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How to reset Chromecast (Factory Data Reset,FDR)?
It will not allow me to screen mirror my galaxy s3. While trying to connect my New iPhone to Chromecast and I accidentally deleted the Chromecast device off of the google home app. There is only one button near the USB port. The error message usually means no internet connection. Did you try some USB chargers with 2A output? You need always notice the message shown on the TV screen.

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No color… i try pushing the factory reset but i get no light up no matter how long i hold it down. When its plugged into the wall it consistently blinks white. It sounds like the Chromecast is not powered properly.

I have the same problem.. Hi Simon I am having a problem and was wondering if you could help me. The light is red most of the time but changes to white for a second. I have tried all the ways of resetting I could find like holding the reset 25 seconds and unplugging the power. After messing with it for a while I gave up and had the chromecast plugged into the power but not into the TV.

When I was messing around on my ipad I noticed it had my old TV name in wifi. I joined it, ran the setup and it started fine. When I got to the part where it connects to my router it always fails and starts the process over. Can you give me any suggestions on what I might try next? It seems the reset is not successful. When you hold the button, you should wait until the led color changing from white to red.

This should be around 25 seconds. After the color changes, you can disconnect the power, wait a min, then connect power again. You may also try a different power adapter. Most smartphone chargers with mA or above current should work. Chromecast should be independent of TV.

There is no TV info saved in Chromecast. The only info saved during the setup is the network info. I have exactly the same problem. I think it might help. You just keep pressing the button for more than 25 seconds. Hi I just bought the chromecast and installed but I can only see the welcome page and nothing elese. Simon it was easy to find the right way. I thought I could do it over safari but I learnt that I had to have youtube app.

After the setup, in the smartphones, you need install Chromecast app. On some Android phones, you can directly mirror your screen and audio to TV. I have a problem with my chromecast. I plug it to my TV and …. I have selected the right hdmi port and the light of the chromecast is white. I have a Siligeance routeur , is that compatible with chromecast. Got Chromecast all set up. Said ready to cast.

Then said it was getting updates. Should I reset again? If it is stuck at getting updates, probably the flash memory is defective. Suggesting to reset is so obvious, everyone tries this before calling for help. Waiting a few minutes, hour or even days does not solve it. If I manage to turn off the Wi-Fi I can set a new network, but after restarting the device keeps looking for the old network.

For me this clearly shows a defective memory that cannot be written. I tried to reset and hard reset a lot of times in the last 3 or 4 months, all the time the device is updating, restarting and updating again, in loop. This only reminds me to not buy another Google device in life.

If it still asks for old network after reset, it simply means the reset is not done probably. You need wait till the led color changes from white to red. This takes about 25 seconds when holding the button. There is a third reason to do a factory reset thats not listed. I baught one yesterday and will be returning it tomarow. At bestbuy they told me it worked exactly like a samsung AllShare cast dongle. It will not allow me to screen mirror my galaxy s3.

That would be the third reason to reset it to factory defaults. You may refer to this post on the difference between Chromecast and Miracast: Hello, when i connect my Chromecast the led start in red, in my TV show the spinning google logo, then the screen go black and the led of the Chromecast is white blinking. You probably can try to unplug the power cable for Chromecast. If the problem persists, you may try to reset the device.

Btw, never try to manually connect to the ap of ChromecastXXXX,which is for the setup program and chromecast app.

Hello, I tried to reset but it always stays white blinking and black screen, also I try to connect in 6 different TV models and always see only the Google logo spinning and then black screen. You can try to press and hold the button for more than 25 seconds to reset the device. Unless the device is damaged, it should respond to the button.

Hi there After 2 months of usage, my chromecast os stuck on the update loop. Also tried to disconnect the router and do the reset later, but it always remembers my network. Chromecast should respond to the button. You may unplug the USB cable, wait a few mins, plug it back.

Now try to press and hold the button for around 25 seconds pay attention to the led color change. Worked for 2 days and now it says reconnect me.. Chromecast should never change your router settings.

Would you please give more details of the problem? For example, what do you want to do? I had been using chromecast for a while but rebooted my router and now cannot connect chromecast to my wireless network. Tried reboot and FDR to no avail. All my other devices connect to the wireless network just fine using the network password.

Chromecast set up works up to the point where I enter the wirelss network password. It tries to connect but fails and says check password, its the same password that works with all my other devices.

