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New User
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Registered: ‎02-12-2010
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Removing Back Cover

, Hello everyone, my Nook has frozen, so I want to do the battery trick but I don't want to damage the cover when I remove it. I can't load the manual or the tutorial video because I'm on a dial-up connection :smileysad: Could anyone please help me with this?

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Registered: ‎11-11-2009

Re: Removing Back Cover

Before you go to the trouble of removing the back cover, try the force power-down option that works about 80-90% of the time (and 100% of the times I've used it).


1.  Hold down the power button on top for AT LEAST 20 seconds

2.  Release

3.  Press the power button again quickly

4.  Release and wait 3-5 seconds


This usually will force the nook to reset.  


If it doesn't work, to remove the back cover, put your nook on a safe surface upside down (I like using the middle of my bed, so that I don't accidentally drop face down on a hard surface).  find the little tab that sticks out near the micro USB port - this is the starting point for gently "prying" the back cover off.  You need a tiny screwdriver to actually remove the battery, but some people have had luck "breaking" the connection by simply inserting a business card in between the contacts.  With the battery removed, plug the nook into the wall.  This should force a reset.  Then you can reinsert the battery.

New User
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-12-2010

Re: Removing Back Cover

That worked perfectly, thanks for your help!

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Registered: ‎05-21-2011
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Re: Removing Back Cover

You saved my life.  I couldn't get that lousy back cover off!  THANK YOU!


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