December 3rd, 2011, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by stinger608
Well for anyone that is looking to purchase a second hand Nook Color or any of the Nook tablets, be sure to check with the seller to ensure it is deregistered!!!!
I have spent several hours with Barnes and Noble customer support and there is nothing they can/will do until I actually have the original owners shipping address and the last four digits of the credit card that is on file at Barnes and Noble.
Naturally if I had that information I would have been able to contact the original owner and have him or her deregister the unit.
So, bottom line is this: If you purchase a Nook of any sort that is still registered and are unable to get the original owner to deregister the unit you cannot use that unit to log into your Barnes and Noble account! Your left with running modded software. Not really a bad thing, however if you want to have and use a B&N account your pretty much screwed!
If you have 8 consecutive failed boot attempts, the nook will reset itself to factory settings. Power off the nook, and then press the power button. As soon as the message "Read Forever" or "Welcome to the something something" (don't remember what it is now, and I'm far too lazy to look it up
) press and hold the power button to shut it off and interrupt the boot process. Repeat 7 more times (if you let it get past the boot screen to the animation you may have to start the process over). after the 8th failed boot attempt, the Nook Color will reinstall the System partition and you will see the "installing prompt. Let it finish and you will have a factory fresh nook.
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