Some of our Chromebooks in the school district have a nasty habit of not charging again if you let them completely die. This has been told the parents, faculty, staff, students etc many times. Over vacation, a lot of people left their Chromebooks asleep and not plugged in. They died.

8 tickets so far for a blinking orange power light and nothing on the screen. Fuck.

There is a way to fix it, but it involves opening the device and powering it up without the battery connected, then connecting the battery while it is on.

Not fun. Not safe.

@cody ooo sympathies, that sucks! is this something you figured out on your own, or do you know any decent troubleshooting steps for this kind of thing? we just went 1-to-1 on our first CBs this year, and with that plus all-remote school + high schoolers, we've been having a good amount of hard-to-pinpoint power issues, including some that seem to vanish once we actually get the CB in for troubleshooting, and not much luck finding info beyond "hold down the power button and then RMA it," lol

Sign in to participate in the conversation
LGBTQIA+ Tech Mastodon

*Due to increased bot signup, manual approval is required. Please write some applicable request text on signup.*

This Mastodon instance is for tech workers, academics, students, and others interested in tech who are LGBTQIA+ or Allies.

We have a code of conduct that we adhere to. We try to be proactive in handling moderation, and respond to reports.

Abridged Code of Conduct

Discrimination & Bigotry Won’t Be Tolerated.

We're not a free speech absolutist. We're not interested in Nazis, TERFS, or hate speech.

Respect Other Users.

This instance is meant to be a friendly, welcoming space to all who are willing to reciprocate in helping to create that environment.

Consent is Important in all contexts.

If you’re ever unsure, ask first. Use CWs where required.

Listen; Don’t Make Excuses.

If you’re accused of causing harm, either take some responsibility or ask moderators for help.

Use the Report Feature.

Our moderators are here to listen and respond to reports.

For more detail, please
Review our Full Code of Conduct

This instance is funded in part by Patreon donations.