Brenda Kent: Okay...going to try. My playbook lights up as soon as I plug it in but after about 15 seconds it turns to a green light which blinks five times then it goes out. So I guess I will keep doing this and see what happens.
MrARM: I went from 1.2 Volts to 3.3 volts, nothing has changed since plugging it back in for 30 minutes.
mackenzie: David, thank you. I followed you instructions and used a multi meter to check progress.
dymd3z: My green light blinks like 4 or 5 times when I try this and thats all it does so far. Its only been about 10 minutes, so is it working properly to eventually charge or is there something else i should do?
Avan Bath (SkullPumper): Hi David,
My Playbook (16 GB model) has been bricked ever since April 2013 (or 2014, can't remember). I tried to hard reset my device after it hung up on the 'Restoring' screen during a software downgrade process. I used BlackBerry Desktop Manager to connect the device and downgrade to an older version. I've been posting on several forums for a while now, but I haven't found any solution yet. However, I recently found out what that red LED blinking sequence code means every time I turn on my Playbook or plug in the charger. I read on one forum that code 101111 means "Flash Write Failure -- Try Replacing Flash". Code 10111 is very similar to this one, which means "Flash Initialization Problem -- Try Replacing Flash". Basically, the visual sequence of red blinking LED lights is one blink, then a short pause, then four blinks, and a long pause, then repeat.
I saw this video a while ago. I am currently trying your stack charging method to see if the voltage increases and my LEDs change to another colour. By the way, a few months ago, I had reached the part where my Playbook would start booting up with a black screen and then show me the dead battery indicator. So, I am positive that this may work for me.
Any suggestions or advice to help me with this problem?
Joey Knelsen: I hope it works.
cloyd lim: nice job!it really works
Roger Avila: When will I count, After the red LED blinks?
Haitham Ejjam: Thanks David for good advice appreciate
Tariq Ali: Hi David. I am having the same problem. I tried stack charging. It did not work so I decided to open it up. I raised the battery with the yellow strip across it and accidentally cut the strip. Is there anything I can do about that?
Nocna Dostava: Whats up, The best guide that I have read was on Volt daddy (i did a google) Gotta be the most helpful info on batteries and this same gear that have found.
Jaytee Mall: Hey, Great job explaining everything. The battery on my device is at 1.6 volts. But I accidentally pulled it out too far and ripped the red strip that runs along the top. can you tell me how that'll affect everything and if there is a fix? Appreciate it.
TheHoffer30: I left my playbook in my car glove box for a couple days last summer and had the A/C going. When I took it out it was cold and wouldn't start. I figured I chilled the battery and brought the charge below critical since it didn't have a full charge when I put it there. I finally got to taking it apart and found the battery has a charge of 3.7v! I checked the terminals on the ribbon at the board and its showing 2.67v. I have tried USB charger, 3 prong fast charger and hard reboot but nothing turns it on. Any ideas @davidsunshine?
Monica Barbara (Mobil04): Hi buddy, you really saved my life, I mean, my BB.... Thanks a lot for this clear crystal class... This work guys!!!!!
davis graham: hey the battery was drained and wouldn't work being plugged in . this thing sat for a year so I tore it down today and charged it from 1.9 v to 3.7 just like your video . everything went smooth until it still does nothing . even without it plugged in to charge port shouldn't it do something if it is actually at 3.7 v ? and do you know what pins to check for out of battery at main board ? weird it only says 1.35 v where I'm checking .thanks man
davis graham: hey great video . my battery charged to 3.7 v but still won't come on . connect charger and absolutely nothing comes on . when I check voltage at the battery at motherboard only reading 1.35 v not exactly sure I'm checking the right pins ? or my battery is pooched. ?
drake0766: You are the man!!! Worked like a charm!!! THX
DAMIEN_ RULES_2: Could this work for tablet pc when you leave it for 2 years when It has 0% -dead??????
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
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