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I'm looking for help with this post from a Google Group:
*_So I got this Free Acer Chromebook.

Won’t power on for more a few seconds.  I google up some answers and  get it into recovery mode.

I follow all the instructions and when I get to the end it tells me an unexpected error has occurred.

I have the correct version of software from the Chrome OS Recovery Module.

I have tried TWO different USB drives and two different USB ports on the Chromebook.

When I Google up the error it tells me to try a different USB drive (which I did)

Any Ideas?_*

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Is this an ex Managed Chromebook from a school?  A refurbished unit from Acer/eBay?
Press the Power button and the Reload button together to do a hard reset.
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Have you played around with the Asus CN60? Our high school intern gave it a whirl and wrote this review.

Sidebar: I'm personally thinking of getting one to use as my home media hub. But I'm remembering Google did mention Android TV at I/O.
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I'm curious, my Chromebook came with Google+ hangouts and used to run it just fine, but it suddenly wants a new plugin for it that doesn't work for Chromebook. Am I the only one or is there a weird new update that doesn't let a Google app work on a Google Chromebook? o.o Hangouts used to work really well and it's perfect for video chatting so I'm worried I'll have to go back to Tinychat and their ads everywhere for video chatting. 
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I have never been happy with the implementation of hangouts on my chromebook. If you only want text-chat and no video-call, then starting google plus is your best option. Even on the iphone hangouts is a better exxperience then on the chromebook :(
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Thomas Kelson

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I've suddenly been getting a myspace pop up video that shows up and for the life of me I can't figure out how to get rid of it or block it.  Is anyone else having this problem? And how do I make it stop?
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Perhaps one of your recent extensions has some bad ads attached to it.

Check extensions at chrome://extensions and try turning some off and on with the Enable check box to see if the problem goes away.
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Brent Sullivan
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HP Releases Chromebox Bundle With Wireless Mouse And Keyboard. A new Chromebox bundle with wireless mouse and keyboard.
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+Andrew McJannett-Smith ...and the "official" Asus Chrome OS kb is available at Excaliber for $70 bucks, making the HP bundle even more affordable.  Only complaint so far on the HP Chromebox people have had is that it has a small fan inside.  I think I could live with that. :) 
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Hi, I was wondering if you could help me with this. I searched the help center on my chromebook and could not find the answer.  When we bought the chromebook I was the first one to login, so I became the owner of the book. Now, I would like to make another family member the owner of the book. How do I transfer ownership to another user of the book.

Thank you so much for your help.
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pleasure!
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Hi everyone, I have a question. Is there a way to work with the yahoo messenger app in Chromebook ? I downloaded the app but Chromebook does not support .exe file types.

Without going into details, I have to use the yahoo messenger app to video call with someone

Any help would be appreciated, thank you!
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Chromebook's come with PepperFlash built in to the O/S and is upgraded automatically with system updates, because it is not the full bloated version of Flash from Adobe it may or may not work, some Flash enabled sites say you have to update your Flash which of course you can't. Some will work flawlessly so I would download the Yahoo WebApp and give it a try.. I am not on Yahoo and do not have any friends on Yahoo to test it for you.

I would get this one friend to get a Google Account then you can use Google Hangouts with all your friends and have online meetings together. 
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I got my first Chromebook (Acer C720) two days ago and love it. What extensions/apps should I load on it? Let's hear your favorites. 
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Tweetdeck and wordpress apps for me!
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Kim Knudsen

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Finally got my HP Chromebook 14 back - with working speakers this time :)
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Good times ahead !
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Hi everyone,
I'm about to buy a chromebook but i want an advice about which one because all the chromebooks have similar hardware.
So which one do you recommend me?

Thx 
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It really depends on what you want to use it for. Remember the OS is the same regardless so it's coming down to the look and how long you want the battery to last for. 

I have just the one Chromebook at the moment which is perfect as an out and about for meetings, on the train type chromebook but I have to admit I am looking to invest in Pixel for more at home work while being able to maintain cloud capabilities and unintrupted usage. 
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Joseph McLauchlan

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Never Noticed this before. Look what happens if you check your alerts in a new tab.....See how the window is behind the search bar....weird...I wonder if this is intentional.
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Dev. channel or beta channel? Dev/Canary usually has some issues but betas are quite stable. 
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Ye Wei

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Gaming on a chromebook? Please, help me to make this possible!

