How To RECHARGE (STACK CHARGE) Your Blackberry Playbook If It Isn't Charging (Won't Charge)




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Nadine King: Thanks David...stack charging worked just fine...

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)

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: 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.

Haley Mclendon: still don't make the light come on and not even the screen

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?

Siddharth Sankhe: I can't thank you enough. My Playbook had the same issue. Spoke to the service centre on phone and they seemed pretty clueless. I tried your suggestion and voila, my playbook is up and running :) :) thanks again !

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. 

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?

bryan selvester: Ok so I tried everything like pushing n holding buttons stack charging and gave up a few months ago so my battery was well n truly dead. The only thing that worked was to open it up get another bb battery from a phone and jump started it by connecting it directly. With a piece of cable battery to battery whilst still connected to charger! After about two hours it obsorbed enough juice to boot n start to charge on its own buzzing!,,, bit of a hassle but will make sure it's never left too low again......

Jack McCarron: i need help. i had my playbook in a drawer for a few months but i took it out today, tried charging it and it wont come on. when i plug my charger in, a red light shows followed by five yellow lights. it still wont boot. help please 

onecreativecriminal: I had tried this "stack charge" but it didn't work for me. After endless Google searches for a fix, I wasn't able to find any. I did however found a way to get my Playbook to charge again and power on. You have two choices that doesn't require you to open up the Playbook. You can either purchase the Playbook Rapid charger to charge the battery and bring the Playbook back to life. OR you can do what I did, I made my own rapid charger after figuring out the pinout of the Rapid charging port on the Playbook. The pinout are as follows: Gnd/Vcc/Gnd Gnd = ground Vcc = 12 volts dc @ 2A Gnd = ground The power source that I used was from a Linksys power brick.

Amber Griffiths: I havent charged my playbook for 10-12 months is opening it up and soulful the thing with the batterys the only way to get it to start working/charging again? I'm not very good with wires and I don't Know if there's any point? 

Phil Berry: Hi could anyone help with my playbook? When I plug in the charger the red led will come on for about 5-10 seconds then a red empty battery icon will come on the screen with a bolt in the center of it. After a few seconds the icon dissapears and a a yellow/green led starts to flash for about 30mins+ untill my playbook turns on. I type in my password and look at the battery icon and it is 0% and not charging. After about 30 seconds it shuts off and the whole thing will happen again. Any suggestions please? Thanks.

daheen ahmed: If it's totally gone can u use a rapid charger? 

aleesha coburn: none of those is going to work my tablet is dead dead dead i'm so mad,

Adrian Dady: Hello all, . If anyone is having trouble with a PROPER BEAD BATTERY, . Well before u start to rip down your tablet try this cus I try this every time before I do a full rip down an some times it works, an some times it don't, . ! Right, u must of got a proper charger with you're tablet or note book, plus a USB lead as well, . . So plug in your charger AND your USB cable to a charger plug an plug that in to your tablet as well with your charger, . ! What happens is both power leads BOOST your battery to get it back to life, B-) but soon as u have enuff power to charg it proper, . . take one of them out cus u don't want to over power it to much, . Well Peeps I hope this helps some of u out, . Inabit, . DAY, . !

shortylickens69: Its a piss poor design. Other tablets and smartphones can operate with no battery just by having USB power. Which also lets them charge a completely dead battery. Having said that, thank you for your instruction video.

Austin Hinckley: Thank you man now works perfectly

Ian Edward Pearson: I was carefully taking the battery out with a credit card and i think i tore into the battery on accident. It smelled funny like paint or glue so I got scared and threw it in the trash outside. LOL.

Babylon_Kartel: What should I do once I get to the setup page ? Im stock at the update for 2.0 but it says he needs to be more than 20% on battery...I first saw the red light,battery icon with bolt,then a solid green light for 5 sec,couple sec.after a yellowish pulsating light to finally get into the blackberry playbook page and here I am stuck in the update help!!!

