Well I have had the Amazon Kindle Fire since it came out and I really enjoy it except for 1 little tiny thing: The Power Button.
I can't tell you how many times I have accidentally bumped it and it turns off or in some cases turns on. It is by far the most irritating thing about this device. How could something so small stick out so much and become so aggravating? Enough is enough. I can't take anymore! I don't care if I void the warranty. I have to do something.
I really thought by getting the Kindle a nice cover would help. It did but not anywhere near enough. Because of this problem I haven't used the Kindle as much lately.
Well here is a quick solution:
Find a washer or piece of plastic that is 5 mm in the inside diameter. I used a lock washer. Turns out it is exactly the right size. I would say it is thicker than I'd like but it is working. I don't know how long this will last since I just did this yesterday and just had to make a quick Instructable because I'm so happy it works. Time will tell. Just remember to choose something small so it won't interfere with the charging plug.
Shouldn't take more than 20 minutes to do and this is very low cost.
Lets get started!
Choose your plastic, washer or lock washer as in my case. You need about 5 mm of clearance around the power button. If you chose a lock washer or split washer like I did you'll need to make it flat. So get some pliers and use the smooth part not the grippy part or you will probably see indentations on your washer. Just twist it to make it flat. Very simple.