Yesterday morning, I tried to wake up my Nook by pressing the button on the top (like I always do) and it wouldn’t wake up. Well, what had happened was that the battery had run out (I don’t remember when I tuned it on and left it on) because I’d been reading a lot on it recently (I just finished the Chicago Way; great book!).
If you think your screen on nook may be frozen, you may want to try these steps to reboot your nook:
First, try holding the power down for 10-15 seconds, and then pressing the power button again. If that doesn’t reboot your Nook, try:
1. Unplugging the nook.
2. Remove the battery (if you don’t know how, there are further instructions in the manual).
3. Plug the nook in, without the battery.
The Nook should begin to go through its booting process. Once booted, replace the battery (don’t turn the nook off or unplug).
This worked! I was able to restart the Nook, and all my files were still there (very important).
I guess I shouldn’t forget to turn the thing off. I didn’t check to see how much battery I had left the other night before I went to bed. Ooops.