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by Jiří {x2} Činčura

Rebooting BlackBerry PlayBook using buttons

15 Jun 2011 1 mins BlackBerry, BlackBerry PlayBook

Yesterday my PlayBook get stuck. I was able to pop up some dialogs (for a while), but no touch response, hence no way to actually reboot it. I did some search on various forums, but found only way to hard reset it (a.k.a factory reset).

After a while of playing with buttons I found a way. Simply press and hold power button for 5+ seconds. This will turn off you PlayBook (I wasn’t able to see this because of the screen being frozen). Wait a while so the device can do all the shutdown stuff (the screen blanks). Now press the power button again and PlayBook will begin booting.

If you know other ways, be comments for you.

Profile Picture Jiří Činčura is .NET, C# and Firebird expert. He focuses on data and business layers, language constructs, parallelism, databases and performance. For almost two decades he contributes to open-source, i.e. FirebirdClient. He works as a senior software engineer for Microsoft. Frequent speaker and blogger at