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[Best Buy] BB: Playbook rapid charger $9.99

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Nov 26, 2009
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We have a playbook that no longer charges.... Can't turn it on, have tried leaving it plugged in for days to multiple different power sources (different cables too). Do you think a rapid charge cable would help? Or should we not bother (still waiting to hear back from customer service)
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shopper-X wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 8:27 am
Best Buy has online stock, buy 2 for $20 and get free shipping, no (might need a filler to get over $20 exactly)?
Thanks now in stock BB also FS! save 70 buck, time to stock up!
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Sep 22, 2009
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mini keg wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 8:28 am
We have a playbook that no longer charges.... Can't turn it on, have tried leaving it plugged in for days to multiple different power sources (different cables too). Do you think a rapid charge cable would help? Or should we not bother (still waiting to hear back from customer service)
I would consult Crackberry
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Apr 19, 2007
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York
mini keg wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 8:28 am
We have a playbook that no longer charges.... Can't turn it on, have tried leaving it plugged in for days to multiple different power sources (different cables too). Do you think a rapid charge cable would help? Or should we not bother (still waiting to hear back from customer service)
Do the "plug in for 2 minutes (not longer) unplugged for 30 seconds", repeat 5 times. That should get the software to reboot. It can hapoen if you let the battery deplete.

Thanks OP, going to get some more :)
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mini keg wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 8:28 am
We have a playbook that no longer charges.... Can't turn it on, have tried leaving it plugged in for days to multiple different power sources (different cables too). Do you think a rapid charge cable would help? Or should we not bother (still waiting to hear back from customer service)
Have you tried the stack charging method? I did this for a friend with a stock PlayBook (2.0Amp) charger and got it working. It took a day to get it going but I got it going.
Plug and unplug the charger in the MicroUSB (or 3-Pin) port a few times (I did 5-times). Leave it in for 20-30 seconds each time and out for same amount of time. Then I left it plugged in for 2-hours, unplugged it and plugged it back in. Turned it on and got the charging icon. After that I told them not to let the PB get under 15%.
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rcheung13 wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 8:31 am
I would consult Crackberry
For $10, it's a great deal anyways, but just so people are aware, there are complaints on Crackberry about this very charger, with reports of bad pins and faulty design:

http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry ... em-689125/
http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry ... ost6723512
http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry ... ng-756992/

Now, this shouldn't dissuade you from buying it (if possible, BB and FS sites are either OOS, or getting hammered), but keep this in mind if/when this happens down the road, after your purchase.
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chadw01 wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 8:45 am
For $10, it's a great deal anyways, but just so people are aware, there are complaints on Crackberry about this very charger, with reports of bad pins and faulty design:

http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry ... em-689125/
http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry ... ost6723512
http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry ... ng-756992/

Now, this shouldn't dissuade you from buying it (if possible, BB and FS sites are either OOS, or getting hammered), but keep this in mind if/when this happens down the road, after your purchase.
My mother-in laws had a sticking pin, we used a toothpick to push it down all the way and it popped back up and not had a problem since. It's been over a year now. It is a shame of problem exists, but it's quickly fixable which is a good thing.
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Mar 13, 2005
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Stoney creek
got my order in at futureshop at just after 7am this morning --- now was going to order another for neices/nephews ---also keep getting errors on the site
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Dec 14, 2011
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London
just sent my wife around the corner to FS to see if they have any in the store. I'll update when I hear back (if I'm not tied up at work).
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Dec 14, 2011
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sigh....store apparently not open until 10AM.
Newbie
May 25, 2010
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Toronto
mini keg wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 8:28 am
We have a playbook that no longer charges.... Can't turn it on, have tried leaving it plugged in for days to multiple different power sources (different cables too). Do you think a rapid charge cable would help? Or should we not bother (still waiting to hear back from customer service)
Is it the USB port that is not charging? This charger uses the magnetic pins charging port and not the USB.
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Feb 12, 2010
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so, does staples have it on clearance right now? is it worth checking at a local staples and get the extra 25% off?
Newbie
Aug 8, 2008
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Thank you! Bestbuy seems to be out in most stores and online but Futureshop has lots online and in most stores. Thanks again, amazing price!
Newbie
Aug 8, 2008
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You can reserve it online at Futureshop and then you have 48 hours to pick it up. No need to wait by the store.
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Jun 3, 2012
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Toronto
you jerks, now it's OOS. I bet most of you don't even need one, let alone like 10!
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