Remove and Replace Your Nook Color Battery

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Has the time arrived when you need to change the battery in your Nook Color? You knew the day would come sooner or later since batteries don't last forever, even though that would be wonderful! Now you are looking at your device, thinking, now what do I do and how does this thing even come apart? Don't fret; help is here!

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Replacing Your Battery

Follow these simple steps and you will have your Nook ready for reading in no time!

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  1. 1
    Purchase a replacement battery
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    Replacement batteries can be purchased online or at your local Barnes & Noble bookstore.
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  2. 2
    Don't just purchase the battery
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    Purchase the kit that includes the tools for taking the Nook apart.
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    A battery without a kit
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    If you can't manage to buy the kit, you will need a small Phillips screwdriver, a flat plastic object such as a plastic disposable butter knife and some scotch/transparent tape.
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  4. 4
    If your battery is not completely dead and the Nook still turns on, power it off now.
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    Locate the bottom corner flap on the back of your Nook
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    Under the flap, you will see two screws. Remove them. There may be little black stickers covering the screws.
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    Now that the screws are removed, take your flat plastic prying tool and gently work your way around the device until you are able to completely remove the cover of the device.
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    You will now see 10 internal screws that go around the outer inside edge of the Nook
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    Remove them.
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    Now that all the screws have been removed, you need to take Scotch tape and tear two pieces off to use to cover the power button and the up and down buttons on the opposite side to keep them secure for the next step.
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    Using your flat plastic prying tool again, gently pry off the front cover of the Nook exactly as you did the back cover
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    Once it had been pried - DO NOT pull or yank it off. Just lift it up a bit - gently – and you will see, there are connectors still attached.
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  10. 10
    Detach the connectors very carefully.
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    Take your prying tool, gently get under the battery, until it pops out
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    Work your way around it as you did when taking off the front and back panels.
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  12. 12
    Remove the old battery and replace it with your new one
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    Be patient, as it may take a little time getting the new battery's connectors connected. You can use the prying tool to help push the connectors into place. Be sure to connect both connectors.
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    Carefully snap the Nook and front panel back together and remove the tape from the buttons.
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    Replace the 10 internal screws.
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    Replace the back cover.
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    Reinsert the two screws from step one under the flap.
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Congratulations, your Nook is now ready to be charged and used!

Tips, Tricks & Warnings

  • Avoid having any drinks or other liquids around that could possibly be knocked over while working on your Nook.
  • After installing a new battery, charge your battery for at least two hours before use.

Questions and Answers

I have the front cover off. Which part is the battery?

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In the picture above, the battery is the component that the person is lifting from the Nook Color. Remember to follow all of the instructions in the VisiHow article above very carefully, and don't apply too much pressure to any part of your Tablet. Your Nook's internal components are fragile, and trying anything with too much force might result in a broken Tablet. If you are worried about breaking your Tablet, take it to a Barnes and Noble to return it or schedule a repair. If you're under warranty, a repair won't cost you any money; if you are not under warranty, however, you will have to pay for the repair.

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The power button dislocated and I can not get it back in the correct place.

I forgot to put tape on and the power button has become dislocated. I can't put it back in. I tried for hours. The pieces that the button should touch have moved and I don't know the correct placement. Any suggestions

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I can't get better connected.

Do the metal pins on the wires face up or down into the pins on the motherboard? Does it slide in or snap in?

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What side does battery come out? Do we lift tape?

Do you undo tape to get the battery out?

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