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by Sandy Qualey-Dobson

Introduction

How exciting, you finally got your hands on a Framework Laptop 13! This guide will walk you through each step from unboxing to powering on your laptop so you can start using it right away. As with all our guides, make sure you read the directions in each step and view the images before starting.

  1. Unbox your Framework Laptop. Hold off on powering it on until you complete the rest of the guide.
    • Unbox your Framework Laptop. Hold off on powering it on until you complete the rest of the guide.

  2. Locate the Framework Screwdriver in the package underneath the Framework Laptop and keep it handy - it's the only tool you'll need replace or upgrade any part of the product!
    • Locate the Framework Screwdriver in the package underneath the Framework Laptop and keep it handy - it's the only tool you'll need replace or upgrade any part of the product!

  3. After unboxing it, assemble the Power Adapter.  Connect the AC cable and the USB-C cable to the Power Adapter body.
    • After unboxing it, assemble the Power Adapter. Connect the AC cable and the USB-C cable to the Power Adapter body.

    • You can plug the USB-C cable in from either end of the cable. Choose whether you want the right angle connector plugged into the adapter or into your laptop.

  4. Insert the Expansion Cards of your choice into any of the empty bays. If you have a Framework Laptop 13 (AMD Ryzen™ 7040 Series) please see this article showing which Expansion Cards are compatible with each port.
    • Insert the Expansion Cards of your choice into any of the empty bays.

    • If you have a Framework Laptop 13 (AMD Ryzen™ 7040 Series) please see this article showing which Expansion Cards are compatible with each port.

    • Slide the Expansion card into the bay, pushing until it clicks.

    • The first few times you insert or remove a card, it'll take a little more force.

    • Connect the USB-C cable from the Power Adapter into the USB-C Expansion Card. Connect the AC Cable to a power source.

    • The Framework Laptop ships in a mode where the battery is disabled until power is first plugged in, so you really do have to plug in power at this step!

  5. Turn the Framework Laptop over and open it.
    • Turn the Framework Laptop over and open it.

    • Power on the laptop by pressing the power button, and get ready to start using your Framework Laptop!

    • The first boot may take a bit longer (10-30 seconds) while the system recalibrates the installed memory.

    the power button light turns on, but nothing else happens with the unit. I will let it charge awhile to see if that helps. Dennis

    rendleman@currently.com - Reply

    Did I damage my hardware at all by accidentally plugging the power cord into the wrong USB-C expansion?

    Ian Cody Harrison - Reply

    Power can be plugged into any of the four Expansion Card bays through a USB-C Expansion Card.

    Nirav Patel -

    Reply to my previous comment (JanB)

    Hi Nirav Patel, thanks for quick reply.

    Solved! (Seems; I was not patient enough, I should read more tutorials, sorry!)

    In knowledge base I found tutorial for this “not powering on” issue (“reset mainboard”) . The first thing with the two power supplies ( stupid one right, original one left) did not work, however removing coin cell and battery worked as described. Coin cell was down to 0.7 Volts (instead 3V). Charged laptop overnight. Today Laptop is booting as it should. (Many times due to update to Win 11 ;-))

    JanB

    JanB - Reply

    D

    Same here, Power supply is charging my phone, but no life in Laptop, just nothing. Dies mot matter, through expansion card or directly connected. German Keyboard Version, shipped end of march

    JanB - Reply

    If you’re seeing issues powering on the Framework Laptop, please contact Support at https://frame.work/support#contact_suppo...

    Nirav Patel - Reply

    Same here. One of these guides said to check the touchpad cable so I removed then replaced it but no dice. Still no signs of life.

    Nigel - Reply

    I am running into the same issue above

    Kray Blanding - Reply

    I am unable to achieve this step, I’ve step up everything and when I plug in the cord the light doesn’t turn on and when I hold down the button nothing happens.

    I’ve attempted going in to the computer and unplugging and plugging back in the battery back and nothing has worked.

    I believe the power of mode is stuck on? Or something along those lines I’m not sure, but it is not charging.

    any advice would be appreciated.

    Matt Bowler - Reply

  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up Windows and log in.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to set up Windows and log in.

    • Once you are set up, make sure to run Windows Update to get the latest security and functionality updates from Microsoft.

    • We also recommend updating to the latest BIOS and Drivers for the Framework Laptop to make sure the system runs optimally.

Conclusion
  • To purchase a Framework Laptop visit the Framework website
  • Want to learn more about the Framework Laptop? Take a look at our blog
  • If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to Framework Support

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9 Comments

How to remove a USB-C expansion card.

Manuel de Francisco Fabre - Reply

The default card, supporting USB4, 20V/5A charging, and DisplayPort Alt Mode for connecting monitors, all on either side of the notebook.

Does the USB-C together with AMD 7040 Framework Laptop support USB4 Data + 100W + DisplayPort Alt Mode all at once? I would like to connect the laptop to the external monitor, charge it from the monitor, use data devices connected to the monitor, all through the single cable between the monitor and the laptop.

Miroslav Šimko - Reply

How do I enable the fingerprint reader in Win 10?

If it stops working, how would I get into the computer.

I searched in the forums for “How to enable “and found no directions.

thanks

dan

Framework has been flawless for me Batch 5

Daniel Brown - Reply

I forgot to get a USB-C expansion card, but I do have USB-A. Can I charge the laptop with a USB-A connection?

Chad C - Reply

the USB-A port is not configured to allow charging of laptop. Also, if it was....would be too slow...per USB-A specs.

C Ocampo -

I have a question the same specs with this one on the diy cost more (I mean all of the stuff) can you fix that

Deltawastaken - Reply

Also I mean the cheapest non diy

Deltawastaken -

Where do I find the driver packages and bios updates?

WACOMalt - Reply

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