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My Nook died last week. Barnes and Noble replaced the device no problem. When I went to put my books back on the replacement Nook I got the error that I am not authorized. I did some searching and found a way to remove the DRM so I could read books that I paid for. I even called the Book store (kobo) that I bought the books for and they had no clue what to do.

Anyone else run into this problem?
I have removed DRM from some but others are blocked.
 

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You just need to authorize your device through your desktop ePub reader (eg. Adobe Digital Editions). Once the device is authorized, your ePub files should load no problem.
 

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I tried that with the Kobo support

I think it was ctrl shift D and ctrl Shft E to unregister the PC and the Nook. Then I was prompted to register the PC and the replacement Nook.

So then I tried to copy books to my Nook but same result Not Authorized.
Then I went to google and found a python script to remove the DRM and was able to recover some of my books but not all.
 

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Is it Kobo ePubs you're having a problem with or B&N's?

Kobo's are standard ePub files and, as long as your Nook is authorized on Digital Editions, there should be no issue at all. B&N files use a different DRM scheme. If it's B&N, as long as your Nook is registered to your account and activated the files should download automatically when you turn WiFi on.

This is not the place to discuss how to remove DRM, but the script you're using will either work on B&N content or standard ePub, but not both. There are different versions of the script required for each.
 

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For the record, Digital Home doesn't advocate stripping DRM for any piracy related purpose. However, your situation really is within fair use. For situations like this, where you are simply trying to reload content that was on the defective device onto the identical replacement, it seems reasonable and appropriate.

So, to give you a little more direction ... if you're using the right script (ineptepub) for material you've purchased from Kobo, they should decrypt properly. I suspect you may have a problem with digital keys. What may have happened is that you have more than one ePub key on your system and that's causing some of your problem. Open the books you want to convert in Digital Editions. Once done, run the key extraction script (ineptkey) and then try ineptepub. That should give you matching keys and allow you to strip the DRM.

Once done, I would recommend using calibre to transfer the files to your Nook. Add the decrypted file to your calibre library and then send it to the device.
 

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This is probably the wrong thread to ask, but I'm thinking of getting the Nook for my wife for Christmas, rather than the Kobo. Would she be able to buy and download books from Kobo e-store via the Nook's wi-fi, or would they have to be sideloaded via her PC?

My wife is not tech-savvy at all. Would she have any problem buying and loading ebooks from Kobo? Are the problems encountered by cfloyd only due to the fact he needs to re-load material previously loaded onto another device?

Thanks in advance.:D
 

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For this very reason I strip all the DRM off any purchased books.

Well, technically, the calibre plugin does it for me on the fly once I've purchased a book.

This way, I don't have to worry about buying a new device... when I updated from a Sony PRS-505 to a PRS-350 I simply had to hit the send to device button and everything was in place.
 

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GSMfan, you can see my comments about using a Nook in Canada here.

Content purchased from Kobo would need to be sideloaded and cannot be loaded by WiFi, but there should be no problem loading it directly using ADE. The epub format from Kobo is entirely compatible with the Nook.
 

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GSMfan, you can see my comments about using a Nook in Canada here.

Content purchased from Kobo would need to be sideloaded and cannot be loaded by WiFi, but there should be no problem loading it directly using ADE. The epub format from Kobo is entirely compatible with the Nook.
Thanks!

So if my wife were to buy her ebooks primarily from Canadian e-stores (let's say Kobo), and she wants to load via wi-fi, she would be better off with the Kobo Reader? What about ePub books from the public library? Can those be downloaded via wi-fi with the Nook?
 

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In that scenario, Kobo is a better fit. Nook's WiFi is designed to work with Barnes & Noble, who have virtually no Canadian presence. If WiFi (or 3G) were important to me, than the Nook would not be my reader of choice. I catalog all my eBook purchases in Calibre and use it to load everything but content purchased from B&N (the same with my Kindle ... Calibre except for Amazon purchases).
 
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