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What To Do If Your Ebook Reader Is Lost or Stolen

Upon arriving home you look in your messenger bag and your ebook reader is gone. What do you do? This guide highlights what you need to do for the three most popular readers to minimize your losses.

Over at Mashable they’ve laid out some guidelines to dealing with the loss of your Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. Here’s what you need to do in the event you lose your Nook:

If your Nook or Nook Color device goes missing, you’ll need to call customer service at 1-800-843-2665 or de-register your Nook at The company says that you are liable for all purchases made until you de-register the device. You should also change your login credentials immediately.

One of the benefits of a Nook ereader is that all side-loaded content (i.e. all of the potentially sensitive documents you uploaded to your Nook yourself) will be safe as soon as you de-register the device, a customer service representative told Mashable. However, you will not be able to retrieve those documents.

Should you decide to replace your ereader, you will be able to redownload all of your content once you sync your new device with your account.

For additional information about the Kindle and Sony Reader, hit up the link below.

What To Do If Your Ereader Is Lost or Stolen [Mashable]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/20/11

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