HP monitor Power Button Lockout

HP Monitor Power Button Lockout (Unlock NOW!)

Turning your HP monitor on and off is typically an extremely straight forward process. Having said that, one extremely common issue that a subset of users encounter is their HP monitor power button not working due to being locked. Fortunately there is a very simple solution.

HP Monitor Power Button Lockout

If you encounter the HP monitor power button lockout message, first unplug your display and wait 10 seconds. Then plug your monitor back in and press and hold the Power button for up to 10 seconds until the ‘Power Button is Unlocked’ message appears.

For the vast majority of users, that’s all there is to it!

Under normal working conditions, you can power down your display by simply pressing the Power button. However, you may occasionally get locked out, rendering your power button all but useless.

Read on for further step-by-step instructions and supportive images to regain access now!

Unplug Monitor

First, you need to start by simply unplugging the device.

Be sure when you are plugging your monitor back in, your firmly insert the cable into the appropriate socket to avoid any future booting issues.

After approximately 10 seconds, plug your monitor back in and power it up.

Long Hold Power Button

With the monitor powered back on, go ahead and locate the Power button.

Depending on your specific model, the power button may be located on the front, bottom, or side panel of your monitor frame. It is typically on the right hand side (assumes you are facing the monitor).

HP monitor Power Button location

Next, press and hold the Power button for up to 10 seconds until the ‘Power Button is Unlocked’ message appears on your display.

It is important to be patient during this step as it can take longer than you think.

As a final step, attempt to use the power button. It should be functioning normally now!

Inspect The Power Button

So, you’ve attempted to unlock your power button without any luck?

While less common, it is possible the button itself is damaged. On older monitors for example, the buttons can become permanently ‘pressed down’.

To test if this is the source of your issue, you will need to open up your monitor and gain internal access to the control buttons.

Since all HP monitor models are slightly different, you can use the manual lookup to determine how to best open up your specific device.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Enable Power Button Lockout?

So how did the on/off control become locked in the first place?

As it turns out, some HP monitors come with a built-in feature that gives you the ability prevent your power button from working. Some models even allow you to fully lock the on screen display (OSD). This includes the Menu/Adjustment button and all Feature keys (Input, brightness, etc).

So while the Power key can be become locked accidentally (which is likely what brought you here in the first place), you can intentionally lock this control if you desire.

To lock the Power control, simply press and hold the Power button for up to 10 seconds until the message “Power Button Lockout” appears.

HP monitor 'Power Button Lockout' message

Conclusion

Encountering your HP monitor power button not working can be frustrating. Don’t worry! Simply follow these easy steps to unlock it immediately:

  1. First, unplug your display and wait 10 seconds.
  2. Next, plug your monitor back in and press and hold the Power button for up to 10 seconds until the ‘Power Button is Unlocked’ message appears.
  3. Finally, test the Power button. It should be functioning properly now.

If you’ve followed these steps and you’re still having issues, you can reach out to HP Customer Service online or call the support team at 1 (800) 474-6836.

You can also use your HP Monitor model number to check the status of your HP warranty.

Were you able to solve the problem? If so, let me know how in the comments section below!

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