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ThinkPad X230 Tablet and X230i Tablet - Page 1

User Guide ThinkPad X230 Tablet and X230i Tablet

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ThirdEdition(January2014) - Page 2

Notes: Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read and understand the following: • Safety, Warranty, and Setup Guide • Regulatory Notice • “Important safety information” on page vi • Appendix D “Notices” on page 163 The Safety, Warranty, and Setup Guide and the Regulatory Notice have been uploaded to the Web site. To refer to them, go to http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadUserGuides. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant a General Services Administration “GSA” contract, use, reproduction, or disclosure i..

Contents - Page 3

Contents Read this first . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v Important safety information . . . . . . . . . . vi Conditions that require immediate action . . vii Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . vii Chapter 1. Product overview . . . . . . 1 Locating computer controls, connectors, and indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Right-side view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Left-side view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Bottom view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . ...

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Creating and using recovery media . . . . . . 65 Performing backup and recovery operations . . . 66 Performing a backup operation . . . . . . 66 Performing a recovery operation . . . . . . 67 Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace . . . 67 Creating and using a rescue medium . . . . . . 68 Creating a rescue medium . . . . . . . . 68 Using a rescue medium . . . . . . . . . 68 Reinstalling preinstalled applications and device drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Solving recovery problems . . . . . . . . . . 70 Chapter 6. Replacing devices . . . . . 71 Static electricity prevention. ..

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Location of the UltraConnect wireless antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Locating wireless regulatory notices . . . . 153 Export classification notice . . . . . . . . . . 153 Electronic emission notices. . . . . . . . . . 153 Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . 153 Industry Canada Class B emission compliance statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 European Union - Compliance to the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive . . . 154 German Class B compliance statement . . . 154 Korea Class B compliance statement . . . . 155 Japan VCCI Class ..

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Read this first - Page 7

Read this first Be sure to follow the important tips given here to get the most use and enjoyment out of your computer. Failure to do so might lead to discomfort or injury, or cause your computer to fail. Protect yourself from the heat that your computer generates. When your computer is turned on or the battery is charging, the base, the palm rest, and some other parts may become hot. The temperature they reach depends on the amount of system activity and the level of charge in the battery. Extended contact with your body, even through clothing, could cause discomfort or even a skin burn. ..

Important safety information - Page 8

Protect your computer and data when moving it. Before moving a computer equipped with a hard disk drive, do one of the following, and make sure that the power button is off or is blinking: • Turn it off. • Put it in sleep mode. • Put it in hibernation mode. This will help to prevent damage to the computer, and possible loss of data. Handle your computer gently. Do not drop, bump, scratch, twist, hit, vibrate, push, or place heavy objects on your computer, display, or external devices. Carry your computer carefully. • Use a quality carrying case that provides adequate cushioning and ..

Conditions that require immediate action - Page 9

Conditions that require immediate action Products can become damaged due to misuse or neglect. Some product damage is serious enough that the product should not be used again until it has been inspected and, if necessary, repaired by an authorized servicer. As with any electronic device, pay close attention to the product when it is turned on. On very rare occasions, you might notice an odor or see a puff of smoke or sparks vent from your product. Or you might hear sounds like popping, cracking or hissing. These conditions might merely mean that an internal electronic component has failed i..

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sure that the power is turned off and that the product is unplugged from any power source. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Customer Support Center. Although there are no moving parts in your computer after the power cord has been disconnected, the following warnings are required for your safety. CAUTION: Hazardous moving parts. Keep fingers and other body parts away. CAUTION: Before replacing any CRUs, turn off the computer and wait three to five minutes to let the computer cool before opening the cover. viii User Guide

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Power cords and power adapters - Page 11

Power cords and power adapters DANGER Use only the power cords and power adapters supplied by the product manufacturer. The power cords shall be safety approved. For Germany, it shall be H05VV-F, 3G, 0.75 mm 2 , or better. For other countries, the suitable types shall be used accordingly. Never wrap a power cord around a power adapter or other object. Doing so can stress the cord in ways that can cause the cord to fray, crack, or crimp. This can present a safety hazard. Always route power cords so that they will not be walked on, tripped over, or pinched by objects. Protect power cords and ..

Plugs and outlets - Page 12

Plugs and outlets DANGER If a receptacle (power outlet) that you intend to use with your computer equipment appears to be damaged or corroded, do not use the outlet until it is replaced by a qualified electrician. Do not bend or modify the plug. If the plug is damaged, contact the manufacturer to obtain a replacement. Do not share an electrical outlet with other home or commercial appliances that draw large amounts of electricity; otherwise, unstable voltage might damage your computer, data, or attached devices. Some products are equipped with a three-pronged plug. This plug fits only into ..

General battery notice - Page 13

General battery notice DANGER Personal computers manufactured by Lenovo contain a coin cell battery to provide power to the system clock. In addition, many mobile products, such as notebook computers, utilize a rechargeable battery pack to provide system power when in portable mode. Batteries supplied by Lenovo for use with your product have been tested for compatibility and should only be replaced with approved parts. Never attempt to open or service any battery. Do not crush, puncture, or incinerate batteries or short circuit the metal contacts. Do not expose the battery to water or other..

Lithium coin cell battery notice - Page 14

Lithium coin cell battery notice DANGER Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. When replacing the lithium coin cell battery, use only the same or an equivalent type that is recommended by the manufacturer. The battery contains lithium and can explode if not properly used, handled, or disposed of. Do not: • Throw or immerse into water • Heat to more than 100°C (212°F) • Repair or disassemble Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations. The following statement applies to users in the state of California, U.S.A. California Perchlorate Informat..

Heat and product ventilation - Page 15

Heat and product ventilation DANGER Computers, ac power adapters, and many accessories can generate heat when turned on and when batteries are charging. Notebook computers can generate a significant amount of heat due to their compact size. Always follow these basic precautions: • When your computer is turned on or the battery is charging, the base, the palm rest, and some other parts may become hot. Avoid keeping your hands, your lap, or any other part of your body in contact with a hot section of the computer for any extended length of time. When you use the keyboard, avoid keeping your..

