Replace the Thelio Power Button Edit on GitHub

If you’ve purchased a new top case for your Thelio (or received one for a support case), you may need to move the power button from your old top case to the new one. Conversely, if you’ve received a replacement power button, you may need to remove the old power button from your top case and install the new one.

Removing the Power Button

The power button assembly is held on by a single nut inside the case. First, unplug the power button’s wire from the 90-degree connector.

Unplugging the power button

Unplugged power button

Next, unscrew the nut from the power button. Use a pair of needle-nose pliers to loosen the nut.

Needle-nose pliers

Once the nut has been loosened, use your fingers to remove it the rest of the way.

Unscrewing the button

Removing the nut

With the wire unplugged and the nut removed, the power button can be pushed out the front of the case.

Removing the button

Removing the button

The black plastic rectangle inside of the case will also be loose at this point, and can be removed.

Installing the Power Button

First, line up the black plastic rectangle with the hole inside of the case.

Empty power button hole

Power button bracket

While holding the black plastic rectangle to the hole, feed the power button wire through the hole and push the power button into the case.

Installing the power button

Installing the power button

Installing the power button

While holding the button in from the front, thread the power button wire through the nut, then screw the nut onto the power button.

Screwing in the power button

Screwing in the power button

Tighten the nut with a pair of needle-nose pliers to ensure the plastic bracket doesn’t move around later.

Screwing in the power button

Finally, plug the power button’s wire into the 90-degree connector so the red wire is on the left.

Plugging in the power button

Completed power button assembly

Article last modified: 2020-03-05