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vanderleun
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Registered: ‎09-26-2010
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Ereader for Mac won't launch

I've downloaded and moved the Barnes and Noble ereader to my Mac and plugged in my nook.

 

When I double click the B&N Ereader nothing launches. No note no message no nothing.

 

Mac is a Macbook Intel core duo running 10.4.11 OS.

 

What gives?

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katworley
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Registered: ‎12-13-2009
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Re: Ereader for Mac won't launch

The B&N eReader app for Macs is broken. Some people have gotten it to work, but it's rather hit and miss. We've been told that an update is due "in the coming months". Of course, we've been hearing that for several months now, so I'm not holding my breath. 

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Michael-V
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Re: Ereader for Mac won't launch

@vanderleun,

Please uninstall then re-install and let us know if your issue has been resolved.

 

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System Requirements: Mac OS 8.6 or later, using CarbonLib 1.6 or later/Mac OS X 10.1 or later (Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later recommended)

  1. Download the NOOK app, saving the .dmg file to your computer.
  2. Double click the file. This will create an "Install NOOK app" Icon on your desktop.
  3. Double-click the "Install NOOK app" icon on your desktop.
  4. Follow the instructions to install NOOK app.
  5. The NOOK app is now installed for your reading pleasure!
  6. To download eBooks, add your titles to your shopping cart, purchase, and then follow the above instructions to download.
    To read an eBook
    1. Open the NOOK app folder (usually founding the Applications/NOOK app directory).
    2. Double click the NOOK app icon.
    3. From the File menu, select Open.
    4. Go to the folder where you save your eBooks.
    5. Browse and select the eBook and click Open. If the eBook is not encrypted, the NOOK app will display it in a new window.
    6. To unlock the eBook, enter the purchaser's name and unlock code (the credit card number on record when you downloaded the eBook).
    7. Click OK.
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Caleb_Anderson
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Registered: ‎10-24-2010
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Re: Ereader for Mac won't launch

I just tried to uninstall and reinstall. The same thing happens. I can tell you one thing, I am still sticking with B&N. Its just a little technology error, and I am certain that they will fix it ASAP. I am running Macintosh Tiger 10.4.11 with an Intel Core.

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Michael-V
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Re: Ereader for Mac won't launch

@Caleb_Anderson,

You need Mac OS X 10.5 or above to run the Mac eReader. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooks/download-reader.asp?dltab=mac

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RTBaby
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Registered: ‎09-01-2010
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Re: Ereader for Mac won't launch

Im running on Mac OS X 10.6.6 and it still wont run, i check back about once a week to see if its been fixed (Ive been doing this since Sept.) I love my Nook but it would be really nice to be able to pull it up on my Mac as well... really hope this gets fixed!! 

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vreyes
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Re: Ereader for Mac won't launch

I have OS 10.6 & the e-reader won't open all I get is errors. I tried several times already.

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Josienjoe
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Re: Ereader for Mac won't launch

 


RTBaby wrote:

Im running on Mac OS X 10.6.6 and it still wont run, i check back about once a week to see if its been fixed (Ive been doing this since Sept.) I love my Nook but it would be really nice to be able to pull it up on my Mac as well... really hope this gets fixed!! 


Why don't you use NookStudy instead?  Someone had suggested that at one point, stating that the ereader for Mac wasn't very good, so that's what I did.

 

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anonasWardrobe
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Registered: ‎08-06-2011
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Re: Ereader for Mac won't launch

Thanks for the suggestion to use Nook Study - downloaded it and it seems to work fine....

 

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MrsMalvern14
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Registered: ‎07-09-2011
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Re: Ereader for Mac won't launch

Thanks for recommending Nook study! Nook for Mac wasn't opening any of my books, but Nook study appears to work perfectly.Thanks again!

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torpedo1
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Re: Ereader for Mac won't launch

You can copy the text of the error log.  Mine follows.  It would be nice if someone at App Dev would use this to debug NOOKForMAC.  It's trying to make an SQLite database on my machine?  Without any prior setup?  ??

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Platform:Mac OS X v.10.6.8
NOOK for Mac build number:3.0.0fc9774
user:

application location:/Applications/NookForMac.app
system clock speed:2000 MHz
system RAM:2048 MB
system file size:217088 MB
system free size:151041 MB
log contents:

===================  BEGIN LOG  ===================
2012-01-06 11:23:51.00384995 ERROR [ClientApi.cpp:60] ==============================================

2012-01-06 11:23:51.00416497 ERROR [SQLiteDatabase.cpp:1455] select schema_version from bn_schema_version where id = 0 ... fail

2012-01-06 11:23:51.00452845 ERROR [SQLiteDatabase.cpp:1426] sqlite3_exec ERROR: duplicate column name: lend_message

2012-01-06 11:23:51.00491989 ERROR [SQLiteDatabase.cpp:1426] sqlite3_exec ERROR: cannot commit - no transaction is active

2012-01-06 11:23:51.00492094 ERROR [SQLiteDatabase.cpp:1426] sqlite3_exec ERROR: cannot commit - no transaction is active

2012-01-06 11:25:27.00845966 ERROR [ClientApi.cpp:60] ==============================================

2012-01-06 11:39:17.00121521 ERROR [ClientApi.cpp:60] ==============================================

2012-01-06 11:43:22.00718330 ERROR [ClientApi.cpp:60] ==============================================


===================  END LOG  ===================


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northlite
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Registered: ‎06-01-2011
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Re: Ereader for Mac won't launch

B&N PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE FIX THIS! It's been broken for WEEKS! People have posted here it is broken. You know it is broken, We just want to read the books we paid for! This person has given you a file that might actually help you fix the problem so please use it!

My Nook Touch is named Buzz Lightyear! Together we go to infinity and beyond! B&N, please restore the ability to name our Nooks!
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GenevaDiva
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Registered: ‎06-22-2012
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Re: Ereader for Mac won't launch

 This is still an issue.

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HBap
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Registered: ‎08-23-2012
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Re: Ereader for Mac won't launch

I had some trouble downloading NOOK study on Mac at first. If you have this problem, here's a quick fix:

 

1. Download NOOK study

2. Go to your 'download' folder (or wherever your downloads save on your computer)

Nook downloading .png

 

Hope this helps!

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