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
Undiscovered Wilds: Any charger that uses a pulse such as a decent rapid charger will do the
stacking technique. The same stacking technique is also used to recover
cordless drill batteries, mp3 player batteries, some cell phone batteries,
It's too bad that it can't do cordless phone batteries even if they are
AAA Nimhs the phones don't register the batteries charge and the batteries
are at full charge . You have to remove the batteries wait about a minute
put the fully charged batteries back in and put the phone back onto charge.
Most cordless phones use an activity counter and that is always getting
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?
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?
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.
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 !
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.
aleesha coburn: none of those is going to work my tablet is dead dead dead i'm so mad,
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?
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.
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
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
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
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!!!!
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?
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
Rene Pitre: What kind of charger are you using?