How to start a computer?

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A computer is an electronic machine that requires our commands to work. For small work, the computer can take its own decisions by using artificial intelligence. But not in all cases. For example, we can give a manual command to a computer to start.

Today, we are going to see how to start a computer in a step-by-step process.

In some motherboards, BIOS supports a computer to turn ON automatically. However, it is not an available feature for all the motherboards. And turn ON the computer by ourselves is more authentic than an automatic system.

For a normal computer, we can see different types of components like motherboard, monitor, processor, keyboard, mouse, RAM, etc. I provide the list of computer parts with their functions. This may help you to know more about computer components.

If you’re using a laptop, swipe down to get suitable stuff for you.

The desktop PCs are good in performance compared to laptops. So, I recommend you build a PC that perfectly suits you. By this, the cost would be reduced, and it is easy for you to make further upgrades.

Here you can find 13 common mistakes while building a PC. You must know about these mistakes in order to avoid them.

After making your PC build, know you need to know how to start a PC.

Check the connections properly :

Connections play an important role in transforming signals from one part of the computer to another. For example, the CPU is connected to the monitor with an HDMI cable and so HDMI acts as a transmitter from CPU to monitor.

Like this, all the cables need to be connected properly in order to maintain the workflow. If any cable has a loose connection, it may interrupt the entire computer’s working.

  • Connect the power plug cable from the CPU to the socket board.
  • The power plug from the socket board to the monitor.
  • Interconnect the CPU and the monitor with HDMI, VGA, or Display port cable, etc.

Turn ON the power supply :

The next thing is you need to give the power source or power supply to the computer. You just need to put the power cable on the switchboard and switch ON the power supply.

All the PC components are designed to operate under a specific operating frequency called 50 Hz. So, there is no problem to give your household AC power supply to your computer.

Also, I want to remind you that you have to keep a good PSU on your PC setup to improve the efficiency of your system.

Push the power button on the CPU :

First, we need to know about power button.

What is Power Button?

There is a button on every CPU that controls the entire power supply to the computer and hence it is called the Power Button. We can turn ON the computer when it was OFF and vice versa with the help of the power button.

The power button on my CPU
The power button on my CPU

Just push the power button to turn ON your computer. If you make the necessary connections good, your PC will turn ON without giving any trouble. If your PC won’t start, here are the mistakes along with the fixes.

Now you know how to turn ON your PC.

If you want to get into BIOS to customize your PC settings, here is the step-by-step guide to enter and update BIOS in your PC.

How to start a laptop?

Like in computers, the laptops have the power button. But, you can find it on the keyboard on your laptop. So first, open the lid. There you can find the power button. Generally, the power button position is unique in some laptops. But in some, it locates beside the normal keys. In such cases, you can identify it by the power symbol. Once identified, tap on it. Your PC will start.

Power button on my ASUS laptop
The power button on my ASUS laptop

Compared to desktop PCs, laptops are easy to start. And the problems like loose connections and BSOD are less.

If you want, you can add an extra monitor to your laptop. Let me know what device you are using desktop PC? or

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Author: Aswarth

Hey Guys, I'm an Electrical Engineer who is interested to learn Technical stuff in deep and want to give you the best quality information on this blog.

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