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How to RECHARGE (STACK CHARGE) your Blackberry Playbook if it isn't charging (Won't Charge)

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Published on Sep 25, 2012

A good RC charger that can charge the lithium battery like in this video is the IMAX B6, a genuine one can be purchased from here: http://tidd.ly/97da3d3
It comes with the alligator clips as well.

The reason your playbook doesn't charge, is because the battery is required to operate the CPU so that the CPU can control the charger that charges the battery.
If your battery is dead, your CPU won't operate, so it won't charge the battery.
Plugging in the AC adapter will not power the CPU, the CPU must be powered by the battery.

Option 1 - If your light still turns on, stack charge it as I've shown.

Option 2 - If your light doesn't turn on, open it up and charge it manually. You can do this properly with a lipo charger, or you can do this the crazy way, you'll need a 5V 500mA AC adaptor and a multimeter. You can connect the terminals to the battery to charge it, measure the terminals and stop when it hits 3.2V. Your transformer will limit the current to 500mA, so you're safe, if you leave it on and it goes over 4.2V, your lipo will explode and burn everything near it, it could burn down your house. Yes, that's the crazy method, don't do it unless you know what you're doing with lipos, if you do tho, you most likely have a lipo charger anyways, just be warned!! I think only electricians or electronic savvy people will try this anyways.

The charger I used is expensive, TP-610C($99), and good for charging/balancing lithium polymers, you don't need something of that quality, and can go with the budget chargers, like the IMAX B6.
Link to imax b6: http://tidd.ly/97da3d3

Hope you enjoy my channel, please support it by using my affiliate links above, it's much appreciated! Hope that helps you guys get your playbook working!

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