Remove and Replace Your Nook Color Battery

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Has the time when you need to change the battery in your Nook Color arrived? 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. Follow these simple steps and you will have your Nook ready for reading in no time!

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Replacing Your Battery

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  1. 1
    Purchase replacement battery.
    Replacement batteries can be purchased online or at your local Barnes & Noble bookstore. When looking for replacement battery, make sure to find one that is a replacement battery kit. The kits include tools for taking the Nook apart.
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    Once you have your battery, if it did not come with tools then you will need a small Phillips screw driver, a flat plastic object such as a plastic throw away butter knife and some scotch tape.
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    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.
    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 from the device.
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    You will now see 10 internal screws that go around the outer inside edge of the Nook.
    Remove them.
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    Now that all the screws are 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 backside.
    Once it is pried, you cannot yank it off. Just lift gently because, as you will see, there are connectors that are still attached.
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    Detach the connectors very carefully.
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    Take your prying tool and gently get under the battery, until it pops out.
    Work your way around it as you did when taking off the front and back panels.
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    Remove the old battery and replace it with your new one.
    Be patient, as it may take a little time getting the new battery 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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    Put the 10 internal screws back into the device.
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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.
  • Charge your battery for at least two hours before use, after installing new battery.

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 not to apply too much pressure to any part of your Tablet. Your Nook's internal components are fragile, and prying anything too hard could 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 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 onto the pins in 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 battery out?

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