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Old Nov 14, 2006, 04:04 AM   #1
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How to turn on a Mac comp?

How do you turn on the Mac computer on? there's no button on the monitor so where else would be the power button?
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Old Nov 14, 2006, 04:05 AM   #2
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What model Mac is it?
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Old Nov 14, 2006, 04:05 AM   #3
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How do you turn on the Mac computer on? there's no button on the monitor so where else would be the power button?
You push the power button on the computer.

What type of Mac is it?
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Old Nov 14, 2006, 04:07 AM   #4
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What model Mac is it?
I don't really know what model it is. It's just a Mac at my university. Could you just list all the options to turn it on?
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Old Nov 14, 2006, 04:09 AM   #5
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The latest design of the iMac is turned on with the power button which is placed on the back in the lower right left corner (when looking at it from the front). All other macs I can think of have a visible power button (small circular thing with a circle on it).

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The power button is located on the back if it is an iMac or Mac mini. For the tower Macs, and portables, the button should be easy to find (visible from the front).
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find a pic of one at apple.com and post it here so we can help you better.
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Old Nov 14, 2006, 04:11 AM   #8
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If it is an apple monitor (ie has a little apple centre, below screen) there will be a little power icon somewhere, if the screen is clear plastic looking this will be on the bottom right, place you finger on this icon.

otherwise there should be a power button somewhere on the main box (CPU).
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The latest design of the iMac is turned on with the power button which is placed on the back in the lower right corner (when looking at it from the front).
Don't know about you, but my iMac's power button is on the back in the lower left corner (when looking at it from the front).
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Old Nov 14, 2006, 04:14 AM   #10
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lol, yes - you're absolutely right... got left and right mixed up there. It happens
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Old Nov 14, 2006, 04:18 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the tips! I hope I don't embarrass myself at university >.<. I did remember a student tried whispering to the mac "Start Up" I wonder if there are Macs that turn on by voice?
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If he's taking about an eMac than the button is hard to find for new users, to the right side, closer to the back :O it has a little circle with the power symbol
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lol, yes - you're absolutely right... got left and right mixed up there. It happens
My iMac G5 has it's power button on the lower right at the back. It's a pre-iSight iMac. All the iSight ones have it at the lower left which confuses me when I try to turn on my parent's one.
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Thanks for all the tips! I hope I don't embarrass myself at university >.<. I did remember a student tried whispering to the mac "Start Up" I wonder if there are Macs that turn on by voice?
Classic. reminds me of that scene in Zoolander...
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The great thing, though, is that once it's on, it never has to be turned off! Ever!
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If he's taking about an eMac than the button is hard to find for new users, to the right side, closer to the back :O it has a little circle with the power symbol
Tell me about it, 20mins it took me too find it when I got mine...
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Tell me about it, 20mins it took me too find it when I got mine...
So true, the first time I had to turn one of them on I felt like a complete dumbass for not knowing where the power switch was...
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Don't know about you, but my iMac's power button is on the back in the lower left corner (when looking at it from the front).
If it's on the back, how can you see it when looking at it from the front?

Seriously, though, I can't imagine that it's that difficult to find a power switch on any equipment, unless it's been removed.
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http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301724

Well it's a start for the iMac at least.
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