Open Culture

I’ve been reading “classic” novels for the past four years and have learned that most of them are free, even through the Kindle store. I recently came across Open Culture, which is a Web site touting “The best free cultural & educational media on the web” and they do have a TON of free ebooks, audio books, movies, text books, online courses, and much more. A valuable site indeed!

Check it out! http://www.openculture.com/

How to Fix a Frozen B&N Nook

How to Fix a Frozen B&N Nook®

So, my Barnes & Noble Nook froze up a couple of days ago. The screensaver was displayed with “Press the power button to wake up your Nook” across the top. But,  it wouldn’t wake up.  Grr!

I found several procedures listed by different people on how to melting ice cubesunfreeze the Nook,  but none of them worked for me,  so I called B&N (800-THE-BOOK) to see if they could help me. The customer service guy was very good to help with my problem. I told him about the procedures I tried,  which didn’t work,  and he told me a new procedure. I decided to document it here in the case that someone else runs into the same problem. This is straight from B&N technical service:

  1. Remove the battery.
  2. Hold the power button for 45-50 seconds. 
  3. Leave the Nook as it is for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Replace the battery.
  5. Using your A/C converter,  plug your USB cord into the wall socket (not your computer) and into your Nook.
  6. Let it charge for 3-5 hours.
  7. Unplug it from the wall and push the power button.
I created a brief video of this process on YouTube: 

That should do it.  If it doesn’t fix the frozen issue,  then B&N told me they would replace the Nook.
I hope this helps you.