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blackdoggina
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Sync-ing nook with computer while in the Republic of Mexico

We live in Sonora, Mexico during the winter months.  I'm able to purchase and work with my B&N e-book account on-line on my computer; but when I connect my nook to the computer to sync, I can't do it! 

 

FIrst of all, there are no clear instructions on HOW to sync one's nook to the computer; and when I do what I think is correct the content on the nook stays the same.  I've been trying to archive books I no longer want on the nook, and have new ones I've purchased downloaded on to the nook...  

 

Any ideas?

 

When I get "stateside" in March, will things automatically "fix" themselves?...  

 

HELP!

 

 

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eDigest
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Re: Sync-ing nook with computer while in the Republic of Mexico

Syncing has nothing to do with your geographic location.  Hopefully, this will help:

 

When you connect your nook to your computer via USB/cable, you are not syncing in the strictest sense.  It doesn't launch a sync app.  You actually have to copy the files from your computer to your nook.

 

When you connect your nook, your computer should recognize it as an additional drive, e.g., "e:/nook".  Assuming that happens, you can then navigate to the ebooks on your computer and copy them to the nook drive.

 

For B&N books, copy them to "My B&N downloads".

 

For all other books, copy them to "My documents".

 

"Eject" your nook and go to "my library" and check for new content.

 

 

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AnnSheridan
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Re: Sync-ing nook with computer while in the Republic of Mexico

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The process described by eDigest is called 'sideloading'.  You can find additional info if you do a search of these message boards for that term. 

 

Good luck!  I am sure you'll be reading on your nook very soon.

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Josienjoe
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Re: Sync-ing nook with computer while in the Republic of Mexico

 


blackdoggina wrote:

We live in Sonora, Mexico during the winter months.  I'm able to purchase and work with my B&N e-book account on-line on my computer; but when I connect my nook to the computer to sync, I can't do it! 

 

______

 

Are you sure your purchases have gone through?  Have you gotten receipts?  If they have, you should be able to access wireless on the Nook and go to My Library and Check for New B&N Content.

 

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Alley415
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Re: Sync-ing nook with computer while in the Republic of Mexico

 


Josienjoe wrote:

 


blackdoggina wrote:

We live in Sonora, Mexico during the winter months.  I'm able to purchase and work with my B&N e-book account on-line on my computer; but when I connect my nook to the computer to sync, I can't do it! 

 

______

 

Are you sure your purchases have gone through?  Have you gotten receipts?  If they have, you should be able to access wireless on the Nook and go to My Library and Check for New B&N Content.

 


 

I agree with this.  I think that the purchases didn't go through due to the IP address being international. 

 

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icebike
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Re: Sync-ing nook with computer while in the Republic of Mexico

 


blackdoggina wrote:

We live in Sonora, Mexico during the winter months.  I'm able to purchase and work with my B&N e-book account on-line on my computer; but when I connect my nook to the computer to sync, I can't do it! 

 

FIrst of all, there are no clear instructions on HOW to sync one's nook to the computer; and when I do what I think is correct the content on the nook stays the same.  I've been trying to archive books I no longer want on the nook, and have new ones I've purchased downloaded on to the nook...  

 

Any ideas?

 

When I get "stateside" in March, will things automatically "fix" themselves?...  

 

HELP!

 

 


 

 

First, its not the Republic of Mexico.  It is the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos).

 

Second, the nook is not an iPhone or an iPod.  It does not "sync".

 

Its a disk drive, onto which you can put your files, just like a floppy disk or a thumb drive.

 

There are VERY clear instructions on sideloading here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/video.asp?bnit=H&cds2Pid=30195#vid2

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ProfReader
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Re: Sync-ing nook with computer while in the Republic of Mexico

This is how it works on all Android based devices.

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