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Old 08-20-2012, 01:31 PM   #130
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Location: Amarillo, TX
Device: Nook ST, iPad Mickey
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Originally Posted by RAH View Post
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).
RAH,

After using your technique for over 3 months, I'm happy to say that it works perfectly! Thank you very much. With zero use, my NST will drop about 10% overnight before the top-off. After the top-off, it's an energy miser good for over a month. I use the charger for the initial charge and the PC/USB for the top-off.

I've seen the post indicating that a full power-off after the initial charge also works, but all my books are sideloaded on an SD card, and I've had some "LOST.DIR" glitches in the past after a power-off. I'll stick to your 4 step method.

Thanks again,
Marty
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