How to Care for the NOOK Tablet and Its Touchscreen - dummies

How to Care for the NOOK Tablet and Its Touchscreen

By Corey Sandler

The NOOK is an electrical device. To keep it happy, keep it cool and dry. Also, keep the touchscreen clean, but be sure to use the right cleaners.

  • Keep it dry. Don’t take the NOOK into the bathtub with you — or out into a thunderstorm or into the steam room. Keep cups and cans of caffeine far away. A little bit of water can wreck the tablet.

  • Keep it cool. Never leave the NOOK in a closed car in the summer heat, and don’t put it on a radiator in the winter.

Although the NOOK is reasonably sturdy, it isn’t wise to re-purpose it. That is, don’t put it in your back pocket or use it to prop a rocking table.

You should keep your touchscreen clean for three good reasons:

  • It might stop responding to your touch if there is too much gloop on it.

  • The image will look pretty bad if you have to view it through a layer of french fry grease.

  • Do you really want people to see your handsome, high-tech NOOK Tablet covered with smudges, smears, and schmutz?

Try to keep your hands clean; don’t go out and change the oil in your car and then swipe your fingers across the touchscreen. Clean up first. Also, consider buying a little home for your NOOK. A carrying case or sleeve can help protect and keep it clean.

Here’s how to clean the touchscreen:

  1. Press and hold the power button for about 5 seconds to turn off the NOOK.

  2. Wipe with a soft cloth.

    Use one of those specialized microfiber cloths made for cleaning eyeglasses.

  • Don’t use any chemicals to clean the screen. If necessary, you can make the cloth slightly damp.

  • Don’t run the screen (or the cloth) under the faucet.