Here’s How to Fix a Lenovo Chromebook that Won’t Turn On

When your Lenovo Chromebook fails to turn on, press and hold the Power and Refresh buttons on keyboard for 7 seconds. You’re welcome!

If it still doesn’t turn on, check its battery charging. If you have any USB devices connected to your Chromebook, remove them and try again.

The steps in this guide were used to fix Lenovo Chromebook Duet 3 when it wasn’t turning on.

But if you are having this same issue on your HP, Dell, Acer, ASUS, or Samsung Chromebook, you can follow these exact same steps.

Hold Power and Refresh Buttons

The quick fix that has worked for many users when their Chromebook won’t turn in is to press and hold the Power and Refresh buttons on keyboard for 7 seconds.

This will hardware reset your Chromebook, and by doing so, you will not lose any data on your Chromebook.

Fully Charge your Chromebook

Does your Chromebook has enough charge? Ensure that the battery has some charge, otherwise, it won’t power on.

Connect the charger to your Chromebook and let it charge for about 1 hour with its lid closed before turning it on.

The blue or orange light indicator near the charging port would confirm if your Chromebook is charging or not.

Use the the original charger that came with your Lenovo Chromebook.

If the charger isn’t charging, try a new charger.

Remove USB Devices

If you have connected any USB flash drive or any other USB device to your Chromebook, unplug it and try turning it on again.

This is because faulty USB devices can interfere with Chrome OS files and prevent them from booting.

Remove and Re-install the Battery

If none of the above works, the last thing to try is to remove your Chromebook battery and then re-install it after 15 minutes.

If your Chromebook has a removable battery, it is quite easy to remove it.

However, if your Chromebook comes with a non-removable battery, it is advisable to only attempt to remove it if you are confident in your DIY skills and have basic laptop repairing experience.


If you have any questions or queries related to this guide, feel free to ask in the comments section!

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