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worldbook
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Registered: ‎12-28-2009
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Conserving Power

Is this something new? My Nook turned itself off. A message said that it turned off to conserve power. When I checked the settings, there was 34% left. Did 1.5 add this feature, or was it there all along and I perhaps I never let the power get this low? Anyhow, I like that this happened.

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gandalf1369
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Re: Conserving Power

Yup - new feature in the 1.5 update.  If you let your nook sleep for about 72 hours (or thereabouts) it will automatically shut off to conserve battery power.  It's mentioned in the user guide - see page 17.

 

 

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icebike
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Re: Conserving Power

Its a new feature to protect the battery from total exhaustion, which often requires battery removal.

 

So its a good thing.  

 

Thanks for testing that out for us, I just haven't had 72 hours of no nook use to test this. :smileyhappy:

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lorabele
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Re: Conserving Power

Not a good thing to all, I'm afraid.  I don't want my nook shutting down except when I do it.  I don't want to spend my time waiting for it to restart.  I hate this part of the upgrade, and I think they should give users a choice as to how long it takes to shut down and the ability to opt out of the shut down if they desire to do so.

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icebike
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Re: Conserving Power

Oh for Pete sake! It only happens after that 72 hours of sitting unused. How important can it be if you haven't used it in 72 hours? Would you rather have it exhaust it's battery and have to wait two hours while it charges? If you can't find five seconds to hit the wake up button in three days the nook assumes you are too busy to charge it and protects itself. If waiting two minutes for it to reboot after three days of neglect is a burden you probably don't have time to read then either.
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lorabele
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Re: Conserving Power

Jeez icebike did someone run over your cat this morning?  Take a chill - we're expressing opinions here not attacking each other.  RELAX.

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icebike
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Re: Conserving Power

Me chill?

 

You're the one posting HATE about this feature.

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nookie01
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Registered: ‎12-29-2009
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Re: Conserving Power

 


icebike wrote:

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Thanks for testing that out for us, I just haven't had 72 hours of no nook use to test this. :smileyhappy:


 

I had no idea because, like icebike, I've only had 72 hours of no nook once in the past year. It would have probably taken me another year to notice this feature. I'm glad that this was posted since I would have wondered what was going on.

 

I think it is a good idea since there seem to be all kinds of problems if the battery is run completely out. I've not yet experienced this either because I recharge at 20% due to all the posts I've read about letting the battery run out. I usually let my nook go to less than 20% about once every five or six weeks just to make sure that I'm giving it a chance to reset the battery for optimal performance, but other than that, I just read and enjoy.

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