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How to turn on your new laptop

We’ll show you what to do in a few simple steps.

Not sure how to turn on your new laptop? It’s super easy, you’ve just got to know what you’re looking for. We’ll show you what to do and save you from using your new laptop as an expensive doorstop.

How to switch on your laptop

We don't know what kind of laptop you have, but luckily for us most models are similar and the button layouts are fairly standard. Here's what you need to do:

  • Your laptop’s power button looks like a circle with a small line through the top of it, so keep an eye out
  • It should be at the top of your keyboard or at the side
  • Give it a gentle press. It might light up or make a small clicking noise, but this just means that it’s worked.
  • After a few seconds, your screen will come alive and your laptop will start to boot up!

All set! You're all ready to go. If you want, we've got a whole host of handy guides showing you how to become an expert with your laptop.