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Re: How To Reset or Restore Your Nook To Factory Settings

i have a Nook that someone installed an android program on its called cyanogen mod 7, and i cant get on to download anything cuz the previos owner is not findable. can you please help me reset this thing i tried the methods you described and they are not working

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Re: How To Reset or Restore Your Nook To Factory Settings

I am having the problem with the hard reset where it updates but does not reset all of the settings and my Nook times out when i try to unregister it. i don't get it. I even got a clock out to time the 12 second spacing. I tried the battery thing too. And the upper right/power button just reset my Nook and when I turned it back on it was the same. I Don'y Get It!

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Re: How To Reset or Restore Your Nook To Factory Settings
First off, thanks for the great tutorial. I followed the instructions for the Manual Restore and they worked fine to reset the device. The problem, however, is that after resetting the device when I try to register it with my address a window pops up saying "Re-Registering? Your Nook appears to be registered already. Please unregister your Nook before attempting to re-register it."

I called customer service and they needed the old email address it was registered under AND the last four digits of the credit card the previous owner used to register the device before they would unlock it. The first time I called and provided this information the Customer Service Agent she said she would unregister the device and for me to wait one hour before trying to register it in with my email. I waited and then got the same message again. So I call again this morning and repeat the entire conversation as apparently there was no record on the account of me trying to do this process last night. Same instructions, same assurances that after one hour I'd be able to register. Guess what? I'm currently on hold waiting to go through the process for the third time!

From what I can tell it is a very lovely device, but this registration mess is just that, a MESS. There should be some way to unregister the device via the web, without calling Customer Service, or maybe setting the device back to factory defaults should take care of it, but for my device, this isn't the case. 

Re: How To Reset or Restore Your Nook To Factory Settings

 Thank you. I have been trying to restore my Nook as one last attempt to get Adobe Digital Editions to recognize it (it used to, and then inexplicably stopped, something about trying to use it with another computer from what I've read) and the instructions I got from BN tech support were a bit confusing. I wasn't sure when to start counting to 12 and 6.  The little blue status bar is moving across the touch screen as I type this, so I know it worked.  Your directions are very clear and concise.

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Hi, I purchased a Nook from someone and of course ran into proverbial wall.  What a fiasco it became.  I did everything on here for resetting and it didn't work.  I sent email to B&N as of now still no response.  I called and spoke with a gentleman and was told they needed the last four digits of cc and the email address of original owner.  I told him it would be impossible to get because they never responded back to my email for that information (due to a previous post I knew I needed it...thank you for the heads up).  After he hemmed and hawwed a bit he says he needs to take it to a supervisor and my Nook would be working in 15 minutes as only supervisers can do this procedure.  30 minutes later still not working... I called back and spoke with a gentleman by the name of Nathan and he took care of it with his supervisor while I held on phone.  Finally it was resolved and working.  So someone who tells you less than a 1-2 hours is full of stuffing and anyone who tells you it can't be done is full of the same.  Thank you so very much geekdrop! When Nathan asked me about a system restore I was able to knowledgeably inform him of steps (he was impressed) and the website I received steps from.  He told me good job...Laughing.  He had heard of site so he knew information was accurate.  Thank you again and will definitely be back if anymore technical questions should ever arise.

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Re: How To Reset or Restore Your Nook To Factory Settings
Blenda wrote:

Thank you so very much geekdrop! When Nathan asked me about a system restore I was able to knowledgeably inform him of steps (he was impressed) and the website I received steps from. He told me good job...Laughing. He had heard of site so he knew information was accurate. Thank you again and will definitely be back if anymore technical questions should ever arise.

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Re: How To Reset or Restore Your Nook COLOR To Factory Settings

You requested that if someone knew how to reset the Nook Color to factor settings, to post it here. Someone on the B&N Book Club called support and they said to do the following:

They had me do a factory reset by holding down the power and home button for 20 seconds and releasing for 1 second and doing this seven times.

I proceeded to do the same, however, the Nook asked me if I wanted to go back to the factory settings after doing the above step only three times. Just FYI.

That's my two pence...
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Re: How To Reset or Restore Your Nook To Factory Settings

I bought a second hand Nook from ebay..and when I got it I just couldnt get it to work...when I plugged it in the computer it stopped on the screen which says to if you want to use your Nook and continue charging please choose eject or unmount from the menu for the Nook drive on your computer. when I plugged it in the work it just stayed on the screensaver but didnt do anything... Now its plugged in the computer..and I did followed the steps above..and yes it did everything you said it should do..but when its says your device is starting up..its just not starting up..the device goes off and on again and again.. I dont know what to do anymore??

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Re: Reset or Restore Your Nook - Bootlooped?

A few thoughts come to mind here ...

  • After running the full restore instructions in the original post, how long do you (patiently Wink ) wait for all of the reboots to happen? There's the chance that it's just rebooting alot, going through alot of long, normal, update steps.
  • Does it behave the same whether you have it plugged into USB (your computer) or unplugged? Maybe there's a problem with your computer's USB port(s)? It's interesting that it got all the way to the "unplug" screen on your home computer but only the booting screen while plugged into your work computer ... If you haven't already, try doing another full restore, with a fully charged battery, and keep it unplugged from your computer while it's going through all of it's motions (*being very patient).
  • Maybe you need to download the actual update files first and update that way, instead of having them download from the internet; maybe the update firmware is somehow getting corrupted due to a bad internet connection. This is called "sideloading".
  • There's a chance that the previous owner "rooted" it, ran into problems and decided to try and get some money from a device that he or she broke (i.e. you were scammed by the seller). If you're not familiar with rooting, it means that you run some "hacks" on it in order to gain total access, in which case you can then install custom versions of the firmware that offer more features (more power), but that also has the potential to screw the device up if done wrong or the firmware is screwy, hence the reason rooting voids warranties.
  • With the above said, if your Nook is just screwing up by itself, you may actually have better luck if you try to root it. Since the device is already second hand and you have no warranty on it, and it seems like it's "dead", as a last resort it can't really hurt to give it a shot since your last option is to throw it in the garbage. Searching Google for "how to root a Nook classic" will bring up instructions on how to root a Nook. Here's a good starting place: How to root a Nook. Classic.
  • Finally, have you contacted the seller and mentioned the issues you're having to hear what their response is? Depending on the wording of the auction you may be able to complain that you were sold a broken device and get your money back, either directly from the seller or by filing a complaint with ebay / paypal.

Keep us informed with any successes and/or failures Smile



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Re: How To Reset or Restore Your Nook To Factory Settings

I already wrote an answer 2 hours ago or something..but it didnt show up..
well to keep a long story short..

I did everything (patiently Laughing as was written in the opening post.
After a few hours the orange light came on...so I guess that means it now reconizes the charger and its charging??

But besides that it still doesnt do anything..if I unplug it it does nothing...I did the whole rebooting thing while it was plugged on the computer otherwise you can do whatever you want and push the power button as much as you want it doesnt do a thing.
It is still frozen..but as I said..the light is on..which is something positive..I hope..

What to do now?
My husband is really dissapointed he was so looking forward to the reader..I really hope I can get it to work for him.
Otherwise..should I buy a new battery maybe? if we cant solve the problem?

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