How Do You Turn Your Computer On?

November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving has come and gone. The holiday’s are fast approaching. You may get a new computer. This is for people, mainly, who either don’t have a computer or are completely out of it when it comes to their computer.

You are probably laughing, and I would advise most of you to click to one of my previous posts. However, if you sometimes have trouble turning your computer on or don’t know whether it’s on or off (you know who you are), then read on!

My Dad’s secretary is not what one would call computer savvy. She works from home because she and my dad are connected within a cloud that links their work together.

You may not imagine all the trouble she gets herself in. One day she may be confused about why the printer won’t work, only to discover that she had accidentally pulled the plug, the next she won’t know why her computer won’t work, when she learns that it would not turn on.

It used to be fine, when she and my Dad worked in the same building. Between patients (he’s a psychologist), the secretary would call him in, and he would help. Now, our computer person, Max has to be sent out.

Max has always helped us with our computer problems, and we are grateful to have him. If we did not, the business would never be able to live within a cloud. He lives close to her, and works with her husband, so it’s not a big deal, but here’s the way, for those of you who don’t know, to turn on your computer:

  1. Make sure that all of the connections are plugged in.

This may be the most common reason that people can’t turn on their computer; the connections aren’t plugged in. Make sure that all of the lines are stable. Often, you will be able to find a plug loose and fix the problems without any further pain.

2. Did you press the button?

This is probably alien to you, but some people don’t realize that people have to press a button to turn their computer on. Either that or they it doesn’t click that they haven’t pressed the button. If you press the button and the computer doesn’t turn on, hold it. If it still doesn’t go on, then refer to tips 1 and 3. Also, if you think that your computer is already on but won’t work, be sure to look at the button, if it is not lite up, then the computer is not on. If it is  lite up, then the computer is on.

3.That’s it!

If after trying those two tips and it doesn’t work, then there is something wrong with your computer. At that point, it’s time to contact a professional. If you don’t know any, they are easy to find. You can ask your friends or do a google search or look in the phone book, but there are plenty of them out there, and they are eager to be helpful and take your business. You can also go to local computer stores, but they are often big corporations and not as helpful.