Hey, can you help me? And actually help to make Google Chromebooks finally a good choice for games?
Let me explain...

First, I wanna know: do you know OnLive?

Just to sum up, OnLive is a cloud game platform, that works as a game streaming. It interprets your commands on a server and then send the video back to you. It makes possible to play high-end games on cheap devices with cheap hardware. Imagine playing games like Batman and Sleeping Dogs on a PC with Pentium and 1 GB of RAM. You only needs a good internet connection. Sounds pretty amazing, huh? If you have the opportunity give it a try!

But what I always want was a way to play OnLive games on a chromebook. I mean, cheap devices, focused on cloud... Wouldn't be that totally amazing?? They fit perfectly with each other! Chrome OS could finally be a system for games!

But how?

Well, as most of you probably already know, on the last Google I/O, on June 25th, Google has announced that they are porting some Android apps to the Chrome OS system, but the best part is that they are asking the users which apps they want available first.

So... I would like so much that they could port the OnLive app for chromebooks! It could make more people using chromebooks and OnLive too, and better improvements for both systems!

If you want it like me, or even if you wanna help, please, just enter on this site on Google Forms:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10mlIGJq2ENubhkvTJYk11ujckA8t-RYx06qr61EPI_g/viewform

And paste the link of the OnLive app right down:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onlive.client

Please, help me and Google to port OnLive to chromebooks!
Thank you all! :D
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David Hee

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New commits show work on bringing reversible USB Type-C to Chrome OS.

While it's not definitive proof that Chrome OS devices with the new USB spec are on their way anytime soon, a number of development boards have commits relating to the reversible and faster USB plug.

#USB   #ChromeOS   #Chrome
Recent commits to the Chromium source code appear to show that Chrome developers are experimenting with support for the new reversible USB spec.
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This would be an excellent addition to fast-track. Another convenient aspect of Chromebooks.
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Antonios Loizides

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Pls advice
Antonios Loizides originally shared:
 
So..hre is a tough one..I now know that I do jot want any windows pc anymore amd searching for a cb BUT in order to get ot here in Cyprus, the cheapest, though the best solution, is the c720, which with full shipment, regular, amazo.uk , can bring itmin , y door with 239 euro..I cam find it in a retail store in Cyprus for 289 cheapest Price..soooo..here is the Q...why dont I buy smthing like a cheap laptop..eg the following and out a chrome os on it..I know the way so..with 4gb of ram..etc etc
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Has anyone tried the dell cb.?
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Let's Talk Tech

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What are YOUR top reasons for buying/recommending a Chromebook?

+FabioVirgi recently wrote up 3 reasons why you should buy a Chromebook, which you can find here: http://letstalk-tech.com/3-reasons-buy-chromebook/

We'd love to know whether you agree or disagree. What are the things about a Chromebook that made you buy one? Leave your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of the article -- it would be awesome to know what you guys think!
Like it or not, everything is moving online and that’s where the appeal of a Chromebook comes in. Priced at around £200, they cost about half the price of a decent Windows-based laptop and to top it off, Chromebooks tend to be much faster, thanks to their Solid State Drives (SSDs) and light operating system.
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Spot on. The price of a Chromebook mixed with the speed at which I can do everyday tasks make it a perfect buy. If we're honest with ourselves we soon realize that the so called power user doesn't make up too much of a percentage of consumers in the tech market. Why on earth then do we all feel the need to buy a super powerful computer? Pointless. Chromebooks are definitely the smarter buy for an average user.
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Anyone know why when at a Hotel, I try to connect to the wifi with my chromebook, I can't get their login page to come up? 
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Possibly. I'm not on Beta.
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Dell Chromebook 11 review and pictures! 

#dell #dellchromebook #dell11 #chromebook #chromebookreview
Dell Chromebook 11: Straight Out of the Box
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