Student Tech Tips

TMA Chromebook Troubleshooting Tips

*it is good practice to fully shutdown

or restart your computer once a week, avoid leaving device in car in extreme temperatures*

(not just closing the lid, but a full shutdown/restart will keep your Chromebook from running

too many programs/applications in the background which can slow it up over time)




Technology Contract: BEFORE your student can be issued their device, a parent or guardian must sign a Technology Contract to take responsibility for the device.

Link to 2022-2023 Technology Contract:

1. Power Issues: If your device is not charging properly, try these strategies.

  a. Check to make sure the metal tip is completely inserted into the

charging port (a light will come on indicating device is charging)

  b. Check charger- Make sure the cable that connects to the charging

block is securely attached.

  c. Try a different power outlet/power strip


2. Charger Replacement:

  a. a replacement can be purchased on any website that has tech

supplies (ex. Amazon or Best Buy) 

-Lenovo 500e is the touchscreen model,

45 watt is the suggested power amount

  b. purchase a replacement through the school for $35.00 through the

“Online School Payment” Link, payments must be made online prior to pick-up (let Ms. Mowery or Ms. Gustus know if you are making a purchase b sending an email to [email protected], [email protected])


3. Frozen Screen or Keyboard: Push down the power button on the side of the device until the light goes off. Wait 30 seconds. Press the power button again to power up the device. This should reactivate the screen and keyboard.


4. Software/Website Issues: 

 a. Reset Browser Settings

  (this often corrects Zoom and Edpuzzle Issues)

  1. Go to the 3 dots in the upper right corner of your Chrome browser.

  2. Click "settings"

3. Click "advanced" and there will be a drop down of more options

  4. Click "reset settings"

  5. Click "restore settings to their original defaults"

  6. Click the blue button "reset settings"


b. Checking for updates in Chrome

  1. Right Click the clock in the lower right corner

2. Click on the gear icon (which will open settings)

3. Click “About Chrome OS” on the lower left of the screen

  4. Click “Check for Updates” 

  5. If your Chromebook is not up to date, it will download the available

update and then prompt you to restart (you will need to restart for

the download to complete). 


5. Device not Enrolled: If an Enterprise enrollment message displays when trying to log into device- see Mrs. Mowery or Ms. Gustus


6. Additional Issues: If you are still having problems after troubleshooting, please email complete the Chromebook Help Ticket and Mrs. Mowery will, contact your student to complete repairs or issue a replacement.


7. Insurance Information:

Insurance (English): Insurance is not required but recommended. Insurance must be renewed annually.

Insurance (Espanol): No se requiere seguro pero es altamente recomendable

Insurance Limitations (English): Some items are not covered by insurance

Insurance Limitations (Espanol): Some items are not covered by insurance

For immediate Support, please call 423-493-0350 (Mon-Fri, 7AM-3:30PM):


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