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Charger problems cause Barnes & Noble to stop NOOK Tablet 7" sales

Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet 7" faces charger issues so sales have been stopped
Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet 7" logic board
Although this $50 USD, 7-inch slate is one of the most affordable tablets currently available in the US, a few malfunctions of the charging adapter prompted Barnes & Noble to stop sales until the problems are solved.
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Battery and charger issues have been around for ages, and now the time has come for the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet 7" to be affected by such issues. While there is no exploding battery to talk about here, the potential charger issue that is currently being investigated seemed serious enough to force the company to halt sales for now.

According to Barnes & Noble representatives, three customers reported malfunctions of the adapter bundled with the tablet. While the problem does not affect the tablet itself, it renders the adapter useless, as this one simply breaks apart while being in the socket. Fortunately, the tablet can be charged using a micro USB cable directly from the computer or with the help or a third-party adapter.

"With no injuries reported and out of an abundance of caution, we recommend that customers stop using the adapter until we provide a replacement adapter," writes Barnes & Noble in an official statement about this problem. Remains to see if these are only isolated incidents or an entire batch of chargers are affected.

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5464 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-15 (Update: 2017-01-15)