1. tomorrowsphere's Avatar
    Hi all,
    I have had my Playbook (64GB) for more than a year and a half and it has worked perfectly well, for my needs. I rarely shut it down and always keep it in the power doc when not in my hand. Once in awhile I will connect it to my mac, via usb, to backup and transfer files. I use to get the little (!) mark that warned me that the usb is unable to charge. Now I am getting nothing and the battery power indicator is showing the plugged in icon. 100% for at least an hour not tested it more. I guess the usb is charging it or I am just not using enough power on the PlayBook to drain it?
    Just wondering if any of you have seen this?
    03-22-14 01:17 PM
  2. FrankIAm's Avatar
    USB will charge, as long are you are not using it. And painfully slow, also. I charged mine from 0 to 100 using a 600mA charger, similar to the 500mA from USB ports, it took 10 hours on standby or so.

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    03-22-14 01:19 PM
  3. svokey's Avatar
    Do yourself a favor and pick up the magnetic charger.

    Its way faster and preserves the usb port for file transfers.



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    03-22-14 08:16 PM
  4. FrankIAm's Avatar
    Do yourself a favor and pick up the magnetic charger.

    Its way faster and preserves the usb port for file transfers.



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    Yeah.. I stopped using the PlayBook and only charge it before it dies.

    One of those times my rabbit chewed through the power cord, and since charging it's only a one time event in a two month span, I figured a puny phone charger would be enough until oficial charges went on some crazy mad sale. I don't really care.

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    03-22-14 08:41 PM

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