12-18-2012 03:53 PM
My Nook Simple Touch has been draining very fast. I read for less than an hour a day before sleeping, and I've usually been fine charging my nook once every couple of weeks, but lately my nook has been going dead in 2-3 days, sometimes without having used it at all.
Does anybody have an idea what might be causing that?
12-18-2012 08:34 PM
Do you have it in a cover? Or does the rapid drain happen while it's in a bag of any kind? I had an issue with a rapidly draining battery and figured out it was my cover. Whenever I set my nook down with the cover, I would pick it up with a dead or near dead battery. If I had put it down naked (that is, the nook was naked, not me), it was fine. I bought a new cover for when I go out. I now use it without a cover at home. It fixed the issues I was having. I do still have the battery draining when I carry the nook in my bag, sometimes. I think (because my bag is small and crammed full of stuff) that it gets woken up repeatedly while I'm carrying it. It doesn't seem to happen when I'm carrying in a less full backpack, but it happens a lot in the crowded main compartment of my little purse.
12-18-2012 08:55 PM
Is the amber charging light on, even when it's not plugged in? If so, do a full power down and then turn it back on. I ve had this happen occasionally and it causes it to drain quickly.
12-19-2012 09:43 AM
Every now and again, my Nook will experience rapid battery drain. When this happens, I take a soft, lint-free cloth or a very small (artist's) brush and clean around the edges of the screen. This fixes the problem every time. It's possible that very fine hairs or nearly invisible pieces of fluzz can get trapped in the interface between screen and bezel. These things can activate the sensors that control the touch-screen functions. This will cause rapid drain.
12-22-2012 08:57 PM
I have no idea what's causing it, but I just want to add a big ME TOO - and BN support is stonewalling me on the issue. I charged to 100% at 11:00 this morning, and by 8:00 p.m., with zero reading time, it was down to 88%. This is the second Nook I've had since October that behaved this way - perfect for a month, then draining way too fast. I returned the first and will return this one (had to fight BN to return the first one, purchased the second at Best Buy which allows returns until the end of January).
12-22-2012 10:21 PM
Things to check if it's the NST
1) Is WiFi on? Even in sleep mode if you've got WiFi on and are not in an area with WiFi the Nook keeps looking for a signal. That will drain the battery fast.
The reason for it always looking for signal is in case you have pre-ordered books or subscriptions.
2) Is it being stored somewhere that could cause the power button to become depressed (if so, I suggest giving it a vacation haha). If your Nook is on and the power button keeps getting pressed it's basically like you're reading for the period of time that's happening.
The solution to this is generally get a case with a stiff / hard back. You may have a harder time hitting the power button, but as you don't need to turn off a NST or NSTG just put it in to sleep mode this shouldn't be an issue.
And as a note from someone who works at the Nook desk a lot in a retail store, battery drain is one of the hardest issues to really diagnose. We have no idea what conditions you put your Nook through that may be causing the battery to drain, which is not to say we doubt you when you say it's happening. However, if you are putting the device through things that would cause the battery to drain replacing your Nook wont solve your issue.
Personally I'd rather my issue was actually resolved and have to wait a little longer for that to happen rather than my issue not be solved but have next to no wait.
It's also one of the most difficult things to get store support to authorize a replacement for because of the issues mentioned above.
Now, that's assuming the B&N is going by the book. As with everything exceptions have been, and likely will continue to be made. So if you have a different experience just keep in mind that whoever was helping you may have been doing just that for you.
a month ago
I had a similar issue. RMA'd and had the same issue. I found that if I dont manually activate the "screensaver" by pressing the button on the back, and just let the screen time out on its own, the battery doesnt get drained. Otherwise, it is completely drained within 2 days and I it's too low to power on.