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Cracking Open the 2011 Barnes & Noble Nook e-book reader (Wi-Fi) and Troubleshooting






In May 2011, Barnes and Noble released a redesigned Nook e-book reader. The new Nook is thinner and lighter than its predecessor--theNook 1st edition. It has a 6" touchscreen, 2GB of built-in storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, and can run up to two months on a full battery charge. But, it lacks audio support, 3G, or a Web browser. Follow along as I crack open the 2011 Nook e-book reader.






Box contents

The 2011 NOOK has the following technical specifications:
  • Processor: 800MHz Texas Instruments OMAP 3
  • Internal Storage: 2GB
  • External Storage: MicroSD card slot (supports up to 32GB card)
  • Display: 6" Pearl e-ink screen with Neonode zForce touchscreen
  • Battery: 3.7V 1530mAh, 5.66Wh Li-Ion (up to two months of battery life)
  • Ports: Micro USB
  • Operating system: Andriod 2.1 (modified - no support for Andriod apps)
  • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi

Removing the back cover Torx T5 screw

Lifting off the back cover

Back cover removed

Removing the battery from the back cover

3.7V 1530mAh, 5.66Wh Li-Ion battery

Disconnecting the display ribbon cable

 

Removing the main PCB screws

 Removing the main PCB

Separating the display assembly from the front bezel

 

 

 


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