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Disassembling a tablet often requires some gentle prying of the frame. Be sure to exercise care during these first few steps(disassembling), and do not lose your screws! The Paperwhite is a sturdy tablet that can be broken down into just a few components. This guide will show you in just three short steps how to replace a bad power button.

Insert plastic opening tool into the corners of the Paperwhite and slide around the edge perimeter to remove bezel. Be sure to begin prying along the edges, these are the optimal points for removing the bezel.
  • Insert plastic opening tool into the corners of the Paperwhite and slide around the edge perimeter to remove bezel.

  • Be sure to begin prying along the edges, these are the optimal points for removing the bezel.

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Remove the eleven 3.2 mm Phillips 000  screws from corners of mid-frame and from behind the black strip as shown. Do not forget the screw in the middle of the black adhesive strip.
  • Remove the eleven 3.2 mm Phillips 000 screws from corners of mid-frame and from behind the black strip as shown.

  • Do not forget the screw in the middle of the black adhesive strip.

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Carefully lift and remove the mid-frame.
  • Carefully lift and remove the mid-frame.

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Remove the power button carefully using a blue plastic opening tool, and replace with a functional unit. Remove the power button carefully using a blue plastic opening tool, and replace with a functional unit.
  • Remove the power button carefully using a blue plastic opening tool, and replace with a functional unit.

Can you tell me where to find a replacement button?

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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I have problems with my power button and this is very nice presentation, but I would like to know whether this button is an integral part of the back cover or can be purchased separately and, of course, where it can be purchased.

Thank you for answer and best regards,

Bojan

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