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How to Insure Your Kindle Paperwhite

By Leslie H. Nicoll, Harvey Chute

The Kindle Paperwhite comes with a little built-in insurance of its own. It comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship. Amazon sells an extended warranty that covers the device for two full years, including damage caused from dropping it. And, unfortunately, people are clumsy and this happens.

The warranty, which stays with the device even if you sell it or give it to someone, must be purchased within 30 days of purchasing your Kindle Paperwhite and is available only to customers in the U.S. From the main product page for the Kindle Paperwhite, the two-year warranty protection plan is an option on the right of the screen. Click the link to discover more.

SquareTrade sells two- and three-year warranties that cover Kindle Paperwhites from accidents and damage. SquareTrade warranties for Kindles are sold through Amazon. Simply search for SquareTrade at You must purchase a SquareTrade warranty within 30 days of buying your Kindle Paperwhite. So don’t let this go if you intend to purchase insurance.

If your Kindle Paperwhite breaks for any reason and needs to be exchanged, return only the Kindle Paperwhite — don’t send the USB cable. You’ll receive another cable with your replacement.