Turning a Microsoft Surface Unit On and Off
Always make sure that a Microsoft Surface unit is connected to a reliable power source and that the AC/Main rocker switch is turned on. After you set up the unit, you should not have to change the power source or turn off the AC/Main switch again. Turning off the AC/Main switch is equivalent to unplugging the cord from the wall. You should rarely, if ever, have to use the AC/Main switch.
Turning On a Microsoft Surface Unit
The On/Standby power button is located on the opposite end of the unit from where the AC/Main rocker switch is. It is on the bottom-left corner beneath the I/O connections. To turn on a Microsoft Surface unit, just press the button and then release it.
The On/Standby power button is clearly visible on a Microsoft Surface developer unit.
On a Microsoft Surface commercial unit, you need to feel under the left-corner of the frame to find the button.
Turning Off a Microsoft Surface Unit
To turn off a Surface unit, press-and-release the On/Standby power button.
|If you are using a developer unit, or if you have switched a commercial unit to administrator mode and attached a keyboard and mouse, you can turn the unit off by closing the Windows Vista operating system by using the regular Shut Down option.|
|If you quickly press and release the On/Standby power button and nothing happens (such as might occur during a system failure), press and hold the On/Standby power button for 5 seconds to turn off the unit. The system cold boots on the next power-up cycle.|
|If you need to turn the unit off and then back on, wait for 30 seconds after you turn off the unit before you press the On/Standby button to turn it on.|
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