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Your new NOOK tablet will most likely come with a small amount of charge in its electric tank. And so the first thing you want to do - after you open the box - plug it in and put some juice in the battery.

If you really, really resolutely (impatiently?), To try your new tablet as soon as it arrives, turn on and turn on the power, if this is not enough, the NOOK tablet will either refuse to start or display a warning message .

If you turn on your NOOK tablet when its battery is almost gone, you will receive a warning to start recharging before trying to use the tablet. If the battery is low, the tablet will close until it is sufficiently recharged.

Charging Checklist:

The only officially authorized power source for your NOOK tablet is the AC adapter provided by Barnes & Noble. (This is the same adapter that NOOKcolor uses.) Although the adapter is nothing special, the USB cable provided for the charger is not standard.

However: you you can be able to find a replacement charger and cable with identical characteristics from a third party, check and double check before use.

You can buy a car charger from B&N.

You cannot charge the NOOK tablet using the output power of the USB port on a personal computer or laptop.

The NOOK Tablet AC adapter is a small cube that plugs into a power outlet or power strip. To use it, you also need to connect the microUSB cable to the cube from one end and to the tablet on the other.

Reading blog entries on the Barnes & Noble website, it is obvious that more than a few owners of the original NOOKcolor believe that the AC adapter design is not enough. The adapter and its cable are covered by the standard standard one-year warranty for the NOOK tablet. If you have problems in the first year, contact customer support and politely insist on replacing the device.

To charge, follow these steps:

Plug the large end of the USB cable into the desired location on the AC adapter.

Connect the small end of the USB cable to your NOOK tablets.

Plug the power adapter into a compatible electrical outlet or power strip.

The adapter can work with power from 110 to 240 volts, however, the plug is designed for use in the United States and Canada. You you can connect the NOOK Tablet power adapter to the adapter plug, , which allows you to connect to a European or other power source using a different form of plug.

If your NOOK tablet has been turned off, it will turn on. The charging indicator on a special USB cable lights up in orange and the cover symbol. Depending on how much energy is left in the battery, it may take up to 4 hours to fully charge the device when & cap is running, the symbol on the cable turns green with gratitude.

Do not turn off the NOOK tablet while charging.

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Introducing NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight

Your NOOK is a touch screen e-book reader.

Using NOOK, you can:

• Read books, magazines, and newspapers.

• Buy books, periodicals in the online store, and also subscribe to periodicals (if you have a registered account and a bank card attached to it)

• Store hundreds of books, magazines, newspapers and personal files.

• Browse free book samples.

• Borrow, borrow, share, and recommend books to friends via Facebook®, Twitter®, or Google® using Barnes &

Noble’s exclusive LendMe® technology.

• Store and view files, including PDF.

Your NOOK is compact, easy to hold and carry in your purse or pocket.

The image below shows the controls located on the front of the NOOK.

Front part of NOOK.

E-Ink® touch screen with integrated backlight.

NOOK has a 6-inch E-Ink high-resolution touchscreen that makes it easy to manage your book and turn pages.

GlowLight's integrated backlight technology allows you to read books without using an external light source.

Page Turn Buttons

Buttons for moving books and newspapers forward and backward are built into the E-Ink screen border. You can also use these buttons to scroll up and down between pages and bookshelves in the Library or the Store.

By default, the top buttons on each side of the screen turn pages backward, and the bottom buttons turn pages forward. You can change the settings of these buttons in the settings menu of the book, which is accessible by the Settings button in the Quick Navigation Panel on the Main Page.

These buttons are also used to scroll through pages in the Library or in the Store. To scroll down, press any lower button. To scroll up - press any top button.

Home button

The button with the NOOK symbol at the bottom of the screen border is used to quickly go to the Home page.

If the Nook is in sleep mode, press this button to exit sleep mode.

If NOOK is already on, press this button to call up the quick navigation menu, this menu will appear at the bottom of the NOOK screen and provide you with access to additional functions in the Library or the Store.

At the bottom of the NOOK is a microUSB port for charging a book and for connecting it to a computer.

The picture below shows the back of the NOOK.

The back of the NOOK.

The NOOK power button is located on the back of the book at the top. Press and hold this button for 2 seconds to turn on the NOOK. To learn more about turning on and charging the NOOK, see the “Power and Charging” section.

MicroSD card slot

NOOK has enough internal memory to store hundreds of books, magazines, newspapers, and personal files such as PDFs.

You can increase the storage capacity in NOOK of your personal files by installing a standard microSD memory card.

The card is installed in the slot in the upper right corner of the NOOK enclosure. MicroSD card can be up to 32 GB

Note: Files on the memory card are displayed in the My Files section of the Library. They do not appear in the Books section or the Newsstand section.

To learn more about installing a microSD card in NOOK, see “Using an SD Memory Card”.

Getting started

Before you start using your NOOK, you need to go through the initial initialization process, which will take you no more than 5-10 minutes.

Before starting the initialization process, make sure that you have access to a Wi-Fi® network (wireless Internet access), because part of the process will require you to register your NOOK account with Barnes & Noble on

Note: You cannot initialize NOOK without access to a Wi-Fi network. (Note translation. Instructions for initializing NOOK without registration are given below)

During initialization, it will be necessary to do the following steps:

• Turn on the NOOK by pressing the power button on the back of the book.

• Accept manufacturer’s terms.

• Set the time zone.

• Connect to a Wi-Fi network.

• Register your NOOK on your Barnes & Noble account.

Note: If you do not have a Barnes & Noble account, you can create one during the registration process.

Barnes & Noble Account

The Barnes & Noble Account allows you to order and download books, magazines, and newspapers on NOOK from the Barnes & Noble website.

Your account also allows you to sync NOOK with other NOOK readers you have, or with the NOOK eReader installed on your tablet (such as iPad® or iPod touch®), your home computer, or smartphone.

If you do not have a Barnes & Noble account, you can create one in a few minutes on the NOOK website. Just open a browser on your computer, and visit You also have the opportunity to create an account during the NOOK registration process.

To create a Barnes & Noble account, you will need to specify:

• E-mail address

• credit card number

• credit card expiration date

• billing address in the United States (approx. Transl.: You can specify any billing address in the USA.)

How to initialize a NOOK without registering.

1. At the first registration dialog, hold down the upper right button and drag your finger across the top of the screen from left to right. The Factory button will appear in the upper left corner, which must be pressed.

2. On the "Factory" screen that opens, hold the upper right button again and tap with your finger in the lower right corner of the screen.

3. At the bottom left there will be a Skip Oobe button that you need to click. After that, the NOOK will go to the home screen, and the “Owner” and “Account” fields in the Settings -> About Your NOOK menu will become “Unavailable”.

Note: This method does not interfere with the installation of fresh firmware, however B&N services will not be available. It is also possible to increase the energy consumption of the battery.

Power and Charging

Turn on and off NOOK

To turn on the NOOK, press the power button on the back of the NOOK. Hold the button for 2 seconds and then release it.

Your NOOK will turn on.

You do not need to turn off NOOK after reading.

With a fully charged battery and a disabled Wi-Fi module, NOOK has enough energy to read for two months. With a fully charged battery and Wi-Fi on, the NOOK has enough energy to read for three weeks. If you carry a NOOK without a cover in your bag or pocket, you can turn off the NOOK to prevent accidental power-ups in sleep mode. You can also turn off the NOOK just to save battery power.

To turn off NOOK:

1. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.

A pop-up window will appear - “you really want to turn your NOOK completely off?” (Do you really want to completely turn off NOOK?).

2. Touch the “Power off” button in the dialog box.

Your NOOK will turn off.

Note: If you ignore the shutdown request in the NOOK dialog box, after a few seconds the window will disappear and the NOOK will return to the state before the power button was pressed.

Charging NOOK from the mains

1. Connect the power adapter and microUSB cable. Insert the large USB cable connector into the appropriate connector on the power adapter.

2. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the microUSB slot on the NOOK.

3. Plug the power adapter into a suitable electrical outlet. If your NOOK has been turned off, then turn it on.

Note: Depending on the battery level, it may take up to 3 hours to fully charge the NOOK. Do not turn off the NOOK while charging.

Note: If the NOOK has enough power to turn on, you can find out how charged the battery is by looking at the battery indicator in the upper right corner of the “Status Bar”.

4. After the NOOK is fully charged, unplug the power adapter from the electrical outlet. Disconnect the USB cable from the NOOK.

Reboot NOOK

If your NOOK is frozen, you can reboot the device.

1. Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds, and then release it.

