How to turn on a Mac comp?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ruriko, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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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?
     
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    iMeowbot

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    What model Mac is it?
     
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    Chundles

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    You push the power button on the computer.

    What type of Mac is it?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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?
     
  5. macrumors regular

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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).

    Hope this helps.
     
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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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    MacBoobsPro

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    :D :rolleyes:

    find a pic of one at apple.com and post it here so we can help you better.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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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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    skunk

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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). :confused:
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    lol, yes - you're absolutely right... got left and right mixed up there. It happens ;)
     
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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 :)
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    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. :p
     
  14. dhc
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    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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    Tell me about it, 20mins it took me too find it when I got mine... :eek:
     
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    Nym

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    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...
     
  18. Moderator emeritus

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    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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    Guest

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    Na
     
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