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Connecting External Devices - Chromebase

Installation Desktop & All In One Computers, Monitors, TVs, Video Walls Last Updated 11/10/2018
Connecting External Devices - Chromebase

Your LG Chromebase Monitor features USB, HDMI, and Gigabit Ethernet inputs, as well as a 3.5mm(headphone/computer speaker) output. The system also contains Bluetooth® wireless technology. Using these ports you can connect some of your peripheral devices to enjoy them with your Chromebase.

Note: Some USB devices may not be compatible.

Your LG Chromebase Monitor integrates an IPS display with Google's Chrome OS. The supplied USB mouse and keyboard will allow you to navigate.
Use these buttons to adjust display menu settings, enter/exit reader mode, switch inputs, or turn the monitor on/off.

Note: These are touch sensative buttons, which simply require contact, not a physical push.

On the right side of the screen is a convenience USB and a 3.5mm headphone/speaker port.
This is the Chromebase's USB 3.0 input, indicated by the blue color.
The 3.5mm port is strictly an output.
On the rear of the unit are several connectors. To the far left, in this image, is the power connector.
From left to right, included are the Ethernet port, three USB 2.0 ports (two will be occupied by your mouse and keyboard), a Kensington lock opening, and the HDMI input port.
For more detailed information, visit the Connections section.

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HDMI (In/Out)

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a method of transmitting sound and video from your computer's (or other HDMI enabled device) HDMI-Out port to your Chromebase monitor's HDMI-In port.

Note: Chromebase does not support projecting to a second monitor. The HDMI port is strictly for input.

To connect your HDMI device to your Chromebase monitor:

  1. Make sure both the HDMI device and the monitor are powered On.
  2. Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI-Out port on your HDMI device, to the HDMI-In port on your monitor.
  3. Locate and press the Chrome button on the front-bottom-right of your Chromebase to switch the input source.



USB is a common connection type used for external hard drives/flash drives, cameras, smart phones/tablets, and Mice/Keyboards. Chrome OS does not support all devices, especially those devices with advanced features requiring drivers. Chrome OS does not currently support drivers, so only plug-and-play style peripherals are supported.

Below is a list of device types and requirements. This list is not all inclusive, and support for new devices may be added by Google at any time. To get the most up-to-date information, visit Google's Chromebook Support Article: Supported file types and external devices.

    • Microsoft Office files - .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt (read-only), .pptx (read-only)
    • Music/Videos - .3gp, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .m4a, .mp3, .mkv, .ogv, .ogm, .ogg, .oga, .webm, .wav
    • Pictures - .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .webp
    • Compressed files - .zip, .rar
    • Other files - .txt, .pdf (read-only)
    • ogv - Video: (Theora), Audio: ()
    • webm - Video: (VP8, VP9), Audio: (Opus, Vorbis)
    • mp4 - Video: (H.264, MPEG4), Audio: ()
    • mov - Video: (H.264, MPEG4), Audio: ()
    • avi - Video: (MPEG4, DIVX, XVID), Audio: (MP3)
    • 3gp - (Video: H.264, Audio: AAC), (Video: MPEG4, Audio: AMR-NB)
    • Ext2
    • Ext3
    • Ext4
    • MTP (read-only)
    • FAT (FAT16, FAT32, exFAT)
    • HFS+ (read-only on journaled HFS+)
    • ISO9660 (read-only)
    • NTFS
    • UDF (read-only)
    • USB hard drives and thumb drives
    • USB CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives (read-only)
    • MTP devices (read-only)
    • USB keyboards (Windows and Mac)
    • USB mice with the following features: left button, right button, scrollwheel
    • USB hubs
    • Some Bluetooth Devices. Check Google's Chromebook Support article: Connect to Bluetooth devices for more information.
    • USB, DisplayPort, and HDMI audio devices
    • Headset with a 3.5 mm jack
    • Webcam with a USB cable
    • MP3 player or mobile phone with a USB cable (can be used for charging)

Ethernet cables are used to transmit data between device, most commonly for Internet usage. Though your Chromebase supports Wi-Fi connectivity, an ethernet connection is recommended for the most reliable results.


To connect your Chromebase to the Internet using an Ethernet cable:

  1. Connect an ethernet cable from the Output port on your modem/router, to the ethernet port on the back of the Chromebase.
  2. As long as your modem/router is configured correctly, and has Internet access, no additional steps are necessary.

    Note: The connection will be this simple for most users. If you have an advanced configuration and are unsure of the necessary settings for connecting a new device, contact your network administrator.

  3. If Wi-Fi and Ethernet are both connected, the Chromebase will default to the Ethernet connection unless it is unable to access the Internet through it.


Kensington Lock

The Kensington Lock slot is included as a method of hardware security. The lock is not included with Chromebase monitors, but can be purchased from most major retailers.

Note: The Kensington Lock is not intended to be a complete failsafe, and is not guaranteed to protect your Chromebase from theft.

To connect your Kensington Lock:

  1. Wrap the cable (wire) portion of the lock around a solid, preferably immovable object.
  2. Place the Lock end through the loop on the opposite end.
  3. Make sure the lock is in the unlocked position, then insert it into the Kensington Lock slot.
  4. Set the lock to the locked position.

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