This week I got the opportunity to play around with a Microsoft Surface Table (it’s kinda cool) but turning the bloody thing on was enough of a pain that I thought I would share the experience.

The first switch you need to turn on is the AC adapter located at the back of the table.

To get to the second switch you need to remove the kick plate panel at the end opposite of the AC adapter.

After you press and hold that one for a couple seconds the table should power up and you’ll be presented with the login screen. The manual is worth reading (it’s a bit tricky taking off the end plate as you need to unscrew a bolt). But once you get it off the switch is pretty visible.