Ok actually looks like there is a short in the button. Booooo!!!
If I press at the very right side of the button with my finger nail then the button works. But if I press with my finger it doesn't. If I press the middle with my finger or nail, nothing. If I press the left side of the button with my finger or nail, nothing.
Man I am bummed. Now I have to figure out how to return it to be repaired/replaced. And I will be without my reader for probably a week or two. God forbid three weeks. I am going to go make a myself a drink.