To start the XO, press the Power button, near the lower right corner of the screen. The XO takes about two minutes to start up.
If the battery needs charging, the light next to the power button glows red. Plug the AC adaptor into the left side of the XO and plug the power cord into an outlet if you see a red light or if the XO does not start up.
If you have difficulty starting your XO, refer to the Repairing chapter for ideas.
After you press the power button and the XO initially starts up, the XO screen asks for your first name. The next time you start it, it remembers your name and goes directly to the Home View. Later on, you can learn how to change to a nickname of your choosing.
You should always follow this Shutdown procedure, because it allows your XO to tidy up its internal storage before it turns itself off. This helps the XO know where to find things when you start up again. However, if something bad happens and you can't move the pointer or you can't click, you can make an emergency shutdown by pressing and holding the power button for a few seconds. Be careful that your power button does not get stuck in the down position. If it does get stuck, the XO does not detect the depression of the power button, and does not turn on. If this happens, refer to the Repairing chapter for information on how to repair it.