Electrical current safety information - Page 16

Electrical current safety information DANGER Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid a shock hazard: • Do not use your computer during a lightning storm. • Do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform installation, maintenance, or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical storm. • Connect all power cords to a properly wired and grounded electrical outlet. • Connect to properly wired outlets any equipment that will be attached to this product. • Whenever possible, use one hand only to connect or disconnect signal cabl..

Using headphones or earphones - Page 17

Using headphones or earphones CAUTION: Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones can cause hearing loss. Adjustment of the equalizer to maximum increases the earphone and headphone output voltage and the sound pressure level. Therefore, to protect your hearing, adjust the equalizer to an appropriate level. Excessive use of headphones or earphones for a long period of time at high volume can be dangerous if the output of the headphone or earphone connectors do not comply with specifications of EN 50332-2. The headphone output connector of your computer complies with EN 50332-2 S..

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Locating computer controls, connectors, and indicators - Page 19

Chapter 1. Product overview This chapter provides information about the locations of connectors, locations of important product labels, computer features, specifications, operating environment, and preinstalled ThinkVantage ® programs. This chapter contains the following topics: • “Locating computer controls, connectors, and indicators” on page 1 • “Locating important product information” on page 9 • “Features” on page 11 • “Specifications” on page 12 • “Operating environment” on page 13 • “ThinkVantage programs” on page 13 Locating computer controls, co..

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5 Black button 6 PCI Express Mini Card slot for wireless LAN/WiMAX card 7 PCI Express Mini Card slot for wireless WAN card or mSATA solid-state drive 8 TrackPoint ® pointing stick 9 TrackPoint buttons 10 Touch pad 11 Fn key 12 Volume control buttons 13 Status indicators 14 Tablet buttons 15 Built-in stereo speakers 1 Built-in microphones The built-in microphones capture sound and voice when used with an application program capable of handling audio. 2 Integrated camera Use the camera to take pictures or hold a video conference. For more information, see “Using an integrated camera” on ..

Right-side view - Page 21

UltraNav ® pointing device 8 TrackPoint pointing stick 9 TrackPoint buttons 10 Touch pad The keyboard contains the Lenovo unique UltraNav pointing device. Pointing, selecting, and dragging are all part of a single process that you can perform without moving your fingers from a typing position. For more information, see “Using the UltraNav pointing device” on page 30. 11 Fn key Use the Fn key to take advantage of ThinkPad function keys, such as turning on the backlight, locking the computer, managing the wireless connections, and so on. For more information, see “Function key combinat..

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1 Security keyhole 2 Tablet Digitizer Pen 3 Hard disk drive or solid-state drive 4 Combo audio jack 5 Ethernet connector 6 Always on USB connector 7 Media card reader slot 1 Security keyhole Purchase a security cable lock that fits this keyhole to lock your computer to a stationary object to protect your computer from theft. 2 Tablet Digitizer Pen Use the Tablet Digitizer Pen to interact with your computer in tablet mode as you would using a mouse and a keyboard. 3 Hard disk drive or solid-state drive Depending on models, your computer might have a large-capacity, customer-upgradable hard d..

Left-side view - Page 23

However, if you want to charge these devices when your computer is powered off, you need to connect the computer to an ac power supply and enable the Always On USB connector through the Power Manager program. For details about how to enable the Always On USB connector, refer to the help information system provided in the Power Manager program. 7 Media card reader slot Your computer has a media card reader slot. For information about the supported cards, see “Using an ExpressCard, a flash media card, or a smart card” on page 46. Left-side view Figure 3. ThinkPad X230 Tablet and X230i Tab..

Bottom view - Page 24

5 Video graphics array (VGA) connector Attach a VGA compatible monitor or projector to your computer to display the computer output. For details, see “Attaching an external monitor” on page 42. 6 Fan louvers (left) The internal fan and louvers enable air to circulate in the computer and cool the central processor. Note: To avoid impeding airflow, do not place any obstacle in front of the fan. Bottom view Figure 4. ThinkPad X230 Tablet and X230i Tablet bottom view 1 Battery 2 SIM card slot 3 Docking station connector 4 Memory-upgrade slot 1 Battery Use your computer with the battery powe..

Figure 5. ThinkPad X230 Tablet and X230i Tablet rear view - Page 25

4 Memory-upgrade slot You can increase the amount of memory in your computer by installing a memory module in the memory-upgrade slot. Memory modules are available as options from Lenovo. For more information, see “Replacing a memory module” on page 78. Rear view Figure 5. ThinkPad X230 Tablet and X230i Tablet rear view 1 ac power connector 2 Fan louvers (rear) 1 ac power connector Connect the ac power adapter to the ac power connector to provide ac power to the computer and charge the battery. 2 Fan louvers (rear) The internal fan and louvers enable air to circulate in the computer and..

System status indicators - Page 26

System status indicators 1 Wireless LAN/WAN/WiMAX/Bluetooth status indicator • Green : The wireless LAN, WAN, Bluetooth or WiMAX feature is on. • Off : Wireless network devices are disabled or the wireless radio is turned off. 2 Device access status indicator The hard disk drive, solid-state drive, or mSATA solid-state drive is reading or writing data. Note: When this indicator is blinking, do not put the computer into sleep mode, or turn off the computer. 3 Power-on status indicator The power button stays lit whenever the computer is on, blinks when the computer is in sleep mode, and i..

Locating important product information - Page 27

1 Sleep status indicator • Green : The computer is in sleep mode. • Blinking green : The computer is entering sleep or hibernation mode, or is resuming normal operation. 2 Battery status indicator • Green : The battery charge level is 20% or more. • Orange : The battery charge level is between 5% and 20%. • Fast blinking orange : The battery charge level is 5% or less. • Slow blinking orange : The battery is being charged. When the charge level reaches 20%, the blinking color changes to green. • Slow blinking green : The battery charge level is between 20% and 80%, and chargin..

