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I am at my wits end with my Nook tablet. No matter what I do, the NT refuses to boot until I take the micro sdcard out. The screen remains dark no matter how long I wait. However, if I leave it plugged in it eventually starts up by itself. My ROM is cm-11-20140705-NIGHTLY-acclaim but I have had this problem since 10.2.1. Here is what I have tried:

I tried two different 32 GB cards (formatted with Minitool Partition Manager). Both sdcards are SanDisk Class 4 or better. I tried two different 32 GB cards (formatted with Minitool Partition Manager).

It doesn't manner what is on the card. I have tried a card that only contained flash_recovery_6.0.3.7_sdcard.zip and the NT still doesn't boot. I was able to flash that and the SD flashed recovery seems to work, but I still can't get the NT to boot as long as that card is installed.

I have tried plugging the NT into the charger while trying to boot and I can't boot with the Power button, but if I leave it in the charger for a while it boots by itself even though the card is plugged in.

ES file manager can "see" everything on the card when the tablet is running and all apps seem to run fine.

While this is not such a big deal, I sure would like to be able to press the power key and have the NT boot up with the card installed.

Any ideas?
 
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Hi Guys,

I am at my wits end with my Nook tablet. No matter what I do, the NT refuses to boot until I take the micro sdcard out. The screen remains dark no matter how long I wait. However, if I leave it plugged in it eventually starts up by itself. My ROM is cm-11-20140705-NIGHTLY-acclaim but I have had this problem since 10.2.1. Here is what I have tried:

• I tried two different 32 GB cards (formatted with Minitool Partition Manager). Both sdcards are SanDisk Class 4 or better. I tried two different 32 GB cards (formatted with Minitool Partition Manager).

• It doesn't manner what is on the card. I have tried a card that only contained flash_recovery_6.0.3.7_sdcard.zip and the NT still doesn't boot. I was able to flash that and the SD flashed recovery seems to work, but I still can't get the NT to boot as long as that card is installed.

• I have tried plugging the NT into the charger while trying to boot and I can't boot with the Power button, but if I leave it in the charger for a while it boots by itself even though the card is plugged in.

• ES file manager can "see" everything on the card when the tablet is running and all apps seem to run fine.

While this is not such a big deal, I sure would like to be able to press the power key and have the NT boot up with the card installed.

Any ideas?

I am going to assume you have CM-11-20140705-NIGHTLY-acclaim installed on EMMC internal. I am currently running CM-11-20140708-SNAPSHOT-M8-acclaim on EMMC internal with CWM v6.0.4.8. The only thing I can say to try, and I have done a lot to my Nook, is formatting your SD card with -- SD Formatter 4.0 for SD/SDHC/SDXC. I wasn't sure to add the external link but if you Google that exactly you'll get right to it. I have had no issues with numerous cards from 8gb to 32gb. Once I did that, I also erased the SD card when I was fully booted into CM, under settings - storage. Hope this helps.

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Thanks for the comment.

I have found the reason why the NT won't boot. I overlooked the fact that I still had the MLO and uboot.bin files in the root of the sdcard from the bad old days. I deleted them and now the tablet boots up even when the card is installed. So that problem is solved.

Now I have to figure out why the sdcard normal, the sdcard recovery, and the sdcard alternate boot images are grayed out in the boot menu. Again, not a big deal because I can boot into emmc recovery where I have CWM Recovery 6.0.48 installed. I just don't like when things don't work as they should. If I can't figure out why, I'll start a new thread for this problem.
 
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I believe those only show up when you are booting off a properly setup sdcard. I've never seen mine lit up on my nook color or nook tablet in all the years I've used them. So I think you are good to go.

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