Acer Chromebook 14 Cb3 431 Laptop Setup
Acer Chromebook 14 cb3 431 Specs
Beautifully encased in an aluminum alloy, the Acer Chromebook 14 Cb3 431 Laptop has almost all the major features in it. It has an anti-glare and full HD screen for stunning picture clarity. It is possessed with great strength and durability along with style. Its long battery life always keeps you connected to your work without any concern for power issues. Stream, surf or download content from the internet thanks to its faster wireless connectivity with dual band.
- HD screen with anti-glare
- Lithium polymer battery
- Chrome operating system
- 32 GB flash memory
Tech – Specifications
4 GB with in-built LPDDR3 RAM for fast processing of programs
Intel Celeron with N3160 Quad core processor 1.60GHz for high performance
3-cell Lithium polymer battery with a maximum battery run time of 12 hours
14-inch Full HD IPS screen with an optimal resolution of 1920 x 1080
Laptop Configuration Support
Acer Chrome OS Download
You can download the Chrome OS from any other computer and boot it on to a bootable USB drive. Chrome OS is called the Chromium OS. You can download the OS file from any third-party websites. Format the USB drive completelyDriver
Acer Chromebook Manual
Our website provides the user manual guidelines right from unboxing your device to setting up your wireless connection to your internet. You can refer to our User Manual to know more about the HP Chromebook 11 laptop. Under the User Guidance section, click the Manual button to download the User Manual for your device. In the manual, you will get to know about HP Chromebook 11 review based upon its specifications and performance. The manual provides you how to setup your laptop and diagnose/troubleshoot issues. You can refer to our manual for more instructions about Acer Chromebook 14 Cb3 431 Laptop.
Acer Chromebook 14 Cb3 431 laptop Top issues
How to Factory Reset Acer Laptop
Performing a factory reset in your Acer laptop erases all your personal information and data including the drivers. Before performing a reset make sure to take a back up of all your data on Google Drive or to an external hard drive. But before proceeding to reset, check whether your system really needs a reset or can be repaired by any other alternatives. You might have problems with your internal settings which can be sorted out. Try performing a system restore first. If it doesn’t work, proceed to factory reset. Click Restart and then you can reset by signing into your Google account.
Acer Laptop Won’t Turn ON
There can be several problems where this issue might arise. Battery problems are the general cause in these cases. Physical damages to the Acer Chromebook 14 Cb3 431 Laptop like dropping accidentally, broken power cable. Check if your battery is drained out or not. Charge for at least 30 minutes and put try turning ON your device. Check your power cable whether the adapter light blinks or not while charging. If the power cable is damaged, replace it.
Acer Laptop Black Screen
This problem can mainly occur due to outdated drivers. Update your drivers regularly to avoid this issue. Do not use different cables to charge your device. The change in watts/voltage levels may cause a problem to your display. Use your default original cable provided by the manufacturer. Changing the screen resolution to unsupported formats may cause the black screen problem. You can refer to our Acer Chromebook support manual for more information.
In Windows 10, in the left-bottom corner of your screen, tap the Windows icon button which opens the Start menu. You will find the Power icon on the top of the start menu. Tap the icon to open the Power Options. Click on Restart to reboot your device. You can use the shortcut keys combinations like Alt + F4 to restart your device from the keyboard itself. By pressing these, the Shut Down Windows dialog box appears. Select the option Restart from the drop down menu to restart your Acer Chromebook 14 Cb3 431 Laptop. These shortcut keys combinations are useful when you have any mousepad issues.
Reboot can be done to upgrade your operating system. It can be performed to resolve any OS issues. If you want to change or upgrade your OS, load your preferred OS on a USB/DVD flash drive. Insert the USB and reboot your computer. Since your system needs to boot from a hard drive where generally your OS is located, this time you have to boot from the removable hard drive to upgrade your OS. After the main screen appears, press the F2, F8 or any other designated key to enter the BIOS. Select the USB and proceed to upgrade your OS.
You can reset your password only if you are the administrator of your PC or any work group. Go to the Start menu and open the Control Panel. You can find the User Accounts field. Select Manage user accounts and enter your admin password if prompted. The Users for this computer tab displays. Select your user account name and click on Reset Password. Type your new password and click OK. Now your password is reset and you have to use the new password every time you log into the Acer Chromebook 14 Cb3 431 Laptop. If you are not the admin, then you can contact your system administrator.
Check whether your network settings are correctly set. To turn ON the wi-fi, go to Settings and select Network and Internet and choose Wi-Fi. Turn it ON. Your acer laptop won’t connect to a network when your system is in Airplane mode. So make sure that the airplane mode is disabled. Check whether your network adapters are updated or not. Because some outdated network drivers may not allow access to your wi-fi network. If none of these is the issue, check whether there is a fault within your router. Try connecting from any other device to your router.