FCC ID and IC Certification number label - Page 28

FCC ID and IC Certification number label There is no FCC ID or IC Certification number for the PCI Express Mini Card shown on the enclosure of your computer. The FCC ID and IC Certification number label is affixed on the card installed in the PCI Express Mini Card slot of your computer. If you need to remove the Wireless LAN card for repair or replacement, follow the procedure in “Replacing the wireless LAN/WiMAX card” on page 87. If no integrated wireless PCI Express Mini Card has been preinstalled in your computer, you can install one. To do this, follow the procedure in “Replacing ..

Chapter 1 - Page 29

The Windows Certificate of Authenticity label of your computer is shown as below: Features Processor • To view the processor information of your computer, open the Start menu and right-click Computer , then click Properties . Memory • Double data rate 3 synchronous dynamic random access memory (DDR3 SDRAM) Storage device • 2.5-inch (7 mm height) hard disk drive • 2.5-inch (7 mm height) solid-state drive System performance • mSATA solid-state drive Display The color display uses the Thin Film Transistor (TFT) technology. • Size: 12.5 inches (317.5 mm) • Resolution: – LCD: 136..

Specifications - Page 30

Keyboard • 6-row backlit keyboard or 6-row standard keyboard (depending on the model) • UltraNav pointing device (TrackPoint pointing device and touch pad) • Fn key function • Black button • Volume control buttons • Speaker mute button • Microphone mute button Interface • External monitor connectors (VGA and DisplayPort ) • Combo audio jack (stereo headphone or headset) • Two USB 3.0 connectors and one Always On USB connector • RJ45 Ethernet connector • ExpressCard slot • 4-in-1 digital media card reader • Docking station connector Wireless features • Integrate..

Operating environment - Page 31

Battery pack • Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery pack Battery life • For percentage of remaining battery power, see the Power Manager battery gauge on the taskbar. • The battery gauge also displays a green, yellow and red indication. A battery under warranty with a red indication is eligible for a warranty replacement. Operating environment This section provides information about your computer operating environment. Environment: • Maximum altitude without pressurization: 3048 m (10 000 ft) • Temperature – At altitudes up to 2438 m (8000 ft) – Operating: 5.0°C to 35.0°C (41°F to ..

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• Accessing programs from the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program To access programs from the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools . Then double-click a program icon to access the program. Note: If a program icon in the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program navigation window is dimmed, it indicates that you need to install the program manually. To install the program manually, double-click the program icon. Then, follow the instructions on the screen. When the installation process completes, the program icon will be activated. Table 1. Pr..

Table 2. Programs in Control Panel (continued) - Page 33

Table 2. Programs in Control Panel (continued) Program Control Panel section Green text in Control Panel Fingerprint Software System and Security Hardware and Sound Lenovo - Fingerprint Reader or Lenovo - Notebook Fingerprint Reader Lenovo Solution Center System and Security Lenovo - System Health and Diagnostics Message Center Plus Programs Messages from Lenovo Mobile Broadband Connect Network and Internet Lenovo - 3G Mobile Broadband Password Manager System and Security User Accounts and Family Safety Lenovo - Password Vault Power Manager Hardware and Sound System and Security Lenovo - Po..

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Client Security Solution The Client Security Solution program protects your computer by securing client data and deflecting security breach attempts. It also can help manage your passwords, recover a forgotten password, monitor security settings on your computer, and suggest how to enhance your computer security. Communications Utility Use the ThinkVantage Communications Utility program to configure settings for the integrated camera and audio devices. Fingerprint Software If your system comes with a fingerprint reader, the Fingerprint Software program enables you to enroll your fingerprint..

Chapter 1 - Page 35

Rescue and Recovery The Rescue and Recovery program is a one-button recovery and restore solution that includes a set of self-recovery tools to help you diagnose computer problems, get help, and recover from system crashes, even if you cannot start the Windows operating system. SimpleTap The SimpleTap program provides you with a quick way to customize some basic computer settings such as muting the speakers, adjusting the volume, locking the computer operating system, launching a program, opening a Web page, opening a file, and so on. You also can use the SimpleTap program to access the Len..

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Registering your computer - Page 37

Chapter 2. Using your computer This chapter provides information on using some of the computer components. • “Register your computer” on page 19 • “Frequently asked questions” on page 19 • “Tablet mode” on page 21 • “Special keys and buttons” on page 26 • “Using the UltraNav pointing device” on page 30 • “Power management” on page 33 • “Connecting to the network” on page 37 • “Presentations and multimedia” on page 42 • “Using audio features” on page 44 • “Using an integrated camera” on page 45 • “Using an ExpressCard, a flash m..

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• If your computer will be turned off for an extended period of time, you can prevent battery power from draining by removing the battery. For more information, see “Power management” on page 33. Concerned about security or need to securely dispose of data stored on your hard disk drive or solid-state drive? • To find out how you can protect your computer from theft and unauthorized use, see Chapter 4 “Security” on page 53. • Use the Client Security Solution program or Password Manager program to protect the data stored on your computer. • Before you dispose of the data on t..

Tablet mode - Page 39

Tablet mode ThinkPad X230 Tablet or X230i Tablet notebook computer can be used in tablet mode. This section introduces how to use your notebook computer in tablet mode. Using tablet mode In tablet mode, you can use your computer in a creative and intuitive way by jotting down notes and illustrations with the Tablet Digitizer Pen and then storing them digitally. To use your computer in tablet mode, do the following: 1. Open the computer display slowly, holding the upper left and right sides of the display with both hands. Your computer is now in notebook mode . 2. Open the display by at leas..

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3. Close the computer display slowly, holding the upper left and right sides with both hands. Note: Make sure that the display is rotated at 180 degrees, so that the back of the display faces the keyboard. 4. Your computer is now in tablet mode . To return your computer to notebook mode, do the following: 1. Open the display by at least 45 degrees, preferably by 90 degrees. 2. Follow the direction shown by the display swivel indicator and rotate the display slowly (the figure below shows counter-clockwise rotation as an example) until the front of the display is facing the keyboard. 22 User..

