1. DarwinMejia's Avatar
    hi guys i searched and didn't find anything similar to what happened to me.
    i went to restart my playbook, and the the screen went blank. the backlight is on, but its just a black blank screen. does anyone know how to fix this thanks.
    11-08-11 09:55 AM
  2. mgm1979's Avatar
    it's happening a lot lately, apparently...search for 'black screen of death' -

    you have to hard reset your PB; press/hold the power + volume up/down buttons for 10 seconds, the red light should come on, and the thing reboots.

    It's annoying...
    11-08-11 10:04 AM
  3. pbfan's Avatar
    What did you do?
    11-08-11 10:05 AM
  4. DarwinMejia's Avatar
    it's happening a lot lately, apparently...search for 'black screen of death' -

    you have to hard reset your PB; press/hold the power + volume up/down buttons for 10 seconds, the red light should come on, and the thing reboots.

    It's annoying...
    it worked!!!! thanks man!!!
    11-08-11 10:11 AM
  5. elchavodellethbridge's Avatar
    I have had the Black Screen of Death a couple of times...not fun

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-08-11 11:39 AM
  6. mgm1979's Avatar
    What did you do?
    haven't re-installed the OS, yet...but I will be, the first opportunity I get.
    11-08-11 12:59 PM
  7. benamen's Avatar
    I just had a similar situation happen to me today. BB tech support asked me to hold the power button down for forty seconds, release it, then press it again. Playbook fired up right after that.
    11-08-11 05:52 PM
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