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mcstel
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screen orientation

I am a new owner and before I learn to root I need to clear up a few problems. My NC will not change its orientation. I read that I need to uncheck the orientation box and reboot. However, my NC will not turn off by holding the power button. It does go off and lock when not using it. If anyone can help, I would be grateful.

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robert93
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Re: screen orientation

I've NEVER gotten the orientation to work on the book reader portion.....

that said, the "turn off" is to hold down the power button for several seconds until the screen turns fuzzy, and the turn off dialog appears.  Turning back on takes a few seconds hold, just to make sure its not an accidental power up.  Hope this helps

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dvt88
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Re: screen orientation

To put it to sleep, just tap the button once, don't hold it in.
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mcstel
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Re: screen orientation

Thanks. The orientation only seems to work on the web setting. Nothing else. Holding the power button in does not bring up a turn off dialog box and does not turn off.

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mcstel
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Re: screen orientation

It "goes to sleep" by itself just fine. But is that the same as a reboot?

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robert93
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Re: screen orientation

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Ok, this isnt meant in any way to be insulting, so please dont take it as such....

If you are holding your Nook Color in your hand in "reading position", with the hoop at the bottom left, the power button is at the left top side , about at the corner of the LCD, except on the left side edge, it should have a noticeable "click" feel to it when you press in towards the LCD, short press turns sleep mode on & off, long press  & hold for full power up & complete off.  If you are not feeling that "click" when you press, and nothing is happening, either your Nook is broke or you are not pressing in the right area.  Hopefully if its broke, you are still within the 14 day return range, make haste to the nearest B&N , Best Buy or any place that has one on display, see if their display acts the same way, if theirs is different than yours, yikes, bad switch.  If theirs does the same, you may not be pressing right, ask for a demo of turning it on & off. Good Luck

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ChipPM
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Re: screen orientation

You've never gotten the orientation to 'work' on the book reader because regular ebooks use only portrait. Special children's books, the web browser, PDF,Word and  Excel documents, the movie player and the picture viewer all will work in landscape if you have all the setting selections checked.

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mcstel
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LOL Yes, I just realized I was using the wrong button! Guess I need to "really" read the manual and not just skim. Not insulted at all, just grateful for the help.

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robert93
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Re: screen orientation


mcstel wrote:

 But is that the same as a reboot?


 

No, sleep mode is power saving but slight drain, and still on, OFF is long start, and no battery drain, like a computer, needed for software changes to work

 

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normysmom
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Good job, Robert and Chip! Nicely Done! Mcstel, we luv Ya! And to other new users, Welcome!
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mcstel
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Thanks ChipPM.

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mcstel
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Thank you Robert.

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mcstel
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Just call me Stel LOL and thanks for the welcome


normysmom wrote:
Good job, Robert and Chip! Nicely Done! Mcstel, we luv Ya! And to other new users, Welcome!