Using the Tablet Digitizer Pen - Page 41

Your computer is now in notebook mode . Tips on using your computer in tablet mode • To close the computer display, first make sure that the display either faces the keyboard or is positioned at 180 degrees to the keyboard, so that the back of the display faces the keyboard. • Do not pick up or hold the computer by the display only. • Do not hit, vibrate, or bump the computer display. • To allow free ventilation, do not place any obstacle, such as a thick-piled carpet or a soft cushion, in front of the fan. • When you use the computer in picture frame mode, hold the display with o..

Using the touch panel - Page 42

To remove the pen from its slot, press it gently into the slot 1 to release it; then pull it out 2 . Note: The pen contains pressure sensors. Do not push the tip of the pen for an extended period of time. Do not subject the pen to shock or vibration. The Tablet Digitizer Pen consists of a tip 2 , a click button 3 , and an eraser tip 4 . Hold the pen and point the tip at the display to move the cursor 1 . To make a selection (single click), tap the display once with the pen. To double-click, tap twice without pausing. To do a right-click, tap the display once and then hold the tip of the pen..

Chapter 2 - Page 43

For a single click, tap the display once with your finger. For a double click, tap the display twice without pausing. For a right click, tap the display once and then hold your finger on the display until a circular symbol appears. When you take your finger off the display, the right-click menu will open. Using the multitouch panel On a model that has the multitouch panel feature, the touch panel supports multitouch, with which you can zoom in, zoom out, scroll, or rotate on the screen with two fingers while browsing the Internet or reading or editing a document. The multitouch panel suppor..

Using the tablet buttons - Page 44

Using the tablet buttons On the display bezel near the screen is a row of buttons with which you can control your computer in tablet mode, without the use of the keyboard. 1 Screen rotation button : Press it to rotate the screen clockwise. 2 Secure Attention Sequence button : This button functions the same as the Ctrl+Alt+Del key combination. 3 Power button : Press it to turn the computer on or off. Using the Tablet Shortcut Menu Tablet Shortcut Menu is a software tool bar that is optimized for use when your computer is in tablet mode. From this menu you can adjust certain system settings a..

Function key combinations - Page 45

Function key combinations To use the function key combinations, press and hold the Fn key 1 ; then press one of the function keys 2 . Release both keys. Power conservation • Fn+F4 Put your computer into sleep mode. To return to normal operation, press the Fn key only. If you want to use the combination to put the computer into hibernation mode, change the settings in the Power Manager program. Enabling or disabling the wireless features • Fn+F5 Enable or disable the built-in wireless networking features. Notes: If you want to use Fn+F5 to enable or disable the wireless features, the fol..

Volume and mute buttons - Page 46

– External monitor only Note: The Windows+P key combination has the same functionality as Fn+F7. Adjusting the brightness level of the computer display • Fn+F8 : The computer display becomes dimmer. • Fn+F9 : The computer display becomes brighter. This function changes the brightness level temporarily. To change the default brightness level, change the settings through the Power Manager program. Multimedia controls • Fn+F10 : Previous track/scene • Fn+F11 : Play or pause • Fn+F12 : Next track/scene Other functions • Fn+Spacebar : Control the keyboard backlight (on some models)..

Windows key - Page 47

If you mute the sound and then turn off your computer, the sound will remain muted when you turn on your computer again. To turn on the sound, press the speaker mute button again or press the volume control button. Setting the volume functions To adjust the output volume or the recording volume on the Windows 7 operating system, do the following: 1. Click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ Hardware and Sound ➙ Sound . The Sound window opens. 2. Click the Playback tab or Recording tab, and then click a device that you want to customize. 3. Click the Properties button. 4. Click the Levels tab, and..

Using the UltraNav pointing device - Page 48

Using the UltraNav pointing device Your computer comes with the UltraNav pointing device. The UltraNav pointing device consists of the TrackPoint pointing device and the touch pad, each of which is itself a pointing device with both basic and extended functions. You can configure both devices by choosing the settings you prefer. • Set both the TrackPoint pointing device and the touch pad as pointing devices. This setting enables the use of all the basic and extended functions of the TrackPoint pointing device and the touch pad. • Set the TrackPoint pointing device as the main pointing d..

Chapter 2 - Page 49

If you are not familiar with the TrackPoint pointing device, these instructions will help you get started: 1. Place your hands in the typing position, and press gently with either index finger on the pointing stick in the direction in which you want the pointer to move. To move the pointer, press the pointing stick away from you to move it up, toward you to move it down, to one side or the other to move it sideways. Note: The pointer might drift. This is not a defect. Stop using the TrackPoint pointing device for a few seconds; the pointer will stop moving. 2. To select and drag as required..

Using the touch pad - Page 50

Note: If you replace the keyboard, a new keyboard is shipped with the default cap. If you wish, you can keep the cap from your old keyboard and use it on the new one. Using the touch pad The touch pad of your computer supports multi-touch with which you can zoom in, zoom out, scroll or rotate on the screen while browsing the Internet or reading or editing a document. The touch pad 1 is below the TrackPoint buttons at the bottom of the keyboard. To move the pointer 4 on the screen, slide your fingertip over the pad in the direction in which you want the pointer to move. The left bottom 3 and..

Chapter 2 - Page 51

Disabling the TrackPoint or the touch pad If you want to disable the TrackPoint or the touch pad, do the following: • Click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ Hardware and Sound ➙ Mouse ➙ UltraNav . • To disable the TrackPoint, clear the check box for Enable TrackPoint . To disable the touch pad, clear the check box for Enable touch pad . • Click OK . Note: You also can open the UltraNav properties window by clicking the UltraNav icon on the taskbar. For details, refer to the instructions in “Adding the UltraNav icon to the Windows notification area” on page 33. Adding the UltraNav i..

Charging the battery - Page 52

Connecting the ac power adapter To use the ac power adapter, do the following. Be sure to take these steps in the order in which they are given here. 1. Connect the ac power adapter to the ac power connector of the computer. 2. Connect the power cord to the transformer pack. 3. Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet. Tips on using the ac power adapter • When the ac power adapter is not in use, disconnect it from the electrical outlet. • Do not bind the power cord tightly around the ac power transformer pack when it is connected to the transformer. • Before you use the ac power ..

