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Bricked Acer C7 Chromebook

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I had to post this as I’d spent all last night trying to get a Chromebook working again. I was presented with a message

“Chrome OS is missing or damaged” 

The message was popping up each time the device boots up, the page advised a trip to http://google.com/chromeos/recovery which suggested I build a recovery USB stick.

The problem was having built the stick on OSX, Windows, Linux using 4 different sticks and each time I got “Unexplained Error” come up.

The Web was empty, Google are yet to provide me with a Ninja reply…

Turns out i didn’t need key presses, a USB stick, or anything else other than this simple fix

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I removed the battery for 5 minutes

Put it back in, rebooted and Recovery worked.

 

 

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One comment on “Bricked Acer C7 Chromebook

  1. Steve
    February 12, 2013

    Same problems and everything online including Google was of NO help. This worked. Thank you. Steve

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