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Where is the PS5 Power Button?

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Before you can get anywhere with your next-gen console, you may be wondering where is the PS5 Power Button? And don't worry, it's not a totally silly question because both the PS5 Power Button and the eject disc button (for any PS5 that isn't the Digital Edition, of course) are very discrete. 

They're actually hidden in the glossy black panel that runs down the centre of the PS5. Look down at the bottom half of the console, and you'll see two very thin, pill-shaped buttons. If you're standing your console vertically, the power button is the bottom button. If you're going sideways, it's the button on the right.

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Unless you're setting your PS5 up in good lighting, it's actually very easy to miss both of these. Plus, as they're not labelled, it's not very clear which ones which until you start poking and prodding. If you're anything like me, you'll be nervous around your new bit of kit too, which never helps when things aren't clearly labelled. 

Of course, once you've got your controller all synced up, you'll probably never have to use the PS5 Power Button again. It's just the initial set-up process that may catch you out with its sneaky buttons. 

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