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japerry
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Registered: ‎11-25-2010
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Nook Color and Side Loading?

I just upgraded to a Nook Color and have some issues. I'm running Windows 7. I now see that Calibre no longer sees the Nook. It worked fine with the standard Nook but not under the color version. With the standard Nook when I attached the USB cable it saw the Nook and the installed 8G memory card. Not so with the color version. Lastly B&N's own ebook reader for Windows saw the standard Nook but again not the Color version. Can anyone help? I need to side load some new books I purchased and I don't have a card reader.

 

John

Owner of a Nook Color and a Nook Simple Touch

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Desert_Brat
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Registered: ‎12-14-2010
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Re: Nook Color and Side Loading?

The Nook needs to be fully turned on, not off or in sleep mode. Be sure to drag your finger across the screen to fully wake it up.

 

Once it's awake and connected to the computer, you will see the "Connected to USB" message window. Then start Calibre.

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Ohbjuan
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Registered: ‎01-14-2011
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Re: Nook Color and Side Loading?

I run windows 7 and Calibre works just fine. Like the other guy said make sure it isn't sleeping.