How to Power Wash a Chromebook

Factory reset your Chromebook Sign out of your Chromebook. Press and hold Ctrl + Alt + Shift + r. Select Restart. In the box that appears, select Powerwash. Continue. Follow the steps that appear and sign in with your Google Account. ... Once you've reset your Chromebook:

If your Chromebook is experiencing issues or you want to start fresh, power washing might just be the solution. Power washing your Chromebook is similar to resetting it back to its factory settings. In this article, we’ll guide you on how to power wash your Chromebook without any hassle.

First off, power washing can be initiated from the home screen or at any point really. However, there are a few steps you need to follow to get started. For instance, if your Chromebook is stuck on enterprise enrollment, you can power wash it to fix the issue.

To start, you need to hit three keys at the same time – Escape, Refresh, and Power. This will cause the Chromebook screen to go black, and a little pop-up will appear with an exclamation mark. At this point, you need to hit Control and D at the same time, and when the option comes up, press enter.

After this, the screen will go black again and reboot. When the pop-up with the red exclamation point comes up, press space. A new pop-up with more text will appear, still with the red exclamation point. Press enter at this point, and you’ll see a green checkmark.

Wait for the device to go through another boot up, and you’ll be prompted to log in after. It may take about five minutes or so to boot up, but once it is booted up, you’ll be prompted to choose a Wi-Fi network. After that, you’ll be prompted to complete enterprise enrollment.

It’s worth noting that enterprise enrollment might take some time to complete, so be patient. Once it’s done, click “Done,” and you’ll be back at the home screen.

In conclusion, power washing your Chromebook is easy and takes only a few steps. If you’re experiencing an issue with your device, power washing can help you resolve it. Follow the steps outlined above to power wash your Chromebook effortlessly.


Is it OK to powerwash a Chromebook?
A Powerwash factory reset erases all the information on your Chromebook's hard drive, including your settings, apps, and files. The factory reset won't delete any of your files on Google Drive or an external hard drive. Before performing the reset, back up your files on Google Drive or an external hard drive.
What does Ctrl Alt Shift R do on a Chromebook?
Factory reset your Chromebook (2023) Sign out of, restart, or power off/on your Chromebook. Press and hold Ctrl + Alt + Shift + r all at once after the Chromebook has restarted.
Is it OK to powerwash a school Chromebook?
Can You Powerwash a School Chromebook? Yes, you can powerwash a school Chromebook. But, as we detailed above, this requires a “force wipe” and can't be done from the Chromebook's settings menu.