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?
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?
Lester Catapang: or you can just buy a rapid charger?
Justin Fuller: Thank you
bob power: I have my playbook apart and the battery terminals exposed. How do I know
which one is positive? Thanks.
Esteban Czaffit: Hi David
Can you please have any idea on how to recovery my data after Playbook BB
dropped "Wont Start" ? I try to plug it with my PC and of course using BB
desktop, nothing , I also try many things like press and hold power button
+ + Nothing ? please help
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!!
Ya Gurl Tray C: omg it works:)
sumayyah cheema: What if the light doesn't come on in the first step?
ramsen ritual: men i have that bb my problem is the of charging duck must cut
Rene Pitre: What kind of charger are you using?
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
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.???
Iustin-Alexandru Nastase: can you tell me how to make a rapid charger ... i mean, a have a 12v at 2A
charger, but I need to make a socket. All i need to know is where is the
12v+ and 12V- and what is the third pin...
Santiago Ibarra: Thank you a lot, I have been a day trying different methods and your one is
the one who solved it.
Cindy Conny: Now it's got 3 green dots. And two yellow....I have no clue what this
Beth Casteel: Mine does not even have a light where is shows xead battery what should i
do.? How do you take it apart anx put it together?
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!!!!
Cindy Conny: Now it's got 3 green dots. And two yellow....I have no clue what this
paul summery: OMG! This worked!! Thank you so much! BTW I didnt have a rapid charger or
any form of multimeter. However, I stripped a blackberry USB cable and
isolated the +ve and -ve wires and taped them to the battery. It worked a
treat! it charges well off the PC usb port. It took 2 mins to boot and as
soon as i saw boot I plugged in a "normal" usb cable to help. Therefore it
took both charges and work very well indeed. What would the world do
without geeks? lol
Muhammad Mudassir: Making life easier with this problem pl follow the steps as 1-connect
playbook to wall charger all night long 2-still charger on press power key
for five seconds and release 3-wait for 5 minutes and repeat the 2nd step
for multiple times Playbook will start charging after some time and keep it
charging till green light become Solid before using play book. I tried so
many ways but no response it brought my playbook back into life. Hope you
may get the same Enjoy....
David Sunshine: Should only need to unplug the playbook side, as long as the light comes on
for a bit, it should be charging for that duration while the light is on.
Keep doing it and you should have enough of a charge to start up.
David Sunshine: Ya, it's not for everybody. It's risky, like the board game operation, if
you hit the battery with a sharp tool, it could be damaged and become
exothermic. Good news is that you get a new tablet ;o)
David Sunshine: Maybe cuz the charger plug was crushed? Try a new one. If the charge port
is damaged, you can replace it yourself, if you have a good soldering iron,
and the patience for it.
ABIR SHAQRAN MAHMOOD: thnx for reply.. now my battery level is decreasing.. right now it's
showing 9%. but i'm afraid if it's kept on, it'll decrease to.. so, i'm
shutting it down and continuing stack charging. i've been doing that for a
while. but level isn't rising in fact. so, what can i do? plz help me...
Arya Drottningu: Whenever i connect my playbook the only thing that happens is a red light
blinks for 30 seconds every 15 seconds. Is it in the critical stage or is
it beyond the critical stage? Please Reply.
David Sunshine: 42,237 views, I take it this is a major problem with the playbooks. Pretty
David Sunshine: Hey, thanks for the comment, maybe it'll help others out there fix it
without opening it up too, that would be awesome. Thanks for sharing with
the world! Cheers, David.
davidegee: thanks. after days and days of charging to no avail, your video revived my
David Sunshine: Doh! Maybe you can ask someone who works on electronics to open it and
charge the battery manually like I did? The battery was completely dead and
no lights would come on. The charge fixed it tho!
Mike Milewski: dang, I just got done trying this - I had a very hard time getting the
battery/sticky tape loose - once I finally got it loose I noticed the
ribbon cable between both batteries got torn - I guess no easy way to fix
REDDICE: I managed to boot up my playbook,but there's still a problem. I did a
security wipe because I was told my Playbook might of been bricked because
it wouldn't charge, even while it was at the home screen. After the
pulsating yellow LED's, my Playbook boots up, but still refuses to charge.
