[Solved] Why Nook is not charging?

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Why is Nook not charging?

Why Nook is not charging

It is a relatively common problem, which may have different solutions to it. In this article, I will show different ways to fix the Nook charging issue, and I hope it will solve your problem.

Info

Nook is the eBook tablet reader from Barnes and Noble. It was created as an alternative to Amazon’s Kindle series.


Why Nook is not charging?
Why Nook is not charging?

8 Steps Simple Diagnostics

Why Nook is not charging

If your Nook is not charging or it is unresponsive and has one of the following signs:

  • The image stuck on the screen/screen frozen.
  • Unable to power off
  • Unresponsive to button or touch screen commands
  • Unresponsive after fully charging

Complete these simple steps:

Advice

Removing the battery from your NOOK may void your warranty. Review the warranty for your particular NOOK for details.

Step 1:

Why Nook is not charging

Confirm the microSD™ card slot is empty.

Step 2:

Why Nook is not charging

Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds, then release the power button.

Step 3:

Why Nook is not charging

Press the power button again for 2 seconds to turn on your NOOK.

Step 4:

Why Nook is not charging

If unsuccessful, charge the device via a wall outlet using the USB cable and AC adapter for several hours. You can also try plugging your NOOK into a computer via the USB cable.

Step 5:

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Once fully charged, attempt to power on. If the device does not power on, press and hold the power button and the NOOK button at the same time for 20 seconds.

Step 6:

Why Nook is not charging

Suppose your NOOK does not have power on after charging. In that case, it is recommended to attempt charging using another outlet and USB cable.

Tip

If another NOOK is available, attempt to charge that device using the current outlet, charger, and cable set-up. It will help determine if there is a problem with the device or charging conditions.

Step 7:

Why Nook is not charging

If your NOOK is still powered on and will not power off after completing the previous steps, leave the device on and allow the battery to drain completely. Once the battery has completely drained, the NOOK should power off, and the screen should go black.

Step 8:

Why Nook is not charging

Charge the device via a wall outlet using the USB cable and AC adapter for several hours. 


Why Nook is not charging?
Why Nook is not charging?

“Tricking” with the Battery

Why Nook is not charging

Sometimes your Nook won’t power on. The screen and status light show no indication of activity when pressing or holding the power button, even though the charger light may be green or amber for several seconds. One of the causes might be long time un usage.

Followthisinstruction only if you feel comfortable with electronics on a fundamental level at least. Otherwise, skip to the next section.

In that case, you can do a “magic” trick with the Nook battery.

Useful remark

If the battery voltage drops below 1.8 V, the control chip assumes the battery is “bad” and refuses to pass the charging current

Step 1:

Why Nook is not charging

Open the Nook’s front panel to get access to mounting screws, then unscrew the back panel.

Step 2:

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Locate the battery cable composed of three red, three black, one blue, and one yellow wire.

Step 3:

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Locate the gold test points on the circuit board under the wires: “VBAT” under the red wires, “BAT-” under the black wires.

Step 4:

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You have to trick the control chip into “thinking” that the battery is still “good.” For this, you’ll need an external voltage source. I used my homemade adjustable DC power supply setting it to 2.5 V. I guess any voltage between 1.8 – 3.7 should work.

Step 5:

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Connect the positive lead from the external power source to the “VBAT” test point, connect the negative (or ground) lead to the “BAT-” test point.

Step 6:

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Plug your Nook into the charger and wait a few seconds: the indicator light will stay stable orange, meaning the charging current is passing through.Disconnect the external DC source; it’s no longer needed.


Why Nook is not charging?
Why Nook is not charging?

Nook Will Not Power On

Why Nook is not charging

If your Nook is not responding to pressing the power button to turn it on, there could be several possible reasons. Often, the sense that the Nook will not power on is something simple. A more complex issue may require assistance from customer service.

There are three solutions you can try.

