FORUMS

OnePlus Addresses Reservation List Cheating

Jake Cooper figured out how to bump his place up on OnePlus’ reservation list and … more

OnePlus 2 Benchmark Scores Show Its Muscle

This video by FoneArena contains all the popular benchmarks being tested on the OnePlus 2, … more

Sony’s Emergence in The Middle: Is The Price Right?

Sony’s Electronics Division is not in its best days, and its smartphone … more

HTC Delivering Ads Straight to Sense Home

HTC’s 2015 has been a year marked by a desperate search for revenue.The HTC One M9 … more

Dead Nook Touch Fix - showing green light on charge

9 posts
Thanks Meter: 16
 
By mjj777, Junior Member on 3rd August 2012, 08:06 PM
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread
Thought I'd pass this fix along.

I have a rooted nook that would not power up (stuck on last display screen). When I'd plug it in -- it showed a GREEN light (already charged). I tried all of the reset fixes (20 seconds hold, 1 min hold, wait a minute, 15 secs) -- nothing worked.

Finally, I pulled it apart using this tutorial on Youtube:
[Can't post link because I'm a newbie --- just search for "How to Take Apart a Nook Simple Touch"]

Very easy to do if you have a T-6 torx driver. I unhooked the battery. Held down the power button (white button if disassembled) for about 30 seconds to discharge the board. Then hooked the battery back up, reassembled, plugged in -- and it started charging (orange light).

It looks like the issue was -- the nook was registering the battery as fully charged -- and it was completed depleted. The above fix seemed to reset it.

Hope that helps someone.

M
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to mjj777 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
 
 
3rd August 2012, 08:16 PM |#2  
Renate NST's Avatar
Recognized Contributor / Recognized Developer
Boston
Thanks Meter: 876
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjj777

Very easy to do if you have a T-6 torx driver.

I thought that it was a T-5 Torx?
3rd August 2012, 08:25 PM |#3  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 16
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Renate NST

I thought that it was a T-5 Torx?

I thought that too, but -- at least with the torx set I have, t-5 was too small.
10th September 2012, 02:50 PM |#4  
Member
Flag Montreal
Thanks Meter: 8
 
More
Thumbs up
Had the exact same problem and your procedure fixed it! Thanks!
30th September 2012, 07:53 PM |#5  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by liquor

Had the exact same problem and your procedure fixed it! Thanks!

I also had this problem this afternoon. This procedure worked for me too. Thanks a lot because it helped to revive my reader.

However, for Nook to have such a problem and we need to fixed it in such a complicated way is not acceptable.
15th November 2012, 06:52 PM |#6  
Member
Thanks Meter: 30
 
More
Fantastic. I had the same problem and now it is solved. Thank you.
After I bought a Nexus 7 my NST was resting for a while. Now, when I wanted to use it again, it was totally dead. Then your tip bring it back to life.
21st December 2012, 07:07 PM |#7  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 6
 
More
Thank you. When plugged, instead of "Charging (AC)" my nook was showing "Not Charging" in device info/battery. And in the end, it went dead.
After your fix, it works
13th March 2013, 04:50 AM |#8  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
More
Thumbs up That's the ticket
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjj777

Thought I'd pass this fix along.
M

THANKS!
Just the tip I needed!
16th March 2013, 03:38 AM |#9  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 51
 
More
Thanks!

That seemed to work

It's now showing the "Your Nook's battery charge is too low to power up. Please wait 15 minutes! screen and a loading animation
I was seriously worried.


This is really weird...is there any reason for this issue?
I am quite new to the nook in general. (Nook simple touch glowlight in my case.)

Maybe we can check for similarities and find what was causing the problem.
So what did I do to my Nook:
  • Rooted, Nook Manager
  • Nooks gapps flashed, market downloads work (search not)
  • Installed a bunch of apps
  • Installed a custom Launcher (Lightning Launcher)
  • Installed Swiftkey as a custom keyboard (needed several language charactersets)
  • Left Wifi turned on all the time
  • Used the feature to restore the glowlight setting after being woken up again
  • Used the setting to skip the lock-screen swipe
  • Used a custom screensaver/lockscreen text
  • Changed button links in the main menu (n-button) to adress the original home, as well as the custom launcher home

That's what I can remember :/
And as far as I can remember I had more than 15% of battery (at least).

16th March 2013, 07:12 AM |#10  
Renate NST's Avatar
Recognized Contributor / Recognized Developer
Boston
Thanks Meter: 876
 
More
With the 1.2.1 software there is an automatic shutdown that kicks in at around 20% battery.
It doesn't work very well.
It will also give you warnings when it's under 20% but plugged into the wall and charging.
21st May 2013, 12:24 PM |#11  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
Green light issue, fix not work
I recently got a brand new nook simple touch and after trying various fixes to try and start my nook up I came across this. I was hoping this would work but it is still on green when battery is plugged in and charging off mains. The light is also green when plugged into mains without battery attached. It wont go past the "Fully charge before first use" start screen and can't find any more information on what to do.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Read More
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes