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Dead Nook Touch Fix - showing green light on charge

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3rd August 2012, 08:06 PM   |  #1  
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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.

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3rd August 2012, 08:16 PM   |  #2  
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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  
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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  
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Had the exact same problem and your procedure fixed it! Thanks!
30th September 2012, 07:53 PM   |  #5  
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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  
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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  
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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  
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Thought I'd pass this fix along.
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Just the tip I needed!
16th March 2013, 03:38 AM   |  #9  
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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  
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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.

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