It is probably due to the wireless channel. Chromecast can only use 2. So, you may check the current channel of your 2. You may try to manually set the channel to 6 or 11 default should be auto. But the light is unchanging for me. If the TV shows no signal on more than one TVs, it probably means the device is damaged. Anyway, you may try to use the HDMI extender and another power adapted.

Hi Folks, I still have the same problem … My chromecast makes update … reboots … and then starts a new update … this loop never ends… Serial Number: Unfortunately, you cannot block the update for Chromecast.

But normally, after update it should not loop the process again. Did you try a different HDMI port? If the LED color is red, it usually means insuffucient power input. It can be caused by faulty cable, faulty or under-powered power adapter or loose connection. In the middle of a show CC stopped working. My apps show it as connected but nothing will cast. In your phone, open Chromecast app.

Once the Chromecast device is found, tap the gear icon for the Chromecast device, then close it. Chromecast no longer reboots after update. Sometimes it starts and shows pictures, but shortly it tries to update again. Can it be that there are HW revisions of it and the new update is simply not supporting my stick. But before you throw it away, you may try a different power adapter.

Occasionally the unstable current output can cause the problem. Most phone chargers with mA or higher output should be OK. I factory reset my chrome cast using the first method. Now it will not connect to my WiFi. You need set up the Chromecast as a new device after resetting Chromecast. Does your router have any special settings, for example, Mac address filter? It says Chrome cast…. My samsung chromecast get locked.

How can I reset it, I had tried many methods but the setup is not completing saying your device is not dev mode. Plz suggest any other method to do factory reset or password breaker tool. It has nothing to do with your Samsung devices. You can set it with any supported phone, tablet and PC. I think The wifi ON The chromecast is fried. Buy a new one?

You should only connect to Chromecast through Google cast app during setup. You should not directly connect to Chromecast. Did you try to reboot the phone? Also, you may try to update the phone. The overlay issue was fixed in most phones. Mt Chromecast has suddenly gone off. I tried holding the button on the device for 30 seconds. Not getting vonnected from any source.

Did you try another power adapter? Most phone chargers should work. If the LED is off, it usually mean it is not powered or damaged. Chromecast acts as an access point when first turned on.

But, however, this leaves me with the question: Does chromecast have a "reset" mode to get it back to acting as an AP directly itself once again? I think it will go back to that mode if unable to connect to the existing wifi. Google should have informed the user that the setup device phone, tablet, PC, etc has to connect to the ChromecastXXX AP first and do the initial setup first before it moves to the other Wifi networks.

Man, if they mention that it acts like an AP initially, it would have saved a lot of time. To me, it is outright stupid on their part. Thanks for the headup. So, does it mean I can't setup a chromecast device using the desktop which doesn't have wifi adapter?

Also is it expected a network disruption in the device which is setting up the chromecast? Heres how it works: Chromecast fires up, puts out a Wi-Fi signal You connect to this unsecured open Wi-Fi with a smartphone or tablet. You cannot do this with a wired desktop PC. The latter option will minimize cable clutter, save on power, and give you one fewer thing to plug into what is likely an overcrowded power strip behind your TV. Another hiccup in this first step is that the Chromecast dongle may not fit quite right in the space carved out around your TV's HDMI input -- especially when you factor in the Micro-USB power cable that juts out from the top.

To give you a little extra flexibility, Google includes a small HDMI extension cable that can easily be plugged into cramped inputs. Once you're plugged in and powered on, switch your TV to the corresponding HDMI input and you should see a short Chrome startup screen and an invitation to get started. Software setup The Chromecast dongle itself is a relatively "dumb" technology -- there's no user interface, and no means of directly connecting a Bluetooth keyboard or remote.

So the first hurdle is to figure out how to get the Chromecast on your local Wi-Fi network, without any direct way to talk to it. So, to set your Chromecast straight on how to connect to the Internet, you'll have to talk to it through a nearby browser.

I pointed it to the address listed on my TV also inscribed on the inside of the Chromecast box: Once here, I was prompted to download a small Chromecast setup application. Initially the app is used to locate and identify any nearby Chromecasts. You can tell yours apart using the name and unique four-digit ID shown on your TV screen. Finally, you'll arrive at a step for selecting your Wi-Fi network. This step is critical, because for the Chromecast to work it needs to be on the same Wi-Fi network as the devices you want to use it with.

Select your network from the drop-down list, type in any required passwords or let the software pull one over from your password keychain, and if you're feeling saucy, give your Chromecast a personalized name. But you're not out of the woods yet.

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