1. awattwell's Avatar
    Anyone else experience this. I was at 100%, but saw this when I woke up.
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    09-11-11 06:40 AM
  2. ilker-uk's Avatar
    Did you left it on Charge overnight?
    09-11-11 06:43 AM
  3. togardergrosse's Avatar
    Never experienced it myself.
    Perhaps the PB was overheat? So to protect it, it won't charge.
    Or the charging port become loose?
    Hope others can help you with this.
    09-11-11 06:43 AM
  4. awattwell's Avatar
    I did leave it on, which I usually do to use the alarm, but this has never happened.

    I used it, and tried charging again with no problem.

    Hopefully a one-off.
    09-11-11 07:18 AM
  5. FF22's Avatar
    Oh, so this was being charged on or at your normal charging station/area? Were you charging on usb or an ac adapter?

    My 9650/Bold has shot me that message inside a car or two. I figured the cigarette lighter type socket does not meet its power demands.
    09-11-11 09:24 AM
  6. aawilson's Avatar
    I've seen that before when I tried using this:Amazon.com: BlackBerry PlayBook AA battery Powered Emergency Cell Phone Travel Charger / Re-Charger in high grade Brushed Aluminum housing! Tablet: Electronics. Funny thing is this actually use to work, now since a few updates ago, I get the cannot charge with connected source notification.
    09-11-11 09:32 AM
  7. PatrickMJS's Avatar
    I had that notification once, about 2 weeks ago. We were out camping in our motorhome, in a campground with no electricity at the campsite. I needed to make coffee and use the microwave so I put on the generator... then figured, as long as the generator was on, I might as well top up the battery on my PB. I plugged it in and left it sit there. Later, when I went back to unplug it, I noticed the error message "Unable to charge battery with connected source". I simply assumed the generator wasn't producing the correct type of AC needed by the device. Fortunately, the PB battery lasted until I was able to get home and recharge it.
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    09-11-11 11:05 AM
  8. awattwell's Avatar
    Just had a thought. I was charging ac, but I had the air conditioner running on the same powerbar. Maybe some kind of power drain?
    09-11-11 11:45 AM
  9. SharpieFiend's Avatar
    Just had a thought. I was charging ac, but I had the air conditioner running on the same powerbar. Maybe some kind of power drain?
    Air Conditioners take a LOT of power so it could have been that it was taking what was available and not leaving enough for the PB charger.
    09-11-11 12:19 PM
  10. peter9477's Avatar
    I had the same message recently. I have several chargers, and experiment a lot, so I can't recall exactly what combination of things caused it.

    Either way, I'm pretty sure that rebooting the PlayBook fixed it. I may also have been trying to charge from the laptop, in which case it could have been rebooting the laptop that fixed it.

    Sorry I wasn't paying closer attention, but trying a reboot of something may help you out...
    09-11-11 06:35 PM
  11. FF22's Avatar
    I had the same message recently. I have several chargers, and experiment a lot, so I can't recall exactly what combination of things caused it.

    Either way, I'm pretty sure that rebooting the PlayBook fixed it. I may also have been trying to charge from the laptop, in which case it could have been rebooting the laptop that fixed it.

    Sorry I wasn't paying closer attention, but trying a reboot of something may help you out...
    Well, if he had lived in San Diego, they rebooted the entire power grid - would that work?
    09-11-11 07:04 PM
  12. tinbilly's Avatar
    I experienced the same problem. What I solved the problem was to connect my PB with PC, then run BDM. Error message disappeared.
    09-02-12 09:00 AM
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