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Old 12-22-2012, 11:56 PM   #1
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New ST taking forever first charge?

I bought my in-laws each a Simple Touch for Christmas. I wanted to charge them and pre-load them with books. The one seems to be taking forever
to charge. I started charging it with my nook classic charger and after over 3 hours it was only at 30 something percent. I then replaced the charging cord with the one that came with the ST (thinking maybe a faulty connection?) and it's still not charged a few hours later. I'd plugged the other one in and gone out shopping so I'm not exactly sure how long that one took to charge.

I'm hoping this is just a first time thing, don't want to be giving defective gifts.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:38 AM   #2
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The "first time" charge shouldn't take any longer than any other charge. In my experience, charging a ST with an ST charger takes almost exactly 2 hours, from say about 30% to full.

So, the question is whether the Nook Classic charger is the same as an ST charger. Unfortunately, I sold my Classic, so I cannot answer that. Maybe you could search on this forum or via a Google search to find out. Or maybe someone will chime in here, hopefully.

If the classic and ST charger are the same, I'd say you have a faulty ST. It shouldn't be taking that long. Of course, perhaps you have a faulty charger.

You could try charging it via USB connected to a computer. If I remember correctly, that is supposed to take about 5 hours from low up to 100%. You can tether it, which will cause the computer to recognize it as a device, and then on the computer "detach" it (BUT LEAVE IT PHYSICALLY CONNECTED). In this way, you won't have it still active as a device on your computer system but it will continue to charge, and the green light comes on when it is full. It will even go to sleep while it is charging, as it does with the charger, which is fine.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:42 AM   #3
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The "first time" charge shouldn't take any longer than any other charge. In my experience, charging a ST with an ST charger takes almost exactly 2 hours, from say about 30% to full.

So, the question is whether the Nook Classic charger is the same as an ST charger. Unfortunately, I sold my Classic, so I cannot answer that. Maybe you could search on this forum or via a Google search to find out. Or maybe someone will chime in here, hopefully.

If the classic and ST charger are the same, I'd say you have a faulty ST. It shouldn't be taking that long. Of course, perhaps you have a faulty charger.

You could try charging it via USB connected to a computer. If I remember correctly, that is supposed to take about 5 hours from low up to 100%. You can tether it, which will cause the computer to recognize it as a device, and then on the computer "detach" it (BUT LEAVE IT PHYSICALLY CONNECTED). In this way, you won't have it still active as a device on your computer system but it will continue to charge, and the green light comes on when it is full. It will even go to sleep while it is charging, as it does with the charger, which is fine.
Thanks for the response! Is there anyway to quickly drain the battery part way so I can try recharging it and see what happens?
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Thanks for the response! Is there anyway to quickly drain the battery part way so I can try recharging it and see what happens?
It's hard to drain the battery. You need to use the WiFI, browsing the store and maybe downloading samples. By simply using the device as a reader (page turns), you won't drain it much, though it will help if you have a book with images (as this causes a full page refresh, instead of every 6 pages).
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