Its stuck on the screen telling me to charge until it reaches 20% power so
it can update. How is it ever going to update if it refuses to charge. I've
used both the stock USB charger and the Rapid Travel Charger.
ashish gulati: hey david nice work !!!! at 50% battery level my bbpb voltage is 3.7v so
should i maintain the voltage at 3v forever and is it fine to charge even
at low battery level plz do reply
Abyss ClikonCo: Tried it, got up to 3.3 on the charger, when measured it was 3.24 or so.
But the PB still wouldn't charge or turn on:/ (using the stupid rapid
charger, and "repaired" twice using the blackberry software) All it has
been doing is blink the red led twice.
Linda Roy: My husband is a computer programmer/analyst and I thought he could help as
he knows a lot about the internal workings of electronics but after he saw
the video, he said he'd better not touch it...I guess I'll have to wait for
Christmas to get a new tablet :(
David Sunshine: I'm sure most people won't have a lipo charger too, but everyone can strip
a pair of wires, who are willing to try this procedure anyways. I'll add a
tip to the video to let everyone know! Thanks for pointing that out!
Baba Tee: Thank you so very much Dave, i got a stable green light after about 22
pulls and plug. Cool research and kudos for your time to help people like
Bryan Sparks: I don't have a lipo charger,but I have a spliced 3.7 volt LG cell phone
charger.How many minutes should I leave it connected?I noticed that it took
you about 4:44 minutes to get to 3.00 volts,I think 6 minutes overall.I
don't want to die please help.
David Sunshine: First reply was quick, not so good this time! lol. You can release it once
it starts the "stack charge". If you've done it for 2 hours straight, it's
probably not helping anymore. Maybe you're discharged so low that the light
can come on, but the charging circuit can't charge it??? That's new to me.
Try buying the rapid charger that uses the 3 prong plug to see if you can
charge it. Make sure you can return it if it doesn't work, that way you
don't waste any money.
Carlo Barroquillo: so i tried and failed. still not turning on. i followed all the steps and
bought the b6. i charge it the playbook for about 2 mins (4v) and still not
turning on. pls help!!!
David Sunshine: Try it, you cam always return it if it doesn't work.
LifeOfA TeenageGirl: I did the stack charging bit and it turn on but said it needs to be over
20% charge to turn on and turned off. What should i do?
Linda Roy: For the rapid charge, (leave on for 20 seconds, unplug for 10 seconds, etc)
do I have to remove the charger from the wall every time or can I just
disconnect the PB from the charger for the ten seconds?
herbert rebuelta: hi sir my playbook is also dead because left my battery drain empty. i dont
have that kind of charger you that you in manual charging. i would like to
ask if i can use my normal charger to use manual charge? please reply
Brian Deriel: I let it charge for like 2 days and it worked.
smiffie98: This is such a big help.Feel annoyed blackberry has manufactured their
playbook like this:/
David Sunshine: Be careful when you open it up, the lipo battery can explode if you
puncture it. Search for videos "lipo explosion" and you will see what I
mean. Don't use anything sharp when prying the battery away, otherwise you
could puncture the battery. You might want to try purchasing the 3 prong
fast charger, and seeing if that brings the playbook back to life, before
trying to open it up. Make sure you can return it to the store if it
doesn't work/or even if it does. Cheers! David.
David Sunshine: Great to hear David! Thanks for the comment!
David Sunshine: Hi, Ya, the battery was very difficult to remove, you need to use mild
force over a long period of time to let the tape peel away, but it can be a
very tedious procedure. If I were you, I'd use some copper plate, cut it
down to the right width, and solder that across the ribbon to reconnect it.
It's only a + and - conductor, so it's pretty easy to solder. If you don't
want to do that, you could always remove the other battery and just use the
half you have remaining.
David Sunshine: Yes that will work, but watch the current and voltage with a multimeter.
Charge the battery up to around 3.6V open voltage, and you should have
around 40% charge. Put it back together and you'll be ready to boot up the
playbook and continue charging. You can use any AC adaptor that's 5V output
and 5A or less. 500mA works fine, but will take about 4 hours to charge it
to that level. You can just charge it for 2 hours and it should still work.
Living Social: I got a groupon from Miami and almost got tricked. The description was way off for that the deal they were offering. I found groupon reviews that several people had the same issue. Luckily Groupon honor a refund, but my time was wasted.