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jredman
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Nook tablet won't power on

Hello!

I was using my nook tablet normally last night (playing scrabble, actually), I left long enough for it to go into "sleep" mode, and when I came back to finish my game the blasted thing wouldn't start up! I've tried everything and all combinations and times of holding the various buttons to no effect. It does not start up when plugged in- either to the wall or the computer. My computer does not recognize the device. There is no SD card. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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NookGardener
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Re: Nook tablet won't power on

Hold power button down firmly for 20 seconds.  Release for 2 or 3 seconds.  Hold power button down for another 2 seconds.,

 

Try that and see if it will reset itself.

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Badmamajama
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Registered: ‎12-30-2010

Re: Nook tablet won't power on

 

Might I suggest you hold down the power button AND the home (n) button at the same time for 20 seconds.? You should see your NC reboot then.

If it aint broke, don't fix it.

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rodeck
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Re: Nook tablet won't power on

Tried the back and the n  and it worked.   Thanks.

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NookieLoverSK
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Re: Nook tablet won't power on

Thanks, this helped me out too.:cathappy:

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SuziRozi
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Re: Nook tablet won't power on

Worked for me just now, too!!! Glad this thread was here. Thanks!!!!!!

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laceygrl84
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Re: Nook tablet won't power on

Awesome! Worked for me too!

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Paula87
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Re: Nook tablet won't power on

I tried this several times before it worked.  I had not used my nook tablet in a while and I thought I had completely drained the battery even though I turned it off.  After charging for more than a day, it still would not turn on.  It's on now, but it took several tries!  Never had this problem before.

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Lady-PamelaNJ
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Registered: ‎07-13-2012

Re: Nook tablet won't power on

Had to try it twice but it worked. Thanks!
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7777SS
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Thanks.  I had to do it twice but it worked!

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kalmore
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Re: Nook tablet won't power on

Didn't work for me. Called tech support they suggest the same thing didn't work. I tried it about 3 times. I think it might be some type of hardware problem. All I did was dare to watch a video on the browser.

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KristyKF
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Re: Nook tablet won't power on

THANK YOU!!  You've helped a lot of people!!!

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linapina
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im surprised. i did this and it worked
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ConwayAllDay
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Re: Nook tablet won't power on

THanks a lot for this post. My wife's Nook tablet did the same and I was able to get it working with the 20 second power button thing.

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Tahdomis2
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It worked! Thanks

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Michelle8012
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Re: Nook tablet won't power on

power + n button worked for me too.

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Snyderlm4
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Re: Nook tablet won't power on

power + n worked for me as well! Thanks so much!!

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dicemanaj
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Thanks! This worked for me also!
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TarenA
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Re: Nook tablet won't power on

Thank you, THANK YOU!!  This helped.  I am so releived!   :smileyhappy:

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blsdmamaof3
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Re: Nook tablet won't power on

I had to do this twice too and it worked the second time. Thank you!!!!