1. anon(55900)'s Avatar
    Woke this morning, which is good news, unplugged my Playbook from charge, pressed power on button, found screen has many vertical lines. Still able to see everything. Wtf!
    Mike

    PS: had to leave for work, hoping to have bunches of good solutions to try before I wipe and reinstall. I am running the latest DEV os, but will try to go back to standard Latest OS if I have to wipe and all.

    Home from work now, I had powered off my PB. Powered it on and screen much improved, slight , slight verticle lines but still see a slight line down center, even after three button reset, Much improved, but, I backed up PB and am going to do a wipe and reinstall.

    *Here is the cure for this, by the way I was running Dev.560,, anyway, did a wipe and DEV .840 loaded, all traces of vertical lines are gone, so it had to be a software issue, I also swear all my problems come from unplugging the chrger from the Playbook especially if I turn it off then plug in charger, I will no longer do this, I will put it in stand by.
    Mike
    Last edited by mawil1013; 09-18-12 at 05:00 PM. Reason: Cure for verticle lines on screen of Playbook.
    09-18-12 06:42 AM
  2. kbz1960's Avatar
    Try a 3 button restart.
    09-18-12 07:07 AM
  3. byul's Avatar
    Never heard of this. Worst possible case it could be a hardware issue though.
    09-18-12 07:10 AM
  4. anon(55900)'s Avatar
    While trying to resolve my above mentioned issues I just wiped my Playbook and it is now downloading 2.1.0.840.

    Mike
    Last edited by mawil1013; 09-18-12 at 04:49 PM.
    09-18-12 04:43 PM
  5. carl999's Avatar
    Like many other people I have been getting a screen full of vertical lines, or reverse colours when waking up from standby or after a cold start. The problem has been getting much worse lately, where it was happening almost all the time after any significant time in standby mode.

    I may have a solution. It works for me, anyway. I discovered that if I leave the browser running before the unit goes into standby, I have no problem waking it up later. It's been four days so far, with no problems.
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    10-13-13 12:54 PM
  6. FF22's Avatar
    Like many other people I have been getting a screen full of vertical lines, or reverse colours when waking up from standby or after a cold start. The problem has been getting much worse lately, where it was happening almost all the time after any significant time in standby mode.

    I may have a solution. It works for me, anyway. I discovered that if I leave the browser running before the unit goes into standby, I have no problem waking it up later. It's been four days so far, with no problems.
    That leaving the Browser open "cures" the problem seems odd but if it works. It does sound like a hardware issue generally.
    10-13-13 01:22 PM
  7. Stephen_TX's Avatar
    That leaving the Browser open "cures" the problem seems odd but if it works. It does sound like a hardware issue generally.
    This problem appeared in multiple threads earlier in PB lifecycle. It seemed to have been most frequent when using the standard charger and charging when PB was powered off. It happened to me multiple times, but the lines eventually disappeared after using PB and the shutting it off. The most frequently "fix" appeared to be leaving the PB on when charging, especially with the stock charger.
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    10-13-13 07:42 PM
  8. carl999's Avatar
    It sounds like there are different kinds of vertical line problems. When it happens on my playbook, the lines fill the whole screen, totally obscuring what was there. This renders the playbook useless until you restart a few times and hope it comes back.

    My unit is out of warranty, and it seems like no one is selling the wi-fi versions in Canada, so I'll just hang on and hope for the best. I would have thought that someone would have a huge inventory of new wi-fi playbooks stashed away and be selling them at bargain prices.

    So far so good on my work-around. Still no issues.
    10-15-13 12:00 PM
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