2. Press the power button again for 2 seconds to turn on the NOOK.

Low battery

You can see the battery level on the battery icon in the upper status bar, or by checking the battery level through the Device Info menu item on the settings page. In order to go to the device information page (Device Info), click the Home button, select settings, and on the Settings page (Settings) select Device Info.

If you try to turn on the NOOK when its battery is completely discharged, you will see a warning message on the screen stating that you need it.

NOOK Charging Tips

The NOOK has a rechargeable battery. To maximize its service life:

  • Avoid draining the battery completely. Charge the NOOK after several hours of use or when you see a low battery message before continuing to use it until it shuts down spontaneously.
  • Avoid high temperatures when charging, using, and storing.
  • Fully charge the battery if you are not going to use the NOOK for more than a week.

Compatibility with electronic devices

If you are in the range of other electronic devices, such as in a hospital, ask if you can use NOOK there. Devices such as intensive care equipment may not be compatible with any electronic device, regardless of whether the wireless network is used or not.

NOOK uses an non-replaceable, rechargeable battery. Do not attempt to replace the battery yourself. If you have problems with the battery, please contact support at 1-800-THE-BOOK (1-800-843-2665).

Temperature NOOK should be operated and stored under the following temperature conditions:

  • Operation: 0 C to 40 C
  • Storage: -25 C to 60 C If these recommendations are not followed, NOOK may cause problems with the battery, screen, and / or software.

If the temperature is extremely low or high, physical destruction of the device is possible. Such damage is not a warranty case. Storage in the trunk or in the passenger compartment of a car (or other vehicle) is comparable to storage in a heat chamber. On some not very hot days, it can be very hot in the cabin or in the trunk of a car. Do not leave the NOOK in the car! High storage temperatures shorten battery life.

Press and hold

Pressing and holding means you need to touch the screen and hold your finger on it for 2 seconds. In many cases, pressing and holding opens the context menu at the bottom of the screen. Select the menu item you need by touching it with your finger. For example, if you press and hold your finger on a word in a book, a menu opens that allows you to: highlight a word, write a note, see the meaning of a word in a dictionary, etc.


To scroll, drag your finger left or right across the screen. So you can turn pages in the book while reading.

If you scroll left in the status bar, NOOK will return to the previous state. The status bar is a narrow black bar with icons at the top of the NOOK screen on the Home (Main) page, Library, Store, Search menu, and the Settings menu.

Drag your finger up or down the screen to scroll pages up or down according to the arrows displayed at the bottom of the screen. Scrolling is like flipping in a vertical direction. Quick Access Toolbar

The quick access panel is a strip of five icons located at the bottom of the NOOK that allows you to quickly navigate between different sections. If NOOK is turned on and active, you can access the quick access panel by pressing the NOOK button at the bottom of the device. After that, you can touch one of the icons, the quick access panel will disappear. The quick access panel looks like this:

If you do not see the Quick Access Toolbar, click the Home button, and the toolbar will appear again.

The quick access panel displays five icons:

Home - a page displaying books or periodicals that you are currently reading or ordering

  • Library - Your personal library of books, newspapers, and magazines
  • Shop - The NOOK Store on your device where you can purchase books, newspapers and magazines
  • Search - access to the book or periodical search function in the Library or the Store
  • Settings - NOOK Settings Page

Book opening

To open a book, click on the cover. Or if you have a list of books in the Library, click on the name of the book. Page Layout When you read something on NOOK, the text occupies the main area of ​​the page. The title of the book is displayed in the upper left corner. Page numbers are displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Page turning

There are several ways to go to the next page:

  • Tap anywhere on the screen to the right of the page.
  • Scroll left. (To flip to the left, place your finger on the right edge of the screen and quickly swipe it across the screen to the left, this is similar to flipping a page in a regular paper book.)
  • Press any of the top paging buttons in the NOOK screen border.

Note: on the settings page, change the function of the scroll buttons from the top to the bottom.

To quickly move forward in a book, press and hold the page forward buttons.

There are several ways to go to the previous page:

  • Tap anywhere on the screen to the left of the page.
  • Scroll to the right. (To scroll to the right, place your finger on the left edge of the screen and quickly swipe it across the screen to the right.)
  • Press any of the lower paging buttons in the NOOK screen border.

To quickly move backward through a book, press and hold the page back buttons.