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How to Properly Disconnect the NOOK Tablet from a Computer

When you connect your NOOK Tablet to a laptop or desktop computer, you want to eject it before you physically unplug the USB cable to protect against damaging the files that you copy to the tablet.

You can eject the NOOK by

  • Clicking the Eject button. (You might see instructions onscreen.)

  • Using the operating system.

Windows-based computer or laptop

Follow these steps:

  1. Open the My Computer (or Computer) folder.

  2. Click the icon for the Removable Drive for the NOOK Tablet.

    Click it just once with the left mouse button.

  3. Right-click the Removable Drive icon.

    A submenu appears.

  4. Click Eject.

  5. If a microSDHC card is in your NOOK Tablet, repeat Steps 1-4.

  6. Unplug the USB cable from the computer.

    You can unplug the cable from the tablet or leave it attached if you’ll connect again to the computer soon. After the tablet is ejected and you remove the USB cable from the computer, the tablet tells you that it’s processing any new files. Give it a moment to put books and documents on the shelf.

Here is a second way to eject a NOOK Tablet from a Windows-based machine:

  1. On the taskbar at the bottom of the Windows screen, click the Safely Remove Hardware icon.

    You should see something like, “Safely remove USB mass storage device- Drive x.”

  2. 2. Choose based on your situation:

    • If only one device is attached, then this is your NOOK Tablet. Go to Step 3.

    • If more than one device is attached, choose the drive letter assigned to the NOOK Tablet.

  3. Click the item in the pop-up notice.

    The system should respond with “Safe to remove hardware.”

  4. If a microSDHC card is in your NOOK Tablet, repeat Steps 1-3.

  5. Unplug the USB cable from the computer.

    You can also unplug the cable from the tablet or leave it attached if you intend to connect again to the computer soon.

Macintosh computer or laptop

Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Finder and select the drive for the NOOK Tablet.

  2. From the File menu, select Eject.

  3. If a microSD or microSDHC card is in your NOOK Tablet, eject that memory card.

  4. Unplug the USB cable from the computer.

    You can also unplug the cable from the reader or leave it attached if you intend to connect again to the computer soon.

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