Power-saving modes - Page 53

For more information, refer to the help information system of the program. Power-saving modes There are several modes that you can use at any time to conserve power. This section introduces each mode and gives tips on the effective use of the battery power. Introducing the power-saving modes • Screen blank The computer display requires considerable battery power. To turn off power to the display, do the following: 1. Right-click the Power Manager battery gauge on the taskbar. 2. Select Power off display (keep current power plan) . • Sleep In sleep mode, your work is saved to memory, and..

Handling the battery - Page 54

• A warning message is displayed. • The LCD is turned off. To enable the battery alarm, do the following: 1. Start Power Manager. 2. Click the Global Power Settings tab. 3. For Low battery alarm or Critically low battery alarm , set the percentage of the power level and set the action. Note: If your computer enters sleep or hibernation mode when the battery is low, but the alarm message has not yet been displayed, the message will be displayed when the computer resumes. To resume normal operation, click OK . Handling the battery This system supports only batteries specially designed for..

Connecting to the network - Page 55

The battery pack is a consumable supply. If your battery begins to discharge too quickly, replace the battery pack with a new one of the type recommended by Lenovo. For more information on replacing the battery pack, contact your Customer Support Center. DANGER Do not drop, crush, puncture, or subject to strong forces. Battery abuse or mishandling can cause the battery to overheat, which can cause gasses or flame to “vent” from the battery pack or coin cell. If your battery is damaged, or if you notice any discharge from your battery or the buildup of foreign materials on the battery le..

Establishing wireless LAN connections - Page 56

Wireless connections Wireless connection is the transfer of data without the use of cables by means of radio waves only. Depending on the frequency used for data transmission, the area covered, or the type of the device used for data transfer, the following categories of wireless networks might be available to you. Wireless LAN A wireless LAN covers a relatively small geographic area, such as an office building or a house. Devices based on the 802.11 standards can connect to this network. Wireless WAN A wireless WAN covers a broader geographic area. Cellular networks are used for data trans..

Establishing wireless WAN connections - Page 57

Wireless network setup To use the built-in wireless network card (the 802.11 standard) to communicate, start the Access Connections program. See “Accessing ThinkVantage programs on the Windows 7 operating system” on page 13. Before you start setting up wireless network connections by using the Access Connections program, obtain a Network Name (SSID) and your encryption information from your network administrator. Establishing wireless WAN connections Wireless Wide Area Network (wireless WAN) enables you to establish wireless connections over remote public or private networks. These conn..

Using WiMAX - Page 58

1. Press Fn+F5 and enable the Bluetooth feature. 2. Click the Bluetooth icon from the Windows notification area and select Add a Device . 3. Follow the instructions on the screen to establish the connection. After you add a Bluetooth device, double click the device from the device list to configure the profiles of that device. For details about supported profiles, see “Wireless related information” on page 151. For more information about using the Bluetooth feature, refer to the Windows help information system and the Bluetooth help information system. Using WiMAX Some ThinkPad notebook..

Enabling or disabling the wireless feature - Page 59

Access Connections icon and wireless status icon The Access Connections icon displays general connection status. The wireless status icon displays the signal strength and status of your wireless connection. You can find more detailed information about the signal strength and status of your wireless connection either by opening Access Connections or by double-clicking the Access Connections wireless status icon on the taskbar. Note: To display the Access Connections status icon and the wireless status icon in the system tray, refer to the Access Connections on-line help. • Access Connectio..

Attaching an external monitor - Page 60

Presentations and multimedia You can connect your computer to a projector to give presentations or you can connect your computer to an external monitor to expand your workspace. Changing display settings You can change the display settings, such as the display resolution, font size, and so on. To change the display settings, do the following: 1. Open Control Panel and click Appearance and Personalization . 2. Click Display for further configuration. Connecting a projector or an external display This topic provides information about connecting a projector or an external monitor. Attaching an..

Using the DisplayPort connector - Page 61

Note: If your computer cannot detect the external monitor, click the Detect button. 4. Set Resolution . 5. Click Advanced Settings . 6. Click the Monitor tab. Check the monitor information window to make sure that the monitor type is correct. If it is, click OK to close the window; otherwise proceed with the following steps. 7. If more than two monitor types are displayed, select Generic PnP Monitor or Generic Non-PnP Monitor . 8. Click Properties . If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. 9. Click the Driver tab. 10. Clic..

Enabling the Extend desktop function - Page 62

Note: It may take several seconds before the projector displays the image. If you do not see your desktop displayed after 60 seconds, try pressing Fn+F7 to switch between different display output locations. Your projector might have one or more audio-input connectors. To project sound, you will need to attach the combo audio jack on your computer to these connectors, using an audio cable (commercially available). Using the Extend desktop function Your computer supports a function named the Extend desktop. With the Extend desktop function, you can display output on both the computer display ..

Table 3. Audio feature list - Page 63

• Recording and playback of PCM and WAV files • Playback of MIDI and MP3 files • Recording from various sound sources, such as a headset attached Note: The combo audio jack does not support a conventional microphone. The following table shows which functions of the audio devices attached to the jacks on your computer or the docking station are supported. Table 3. Audio feature list Jacks Headset with a 3.5 mm 4-pole plug Conventional headphone Conventional microphone Combo audio jack Headphone and microphone functions supported Headphone function supported Not supported Headphone jack..

Using an ExpressCard, a flash media card, or a smart card - Page 64

Adjusting the video output quality of your camera To adjust the quality of the video output of your camera, do the following: 1. Open the Communications Utility window. 2. Click Advanced camera settings . The Properties window opens. 3. Configure the settings and select an image quality value. The following values are available: • Speed Priority : It gives you a faster frame rate for the best real-time video conferencing during the day. However, at night or in a dark environment, the image does not have the best quality. • Balance : This gives you a balance between speed and image quali..

Chapter 2 - Page 65

3. Click Device Manager . If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. 4. From the Action menu, select Add legacy hardware . The Add Hardware Wizard starts. 5. Follow the instructions on the screen. Removing an ExpressCard, a flash media card, or a smart card Attention: Before removing a card, stop the card first. Otherwise, data on the card might be corrupted or lost. To remove a card, do the following: 1. Click the triangular icon on the taskbar to show hidden icons. Then, right-click the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Med..

