How to Turn On Microsoft Surface Laptop: Troubleshooting Tips

There are several ways to wake your Surface: Press any key on your Surface Type Cover or keyboard. Press any key on your Surface Book or Surface Laptop keyboard. Press and release the power button on your Surface. Open the lid on your Surface and wait for the screen to turn on.

If you own a Microsoft Surface Laptop, you might have experienced a problem where it doesn’t turn on or wake up from sleep mode. Don’t worry – it’s a common issue, and it doesn’t necessarily mean that your laptop is broken. Here’s what you can do to try and fix it.

First, try tapping the power button. If your Surface Laptop works, it should turn on right away. But if it doesn’t, you need to do something else. Press and hold the power button and don’t let go until you see the Surface Pro logo appear. Then release the button and wait for your laptop to start up. If this doesn’t work the first time, try it a couple of times before moving on to the next step.

If pressing and holding the power button doesn’t work, plug your Surface Laptop in and wait for about five minutes. After that, try pressing and holding the power button again. This time, it should work – wait for the Surface logo to appear, and then release the button.

If none of these troubleshooting tips work, it might be time to contact Microsoft Support for further assistance. But in most cases, you’ll be able to turn your Surface Laptop back on by following the steps above.

Remember, if your Surface Laptop doesn’t turn on, don’t panic. There are simple solutions that you can try before taking more drastic action. Just follow these tips, and soon your laptop will be back up and running without any issues. Good luck!


Why won t my Microsoft Surface laptop turn on?
Force a restart If your Surface still didn't turn on after charging it and trying the keyboard and tablet shortcuts, you can try to force a shutdown, then restart. Here's how: Press and hold the power button until the logo screen appears (about 20 seconds). See Force a shut down and restart your Surface for more info.
Where is the power button on surface laptop studio?
On the Laptop Studio, the power button is on the keyboard just to the left of the delete key.
How do I turn on my surface laptop for the first time?
To turn on your Microsoft Surface Laptop for the first time, press and hold the power button, which is located on the top-right corner of the device, for a couple of seconds until the Microsoft logo appears on the screen. Release the button once the logo appears.