Answer to: Playbook got to 0% battery and now it won't turn on?Both of these problems are very common because a lot of people leave their Playbook on "stand by" for too long and they drain down too low. The charging circuit is software controlled and if the Playbook gets too low there is not enough power to run the software to allow the Playbook to charge itself. The charging circuit allows for a 10-15 second charge so that the charging software can engage and then stops assuming the software has taken over the charging process. When the Playbook is completely dead, this can't happen, hence the "stacking" trick. It's a pain in the butt, but it works. Good luck and enjoy your Playbook. I love mine. Thomas
Answer to: Battory not get charge properly and Will not bootThere are 2 possible problems. The first is that someone tried to plug in the USB charger improperly and bent the little metal tab in the playbook and though the USB charger is going into the port it is not properly connected and is not charging. Look at it closely and if the tab is bent downward, take a little piece of plastic and pry it straight, then plug the USB charger in. The other problem is the Playbook gets too low on power and will not take a charge. The playbook charging circuit is software controlled. If the power is too low the software won't run to charge the playbook, When you first plug a charger into a Playbook it takes a charge for about 10-15 seconds then shuts down expecting the Playbook software to take over the charging process. It the Playbook power is too low, it can't run the software. The solution is to "stack" charge it. The is the process of stacking a bunch of little 10 second charges together to get enough power for the Playbook to run the charging circuit software. To do this, p...
Answer to: Playbook got to 0% battery and now it won't turn on?I have a rapid charger and a regular USB charger. I let my Playbook get so low, it wouldn't turn on or charge. Since the charging system is software controlled, the playbook can get so low the software won't run to charge it. I had to "stack" charge it, which means putting the charger on for 10-15 seconds, taking it off, putting it right back on for 10-15 seconds, taking it off, and repeating this process about 50-100 times. The charger will charge for about 10-15 seconds before it shuts down because the Playbook software isn't taking over the charging process. Until the playbook gets enough charge to run the charging circuit, it won't take a prolonged charge. By repeating this process of "stacking" all of these little charges together, you are able to build up enough charger for the Playbook to run the charging circuit software to fully charge itself. Another time, I let my Playbook get too low and hooked it up to my desktop and was told I needed to download some software to use it. I said "ok" and it began ...