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How to Screenshot on Acer Chromebook
To take a screenshot of anything that displays on your PC, hold down the Ctrl key + Switch window key together. You can find the switch window key on the top row of your keyboard. Chromebooks don’t have a “print screen” key unlike the other common Acer Chromebook 14 Cb3 431 Laptop. After you press both the keys, you will see a notification in the bottom corner of the screen indicating that your screenshot has been saved. These files are saved in the Downloads folder.
Acer Chromebook Hard Reset
A hard reset completely erases all your personal information and data from your system. This is usually done in cases where your system functions very slowly and crashes often. Hard reset is also done while upgrading your OS and to start our system afresh. Although there are several other alternatives to determine whether your system needs a hard reset or not. You can restore your system back to a point of time when it was working properly by using System Restore. If this doesn’t work, choose Restore Factory Settings which will remove all your data and even the drivers.
How to Record Video on Acer Chromebook
Chromebooks do not have pre-installed webcam recording applications. But it is easy to take photos using the Camera app that is a default application in the printer. There are a lot of third party applications to record videos that can be downloaded from the internet on Acer Chromebook 14 Cb3 431 Laptop. Clipchamp is an video recording application that can be downloaded from the CHrome Web Store or from Clipchamp.com. Go to Chrome Web Store and install Clipchamp in the search bar and select Add To Chrome. Open Clipchamp on Chrome and select Record with Webcam. Choose the recording quality by clicking on the Gear icon and click Start recording.
How to Print from Acer Chromebook
Connect your printer to a wireless network by setting up its wi-fi connection. Make sure you connect your printer to the same network as of your computer’s. Open Google Chrome on your Chromebook. On the top-right corner open the Settings menu on Acer Chromebook 14 Cb3 431 Laptop. Select Advanced. The next screen will display the several options regarding your browser and the system. Select the Printing section. Under the Printing section, printers, Google Cloud Print, and other options will be displayed. Click Add printers. Select the your printer device from the list. When in any document, press ctrl + p to enter the print menu and print.
How to Connect Printer to Acer Chromebook
The printer can be connected to the Chromebook through a USB cable or wirelessly through a Wi-Fi network. Insert the printer software CD into the Chromebook 14 and install all the software and driver. Connect the USB cable only when prompted while installation. Now the printer is ready to print from the computer through the USB. If you want to connect wirelessly, then remove the USB cable and turn ON the Wi-Fi network. Connect the laptop to your network and touch the Wireless button on the printer and connect it to the same network. Now the printer is ready to print wirelessly.
Acer Chromebook Antivirus
There is no anti-virus software protection needed for your Acer Chromebook since your device already comes with a built-in malware and virus protection. It has many layers of security. Google has designed this device in a very secure system which is not vulnerable for threats from unknown sources. Since your Acer Chromebook 14 Cb3 431 Laptop has an important security feature called process isolation it will be very difficult for the outside sources to get into your computer or infect it. Chromebook doesn’t get affected by viruses, spyware or ransomware because they are not allowed to be downloaded or run.
How to Install Linux on Acer Chromebook
- Before installing Linux OS, it is highly recommended to create a recovery USB flash drive. Format your USB drive and ensure that it’s capacity is more than 2GB. Plug in the USB drive.
- Start your system and log in. Insert the formatted USB flash drive and open the Chrome Browser. In the address bar, enter chrome://imageburner and press enter. Follow the next instructions to create a recovery drive for your system.
- The recovery drive is created to the make sure in case of any data loss or installation failure, your data remains backed up and can be restored. Turn OFF your chromebook and hold Escape and Refresh key and then tap the Power button on Acer Chromebook 14 Cb3 431 Laptop.
- The recover screen appears. Press CTRL+D and then Enter. The system will reboot. After rebooting, connect to a wireless connection and o not log in to your Google account. Press CTRL+ALT+RIGHT key and type chronos at the login and enter.
How to Change Language on Acer Chromebook
Go to the Settings page on your Chromebook. Choose Advanced. You will find the Languages and input page. Select Language. Set the language you want to use. You can set your preferences for your language. Choose Display Google Chrome OS in this language and then click Restart. After you restart and sign in to your account, the Chrome OS will be displayed in your preferred language.
How to Download apps on Acer Chromebook
Acer Chromebook 14 Cb3 431 Laptop does support Android applications. First make sure that your device is running the latest Chrome OS version. You may need the Chrome OS 53 or later versions. Go to the status area and tap or click the Settings cog. You will find the Google Play Store section. Under that, check the box Enable Google Play Store on your Chromebook. Click Agree and continue.