If the podium computer is off, a previous user may have shut it down. To boot the computer, locate the power button on the computer located in the podium and press it. If you are located in one of the STEM School Laboratory rooms, the power button is located in the top right of the laptop above the keyboard. You should hear the fans turn on, but if they're not audible, don't worry, it may just be muffled. In a few seconds, you should see the Dell or Windows boot logo on the monitor.
- At the podium, open the podium door using the knob. On newer podiums (like the one pictured below), turn the knob counter-clockwise to disengage the locking mechanism and pull. On all others, pull the knob or handle towards you to open the door.
- The computer is located at the bottom of the podium like in the image below. If the computer is off, the lights on the front of the computer will be off as well. To turn the computer on, press the power button typically located on the right side of the computer
If you are located in a STEM School laboratory classroom, the power button is located here:
If the computer does not power on or you are unable to locate the computer/power button, please call the ITS Helpdesk at (630) 844-5790