5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 19, 2014 1:36 PM by Skylark96

    Nook HD: serious short-comings: On/Off switch, & Battery Life.

    Skylark96

      Have had a brand new "Nook HD" for three months.  I could love it, if it weren't for two SERIOUS problems.

       

      1.  On/Off unreliability

       

      Switching off is not a problem: either press for 5 seconds and switch the machine completely off, OR just walk away and leave it to go into Sleep Mode after 5 minutes (I have my screen-time set to 5 minutes).  I choose to just walk away, because when I go to resume reading I want to bring the machine out of Sleep Mode, i.e. quickly!

       

      But coming out of "Sleep Mode" is unreliable and often vexing.  I find I always take a bit of a deep breath before I switch on my Nook HD!  Sometimes just a 2 second press will bring up the "Welcome Back" screen.  But sometimes I have to press 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 times before the "Welcome Back" screen pops up!  And sometimes I have to give in to the misery of pressing down for a complete 20 seconds in order to do a complete boot-up (which in itself takes a further minute!).

       

      There seems to be no rhyme or reason, no reliability, to bringing the Nook HD out of Sleep Mode. 

       

      Is there anything that will solve this problem?  Anything I'm not doing?

       

       

      2.  Brief battery life

       

      The full instruction manual states, "With a fully charged battery and with Wi-Fi turned off, your NOOK has enough power to last in a suspended "sleeping" state for several weeks".

       

      It seems there's an omission in the above statement!  It ought to read:  "With a fully charged battery and with Wi-Fi turned off, and provided you do not use your NOOK for any purpose whatsoever, your NOOK will have enough power to last in a suspended "sleeping" state for several weeks".

       

      With Wi-Fi off and using my Nook HD for reading only, I'm getting about 8 hours' reading time out of it before I have to once again fiddle around and hook it up for another re-charging, which is ridiculous. 

       

      Have people found that 8 hours battery life is, in fact, the most one can hope for from the Nook HD?

       

       

      All hints or advice on either or both matters gratefully received.

       

      Thank you.