Disassembling the Nook Simple Touch

I couldn’t find any instructions on how to disassemble the Nook Simple Touch. Since I had to disassemble mine to solve a problem, here are the instructions:

  1. Remove the MicroSD card (if installed)
  2. Carefully pop off the power button on the rear of the unit
  3. Once you remove the power button, you will find a Torx screw covered by an anti-tamper sticker. Remove the sticker, then the screw.
  4. Place the unit face down on a non-scratching surface
  5. Push down on the unit, and then in the direction of the USB connector. The back will slide, and can then be very easily removed.

Assembly is the reverse of the above process. This will, of course, void your warranty.

NOTE: If your Nook Simple Touch is only locked up, you can usually reset it by holding down the power button on the rear of the unit for approx. 45 seconds, waiting a minute, than holding it down again for 15 seconds. The unit will power back on, and (usually) all will be well.


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6 Responses to Disassembling the Nook Simple Touch

  1. JC says:

    How does one “pop off the power button”? Pull it out and away, pulling at the top of the power button? Pulling from the bottom? Slide it towards the front of the unit?


  2. DoGGins says:

    thanks for the tut. i have a question, my simple touch nook is apart and unplugged the battery but, the screen is still displaying “press the n button below to wake up your NOOK is it image burn in? my NOOK became unresponsive to everything i could look up on the internet how to fix besides returning it. i havent plugged the battery back in so i dont know if it will work again.

  3. Diego says:

    I got my nook frozen., your instructions worked fine..I was able to disassemble the unit, unplug battery from main board , wait some time , and plug it again . After assembly ,and charging battery it worked.


  4. Nicholas says:

    Thanks you sooo much. Was having a lot of trouble with my Nook ST. Battery meter had the infamous ? then nook was completely unresponsive with a green light whenever I plugged it in. Took it apart unplugged battery then plugged it back in and now it’s charging like normal. 🙂

  5. Jacques says:

    Glad this was useful to you.

    Mine partially came apart when Myers (my Oriental Shorthair cat) knocked it off a table. I had to figure out how to get the case realigned, and couldn’t find any instructions telling me how it was supposed to come apart.

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