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Old 04-19-2012, 09:31 AM   #8
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Hampton, NH
Device: Color Nook; Nook Touch
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Originally Posted by AlexGrama View Post
RAH, so let me get this straight. If the power is at 70% when I remove it from the box, I should use it until it drains to 20% and after that recharge it. In this time, if the drainage will encounter too quickly I know that it's damaged. And, If the power is already low when I get it from the box, I have no other choice than charge it and examine its behavior overnight.

Is this correct?
Yes.

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Originally Posted by AlexGrama View Post
EDIT: What does "top it off" means? Overcharge it?
I discovered that with both of my faulty Nooks that there is a charging technique that STOPS the rapid discharge problem. I detail it in several "versions" in that other thread, as I discovered them, but here is a summary. This assumes that you have a faulty Touch:

1) Let you Nook discharge down to about 25 or 30%

2) Use the charger (or the PC/USB cable connection if you don't have a charger) to charge it to 100% . This usually takes about exactly 2 hours with the charger (wait till the green light comes on).

3) Use the Nook and/or leave it alone (let it go to sleep) for a long enough time for the charge to drop to about 90% or less. If you have a rapidly-draining Touch, this should be say 10 hours or so.

4) Charge the Nook again, "topping it off" back up to 100% using either the charger or the PC/USB connection. Once you have done this, the Touch will no longer drain rapidly, but just the expected 2-4% per day, whether in use or in sleep (with WiFi OFF).

In my experience, using the PC/USB charge for step 4 might work better. I have NEVER had my faulty TOUCH continue to rapidly drain after performing step 4 (until the next time I charged it as in step 1, of course).

The annoyance here is that you have to do this double-charging technique each time it needs to be charged. But it does work and I have been using my 2nd faulty Touch for over 6 months like this.

Hope this helps. Don't panic. You did the right thing in buying a Nook over a Kindle, IMHO.

Last edited by RAH; 04-19-2012 at 09:35 AM.
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