Had my piece of crap for a year or more and struggled with every aspect of the damned thing. It is unstable all the time. It rarely does the same thing twice. It t3llls me it is discharging when it is recharging. It is a nightmare trying to get my computer the reconise it - most of the time it won't - but sometimes it does. The downloading process from libraries is a quagmire - sometims it works and most times it doesn't. trying to delete items is a headache. the instruction manual was written by illogical children who have no idea how to present lucid facts. It took me weeks to find out by accident that downloading is a two stage process. I could go on but I expect you've all had some or all of this
I'm verey close to giving my unit to someone I hate
Finally, anyone know how to get the piece of junk to be recognised by my computer (XP) more than about one in six?
So, your nook doesn't work right, but you've kept it for a year instead of returning it for a working nook or contacting support for a replacement? Sorry, no sympathy here.
When I have a device that doesn't work, I do something about it instead of sitting around and complaining.
Can you say troll? When someone with a supposedly one year old device is posting for the first time with a rant and an inflamatory subject line, don't buy it.
Every single symptom cited is something that will show up with a bad cord or loose plug connection (as noted, some also have other causes).
It sounds like you've been using it plugged in ~ which is kind of asking for a loose plug connection. If you'd taken it in within a year of sale, they would have replaced the cord or the Nook, no extra charge.
Using a regular USB cord plugged in while using it will also show "discharge" when its "plugged in", since the Nook Color only draws half an amp off a regular USB plug ~ it eeds the fast charger to draw a full amp.
They've corrected that design flaw in the Nook HD, it has a proprietary plug with a broad rather than long design, and with a USB connector on the other end. So the new plug shouldn't have the problems of an extended length micro-USB plug. The original micro-USB is the length it is to avoid giving it the leverage to make it easy to loosen the plug.