How to Turn On a Chromebook: A Step-by-Step Guide

Wake your Chromebook up On Chromebooks: Open the lid, then press any key or swipe the touchpad. On Chromeboxes: Move the mouse. On tablets: Press the Power button.

Are you having trouble turning on your Chromebook? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It can be frustrating when your device won’t turn on, but there are a few things you can do to fix the problem.

Firstly, check if your Chromebook is correctly charging. Make sure that it is getting power and that the charging light is on. If you’re unsure, try plugging it into a charger and seeing if the light comes on.

If your Chromebook still won’t turn on, you can try doing a hard reset. The good news is that you won’t lose any of your data by doing this. To do a hard reset, hold down the refresh button (the arrow) and the power button at the same time for 10 seconds. After 10 seconds, release the buttons and try turning on your Chromebook. If it still doesn’t turn on, try plugging it into a charger and doing the hard reset again.

By following these simple steps, you should be able to turn on your Chromebook without any problems. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. Good luck!

Note: This article was inspired by Engaging Gadgets’ tutorial video.


Why is my Chromebook not turning on?
The first thing to check for when your Chromebook won't turn on is a dead battery. Plug the unit in via AC charger and let it charge for at least 30 min to an hour and try turning it on again. A "blank screen" is when the light on the power button is on, but the screen remains black.
How do I turn on my Chromebook if the screen is black?
Press and hold the Refresh button and click on the Power button, you should release the Refresh button when your computer restarts. Turn off Chromebook and close the lid >, remove the charging cable >, remove the AC adapter >, wait for a few minutes >, reconnect the adapter and charger >, try to turn on Chromebook.