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How to fix battery not fully charging bug in acer chromebook R11?


Acer Chromebook R11 is a hybrid laptop that works on Google Chrome OS. I have been using this chromebook for a while and like it very much. Lately, I observed an issue with my chromebook where my battery is not charging beyond a percentage- 94. I thought this could be some temporary issue and would be fixed in soon. However when days passed, the percentage started to drop and last night it reached to 80, beyond which my chromebook is not charging. I have read in many forums and Google groups and realized this is a known bug with this model and they are working on it. However since I found the battery is not charging beyond 80%, I got desperate to fix this issue somehow.

Based on some forums, I tried to check battery_status from chrome shell – Chrosh. I found out that there is no issue with the battery and the discharge ratio is not something to worry about. The charging percentage is obviously some error and it has nothing to do with battery health. And, finally I have a found a google bug where one of the members was claiming the issue is fixed when he tried the following method. Since I was desperate enough to tell the world that I am facing the issue hoping Google would fix it ASAP seeing the number of affected users go up, I saw the recommended suggestion only after I posted my feedback. So I tried the recommendation and now, it is fixed and my Chromebook is charging cent percentage.

Fix :

  1. Reboot the Chromebook into recovery mode. Place Escape key, refresh key together and then hold the power key.
  2. Once Chromebook power indicator is on, release the power key and wait for a two second before releasing other two keys.
  3. Chromebook will boot up into recovery mode. If any USB or memory card is present, a message would show that OS is missing otherwise a different screen would show with a OS missing or Damaged message. Whatever it is, no need to bother about it!
  4. Keep your Chromebook connected to the power supply and let is charge until its full. Once it is charged full, the power indicator would lit blue, otherwise it would be amber.
  5. Nevertheless, charge it for a couple of hours if the blue light is not shown.
  6. After blue light is on, click on the power button and the Chromebook would shut down. Press again and it would boot up.

Now, if you look at the battery charging icon, it would say battery full! Hope that helps!

 

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Save videos from your internet cache files (Windows Users)


Everyone is familiar with playing videos over internet. Most of you are aware these videos are being played with the use of flash player. But are you aware that these files are being saved to your hard disk while you watching it!  These temp files will be automatically deleted once you close the browser. Some may remain undeleted until you perform a disk cleanup . These files are downloaded to a temperory folder which keep all temp browsing data. You can view these temp files by running the command %temp% in RUN box. If you are unsure of RUN box, press Windows key and R together which will launch Run box.  Run this command and you can view the temperory files there. Search for files beginning with name fla.

Directory

You can see a Save option on tool bar. But this will save the file in txt format which you can’t be played. Instead of saving, you can copy this item to some other folder. A simple logic, if this same file can be played over flash player in browser, can’t we play it again in our hard drive with a player which support flash player. Well, no need to think more, what you need to copy this file to somewhere else other than temp folder! You can do this by clicking on the button next to green play button. Define the location and save the file.

So, you have saved the file. Now you need to play it, no?! See if the saved file is recognized by any video players in your system. If no, right click on the file and select open with. Select the player to Real Player/GOM player/VLC player.

One of the best advantage is that, you dont need to download any video again. If you liked the video you watched, you can save it otherwise sweep it! This will help you to control your data usage until and unless you are on an unlimited broad band plan.

Well, hope this tip help you. Why are you waiting for? Try it right away.