So, if you’ve misplaced, forgotten, or even damaged your original power cord, or if your Chromebook’s charging port has issued, rest assured that there’s still a way to turn on your Chromebook.
How to Charge Your Chromebook Using a USB Type-C Cable
If the Chromebook you’re using comes with a Type-C port, you may be able to charge your Chromebook using that port.
If you want to use your Chromebook while charging, you’ll need a charger that supports USB PD (USB Power Delivery). If USB Type-C power is an option, you should find the option available in Settings.
- Click on “Time” > “Settings”. It is marked with a gear symbol
- Click on “Power”.
- Next to “Power Source,” click the USB-C port from which you want to deliver power to your Chromebook.
You should keep in mind that if the Chromebook you’re using doesn’t come with this option, charging via USB-C won’t be possible, and you won’t be given the option to choose which port you want to use.
Low energy options
Most of the time, you should be able to use your phone charger to charge your Chromebook, but the charging speed will be very slow. In fact, if you continue to use your Chromebook while charging it using your phone charger, the battery will drain.
The deal here is that it is very possible to charge your Chromebook using your phone charger. If the mobile device you’re using supports bidirectional power delivery and your Chromebook comes with a USB Type-C port, your phone will supply power to your Chromebook. The setup process is no different from the one described above.
This solution isn’t great, but it will still save your Chromebook a few extra minutes to save and shut down.
To do this, click on the time located in the lower right corner. Right next to the date, you’ll see a readout of your current battery power. This will show you how much battery life you have and the approximate amount of time you have before your Chromebook dies
You should try to replace the charging cable as soon as possible. Neither of the alternative ways to charge your Chromebook is desirable, so you’ll want to try a replacement as soon as possible A site like Amazon usually carries much better replacements. Search for your Chromebook by manufacturer and model number to find the best replacement But shipping will take more time. How do you get through it?
How to charge your Chromebook with your car charger
Some Chromebooks ship with both an AC power cord and a DC power cord for vehicles. If your Chromebook shipped with an Air/Car charger, you should be able to use that to charge your Chromebook The obvious disadvantage here is that you need to be in your car to use it, which isn’t ideal. But it will keep your Chromebook running while you wait for a replacement cable.
Why won’t my Chromebook charge?
If your Chromebook’s battery won’t charge, make sure all cables are plugged into both the Chromebook and the outlet, and check the outlet for you to make sure it’s getting power. If it still doesn’t charge, unplug the Chromebook and the charger from the outlet, then plug it back in. And if it still won’t charge, do a hard reset
How do I powerwash my Chromebook?
Another Powerwash On your Chromebook, open the chrome web browser and open the three dot menu > Settings > scroll down and select Advanced. Scroll down again and select “Powerwash” > “Restart” to reset the settings.
Are there other ways to charge a Chromebook?
If you don’t have an original charger for your Chromebook, the best option to charge your device is to use a USB Type-C cable with a plug adapter.