If you are reading this article right now, it means you want to know how to turn on a laptop without the power button? Well, there are many possible ways which we will explore today. So, let’s get started.
Before we get into the best of the methods, it is worth noting that there are few things you should know:
It is as simple as fixing a laptop power jack without soldering it.
First things first. If you force restart the PC, then all unsaved data will be lost.
If you force shutdown or reboot your laptop and it doesn’t power back on, then there is a problem with your hardware.
Now that we have got those points out of the way, let’s move on.
Here are Our Methods:
- How to Turn On a Laptop Without the Power Button [From Recovery Mode]
If you can go into recovery mode in Windows, then there’s a very good chance that you will be able to use system restore or refresh your PC where everything would be reset back to factory settings which would surely fix any problems with startup or booting up.
To get into recovery mode, you need to press the F8 key while booting up the laptop. Alternatively, you may press F11 or F12 for this.
If you can boot your laptop into recovery mode successfully, you will be able to go on with the process of system restore or refreshing your PC.
- How to Turn On a Laptop without Power the Button [From the Motherboard]
Follow this step by step:
- Remove the charging cable from your laptop.
- Locate the power button position on your laptop case.
- Unscrew the button
- Find the pins under the button
- Now you need to connect pins with wire
- Finally when you connect the pins with the conductor, your laptop will turn on.
For further ease check this explanatory video:
3. How to Turn On a Laptop without the Power Button [From the Boot Menu]
Follow this step by step method:
1. Press and hold the Shift key while you press the Power button to turn on your laptop.
2. Release the Shift key when you see Windows logo/image appear on your screen and then press the F8 key repeatedly until you enter the boot menu using which you can start up your PC in Safe Mode or Start Windows Normally [Safe Mode is best for this].
3. On entering into System Recovery Options, choose Troubleshoot and then click on Advanced Options.
Now select Startup Repair to see if it can fix the problem which is preventing Windows from starting up normally.
If all goes well, you should be able to start Windows in 5-10 minutes.
Finally, note that if the Startup Repair doesn’t work, then try going for System Restore.
5. How to Turn On Laptop without the Power Button [With Wall Socket or Extension]?
This method works for most laptops. Here is a step by step guide to turning on laptop with a wall socket or extension:
1. Take an extension cable, preferably an 18-20 feet long cable if possible to reach your power socket.
2. Plug the other end into a plug point outside your house or office. Be very careful while doing this because you don’t want to electrocute yourself while playing around with cables and electricity.
You may use a voltage checker to make sure that there is no electricity coming to the extension cable.
3. Unplug your laptop from the mains power adapter and then hook it up with an end of the extension cable which you plugged into a plug point outside your house or office.
Make sure that the other end goes into a wall socket which you can turn on.
4. Now turn on the wall socket and keep pressing the power button for a few seconds. The laptop should turn on now.
5. Disconnect it from the extension cable and plug in your AC Power Adapter into the wall socket to recharge it.
6. You can also use this method to charge up your laptop by putting it into sleep mode, changing the settings of your power plan, and then following the steps mentioned above.
Or take a look at how to turn on a laptop without a power button with a hard disk jumper.
6. How to Turn On Laptop Using Clock Battery Method?
The Clock battery Method is something that I came across when I was trying to turn on my dead laptop.
This method works for 80% of laptops, especially the modern ones because their motherboard is powered by a clock battery which keeps track of system time and date while booting up your laptop.
The problem with this method is that it does not work if your BIOS password has been set.
1. Find the battery of your laptop: It is usually a watch-sized battery, but can also be larger in some cases.
You should find it on the motherboard of your laptop behind the RAM or near to it.
If you are not able to find it there, take out your hard disk and look for it over there because it is usually near the hard disk.
2. Remove the battery for a few seconds and put it back in:
I was able to work my laptop using this method because the motherboard of my laptop was powered by a clock battery.
The motherboard needs the power to boot up your laptop and that’s why it will turn on after you put the battery back in.
3. Try to press the power button once more: If it doesn’t turn on, then it is possible that your motherboard’s clock battery has died and needs replacement.
You can buy a new Clock Battery from any computer hardware store near you and replace it using this guide.
- How to Turn On a Laptop Using a Paperclip?
If none of the methods work for you, then there is one more method that should work and that is using a paper clip and resetting the power. Here is how you can do this:
1. Unplug your laptop from the mains electric supply if it is plugged in.
2. Press and hold the power button for a few seconds to discharge any electricity which may be present in your laptop.
3. Push the power cord into the wall socket, but don’t plug it in yet.
4. Insert a paper clip or any other thin metal rod into the small pinhole/reset button which you will find on your laptop’s motherboard. You will know that you have done this right when your laptop turns on.
5. Now you can plug in your power cord and switch it on. It should work normally now without any problems.
Hope you enjoyed reading the article and that it was able to help you solve your problem.
If none of these worked for you, then you might need to change your motherboard.
If you have any questions about anything written in this article, then do let us know by commenting below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.