03-03-2018 10:42 PM
I have a 11e 3rdgen chromebook (20GD-0004AU)
Ordinarily, I'd suspect a charging socket fault or battery,dud brick or cable or even mainboard but this is the weird thing:
2. putting my ear to the palm rest, I can hear a 5s extremely faint electronic leak/squeak every 15s on or off AC
Possibly the battery lead isn't correctly seated, but I didn't want to pop the back cover until checking around and also getting a known good brick, mains cable and charging cable plugged in to isolate the fault from the power cabling respect.
Could it be a sleep/hibernation/lid closed SNAFU?
What hard reset options do I have?
03-03-2018 11:28 PM
Oh thank eff For that.
I finally tried the hard reset (refresh &power)
Seemed to do nothing (no status indicators lit)
then it rebooted about 30s later without data loss I logged in normally and the charging and status indicators lighting up correctly.
If I suspect anything some kind of hibernation/sleep issue..