Disabling Write Protect via Battery

WARNING

This method requires opening your device. Be sure to use the correct tools to prevent hardware damage.

Step 1: Open the device and disconnect the battery

  1. Power down your device. Close the lid and flip it over.
  2. Take out all of the screws.

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Screws may be underneath "feet", or the material that keeps the Chromebook from sliding.

  1. Gently pry the back off the Chromebook. If you do not have the proper tools a dull knife would be helpful.
    • On some Chromebooks, the keyboard needs to be removed instead of the back. Be careful as there's a ribbon wire underneath that needs disconnecting first.
  2. Unplug the battery connector. You do not need to take the entire battery out of the Chromebook.

Step 2: Boot using AC power, and flash.

  1. Plug the Chromebook into a power adapter.

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There is a 15V USB-C PD requirement for booting without the battery.

  1. Boot the chromebook up
    • If you removed the keyboard, make sure to reattach it for this step.
  2. Continue to Flashing Firmware
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