03-12-2013 04:28 PM
I'm on my third battery for the Nook First Edition. Each time a new battery is installed, I lose all the books I have purchased. I had to visit the local B&N store and have them download the books the first time this happened.
I tried downloading this time but was unable to do so (????).
03-13-2013 12:38 AM
The most obvious reason books won't download could be that the registration is not for the proper account.
Note that, unlike all later Nook models, the First Edition does not hide content -- one can copy books via USB to a computer and later copy the saved copies back to the device.
Although I am perplexed. The internal memory is a form of Flash memory, and does not lose content when power is removed. I've pulled the battery from mine a few times and never had to reload the contents. Maybe running the battery dead with the device ON could corrupt some files, but not swapping batteries on an unpowered unit.