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

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JVCK MUSIC: 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.

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.

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, . !

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? 

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.

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.

thek400: 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

Austin Hinckley: Thank you man now works perfectly

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!

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.

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!!!

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.

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.

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

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?

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.???

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 

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:)

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 :)

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

Frank hdez: muy buena explicacion,.Gracias

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...

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?

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...

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

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

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

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!!!!

nice1n601: Does this also work on a dead hp touchpad it won't charge either. 

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

Justin Fuller: Thank you

Rene Pitre: What kind of charger are you using?

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

Game lover!: Blackberry playbooks are crap, why don't they just work, i'm sure other tablet and smartphone charges on pc without this, they only need usb, so that is why its crap.

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 scary!

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 PB

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