camera driver which is causing it to always be on. They said that this is a rare problem.
    THAT's weird...and reloading the OS couldn't/wouldn't fix it? I wonder what other drivers on the PB can all-of-a-sudden corrupt themselves, requiring Depot Repair?
    07-13-12 08:50 AM
  24. gmurinas's Avatar
    Hey wmcmillan68,
    I've experienced the same thing with battery drain. The playbook worked well for about 9 months and then one day battery started draining. I've tried many things and nothing helped. Only after reading this post I've noticed that my camera isn't working also. Are RIM going to replace your PlayBook? Or they going to fix it? Would be nice if you share the result. Unfortunately the warranty of my Playbook has run out
    07-22-12 04:33 PM
  25. wmcmillan68's Avatar
    I just received my Playbook. They ended up replacing it. They don't ask for a receipt, so not sure if they know when you purchased it. They just ask you for a purchase date when you call.
    07-22-12 04:56 PM
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