Wednesday September 03 , 2014

How to Add a Memory Card to the nook or nookColor

Why add memory to your nook? If you want to store a large number of books beyond the internal memory you have a lot more books than I do!  Many people want to store pictures, audio books, and music on the nook, and the best place for those is on an additional memory card.  The speed of the card you purchase matters!  I'd recommend a class 6 or 8 Micro SDHC card. Amazon has some great deals on memory cards so check out the following deals if you haven't purchased yet.
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Let's get started.

NookColor

The nookColor is quite easy to add memory.  There is a small flap to pull down in the corner of your nook that has the little hook on it. Simply slide your memory card in and push the flap back in place. Your new memory should appear available for storage.

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Original Nook (eInk version)

Remove Back Case & Position Card Holder

Turn OFF your nook by holding the off button for several seconds. Carefully remove the back cover (pull the clip up at the bottom of the nook and slowly pry it off). I'd read the instructions on page twenty-five from the manual if you haven't done it yet!

Locate the words, “Micro SD” on the page of your nook. There is a small metal holder that slides up and down by pushing it with your finger. Push it up toward the words “Micro SD”.  You should feel it click into place.


After you push it up it should look like this:


Pull up Card Case

Place your fingernail (do not use a metal device) under the bottom of the metal cage and pop or pivot it up.


After you have done this correctly it should look like this:

Insert the Card, Close and Lock Lid

The card should fit neatly into the holder with the straight side of the memory card on the left. The metal connectors on the card should be face down.


After inserting the card make sure you push the metal housing back down until it clicks into place.


You're Done!

Put the case back on, starting at the bottom with the nook face down on a flat surface. I would follow the directions in the nook guide to be sure. I found it simple, but don't press hard on it, especially in the middle.

Now when you plug-in your nook an extra device will appear for you to store content on!

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-1 #46 Okiegill 2013-03-14 11:34
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Following your directions, we were able to install a 16GB Class 10 memory card so that it shows up on the Settings page. However, the Nook does not recognize it as being installed when you try to purchase and download a book, and says that the internal memory is full. Barnes and Noble tech support and store employees say you need to re-register and do a total system restart of your Nook. We tried that, and it totally wiped out and lost everything we had previously purchased. And we cannot regain any of it.

Nook seems to be a worthless product, and Barnes and Noble staff don't appear to know what they're doing. They will soon be going the way of Borders. Buy a Kindle or iPad.

I had the exact same problem. No help either from the B&N store. Suggested the same wipe out all and re-reg. Okiegill Hello Kindle!!
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+1 #45 Barry Rich 2012-12-23 11:47
Nook HD+ SD card problem (I guess)Installed a 32gb micro SD card in the nook. The system found the card OK and added folders. I added folders to picture files and can see them in Win Explorer so I know they are on the Nook. Bring up 'fish bowl' app and it well show all the folders and I am able to display the slides shows... More than often fish bowl and even gallery will not load the files. Any ideas on this problem? I feel it a Nook OS problem since it works on occasion
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+2 #44 porterhill 2012-07-17 03:33
I added a 32gb card to my nook color. It was the easiest sd card installation ever. I had a micro SD card in my first edition nook and the card never did register consistently. The card now ALWAYS shows to be installed @ all times.
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-3 #43 DM 2012-06-03 14:20
In all my searching Kindle does not allow for adding and removing memory cards. From what I've seen here it looks like the Nook is a total waste of time as well. The iPad is too damn big to lug around. Anything else out there that would work?
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+15 #42 mook 2012-01-14 12:20
I installed a micro sd into my nook simple touch as per instructions and the nook see's it but I can't put any books on it, can't access it.
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-2 #41 Ted Lon 2011-12-05 16:40
Have a MAC & new Nook simple touch & want to add a 16/32 gb micro sdhc card. To format, do I need a card reader to format the card or will the MAC/Nook guide me thru it. Understand it needs to be formatted to a fat 32 file system-is this correct?

Thanks
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-2 #40 2011-10-08 22:00
Following your directions, we were able to install a 16GB Class 10 memory card so that it shows up on the Settings page. However, the Nook does not recognize it as being installed when you try to purchase and download a book, and says that the internal memory is full. Barnes and Noble tech support and store employees say you need to re-register and do a total system restart of your Nook. We tried that, and it totally wiped out and lost everything we had previously purchased. And we cannot regain any of it.

Nook seems to be a worthless product, and Barnes and Noble staff don't appear to know what they're doing. They will soon be going the way of Borders. Buy a Kindle or iPad.
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-10 #39 2011-09-03 23:31
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+5 #38 2011-08-31 18:28
Installed 32 gb generic microsd. When I copy a set of audio files ( an album) from my pc, it copies plays the music. If I copy a larger amount of audio files (over 50 mp3 files), my nook color returns with an unrecognized card error that needed formatting. What am I doing wrong?
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-3 #37 2011-07-11 17:55
I've just stubled upon this site www.smart-card.com, could I just copy the technical
data from the site or do I need some kind of permission?. I'm writing a school project.

Ethan
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