I had a large frequency of CTL branded Chromebooks dying (41? 14J?
whichever the model it was). Sometimes it was also the case that I'd try to
hard reset the power from them, and it would bring itself back to life.
Otherwise, they're just bricked.

You're not losing it--a good chunk of chromebooks will just outright die
for certain reasons. They say that major updates will fix it, but it
doesn't help for all that died before those updates come out.

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 11:04 AM Leslie, Ben <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I've been getting a lot of chromebooks turned in for repairs that I can't
> fix.  The common problem is they won't turn on and the charging light does
> not light up.
> I've done all the standard troubleshooting steps (testing ports, chargers
> etc). As a last resort for one of them, I swapped out the "main circuit
> board" and it fixed it.
> I just got another CB returned with the additional information that it had
> a message on the screen the warning on "critical updates" yesterday and now
> it won't turn on.
> Is there any chance these Chromebooks are getting bricked during an update
> if they run out of battery life?....I'm talking about this happening at
> least 4 times in the past week and now that I think about it, this happened
> to 2 or 3 times back in March.  All the same chromebook model and
> relatively new Acer C732 devices.
> USB recovery doesn't fix it since there's no sign of power getting to the
> device.
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