02-12-2010 07:56 PM
, 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 Could anyone please help me with this?
02-12-2010 08:13 PM
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
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.