The internal Micro-SD slot (Read if you're gonna insert one) Updated with photos



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    Default The internal Micro-SD slot (Read if you're gonna insert one) Updated with photos

    This post is about adding the extra storage card to your Nook. This is not related to the root instructions found elsewhere.

    Anyone (like me) who has a Blackberry probably already understands this slot.

    First, the MicroSD card slot is actually behind the back cover. There's two long slots in the side of the nook that you can use your fingernails to pry off the back. This gives you access to the battery and MicroSD expansion slot.

    [img width=399 height=152]http://www.ossramblings.com/files/images/side.jpg[/img]

    The MicroSD slot has a small metal flap that holds the card in place. Some people have said just "flip this up" but be advised that it slides horizontally to lock in place. So, if yours is locked (it may or may not be - with no card exerting pressure it may slide itself to the "open" position) you need to first slide the clip horizontally before trying to pry it up. There's two positions - open and closed - before it flips up to allow insertion of the card.

    Here it's locked closed. Notice the position of the black tab on the right side in the metal:

    [img width=199 height=252]http://www.ossramblings.com/files/images/locked-empty.jpg[/img]

    From this orientation, you slide the clip up. Here it is unlocked after sliding it up:

    [img width=199 height=276]http://www.ossramblings.com/files/images/unlocked-empty.jpg[/img]

    Now here's the trick - there should be NO resistance to flipping it open. If there is, it's probably locked. I've seen reports on other boards of people breaking the clip by prying it open while it was in the locked position.

    Here it is after flipping it open:

    [img width=199 height=228]http://www.ossramblings.com/files/images/unlocked-open.jpg[/img]

    Once open, the card slides in, metal contacts first, contacts face down. The card will be a perfect fit and seem almost like it's just loosely laying there before you close the metal clip.

    This is the orientation of the card for insertion:
    [img width=199 height=224]http://www.ossramblings.com/files/images/memcard.jpg[/img]

    Here it is inserted - notice it isn't inserted into the flipped up clip - it just drops into position:

    [img width=199 height=278]http://www.ossramblings.com/files/images/cardinserted.jpg[/img]

    After inserting the card, flip the clip back down:
    [img width=199 height=292]http://www.ossramblings.com/files/images/unlocked-card.jpg[/img]

    Now you slide the clip down to lock it in place. Again - almost no pressure is required to do this.

    [img width=199 height=282]http://www.ossramblings.com/files/images/locked-card.jpg[/img]

    I'd recommend opening and closing the clip once or twice before ever placing the card into the slot so you have a feel for it.

    For me it wasn't a problem because it's identical to a lot of the Blackberry memory card slots, and I had already had to figure it out on that device.
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    Default Re: The internal Micro-SD slot (Read if you're gonna insert one)

    Good info here.

    I moved this to the Technically Nook section, as I thought that is the more appropriate forum. Ben, I think we should make this one a sticky. What say you?

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    Default Re: The internal Micro-SD slot (Read if you're gonna insert one)

    I'll try to get some nice good photos of the process for everyone, too and edit the post to add them.
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    Mine actually fell off as soon as i touched it. I can close and lock it, but it won't recognize my card. I'm not sure if this is worth contacting support over and waiting 7 weeks for a replacement nook, since I never used the expansion cards on my Sony Reader and that only came with 192mb of memory.

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    Default Re: The internal Micro-SD slot (Read if you're gonna insert one) Updated with photos

    I'm sure I'll never fill the original 1.5 GB with books, but another 2 GB for audio books or MP3's seems like the thing to do.

    However, if your card isn't detected is it 2 GB or less? The clip should just keep the card in place and even if the clip broke the card should still read if you were to tape it in place or something - as long as the contacts make a connection.
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    Default Re: The internal Micro-SD slot (Read if you're gonna insert one) Updated with photos

    Oh, you know, it might be a 1gb card. Are those not supported at all?

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    Default Re: The internal Micro-SD slot (Read if you're gonna insert one) Updated with photos

    Good instructions and pics I was very surprised that the slot was so cheesy. I was so afraid I was going to break that clip.

    One other thing, power your nook completely off by holding the power button for 5 seconds either while inserting/swapping the MicroSD or afterwards. I put a 16GB card and an 8GB card and thought my nook was broken because it didn't report the correct size. I completely missed the part in the manual about the complete power down.

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    Default Re: The internal Micro-SD slot (Read if you're gonna insert one) Updated with photos

    Thanks for the great pictures! I powered down removed my card, powered up, then powered down again to put the card back in and it's still not recognizing it. I'll buy a new card and see if that works.

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    Default Re: The internal Micro-SD slot (Read if you're gonna insert one) Updated with photos

    Great info here!! Thanks for sharing it. Would you mind if I post this on the blog as well?

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    Default Re: The internal Micro-SD slot (Read if you're gonna insert one) Updated with photos

    I've sticked, sorry for the long time it took to be done. Great post CyberMage!

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