Since 1997, you’ve been coming to BarnesandNoble.com to discuss everything from Stephen King to writing to Harry Potter. You’ve made our site more than a place to discover your next book: you’ve made it a community. But like all things internet, BN.com is growing and changing. We've said goodbye to our community message boards—but that doesn’t mean we won’t still be a place for adventurous readers to connect and discover.

Now, you can explore the most exciting new titles (and remember the classics) at the Barnes & Noble Book Blog. Check out conversations with authors like Jeff VanderMeer and Gary Shteyngart at the B&N Review, and browse write-ups of the best in literary fiction. Come to our Facebook page to weigh in on what it means to be a book nerd. Browse digital deals on the NOOK blog, tweet about books with us,or self-publish your latest novella with NOOK Press. And for those of you looking for support for your NOOK, the NOOK Support Forums will still be here.

We will continue to provide you with books that make you turn pages well past midnight, discover new worlds, and reunite with old friends. And we hope that you’ll continue to tell us how you’re doing, what you’re reading, and what books mean to you.

Reply
Frequent Contributor
lorabele
Posts: 57
Registered: ‎02-20-2010
0 Kudos

Old and Tired Nook Needs New Battery

I bought the Nook 1st edition as soon as it came out, and I still use it today.  Battery is starting to give me some problems.  Does B&N still offer replacement batteries for my old tried and true device?

Wordsmith
tmr4
Posts: 268
Registered: ‎05-08-2010
0 Kudos

Re: Old and Tired Nook Needs New Battery

No, but you can find third party batteries on Amazon.
Frequent Contributor
lorabele
Posts: 57
Registered: ‎02-20-2010
0 Kudos

Re: Old and Tired Nook Needs New Battery

Thanks.  I think it's pretty funny that B&N won't help me but Amazon will.

Inspired Scribe
kamas716
Posts: 1,473
Registered: ‎09-28-2011
0 Kudos

Re: Old and Tired Nook Needs New Battery


lorabele wrote:

Thanks.  I think it's pretty funny that B&N won't help me but Amazon will.


That's because the N1E reached end of life quite a while ago and Amazon is in the business of connecting sellers and buyers.  Just a guess, but at this time I'd be willing to guess that most if not all of the N1E batteries you find for sale on Amazon are actually sold by someone else with Amazon as a gateway.

http://www.goodreads.com/kamas716
Wordsmith
tmr4
Posts: 268
Registered: ‎05-08-2010
0 Kudos

Re: Old and Tired Nook Needs New Battery

What is odd though is that a selling feature of the N1E was its replaceable battery and BN pretty much stopped carrying them before they ever needed to be replaced. I would have expected that BN would have them available for at least several years after they stopped selling the N1E.
Distinguished Bibliophile
keriflur
Posts: 6,620
Registered: ‎01-05-2010
0 Kudos

Re: Old and Tired Nook Needs New Battery

[ Edited ]

tmr4 wrote:
What is odd though is that a selling feature of the N1E was its replaceable battery and BN pretty much stopped carrying them before they ever needed to be replaced. I would have expected that BN would have them available for at least several years after they stopped selling the N1E.

Sony does this too, and Dell.  It's terribly frustrating, but it seems to be fairly standard these days (not saying it's right, just that it's standard).  Frankly, I'm not sure what's worse - a battery that can be replaced that the original seller no longer sells, or a battery that can't be user replaced at all.

 

ETA:  Just thinking about this now - By the time the non-defective NST batteries start going, the device will be three years old.  B&N does not offer maintenance, so basically if your battery goes on the NST, you *have* to buy a new device.  This makes the NSTs straight-up disposable.  So I guess I've answered my own question - the user replaceable battery still wins, because you can buy aftermarket batteries rather than a new device.

Top Kudoed Authors
User Kudos Count
322
207
177
120
114
Users Online
Currently online: 8 members 645 guests
Please welcome our newest community members: