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  1. Mike T.
    October 6, 2016 @ 6:37 am

    Another thought before the toaster treatment would be to see if you could use it as is. A chromebook with a broken screen would still connect to a TV and stream video. I’ve used one like that for a while to “watch TV” in my bedroom. At that point, it basically becomes a Chromebox that can’t be upgraded.

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  2. steve
    October 22, 2016 @ 9:40 pm

    logic board repairs [corrupt security (boot) chip, 2-4Gb SSD failure] are more costly than a new or refurbished Chromebook as they require a new or used unit that can only be from the same model chromebook that is being parted out, and that is a cautious purchase as they usually do not guarantee them. Power jacks are inexpensive but require a soldering iron. The lower cases clamshells are mostly plastic clip retained and youll likely break a few clips trying to seperate them. Use a plastic knife or guitar pick to seperate the clamshells and place the screen back on the bench when you are pushing the bezel back on. I was cringing when the video guy was bending the screen pushing the bezel on.

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  3. Jay
    December 14, 2016 @ 7:05 pm

    Great article. I had to send my Toshiba Chromebook 2 in for warranty repairs and it took Toshiba 5 weeks to fix it. If you have to send your Chromebook in for repairs, better prepare to be without it for awhile.

    To separate the lower clamshell case of a Chromebook 2, you’ll need a spudger to do the job properly. Jeweler screwdrivers tend to mar and break the case. Alternately, you can use automotive feeler gauges and they’re more widely available. The thinnest ones in the set worked best for me.

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  4. Shane
    February 24, 2017 @ 11:53 pm

    Great article! Thank you! I received a quality part and great service using http://www.ChromebookParts.com when I needed to fix my chromebook.

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  5. Rose
    July 19, 2017 @ 8:13 am

    …so, I’m assuming that a Chromebook that got doused in water and won’t even turn on now is beyond hope? But how can I dispose of it safely?

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    • Kain Young
      July 24, 2017 @ 3:05 am

      If it shorted out and won’t turn back on after a few days of drying out, it’s toast. In some places you can take it to a large electronics retailer. Call ahead to see if they recycle all brands. If not, it has to go to wherever you recycle batteries on your region.

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