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    PlayBook will not charge

    Hello everyone my BlackBerry device will not take a charge. It is not recognized when I plug it into my computer. I am wondering if the micro plug may be damaged?? The unit is only six months old. Any suggestions?? Thanks




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    Have you tried a different charger?

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    My blade charger barely works anymore. If you have no luck with a different charger I'd say a possible hardware issue
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinksy View Post
    Hello everyone my BlackBerry device will not take a charge. It is not recognized when I plug it into my computer. I am wondering if the micro plug may be damaged?? The unit is only six months old. Any suggestions?? Thanks
    I had similar problem it was a loose wire in the micro usb end of charger caused by me using playbook with charger plugged in. They are quite delicate where the wire joins the usb plug.

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    Yeah, after awhile they start to feel loose inside the micro USB port.

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    Yes I tried a different charger, waiting to get the rapid charger to see if that works.

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    I have that problem too. It will backup, but won't media sync, charge from a USB port, or allow me to download music files from my PC. I have tried 3 different cables with no success.

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    I have that problem too. It will backup, but won't media sync, charge from a USB port, or allow me to download music files from my PC. I have tried 3 different cables with no success.

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    Hi, all USB ports are fragile and some will fail early, but Blackberry had a good idea on playbook ( since copied on surface tablet, but palm had magnetic charger first )
    i have used Blackberry fast charger with magnetic connector for two years, so no USB damage, they can be found on Amazon for less than £20/ $30 use to be £60/$90,
    the rapid charger uses a different charging system, output 12v/2Amp the original is 5v/2Amp, so if USB is faulty this should save your playbook,
    as for data transfer use Wi Fi / computer link if USB port damaged, hope this helps.

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    Have anyone tried the all famous "stack charge".......plug the PlayBook in with original charger for two minutes remove and repeat 5 times (10 minutes).......the PlayBook should recongnize the CHARGE and reset.

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    The stack charge works well. I used that on my sister's playbook and it brought it back from the dead, so to speak. I then bought her a magnetic rapid charger, as she is not as careful with her electronics as I am, and no more issues. I have used the magnetic charger from the start, when they were $59.99, I have since bought 4 of them at $9.99 for friends that rely on me for their tech support. A very good purchase, to say the least.
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    hi everyone! tried the stack charge before, unfortunately using the micro USB port. Saved the playbook for a couple of months.
    then it went back to to losing charge; had to get a magnetic charger for USD 20 at ebay. Saved me a ton of grief.

    to OP: not recognized? do you still get a red led when you plug the charger in?

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