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Accessibility and comfort - Page 67

Chapter 3. You and your computer This chapter provides information about accessibility, comfort, and travelling with your computer. • “Accessibility and comfort” on page 49 • “Traveling with your computer” on page 51 Accessibility and comfort Good ergonomic practice is important to get the most from your personal computer and to avoid discomfort. Arrange your workplace and the equipment you use to suit your individual needs and the kind of work that you perform. In addition, use healthy work habits to maximize your performance and comfort while using your computer. The following..

What if you are traveling? - Page 68

Display : Position the display to maintain a comfortable viewing distance of 510-760 mm (20-30 inches). Avoid glare or reflections on the display from overhead lighting or outside sources of light. Keep the display screen clean and set the brightness to levels that enable you to see the screen clearly. Press Fn+F8 or Fn+F9 to adjust display brightness. Head position : Keep your head and neck in a comfortable and neutral (vertical, or upright) position. Chair : Use a chair that gives you good back support and seat height adjustment. Use chair adjustments to best suit your desired posture. Ar..

Traveling with your computer - Page 69

Assistive technologies enable users to access information in the most appropriate way. Some of these technologies are already provided in your operating system. Others can be purchased through vendors, or accessed through the World Wide Web http://www.lenovo.com/healthycomputing. Assistive technologies Some accessibility technologies are available through the Accessibility Options program. Depending on your operating system, the number of accessibility options available varies. In general, accessibility options enhance the way users with hearing, vision, or mobility limitations navigate and..

Travel accessories - Page 70

Travel accessories The following is a checklist of items to consider packing when you are going to travel: • ThinkPad ac power adapter • ThinkPad AC/DC Combo Adapter • External mouse, if you are accustomed to using one • Ethernet cable • Extra battery, charged • A quality carrying case that provides adequate cushion and protection • External storage device If you are traveling to another country, you might want to consider an ac power adapter for the country to which you are travelling. To purchase travel accessories, go to http://www.lenovo.com/accessories. 52 User Guide

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Chapter 4. - Page 71

Chapter 4. Security This chapter provides information about how to protect your computer from theft and unauthorized use. • “Attaching a mechanical lock” on page 53 • “Using passwords” on page 53 • “Hard disk security” on page 58 • “Setting the security chip” on page 59 • “Using a fingerprint reader” on page 60 • “Notice on deleting data from your hard disk drive or solid-state drive” on page 63 • “Using and understanding firewalls” on page 64 • “Protecting data against viruses” on page 64 Attaching a mechanical lock You can attach a mechanica..

Power-on password - Page 72

2. Type the master hard disk password. Note: To return to the icon , press F1 again. Note: Press the Backspace key if you enter a wrong password while you are typing your password. Power-on password You can set a power-on password to help protect your computer against access by unauthorized users. If you set a power-on password, the password prompt is displayed on the screen whenever you turn on the computer. You must enter the correct password to start using the computer. Setting a power-on password 1. Print these instructions. 2. Save all open files, and exit all applications. 3. Turn you..

Chapter 4 - Page 73

tells each user the password for his or her computer. The user can then change the user password as desired, but the administrator still can get access by using the master password. Note: When a master hard disk password is set, only the administrator can remove the user hard disk password. Setting a hard disk password 1. Print these instructions. 2. Save all open files, and exit all applications. 3. Turn your computer off and then on again. 4. When the logo screen is displayed, press F1. The ThinkPad Setup program main menu opens. 5. Select Security , using the cursor directional keys to m..

Supervisor password - Page 74

The next time you turn on your computer, you will have to type the user or master hard disk password in order to start your computer and get access to your operating system. Changing or removing a hard disk password To change or remove the user hard disk password, do the following: 1. Follow steps 1 through 7 in “Setting a hard disk password” on page 55 above, typing your password to get access to the ThinkPad Setup program. 2. Select User HDP and then do either of the following: • To change the hard disk password, type the current password in the Enter Current Password field. Then ty..

Chapter 4 - Page 75

– Enabling or disabling the Password at unattended boot – Specifying the minimum length for power-on passwords and hard disk passwords – Changing the setting for the security chip – Enabling or disabling the Boot Device List F12 Option feature – Enabling or disabling the Boot Order Lock feature – Enabling or disabling the Flash BIOS Updating by End-Users feature – Enabling or disabling the internal network device – Enabling or disabling the internal wireless device – Enabling or disabling the internal Bluetooth device – Enabling or disabling the internal wireless WAN dev..

Hard disk security - Page 76

Attention: You might want to note down your password and keep it in a safe place. If you forget your supervisor password, Lenovo cannot reset your password. You must take your computer to a Lenovo reseller or a Lenovo marketing representative to have the system board replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service. 9. In the Setup Notice window that is displayed, press Enter to continue. 10. Press F10. The Setup Confirmation window opens. Select Yes to save configuration changes and exit. The next time you open the ThinkPad Setup program, you will be..

Setting the security chip - Page 77

Setting the security chip Strict security requirements are imposed on network client computers that transfer confidential information electronically. Depending on the options you ordered, your computer might have an embedded security chip, a cryptographic microprocessor. With the security chip and Client Security Solution, you can do the following: • Protect your data and system • Strengthen access controls • Secure communications Setting the security chip The choices offered on the Security Chip submenu under the Security menu of ThinkPad Setup are as follows: • Security Chip : act..

Table 4. LED behavior list_fingerprint reader - Page 78

Using the fingerprint reader Depending on the options you ordered, your computer might have an integrated fingerprint reader. By enrolling your fingerprint and associating it with a power-on password, a hard disk password, or both passwords beforehand, you can start the computer, log on to the system, and enter the ThinkPad Setup by swiping your finger over the reader, without typing a password. Thus fingerprint authentication can replace passwords and enable simple and secure user access. For more advanced security, Client Security Solution can be installed. The software is compatible with..

