How to Turn On a Computer With a Broken Power Button

How to Turn On a Computer With a Broken Power Button

A broken power button is a minor inconvenience for most people. However, if you’re like me and spend most of your time on the computer, it can be an infuriating problem to deal with. Fortunately, there are multiple ways that you can turn on a computer without using the power button.

There are many things that can cause your power button to stop working properly. For example, liquid spills or other accidents may have caused some internal damage which would require professional repair services.

How to Turn On a Computer With a Broken Power Button

In this article, we will show you how to turn on a computer with a broken power button.

Today’s computers have become the most integral part of any office or home environment for several reasons which include:

  1. They can perform multiple tasks at once (multitasking)
  2. Accessing the internet in order to download files that are shared among other computers
  3. They can also access cloud storage platforms or servers to download and upload files.

However, sometimes your computer may be unresponsive because it has a broken power button. There are several ways you can turn on the system without using this key, as shown below:

Method 1

Start System Without Power Button Using F12 or F11

Start System Without Power Button Using F12 or F11

Method 2

Start System Without Power Button Using Ctrl+Alt+Del Keys

Start System Without Power Button Using Ctrl+Alt+Del Keys

Method 3

Start System Without Power Button Using BIOS Settings

Start System Without Power Button Using BIOS Settings

Method 4

Using a Shortcut Key to Turn On PC via Windows Startup Menu

In order to turn on your computer without the power button, you can press one of several shortcut keys. These include:

  1. Pressing the F12 key at the early stages of your computer booting
  2. Pressing the F11 key, which will alter between different boot devices before starting up
  3. Holding down the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys while your computer boots. If you have a laptop, this shortcut should work regardless of whether or not it is turned off or in sleep mode
  4. You can also use your computer’s BIOS settings to turn on the machine. However, this is only possible if you know how to access these menus

With any of these methods, make sure that you press and hold down each shortcut key for several seconds before releasing it. This ensures that your system will power up without any issues.

If you have a laptop, some of these methods may not work because the power button is placed in a different location on your laptop’s keyboard. If this is the case with your PC or Mac, it should automatically turn on when you plug in its AC adapter to an electrical outlet (wall socket).

With any luck, you should be able to turn on your computer using one of the shortcuts mentioned above. If this does not work, however, it is possible that something may be wrong with your system’s hardware. You will need to take apart your machine and repair any broken components before trying again.

How Does a Power Button on A Laptop Work?

The power button is usually located on the side of a laptop. It’s responsible for turning on and off your computer, depending upon how long it has been pressed down. A small LED light will indicate that the machine is turned on or off when you press the button.

When this is broken, don’t worry. You can still turn on your computer.

How to Turn on Laptop without Power Button

The first thing you should do is check if the power button cable has become detached from the motherboard of your laptop because this will cause it not to function correctly and can be very tricky to fix yourself. To find out whether or not that’s the problem with yours, open up your laptop (if you don’t know how to do this, you can find instructions on YouTube), and check if the cable is still attached.

If it’s not reattached then don’t panic. You can order a new one for your computer from any electronics store or online retailer.

The second thing that might be wrong with your power button is that it has become stuck in the “pressed down” position. If this is what’s happened, you can try prying or poking at it with something small and sturdy (like a paper clip) to get some of the internal components moving again.

You should also check if there are any leftover pieces from chewing gum that got into your computer that might be stopping your power button from working. If you find any, just get rid of them with a small vacuum cleaner or something similar.

If after trying these steps your problem still hasn’t been fixed, then the next thing to try is opening up your laptop and cleaning its internal components (RAM and motherboard), and also checking for anything that’s blocking the power button.

If none of these steps have helped you, then your final option is to take it to a computer specialist and let them take care of it for you. They should be able to fix whatever problem there might be with your laptop in no time at all.

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Kelly Smith
Kelly Smith is a Senior Editor at Provaat. She has a special affinity for gaming peripherals, laptops and virtual reality. Before, Kelly covered technology terms, including hardware, software, cyber security and other IT happenings on our community.