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How To Turn On Laptop Without Power Button? {4 Easiest Methods}

Suppose that you sit in front of your laptop for important work and you suddenly find that it is not functional-meaning that it does not turn on through the power button. What would be your first thought at the time to turn on your laptop? What if the power button is accidentally damaged?

To answer these confusing questions, you would go for alternative ways that could turn on your laptop without the power button! Various ways can turn on a laptop without a power button, and of course, these ways ensure safety as well. So, there is nothing to worry about these alternative methods. 

We have covered several ways in the article below you will see. If you still find your laptop not functioning as it does, not intake power supply like charger issues, gives you another system error, or just a black screen, you probably need to visit the market. Find an expert who can solve the problem of your laptop because it has some other problem rather than a faulty power button.

Anyways, let’s explore these alternative methods that will turn on your laptop without the power button.

Turn on your Laptop from the Motherboard

This method is quite fine if you find your laptop power button entirely broken. When you find this situation, it means that you have to connect those small pins beneath the power button. So, you have to find a way that could connect those pins present on the motherboard. Let’s get into the solution in the following sequence.

  1. First of all, disconnect the power supply as a precaution. It will prevent you from extreme loss.
  2. Once you do so, open the case of your laptop and find the location where the power button was fixed.
  3. In the third step, you need to remove the remaining part of the power button if it is sticking on the motherboard.
  4. Now, you will see the power button pins on the motherboard. Clean them well so that you can operate them further.
  5. Now connect the pins through a wire or any conductor (Screwdriver); This will function as a power button for your laptop.
  6. Now, you will see your laptop turned on.
  7. And that’s it!

If your laptop’s battery is dead, you need to turn on the laptop using an AC power supply. In this case, we would recommend you use a screwdriver.

Turn on your Laptop with Wall Socket or Extension

Turning on your HP, Dell, Toshiba, ASUS, Acer, or Lenovo laptops with a wall socket or extension method is wonderful. This method ensures that your laptop will not short-circuit when you turn it on without the power button. In some laptops, you need to set up your laptop’s BIO to turn on when you connect with alternating current. If your laptop needed this setting and you didn’t set it, you might not be able to turn it on. Otherwise, the following steps will help you turn on your laptop with a wall socket or extension.

  1. First, find the wire you use to connect the laptop with the alternating current.
  2. Now, just bring the cable aside and don’t connect.
  3. In the third step, disconnect the battery of your laptop. Some laptops have batteries inside the casing, and some have them outside.
  4. Now, you can plug the power cable, and you will see that your laptop will turn on.
  5. You can now fit the battery back into its place and remove the power cable.
  6. Remember to ensure that the battery has enough charge to keep your laptop turned on.
  7. And that’s it!

Use an External Keyboard

Some laptops have this method enabled by default, so you can use them when needed. Whereas you will have to enable it manually if it isn’t enabled by default. This method is considered a safety measure, especially when you don’t want to turn on your laptop through the motherboard in case of a broken button. Let’s see how we can enable this option from BIOS manually.

  1. First, press F2 or Del key while your laptop turns on.
  2. By pressing these keys, you will enter the BIOS settings of your laptop.
  3. Find the Advance tab in the settings.
  4. Once you have found it, go for “Power management” under the advance tab.
  5. Now, look for “The power on by keyboard” under “The power management options.”
  6. After these steps, set the key that you would use to turn on your laptop later, save and exit.
  7. Now, turn off your system and press the key if it is working properly. If it does not work, you need to configure the BIOS settings again. Otherwise, keep using the key in times of need.
  8. And that’s it!

Turn on your laptop When you Open the Lid

Another key feature of gaming laptops under $2500 and professional laptops offer for turning it on is their lid. This function enables you to turn on your laptop when you open the lid of your laptop, but you need to enable the setting from the BIOS. Let’s see how we can do this.

  1. First, press F2 or Del key while your laptop turns on.
  2. By pressing these keys, you will enter the BIOS settings of your laptop.
  3. Find the Advance tab in the settings.
  4. Once you have found this tab now, go for “Power management” under the advance tab.
  5. Now, look for “Power on while open lid” under the power management tab.
  6. Set your settings to turn on/ off the laptop with an open lid.
  7. Once you have made these settings to your laptop, you will be able to turn the laptop with its lid.
  8. And that’s it!

So, these are all the ways that will help you out in different situations for turning on your laptop without the power button. We recommend you set up your BIOS with whatever method you like that you use in need. Remember that it is always better to set up your laptop yourself rather than visiting the market and asking an expert to repair it.


How can I turn on my laptop using the keyboard?

You can turn your laptop on if it supports it. Sometimes, it supports, but it is not configured from the BIOS. To configure it, you have to turn off your laptop and go to BIOS and configure it from there.

What does it mean if my laptop won’t turn on?

If your laptop does not turn on even with a power supply, you need to check the RAM, motherboard, battery or video card, etc. sometimes, the power supply creates trouble in getting your laptop turned on. If it still doesn’t open, then you need to check the internal components.

How do I wake up my laptop without the power button?

You can allow your laptop to wake through a mouse. It wakes up the laptop when you move the mouse in any direction. If it doesn’t work, you need to press the Windows key and R at a time. Then, type the command “devmgmt. Msc” and press enter. That’s done!

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