Swiping your finger over the reader - Page 79

Swiping your finger over the reader To swipe your finger over the reader in notebook mode, do the following: 1. Place the ball of your finger, that is, the central part of the fingerprint, on the small circle above the reader. Make sure that the entire top joint of the finger is on the reader. 2. Apply light pressure and swipe your finger across the reader in one smooth motion. To swipe your finger over the reader in tablet mode, do the following: 1. Place the ball of your finger, that is, the central part of the fingerprint, on the small circle above the reader. Make sure that the entire t..

User Guide - Page 80

2. Apply light pressure and swipe your finger across the reader in one smooth motion. Logging on to the system After you enroll your fingerprint, log on to the system by doing the following: 1. Set a Power-on password or a Hard disk security, or both. 2. Turn your computer off and then on again. 3. When prompted, swipe your finger over the reader. 4. On request, type your power-on password, your hard disk password, or both. The enrolled fingerprint is now associated with your power-on password, your hard disk password, or both. The next time you start the computer, you can log on to the sys..

Chapter 4 - Page 81

1. Print these instructions. To configure the fingerprint reader, you must turn your computer off and then on again. 2. Save all open files, and exit all applications. 3. Turn your computer off and then on again. 4. When the logo screen is displayed, press F1. The ThinkPad Setup opens. 5. Using the cursor keys, move to Security , and press Enter. The Security menu opens. 6. Using the cursor keys, move to Fingerprint , and press Enter. The Fingerprint submenu opens. 7. Using the cursor keys, move to an item you want to set. When that item is highlighted, press Enter. 8. Set the items you wan..

Using firewalls - Page 82

Handing your computer over to someone else without deleting the loaded software, such as operating systems and application software, might even violate license agreements. You are advised to check the terms and conditions of those license agreements. There are methods that seem to delete the data: • Move the data to the recycle bin, and then click Empty recycle bin . • Use the Delete option. • Format your hard disk drive, using the software for initializing it. • Using the recovery program, provided by Lenovo, bring the hard disk drive back to the factory default settings. These ope..

Creating and using recovery media - Page 83

Chapter 5. Recovery overview This chapter provides information about the recovery solutions provided by Lenovo. • “Creating and using recovery media” on page 65 • “Performing backup and recovery operations” on page 66 • “Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace” on page 67 • “Creating and using a rescue medium” on page 68 • “Reinstalling preinstalled applications and device drivers” on page 69 • “Solving recovery problems” on page 70 Notes: 1. There are a variety of methods to choose from when considering how to recover in the event of a software- or hardw..

Performing backup and recovery operations - Page 84

To create recovery media on the Windows 7 operating system, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙ Factory Recovery Disks . Then, follow the instructions on the screen. Using recovery media • On the Windows 7 operating system you can use recovery media to restore the computer to the factory default settings only. You can use recovery media to put the computer in an operational state after all other methods of recovery have failed. Attention: When you use recovery media to restore the computer to the factory default settings, all the files currently on the hard disk..

Performing a recovery operation - Page 85

Performing a recovery operation • To perform a recovery operation using the Rescue and Recovery program on the Windows 7 operating system, do the following: 1. From the Windows desktop, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙ Enhanced Backup and Restore . The Rescue and Recovery program opens. 2. In the Rescue and Recovery main window, click the Launch advanced Rescue and Recovery arrow. 3. Click the Restore your system from a backup icon. 4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the recovery operation. For more information about performing a recovery op..

Creating and using a rescue medium - Page 86

• To rescue files from your hard disk drive or from a backup, click Rescue files and follow the instructions on the screen. • To restore your hard disk drive from a Rescue and Recovery backup or to restore your hard disk drive to the factory default settings, click Restore your system and follow the instructions on the screen. For more information about the features of the Rescue and Recovery workspace, click Help . Notes: 1. After restoring your hard disk drive to the factory default settings, you might have to reinstall device drivers for some devices. See “Reinstalling preinstalled..

Reinstalling preinstalled applications and device drivers - Page 87

2. Repeatedly press and release the F12 key when turning on the computer. When the Boot Menu window is displayed, release the F12 key. 3. In the Boot Menu window, select the USB hard disk drive as the first boot device and press Enter. The rescue medium starts. • If you have created a rescue medium using the secondary internal hard disk drive, set the secondary internal hard disk drive as the first boot device in the startup device sequence to start the rescue medium. See “Startup menu” on page 120. When the rescue medium starts, the Rescue and Recovery workspace is displayed. The hel..

Solving recovery problems - Page 88

Attention: If you need updated device drivers, do not download them from the Windows Update Web site. Obtain them from Lenovo. For more information, see “Making sure device drivers are current” on page 126. Solving recovery problems If you are unable to access the Rescue and Recovery workspace or the Windows environment, do one of the following: • Use a rescue medium to start the Rescue and Recovery workspace. See “Creating and using a rescue medium” on page 68. • Use recovery media if all other methods of recovery have failed and you need to restore the hard disk drive to the f..

Static electricity prevention - Page 89

Chapter 6. Replacing devices This chapter provides instructions on how to install or replace some hardwares for your computer. This chapter contains the following topics: • “Static electricity prevention” on page 71 • “Replacing the battery” on page 72 • “Replacing the SIM card” on page 74 • “Replacing the hard disk drive or solid-state drive” on page 75 • “Replacing a memory module” on page 78 • “Replacing the keyboard” on page 81 • “Replacing the palm rest” on page 84 • “Replacing the wireless LAN/WiMAX card” on page 87 • “Replacing the ..

Replacing the battery - Page 90

Replacing the battery Before you start, print these instructions. This system supports only batteries specially designed for this specific system and manufactured by Lenovo or an authorized builder. The system does not support unauthorized batteries or batteries designed for other systems. If an unauthorized battery or a battery designed for another system is installed, the system will not charge. Note: If an unauthorized battery is installed, the following message will be displayed: “The battery installed is not supported by this system and will not charge. Please replace the battery wit..

Chapter 6 - Page 91

3. Unlock the battery latch 1 , and then hold the latch 2 in the unlocked position. 4. Remove the battery. 5. Slide the new battery until it clicks into place. Chapter 6 . Replacing devices 73

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Replacing the SIM card - Page 92

6. Slide the battery latch to the locked position. 7. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Replacing the SIM card Before you start, print these instructions. Your computer might require a SIM card to establish wireless WAN connections. Depending on the country of delivery, the SIM card might be already installed in your computer or is part of the shipping contents that come with your computer. If you find a SIM card included in the shipping contents, a dummy card is installed in the SIM card slot. Then proceed with the following instructions. Note: The ..

