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Perform a factory reset on your ChromecastCNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to revert your Chromecast back to its original factory state.
The Chromecast is a great little tool for getting content from your mobile device or your computer to your HD TV. And at 35 bucks, it's a real steal. We've already showed you how to set it up and how to access some of the device's hidden features. But what happens if you need to reset it? As we have come to expect from Google, it's a relatively simple process. You can revert it back to its original factory state in the Chromecast app on Windows or Mac. With your device connected to the TV, open the program, select settings, and click on Factory Reset. It can also be reset by holding the small button on the top edge of the device until indicator light flashes. This should take about 25 seconds. Once complete, the Chromecast will reboot, and you'll have to complete the set-up process. For more tips like these, visit howto.cnet.com. For CNET, I'm Dan Graziano.