Solution 1: Check the Battery

Why Nook is not charging

One of the causes might be an uncharged battery. Charging your Nook’s battery may resolve the issue if your Nook will not turn on. When the battery is completely drained, the Nook will not respond or power until charged. Connect your Nook to the charger and allow it to charge for at least two hours and up to three hours if the battery is completely drained. After the battery is charged, attempt to power the Nook on once again.

Solution 2: Reset the Nook

Why Nook is not charging

If you know that your Nook is charged, and yet it will not turn on, try to reset the device. To perform a reset, hold down the power button for at least 20 seconds. After this time, let go of the button and then try to turn the Nook on by pressing the standard second or two power buttons. This action will reset the Nook, which may resolve the problem and allow it to power on.

Solution 3: Reboot the Nook

Why Nook is not charging

Rebooting the Nook may be necessary if it is still not turning on. Turn the Nook over and unscrew the backplate to remove the battery. Pull the battery out by sliding your finger below the top of the battery and lifting it. Keep the battery out of the Nook for a half-hour, and then replace the battery and screw the plate into place. Try turning on the Nook after the reboot.

Nothing helped?

Why Nook is not charging

If charging, resetting, and rebooting the Nook have not solved the problem, call customer service. There may be an issue that you are unable to fix on your own. They can assist you with your situation. If your Nook is under warranty, customer service can instruct you to take the Nook to have it repaired.


Why Nook is not charging?
Why Nook is not charging?

3 Ways to Charge Nook

Why Nook is not charging

Way 1: Charging Nook with a Wall Charger

Why Nook is not charging

Get the correct Power Kit for your Nook. Every Barnes and Noble Nook is accompanied by a power kit, including a power adapter and USB power cord.

Useful remark

Every version of the Nook has a specific USB cord; using a cable from a different make and model may damage your device.

Assemble and connect the power kit to your Nook and a wall outlet and wait for your Nook to charge.

A small LED light will illuminate to confirm that your Nook is indeed charging. If your Nook is entirely dead, it will take anywhere between 3 to 6 hours to charge your device to the full. When your Nook is fully charged, the indicator light will turn off.

Unplug your Nook and remove the power kit from the wall.

Tip

If you are charging your Nook for the first time or your battery is completely dead, it may take up to 30 min for your indicator light to turn orange.

Way 2: Charging Nook through Computer

Why Nook is not charging

While Barnes and Noble recommend charging Nook through an electrical wall outlet, it is possible to charge some Nooks through a computer.

Useful remark

Nook First Edition, Nook Simple Touch, Nook GlowLight, and Nook GlowLight Plus can be charged through a computer.

It is impossible to use a computer to charge the following Nooks: Nook Tablets, Nook HD, Nook HD Plus, and Nook Color.

Turn on your personal computer and Nook. Insert the cord’s USB into computer’s USB port. Plug the opposite end of the cord into Nook. Wait for the LED light to illuminate—this light indicates that device is charging. Wait for Nook to Charge. When Nook is fully charged, the LED indicator light will turn off.

Useful remark

It often takes longer to charge Nook with a computer than through an electrical wall outlet.

Way 3: Charging Nook in the Car

Why Nook is not charging

Get a car charging kit. Barnes and Nobles sell car chargers for most of its models separately.

Useful remark

You may purchase a car charging kit for the following models: Nook Simple Touch, Nook GlowLight, Nook Tablet, Nook HD, Nook HD Plus, and Nook Color.

There are no car charging kits for Nook First Edition or the Nook GlowLight Plus.

The car charging kit includes a USB power cord and a plastic cigarette car charger. The plastic charger is inserted into your vehicle’s cigarette lighter socket, the other end of the USB cable is inserted into Nook’s charging port.

Once your vehicle is on, the LED light on the charger and Nook should illuminate. These lights indicate that Nook is charging. As you ride, Nook will charge.


Conclusion

Why Nook is not charging

Final thoughts

Issues with Nook’s charging and battery are common problems for users.

At first, go through diagnostics and try rebooting or resetting the device. If you have electronics skills, you try to “play” with a battery. These simple solutions usually solve 90% of problems.

If none of them were helpful, then call customer service.

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