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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.

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, 2017-01-15 (Update: 2017-01-15)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.