David Tuerk: I should be safe with charging it with a little 3.7V quadcopter charger? The charger only has a positive and a negative wire and it has a LED that changed color when the charge is complete.
jalend hardy: okay thanks anyways
Cristiano Silva: Hello, i rarely comment youtube videos. But your was great. It worked! at 5th time i think. thanks for the great explanation.
David Sunshine: Jalend, I've seen this before. I charged the battery directly and even though it was at 100%, the playbook read 0%, and turned off when you unplugged the cable. I think that the power control circuits are fried. This could happen if an unstable source were connected, or if a surge came in on the utility and spiked the DC bus voltage. I'm afraid there might be no way to easily fix it. You could try a new battery if that's an option, but it may not work, as the power control IC on the main board might be faulty.
jalend hardy: I meant to say that it wont charge its stays at 0% then it turns off,please help me.
jalend hardy: Hey david, I would plug in my playbook and then turn it on but when its pluged in it stay at 0% it charge can u help me.
Amanda Bynes: So how do you fix it without technical voodoo?
lejski3: Thanks for this.
David Sunshine: Great to hear!! Thanks for sharing your discoveries. Always try the easy stuff first and if it doesn't work, then bust it open the hard way.
Minjiang Ji: I proved that the method onecreativecriminal provided is working. We do not need to open the back cover and jack up the battery for bringing it back to life. My playbook has not been abled to turn on for more than couple of years, now the long-gone Blackberry logo just appears on the screen wonderfully.
The funny part is my several former colleagues who have worked for Blackberry for 5 years could not help me to solve this problem. Thanks David, and thanks onecreativecriminal.
Nadine King: Thanks David...stack charging worked just fine...
Don Hoath: Hi David, I haven't used my playbook in months. When I plug it in to charge the power light will blink. Suggestions?
Haley Mclendon: still don't make the light come on and not even the screen
Haley Mclendon: what if the holding the volume up and down and lock button still don't work
Zane Goucher: THIS IS AWESOME!!!! thank you so much. I have been trying to stack charge my playbook for about 5 months. I finally broke down and did the jump start method you showed here. This works great! Come to find out the charge end of my factory wall plug charger for my playbook was bad, so it was never trying to charge. That is fixed now and the playbook is charging! I will finally have my tablet back.
Peter Cavaciuti: Many thanks David this video helped, Stack charging did NOT work for me , however yours and one other video helped me understand how to open the case & gain access to the battery and also to check voltage and polarity. I then went on to charge the battery directly by clipping onto the terminals (carefully observing polarity) , kept checking voltage during charge (so battery wouldnt blow up :-), and once I had it to 4 volts I reassembled and charged via the usb over night. Now I have a Playbook that happily charges to 100% by itself again via either my dock or by usb. :-) Many thanks again Peter (P.S. I found that the rapid charger charges now fixed BUT it did not successfully 'stack charge' when the battery was fully depleted)
Dan Gipp: So i plug the charger in, the red light comes on then the charging symbol in the middle of the screen, that fades then a yellow light, it then repeats the process. What advice would you have on that?
TechFlip: Hello, I also have the same problem. My Playbook won't charge neither turn on. I charged it the whole day then when I turned it on, a red light show up then yellow light will blink 5 times. I did try downloading the Blackberry Desktop Software and plug the USB from my pc to the playbook but still it won't turn on. I watched a lot of videos already. I had another cellphone charger a NA Folding Blade by Blackberry 5V 1.8A. After I plugged it, a red battery icon displayed on the screen, then the playbook starts charging. I hope that helps.
Sunny Bui: If my playbook won't start and I tried stack charging with a micro usb, if I plug in the rapid charger will it turn on and start charging right away? Or will I need to stack charge it with the rapid charger?
aleesha coburn: none of those is going to work my tablet is dead dead dead i'm so mad,
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