Friday, March 9, 2012

How to Fix Your Cr-48's Dead Battery

I've been meaning to post this one for a while . . .  Sorry.

For a long time, my Cr-48 refused to carry a battery charge.  :(  Thankfully, however, my wife also had a Cr-48 and condescended to letting me use it (thanks, Honey, I love you!).

On the other hand, I did want a fix and, last month, I found one, thanks to Dinu and the chromebook ninjas:

1. Plug the power adapter into a live outlet.
2. In one second intervals, connect and disconnect the power adapter to the Chrome Notebook (1 seconds plugged in, 1 seconds unplugged, 1 seconds plugged in, etc).
3. Do this about 12 to 24 times.
4. An orange light should appear near where the power adapter connects to the notebook.
5. Once the orange light appears, allow the system to fully charge for 2 to 3 days.
(Note) You may be required to plug and unplug several times before the orange light will come on. 
. . . Also, Chromebook’s community manager +Melissa Daniels suggested the replacement power adapter that will work with your Cr48. Here is the amazon link.
chromebook  Chromebook Not Charging? Try This Tip From Chromebook Ninjas
Solution and image thanks to

Well, folks, I tried this, and it worked!  Also, it worked much faster than charging for 2-3 days.  In fact, I believe it charged up fine, the first time around.

And there was much rejoicing.

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