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      • 15. Re: Nook Color not charging.

        My charger has just started doing the same.  I plug it in the amber light comes on but not shown to be charging on the nook.  The next day I unplugged it and it showed it was charging and there wasn't anything plugged into the nook?  Crazy.  I have two other chargers because this is the second charger I have owned that has gone bad on my and i'm not going to be stuck without the ability to charge.

        • 16. Re: Nook Color not charging.

          You can charge (slowly) using a regular USB to microUSB cable using the wall plug-in unit. It seems that B&N only replaces the inferior OEM cable with one just like it. I only use my NC cable when I need a quick recharge, otherwise I use a cable from my PC/phone/camera/mp3 player. You can also use the standard cable for file transfers.

          • 17. Re: Nook Color not charging.

            I have misplaced my B&N charger (been using generic for months w/no problems).

             

            I haven't used my Nook for 6 - 8 weeks so it lost the charge. Now I am having charging problems. While I look for the B&N charger and cable I notice many mentions of power output of the sturdier generic chargers.

            The one I used sucessfully for 4 month has a 1000mA output so it's micro USB end would be rated that high. I note my LG phone charger is only rated 200 mA so understand why that might not work.

             

            What does the B&N charger say on it?

            • 18. Re: Nook Color not charging.

              Roger_Ohio wrote:

              I have misplaced my B&N charger (been using generic for months w/no problems).

               

              I haven't used my Nook for 6 - 8 weeks so it lost the charge. Now I am having charging problems. While I look for the B&N charger and cable I notice many mentions of power output of the sturdier generic chargers.

              The one I used sucessfully for 4 month has a 1000mA output so it's micro USB end would be rated that high. I note my LG phone charger is only rated 200 mA so understand why that might not work.

               

              What does the B&N charger say on it?


              Yep had to digg mine out also as do slow charge on the computer overnight method.

               

              Says Output: 5v @ 1.9amps.

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              • 19. Re: Nook Color not charging.

                Wondering if anyone can help me.

                I bought a Nook almost 6 months ago and haven't had any problems with it until this Sunday evening.

                 I tried charging it before I started reading on Sunday night and while the light on the cable lit up orange, the reader stated that it was not charging.

                 

                I then tried to connect it to the PC only to find that 'Windows does not recognise the drive and there was an error' and then proceeded to tell me that one of my ports were damaged. I have however connected other devices to the ports and they all work perfectly.

                 

                Could it be the device or maybe just the cable.

                 

                Also its a bit difficult for me to call CS or even walk into a B&N store as I do not reside in the US.

                 

                Any help would be appreciated

                Thanks:smileyhappy:

                • 20. Re: Nook Color not charging.

                  There is an option to buying a B&N cord to replace the one that failed and certainly an option after having two B&N cables fail.

                  If you can accept a slower charging rate then there are generic micro USB chargers available that have 1000mA or 1200mA output instead of the 1900mA output from the B&N charger.

                   

                  These generic chargers are available for $5 to $10 and the cordes are nice and flexible. Just be sure to check the output current as some phone chargers are only 200mA and you need at least 1000mA output.

                   

                  There are 1900mA battery backup power units. in the $20 - $30 range

                   

                  Many micro USB chargers on eBay for less than $9. Just be sure the specs say 1000mA or better.

                   

                   

                  • 21. Re: Nook Color not charging.

                    My nook charger actually melted where it plugs into the nook, but since my nook is 13 months old, told that I was out of look and had to purchase a new one.

                    • 22. Re: Nook Color not charging.
                      I had this same problem with my NC after having it 4 months. I bought a new charger and that sloved the problem for a month before it quit charging again. After calling Support they told me it was a software issue since the cord itself was lighting up. Factory resetting it temporarily fixed it but they eventually had to send me a different NC. Haven't had this issue with my new one yet.
                      • 23. Re: Nook Color not charging.

                        Rats, mine just started doing this, too. My NC did a soft reboot and dropped back to the original software. Reinstalled the latest version, but now the battery stays at 20% despite reading "charging". I have used a new cable and tried my car adaptor. No luck. The cable indicator will go from yellow to green over time like I am fully charged, but the battery icon stays yellow and the digital percent never changes. Guess I will be visiting the brick and mortar for assistance. :smileyfrustrated:

                        • 24. Re: Nook Color not charging.

                          My update is not good. Not my charger, not my cable. Reset did not work. 2 weeks outside of warranty. Now I need to call 800 number to discuss options and cost for repair. Not sure I am comfortable potentially purchasing another NC if it only lasts a year. Books can be viewed via apps on laptop  and smartphone. Googling Amazon Fire and they seem to be having some reports of battery issues, too. What's an avid reader who doesn't have space for more bookshelves to do?

                          • 25. Re: Nook Color not charging.

                            I was having the same problem. I took out the SD card and then plugged it back in and it is working just fine.

                             

                            • 26. Re: Nook Color not charging.

                              After reading all these post I would have to say there is a software or hardware design problem with the NC.  My wife is the the Nook reader.  I have a CNC machine and it uses a very involved software program. When I go on those web site I can find answers to those post from the hardware or software suppler.  Here I only seem to see user replies.  It would be my guess BN knows they have a problem and hope your nook will run out of warranty.   Great way to get people to by the nook   once.

                              • 27. Re: Nook Color not charging.

                                The Nook chargers are a piece of crap!  My first one started to fall apart within 2 months of getting my NC.  I taped it together, but it still disintegrated a few months later.  I had to request a new charger twice before I got one, and the new one charges verrry sloowwwly and the n never turns green unless I keep the NC on while charging ( and I mean on, not sleeping).  B&N knows the chargers are bad and refuses to redesign them.  I think they expect people will buy another crappy charger for a ridiculously high price when the warrenty expires.  They also expect people to go out and buy a new NC when the battery dies (since supposedly, they're no replaceable).  Well, guess what.  I won't be one of them.  I can read my Nook books (most of which were free, since I can no longer afford most ebooks since the prices skyrocketed)on my ipad (which will replace the battery as long as it's under warranty).  If I want a more portable reading device, I'll just purchase a cheap android tablet and download the Nook and Kindle apps (epecially since Kindle books are often much less expensive than Nook books and the android market has many free apps that I like)

                                • 28. Re: Nook Color not charging.

                                  Did you try another outlet? Thats what i did and i had a similar problem and that fixed it if its on an surge protector try one without a surge protector

                                  • 29. Re: Nook Color not charging.

                                    You can use a micro USB to charge your Nook.  It takes a lot more time and it will still say not charging.  I use my phone's charger all the time.  It might be worth it to buy the one for the Nook if you want the fast charge.

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