The problem lies in why the button was hidden in the first place. Presumably not for space-saving reasons, but for aesthetic reasons. This effectively rules out any visual representation on the device (otherwise, why not just put the button where people can see it?).
The only options at that point are to draw attention to the button in other ways, of which there are various.
- Detail the startup procedure in the user manual. Okay, so users don't read manuals, but a quick-start sheet might help some people.
- A plastic sticker that can be removed can be used to add a visual representation that doesn't interfere with the aesthetics of the design. It can simply be peeled off once the user knows where the button is.
- Another option is to present the device to the user in such a way that the button can't be missed. If the button is on the back, package the item so that the back is what the user first sees when they open the box.
- Related is the idea that you can place required pieces of functionality physically next to each other. Not many people complain that on/off switches on power supplies are hard to find, because those switches are usually next to the place you have to physically plug the cable into, massively increasing their discoverability.
Of course the other solution is to prioritise user experience over minor aesthetic matters and put the damn button on the front where people can see and use it. ;)