How to Turn on Your PC Without a Power Button

Have you ever built a computer without a case or found yourself without a power button? It can be frustrating to have your computer ready to go but not be able to turn it on. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution.

First, consult your user guide to locate the power switch diagram. This will show you where to plug in the power switch if you had one. However, if you don’t have a power switch, you’ll need to do something else.

Find the JFP1 marked switch on the motherboard. This will correspond with nine pins. If you look closely, you’ll see that on the top row, the two right pins are the power switch pins. These are the pins that need to be shorted to turn the system on.

To do this, use a screwdriver or any other metal object to create a connection between the two pins. When you plug it in, this connection will turn your system on. Just make sure your power supply is switched on and plugged in before attempting this.

It’s important to exercise caution when attempting this method. Before making contact with the motherboard with a metal object, touch something metal to discharge any static electricity on you. Additionally, be careful not to touch any other pins while shorting the power switch pins, as this could cause damage to the motherboard.

While this is not a permanent solution, it’s a quick and easy way to turn on your PC without a power button. Hopefully, this tip will come in handy for those who find themselves in this situation.

If you found this blog post helpful, feel free to share it with someone who may benefit from this tip. And remember, exercise caution when using this method to avoid any damage to your computer.


How do I turn on my computer if the power button is broken?
Manually Turn On the Computer Without Power Button When running into PC power button not working, you can try another way to turn on your computer – via the motherboard. Find the power switch pins on the motherboard. Touch these pins together using a conducting tool when connecting the PC to the power.
Can I turn on my computer with my keyboard?
You can program a key on some keyboards to act as the Power key if your Power button is in an inconvenient spot or doesn't work. In the BIOS of many laptops, you can find an option to set a Power key on your keyboard to use to turn on your computer.
What can I use instead of the power button on my computer?
To turn on a laptop without the power button you can use an external keyboard for Windows or enable wake-on-LAN for Windows. For Mac, you can enter clamshell mode and use an external keyboard to wake it up. Don't already have an external keyboard?
How do I turn on Windows without the power button?
Using a Keyboard One of the easiest ways to turn on your laptop without a power button is by using the laptop keyboard itself. You can enable this setting from the BIOS of your laptop as shown here: While turning on your laptop, hold F2, F10, or the DEL key to enter the BIOS instead of Windows.