I love my nook color, my one complaint is the power cord! Mine fell apart, and no I didn't take it in to replace, my hubby glued it back together till it finally fell apart, solder point came apart. Went to B&N only to find they had none in stock ( and are hard to find ), went on line and found only audio cable when searching for power cable?????? Ended up buying power kit replacement from Staples, not happy about that! Just think as it is a known issue all stores should carry extra!
They're for sale on the B&N website, here. .
yes the power kit, didn' t need the whole kit just the cable, if the cable falls apart you should be able to buy just the cable and the store should stock it!
Yep a know issue. That is why I never use while plugged in like some do. And also I pass on AC charging as quick charging heats up the cable and unit some. And just plug into my computer usb and next morning ready to go fully charged.
And yep they should always have that damn cable in stock at the stores.
I don't want to get too excited about this yet, but I seem to have stumbled on a non-BN sync/charging cable that works with my NookColor.
While waiting for a replacement from BN for my cable that broke, I started using the original cable that charges and syncs my Palm Pre Plus cell phone. I've found that it will charge my NookColor (can't compare the speed to the BN cord, but it is fully charged in the morning if I plug it in at night.) Today I tried to use it as a sync cable, plugging it into the USB port on my computer, and IT WORKED!
I tried a generic micro-port cable, and it did not even register on my NookColor, so I believe it must be the OEM Palm cable. These are much less expensive and more readily available than the BN cable, however, so it may be a good alternative. The least expensive one I found was at:
for $3.70. Let me know if anyone else has tried this one.