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blackopsdeb
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

Nice! :smileyvery-happy:

 

I've been getting to know my new nook for three days now.

 

I like to read the manual when I get a new device, and while I've read the Nook Tour and some of the NOOK User Guide I just had to create a .pdf of your cheat sheet to add "My Documents."

 

Thanks so much!

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bfoot
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

Thanks this helped

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Conniecats
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

This is very helpful.

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JoyFL
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

Thank you for this list, it will be alot of help to me.  Written very well.:smileyhappy:

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TeechTX
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

Doug, this is better than chocolate-dipped ice cream on a stick!  Among other things, it told me exactly how to use archive to take things off my nook that might not pass muster entering a certain foreign country with really restrictive attitudes about the printed word!

 

Which brings up an issue regarding completely off vs. sleep modes and airport lines:  This will be my first time taking nook through airport security (got it specifically for this VERY long flight), but I know I've had to turn on and demonstrate laptops and cel phones (they usually miss the iPod) to prove they are what they appear to be.  So, I plan to leave my nook in sleep mode.  Now all I have to do is get them to overlook the teeny-tiny screwdriver that opens the battery compartment when it needs to be changed or re-set. (I am taking a fully-charged back-up for emergency use.)

 

Again, thanks for distilling the manual info for us.  You are a gentleman and a scholar. :smileywink:

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Beckah
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

[ Edited ]

The FAA requires that the Nook (and all eReaders) are turned off completely during take-off and landing. The Nook can be turned on in airline mode when the flight attendants announce that it's safe to use approved electronic devices.

 

My Nook (along with my camera, cell phone and various chargers) have always gone through TSA in my purse. I've never been asked to pull it out for any reason or to demonstrate turning it on and off. Of course, TSA does have the right to inspect any item brought aboard in carry-ons.

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zippyap
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

Thanks Doug. I'm waiting for my Nook. I suspect that when I get it, I'll be referring to your list before I go to the Manual :smileyhappy:

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Certifried
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

As a typical guy, I never read manuals!

 

This post answered a few questions I had, awesome work! thanks very mucho

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TheUnnaturalMother
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

I did read the manual and frankly this is better!!

 

Can someone tell me what sideloading is?

 

 

Doug_Pardee
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.


TheUnnaturalMother wrote:

 

Can someone tell me what sideloading is?


Here's B&N's tutorial video from the NOOK page:

 

Sideloading content onto your NOOK
3:20

 

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chattywordy
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

Better than the manual! 

FYI: Took my nook on vacation when it was less than a week old.  The wi-fi didn't work in another time zone.  A visit to the nearest B&N store confused the 'nook expert', but he called tech support for me.  Result: change the time to the correct time zone, power down and then power up.  Same then happened when I returned home.  Tech support said this shouldn't have happened.

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brigidanne
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

Hi Doug, lots of great info, thanks!

 

With regard to #7:  Would you mind explaining it in a bit more detail?  Sounds like a great feature.

 

Thanks!

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albaby
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

If the manual was better written,more people would read it. It seems each chapter summarizes the previous chapters before any new info appears. 163 pages of instructions to wade thru for an e-reader is a bit much. I think this whole Nook thing is a beta product, especially the WEB section which I have not been able to figure out. I'm taking mine back and will purchase another when they come out with a more user friendly product-if I haven't found something else by then.

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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

I must say I did read my manual or figured out quite a bit of things on my NOOK.  However my problem has not been addressed here.  I should say resolved here.  I have contacted Customer service several times and have only been given a work-around.

 

My problem is this: I had to have my Nook switched out due to a manufactures defect (the bracket that holds the memory card was loose).  Since I switched everything in the store, I have NEVER been able to have my library load on my Nook.  No titles come up but all my books are in my online library.  I have been told to side load my books onto my Nook in "My Documents" which they do come up and I can read.  However, any new purchases I have made NEVER show in my B&N library nor do they appear when I have selected "Check for new content?"

 

My Nook seems to stay forever searching in Wi-Fi when I make these selections.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated since as of to date, I can only view what I side load.

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10panda
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

Doug:

 

Great list!  I have a question.  I purchased an ebook from Borders since I had a gift card; however even though I have Adobe Digital Editions already downloaded, it would not open so I saved it to my ebook folder in my document file on my pc.  It still did not open so I ended up downloading it to a borders desktop.  Is there any way I can move it to my Nook?

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amillio
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

@10panda When I downloaded from borders, I downloaded to my desktop and then just dragged and dropped the book onto my my documents folder on my nook when it was plugged in. Then, check for new content and it was there. 

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10panda
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

Unfortunately, that is not working either.  I keep getting the following error message:

 

Error getting license
Server communication problem: E_ADEPT_REQUEST_EXPIRED

 

I download books all the time from the overdrive public library and have been able to download the acsm file...not sure why I am getting this type message.  I have also previously downloaded a book from Borders without this issue.

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lkmiller
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

 


ThorsEcho wrote:

I must say I did read my manual or figured out quite a bit of things on my NOOK.  However my problem has not been addressed here.  I should say resolved here.  I have contacted Customer service several times and have only been given a work-around.

 

My problem is this: I had to have my Nook switched out due to a manufactures defect (the bracket that holds the memory card was loose).  Since I switched everything in the store, I have NEVER been able to have my library load on my Nook.  No titles come up but all my books are in my online library.  I have been told to side load my books onto my Nook in "My Documents" which they do come up and I can read.  However, any new purchases I have made NEVER show in my B&N library nor do they appear when I have selected "Check for new content?"

 

My Nook seems to stay forever searching in Wi-Fi when I make these selections.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated since as of to date, I can only view what I side load.


Did you unregister your old Nook and then register the new Nook to your B&N account?

 

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ThorsEcho
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

I did unregister the old nook and contacted customer service to confirm.  I was told it was but that it should not have been a problem since up to 6 nooks can be on an account at one time. Still I made sure the old one was indeed unregistered. I read a post on here somewhere about that being a problem so I checked that before now.  My new device has been rest back to the factory bare bones settings before and all software reinstalled. Still I cannot view my BN Library on my Nook.

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amillio
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Re: Didn't read the manual? A list of things you probably need to know about NOOK.

 I would take it in to Barnes and Noble and have them try fixing it for you. If they can't,  then I would call support and get a replacement sent to you. It would be a pain to have to side load all time even if you purchase the book through b&n.