Fix to problem having to hold power button almost 1 minute to start up Chromebook 14 CB3-431

Patti7174 Member Posts: 3 New User
edited October 3 in Chromebooks

I searched here and in google to find solution to my Chromebook power on problem. It was frustrating as no one had addressed it so simply as I discovered by fluke. All I need to do now is simultaneously hold CTRL and power on button for about a second. Then simultaneously hold SHIFT and power on button. Starts up immediately after that. Yay!! Hope this helps someone else with this issue.

[Edited the thread to add issue detail]


  • StevenGen
    StevenGen ACE Posts: 8,340 Trailblazer

    That should not be the case of powering on a Chromebook, your problem seems like a power key switch problem that needs replacing. What is the Acer Chromebook model number?

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  • Patti7174
    Patti7174 Member Posts: 3 New User

    Thx for comments! Model No. N3160. It works perfectly now. After reading comments, I also pressed power button for a second, released, and then it started about 3 seconds later. I'm used to my Dell laptop and iPad—both of which power on immediately without that 3 seconds lapse. I think this is the norm with this chromebook now though I bought few years ago and problem only surfaced in last few months.

  • Patti7174
    Patti7174 Member Posts: 3 New User

    Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431 Intel Celeron N3160 @1.6GHz 4GB RAM 32GB SSD

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