05-03-2012 11:32 AM
After getting off the phone with Barnes and Noble I thought I would pass on some very helpful info. If your Nook will not turn on plug it into the charging unit. While it is plugged in at the exact same time hold in both the U and the power off button for 10 seconds. This should give it enough "juice" to power on. The tech was unsure as to why this happens at time, but this is an almost sure fire way of restarting your Nook. Hope you find this tip useful. I surly did!!!
09-18-2012 11:16 PM
That actually worked. thanks! usually if it won't turn on i plug it in and push the power and it works but for some reason it just wouldn't this time. And i had full battery! It just randomly shut off in the middle of me using it and wouldn't turn back on. But pushing these two at the same time while plugged in worked. Thank you. They need to fix this problem i think its very common
10-08-2012 11:29 AM
This is apparently still a problem. My Nook tablet just shut down with 50% battery and would not turn back on. It did ask me if I wanted to restore to factory settings (which I said no to). Thanks for this tip! Saved me call to customer service.
Hey BN - could this be some kind of an OS crash? Very strange problem.
10-23-2012 11:19 PM
Thanks a lot for that wonderful post. My wife's Nook would not turn on even after being on the charger over night. We both thought it may be the charger so I put it on the car charger. Went out to the car and gave this a try and WOW!! It worked. Made her very happy . Thanks again.
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01-10-2013 07:34 PM
Thank you so much for posting!! I just got my Nook for Christmas and it randomly shut off on me at work!! I* was very upset but you saved me with this posting!! So thank you again!
01-26-2013 04:56 PM
Thank you for posting the solution to this problem. Didn't know what to do and was DREADING the call to B&N. I was about to purchase another reader (Sony). To resolve, I had to hold down the U and power off button for 10 seconds, twice. It worked, and I have my wonderful reader up and running. Sorry Sony...I hope to have my 1st edition B&N reader for many, more years!
02-02-2013 07:27 PM
My nook was showing a blank screen but when plugged into charger it showed fully charged,I tried this and it "rebooted", my charger then showed that in fact it was not fully charged, not even enough at that point to turn back on. THANKS SO MUCH!!!