Taking Care of Your Chromebook

Pupils are responsible for the general care of the Chromebook they have been issued by the school.

Pupils should never leave their Chromebooks unattended except locked in their locker.

General Precautions

  • No food or drink should be consumed near any Chromebook.
  • Cords, cables, and removable storage devices must be inserted carefully into Chromebooks.
  • Chromebooks should not be used or stored near pets.
  • Chromebooks should not be used with the power cord plugged in when the cord may be a tripping hazard.
  • Heavy objects should never be placed on top of Chromebooks.

Carrying Chromebooks

  • Always transport Chromebooks with care and with the screen closed. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.
  • Never lift Chromebooks by the screen.
  • Never carry Chromebooks with the screen open.


  • Avoid bending the charger's cord at sharp angles.
  • Don't strain the power cord at right angles to the power port. This can damage the charger's cord, and the computer itself.
  • Position your charger so that you won't roll over the cord with a chair, or catch the cord in the sharp edges of desk drawers.
  • Disconnect all connected cords, USB memory and any adapters before putting your Chromebook into a carrying case, bag or slot in a mobile cart.
  • Be careful and gentle as you connect and disconnect the power cord.

Gravity - The enemy of a Chromebook

  • Don't drop them. This can break the hinge, latch, or worse.
  • Keep your Chromebook away from the edges of tables and desks.


  • Always place your Chromebook on a flat, stable surface
  • Do not place it on top of stacks of paper, blanket, upholstery, or anything else that is an insulator.
  • The bottom of your Chromebook is a cooling surface. Excessive heat buildup will lead to premature failure. The computer needs proper airflow to operate correctly.

Keep It Clean

  • Don't use your Chromebook while you eat. Make sure your hands are clean when using your Chromebook.
  • To clean, shutdown your Chromebook, disconnect the power adapter and network cable, and remove the battery (if applicable). Use a damp, soft, lint- free cloth to clean the computer's exterior. Avoid getting moisture in any openings. Do not spray liquid directly on the computer.
  • Don't use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives.


Keep liquids away from your Chromebook. Liquids damage the electronic components quickly and easily. Always put water bottles or any other liquids on the floor while using these devices.

The Screen

  • Your Chromebook’s LCD Display is a very expensive component, and physical damage to it is not covered by warranty. If you drop your Chromebook or slam the lid shut, it may crack. Make sure you don't have anything between the screen and keyboard as you close the case, such as a pencil.
  • If you open the screen beyond its hinge limitation it will break and will be very costly to repair. It is not designed to open to a flat position.
  • Do not pick it up by the screen.
  • Don't place items on top of your Chromebook as the weight can cause damage to the screen.
  • Always keep magnetic devices away from your Chromebook.


For further information regarding Chromebooks and technology in the classroom you can contact our Group eLearning Department:

email: elearning@kingsgroup.org