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  1. #1
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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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