HP Chromebook 11 G3 Laptop Setup & Configuration

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Chromebook 11 G3 Specifications

The HP Chromebook 11 G3 Laptop is combined with essential HP innovations. It is inbuilt with the Chrome OS operating system. It is designed with many rich elements that provide great display and comfortable keyboard. This laptop is specifically designed for schools and businesses. It gives greater performance. It is more reliable and works very faster.

  • Intel Celeron N2840 / 2.16 GHz.
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0.
  • Operating System: Google Chrome OS.
  • Battery capacity: 36 Wh.

Tech – Specifications

laptop ram

The 2 GB RAM is installed on this Chromebook 11 G3 laptop.

intel processor

This laptop is equipped with Intel Celeron N2840 / 2.16 GHz processor.

laptop battery

It supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.

best laptop display

The Chromebook 11 G3 laptop supports Intel HD Graphics.

Laptop Driver Configuration Support

The HP Chromebook 11 G3 Laptop is pre-installed with the Chrome OS. The drivers such as device drivers and graphics drivers are inbuilt in this laptop. Yet, many drivers need to be installed manually in spite of the inbuilt drivers. You can find these drivers in a software installation CD. You need to download the driver in case the CD doesn’t support your laptop. After you have downloaded the driver, you can follow the on-screen prompts to install it on your device.

Driver

User Guidance – Chromebook 11 G3

The user manual for the Chromebook 11 G3 is shipped along with your laptop during the shipment time. You can use it to setup your device and operate it efficiently. It includes all the basic information regarding your device. You can handle your device without any issues by following the tips that are given in the manual. In case you don’t have the printer manual, you can also get it downloaded online. But you should be careful in selecting the updated one.

Manual

Related Top issues – Chromebook 11 G3

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Keyboard and TouchPad or ClickPad Troubleshooting

If you are facing issues with your HP Chromebook 11 G3 Laptop keyboard, Touchpad or clickpad, then try to resolve the issue by doing a hard reset on your Chromebook. Power off your laptop. The power cable and the externally connected devices should be disconnected from your laptop. Take the battery out of its slot. Then the power button should be pressed and continuously held for 15 seconds. After some time, place the battery back to its place. Turn on your laptop after you plug in the power cable. Check if the problem with your laptop is solved.

Try to disable and enable the Touchpad to resolve the issue. You need to find whether the issue is with the touchpad or laptop. Connect your laptop with an external keyboard. If it is working then the issue is with the touchpad. If suppose it is not working then the issue is with your laptop. The device driver should be uninstalled and reinstalled. If the problem is with the laptop, check if the device drivers need any updates. If you are unable to update it automatically, then try updating manually. If the issue is with the HP Chromebook 11 G3 Laptop touchpad, alter the settings and try again.

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Performing a System Recovery (Chrome OS)

If your Chrome OS is damaged or missing, then you need to perform a system recovery. The best method to resolve this issue is reinstalling the Chrome operating system. The Chrome OS can be reinstalled by the System recovery process. While this process happens, the default factory settings are restored, all the Google Account and the local Account details gets delete from the hard drive. In order to store all the files in your HP Chromebook 11 G3 Laptop, you should create a recovery media. That media can be a USB with 4 GB size.

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Chromebook 11 G3 Does Not Start (Chrome OS)

The Chromebook does not start issue is also known as Startup issue. You need to first analyze the reason for the problem. Then you should try to resolve it. All the external devices such as memory card or USB that is connected to your laptop should be uninstalled. The reasons for the issue to occur may be due to an insufficient power supply and damaged AC adapter or battery. Remove and reinsert the battery to your laptop. Power on your laptop and see if the issue is resolved.

Chromebook 11 G3 Locks Up or Freezes (Chrome OS)

The HP Chromebook 11 G3 Laptop locks up or freezes is the most common issue that occurs on the laptop. The primary stage of this issue is that you will find the cursor has no movement at all. Unlock the Chromebook by doing a hard reset. Power off your device and disconnect all the peripheral devices that are connected to it. Turn it on after some time. Check if your laptop is working properly after doing a hard reset.

Using Google Admin and HP Print for Chrome

In order to permit the users to manage the printing work, the HP Print for Chrome operates with the Google Admin console. It has the overall control in deciding how and where the users can print. You cannot find this feature in Windows, Mac, and Linux. Only Chrome OS is compatible with it. This feature lets to print in color if it is a color printer. The HP Chromebook 11 G3 Laptop Google Admin supports all the features available in the printer. Enable this feature by adding and configuring Google Admin files.

chromebook 11 g3 using google admin print

Powerwash: Performing a Factory Reset on Your HP Chromebook or Chromebox (Chrome OS)

  1. In order to restore to default settings and moreover to resolve the major OS damaged or crash issue, you need to perform a factory reset for the Chromebook or Chromebox. Check if there are any updates and download it to fix the most errors. This laptop is more secure in spite of a virus attack.
  2. While you turn on your laptop, it performs an automatic update. Make sure your laptop is connected with an active internet connection. The failure of the update occurs even when the connection is not stable. Check if the issue with your HP Chromebook 11 G3 Laptop gets resolve after updating the operating system.
  3. The settings may get alter without any prior notification while installing certain apps or extensions. The change in the settings can even delete or change the saved bookmarks and passwords. The Chrome browser settings can be restored anytime. Check that no local and cloud files get delete.
  4. Perform a factory reset to create a new Chromebook again. The local files and account details of the Chromebook’s hard drive gets deleted. The external storage devices as well as the files in the cloud doesn’t affect by this resetting process. Resolve the issue by resetting to the device factory settings.

Touchscreen Compatibility with Pen and Stylus

The Active stylus or Passive stylus are the two types of Stylus available. The communication between the pen and the touchscreen is established by the Active stylus. The Stylus supports all the functions that a mouse can perform. The passive stylus performs very much like your finger. Stylus does not require batteries. It simply works on any device with a touch-screen. Before you get a HP Chromebook 11 G3 Laptop, you need to ensure it is compatible with the active or passive stylus.

Troubleshooting Hardware Issues Using Diagnostics

The hardware components on the laptop can be tested using the Diagnostic software provided by HP. It finds the failures in the hardware and displays error code for the corresponding component. Using this tool, two types of test such as Fast Test or Extensive Test are performed. Less amount of time is consumed by the fast test. But, it takes hours for the HP Chromebook 11 G3 Laptop Extensive test to complete. When the test is happening, if the report indicates pass, then the problem is not with the hardware components.

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