Nicky Winters: Wow! thanks very much for this, I don't have this problem at the moment but have in the past and ended up returning it for warranty service loosing all my data in the process, if it happens again I'll know what to do, thanks!

ikhan5: Good video! Still need a bit opf help though.... I checked the battery and it's ONLY showing 1.21 volts. I can't stack charge the PlayBook as the mini usb port seems to be damaged. Will a magnetic charger still charge it in it's current state? Anything else seems a bit too scary to me

Gamer Sub: my blackberry pin is broken and don't know how to fix, would a rapid charger fix the problem. Please help, reply 

fako namo: uh...actually the charge circuit is directly tied to the batt charge circuit. it is NOT cpu/software controlled. This procedure is silly.

Niko K: how do you know how many voltage my playbook is running on? ive somehow got it up to 90 percent charge but it took forever and still at all this charge its not wanting to charge? am i making any sense? lol

valeria loor: are you suppose to put the charger on press the + - and power button for 15 secs then let it charge for 2 min the unplug it for 3 min, i did this for like 13 times how do i know it can start to charge?

Gamer Sub: just use a rapid charger 

Craig Dawkins: The plug charge and pull out worked. Took 5 times then the green light started to blink slowly and about 30 min later the tablet booted up.

Natsu Dragneel: Hi I have bought a blackberry playbook about a year ago and it stopped working 6 months after I bought it. I never really payed attention to it but now I'm trying to fix it. It ran out of charge but it's charger stopped working aswell. Now I am using a USB and charging it but I am stack charging it. But the thing is, when I hold the power button it shows red for 15 secs and then a green/yellowish light blinks 5 times. So I keep on holding the button until I added it up to 2 mins. I did this about 6 times and I between I waited 3 mins. So am I doing this correctly? 2x6= 12mins if I am not mistaken. So is this the correct procedure? Please reply to this ASAP :)

James Abbott: This worked for me. The battery was a real swine to get up to expose the terminals. I actually used Croc clips connected to a spare charger. After 10 mins I put it all back together and plugged the normal charger in and it worked! Not something I would want to do again. 

Craig Dawkins: Excellent, worked like a charm. Thank you.

Tamar Campbell: Mine was dead fro an entire day...still nothing

Makayla Brown: I have been trying this for 2 hours and nothing is happening all thats going on is a red light comes on then a green light blinks 5 times what am i doing wrong? Help please?

bob power: I have my playbook apart and the battery terminals exposed. How do I know which one is positive? Thanks.

sumayyah cheema: What if the light doesn't come on in the first step? 

Ya Gurl Tray C: omg it works:)

Frank hdez: muy buena explicacion,.Gracias

Santiago Ibarra: Thank you a lot, I have been a day trying different methods and your one is the one who solved it.

Lester Catapang: or you can just buy a rapid charger?

Justin Fuller: Thank you

213RoxyGal: My playboook comes on and stays on but it says it's not charging. I did a reset awhile ago so it doesn't take me to a desktop just to the setup page and I can't get past that cause it says I have to be at 20% please help!! :( 

Cindy Conny: Now it's got 3 green dots. And two yellow....I have no clue what this means...

ramsen ritual: men i have that bb my problem is the of charging duck must cut

luffy: oh man I love u thanx for helping bro...... NO HOMO..

Cindy Conny: Now it's got 3 green dots. And two yellow....I have no clue what this means...

Janet Trevizo: Mine light stays on for like 15 seconds then it has a yellowish light plz plz plz help me I really need help what do I do.???

sitosnilloc: good video

Cindy Conny: Will you have to stack charge it every time you need to charge the blackberry? How do you know when you just have to leave it plugged into the wall after you do all the stack charging stuff? Also how do you know if it's working? all 5 dots on mine are now this greenish color but the tablet is still not turning on...I don't mean to bother you with all this it's just so far you helped more then anyone. Thank you!!!!

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