Knowledge Base


Chromebook not turning on

If your Chromebook is not turning on, try the following troubleshooting steps.

  • Plug the Chromebook into power and check to see if the power light turns on.
  • Perform a hard reset.

Perform a Chromebook hard reset

If your Chromebook is not working correctly and you have already tried restarting the Chromebook you can perform a hard reset.

To perform a hard reset, press the refresh button + power button.

Fix Chromebook inverted colors

If your Chromebook screen looks similar to the image below, then inverted colors is turned on.

To turn off inverted colors press ctrl + search + h

Make everything on your screen bigger or smaller

You can make everything on your screen bigger or smaller, including your row of apps and tabs, by changing your screen resolution.

Make your screen bigger, decrease resolution: Press Ctrl + Shift and +.
Make your screen smaller, increase resolution: Press Ctrl + Shift and .
Reset resolution: Press Ctrl + Shift + 0.

Make a page on the Chromebook Bigger or Smaller

You can make the page that you look at bigger or smaller but keep other parts of your screen the same size.

Make the page bigger: Press Ctrl and +.
Make the page smaller: Press Ctrl and .
Reset zoom: Press Ctrl + 0.

Adding Printers to Chromebooks

Printers can be added to Chromebooks but printer support is limited. Use the links below to see Google’s supported printer list and for instructions on adding a printer to a Chromebook.

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