Replacing the hard disk drive or solid-state drive - Page 93

4. Locate the SIM card slot inside the battery compartment. Remove the card. 5. Insert the new SIM card firmly into the slot. 6. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 72. 7. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Replacing the hard disk drive or solid-state drive Before you start, print these instructions. When replacing the drive, be sure to follow the precautions. Attention: The hard disk drive or solid-state drive is very sensitive. Incorrect handling can cause damage and permanent loss of data. Observe the following guidelines..

User Guide - Page 94

• Do not touch the connector. • Before removing the hard disk drive, make a backup copy of all the information on it, and then turn the computer off. • Never remove the drive while the computer is operating, in sleep mode, or in hibernation mode. To replace the hard disk drive or solid-state drive, do the following: 1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait for three to five minutes, till the inside of the computer cools. 2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over. 3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the ba..

Chapter 6 - Page 95

6. Detach the side rubber rails from the hard disk drive or the side spacer rails from the solid-state drive. 7. Attach the side rubber rails to a new hard disk drive or the side spacer rails to the new solid-state drive. 8. Insert the new hard disk drive or solid-state drive into the slot. Chapter 6 . Replacing devices 77

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Replacing a memory module - Page 96

9. Reinstall the slot cover and tighten the screw to secure it. 10. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 72. 11. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Replacing a memory module Before you start, print these instructions. Note: The operating speed of the memory module has dependency on the system configuration. In some conditions, the memory in your computer might not be able to operate at the maximum speed. Attention: Before you start installing a memory module, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object. This action reduces..

Attention: - Page 97

4. Loosen the screws that secure the memory slot cover 1 , then remove the cover 2 . 5. If two memory modules are already in the memory slots, remove a memory module to make room for the new one by pressing out on the latches on both edges of the socket at the same time 1 . Then remove the memory module 2 . Save the removed memory module for future use. 6. Find the notch on the contact edge side of the memory module you are installing. Attention: To avoid damaging the memory module, do not touch its contact edge. Chapter 6 . Replacing devices 79

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Installed memory - Page 98

7. With the notched end of the memory module toward the contact edge side of the socket, insert the memory module into the socket at an angle of about 20 degrees 1 ; then press it in firmly 2 . 8. Pivot the memory module downward until it snaps into place. 9. Make sure that the memory module is firmly fixed in the slot and cannot be moved easily. 10. Reinstall the memory slot cover and tighten the screws to secure it. 11. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 72 12. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. To make sure the memory mo..

Replacing the keyboard - Page 99

3. If the Installed memory item shows a different amount of memory from what you installed, check whether you have correctly followed the instructions in this section. Replacing the keyboard Before you start, print these instructions. DANGER Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid shock hazard, disconnect the cables before opening the cover of this slot. To replace the keyboard, do the following: 1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait for three to five minutes, till the inside of t..

User Guide - Page 100

6. Push hard in the direction shown by the arrows 1 to unlatch the front side of the keyboard. The keyboard will open up slightly 2 . 7. Carefully lift the keyboard until you can see how it is connected. Hold the keyboard above the computer 1 , and then detach the connector 2 . Remove the keyboard. 8. To install the new keyboard, attach the connector first. 82 User Guide

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Chapter 6 - Page 101

9. Insert the keyboard. Make sure that the rear edges of the keyboard are under the frame. 10. Press gently on the keyboard and slide the keyboard in the direction shown by the arrows until the keyboard is secured in place. Chapter 6 . Replacing devices 83

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Replacing the palm rest - Page 102

11. Turn the computer over and reinstall the screws. 12. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 72. 13. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Replacing the palm rest Before you start, print these instructions. DANGER Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid shock hazard, disconnect the cables before opening the cover of this slot. To remove the palm rest, do the following: 1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait for three t..

Chapter 6 - Page 103

5. Remove the screws that secure the palm rest. 6. Turn the computer over and open the display. Detach the flip-lock ZIF connector 1 , then remove the palm rest cable 2 . 7. Lift up the palm rest and remove it. Chapter 6 . Replacing devices 85

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User Guide - Page 104

8. Attach a new palm rest, ensuring the latches near the top left and right edges of the palm rest are secured. 9. Gently press the palm rest downwards until it clicks into place. 10. Attach the palm rest cable 1 by flipping the flip-lock ZIP connector 2 downwards. 86 User Guide

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Replacing the wireless LAN/WiMAX card - Page 105

11. Reinstall the screws to secure the palm rest. 12. Reinstall the keyboard. See “Replacing the keyboard” on page 81. 13. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 72. 14. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Replacing the wireless LAN/WiMAX card Before you start, print these instructions. DANGER Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid shock hazard, disconnect the cables before opening the cover of this slot. Attention: Before you start installing a wireless LAN/WiMAX card, touch ..

User Guide - Page 106

6. If a tool for removing connectors is included in the package with the new card, use it to disconnect the cables from the card. If no such tool is included, disconnect the cables by picking up the connectors with your fingers and gently unplugging them. 7. Remove the screw. The card pops up. 8. Remove the card. 88 User Guide

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Chapter 6 - Page 107

9. Align the contact edge of the new card with the corresponding socket. 10. Pivot the card until you can snap it into place by pressing the upper side of the connectors, and secure the card with the screw. 11. Connect the cables to the new wireless LAN/WiMAX card. Ensure that you attach the gray cable to the connector marked TR1 or Main on the card, and the black cable to the connector marked TR2 or Aux . 12. Reinstall the palm rest. See “Replacing the palm rest” on page 84. Chapter 6 . Replacing devices 89

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Replacing the wireless WAN card - Page 108

13. Reinstall the keyboard. See “Replacing the keyboard” on page 81. 14. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 72. 15. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Replacing the wireless WAN card Before you start, print these instructions. DANGER Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid shock hazard, disconnect the cables before opening the cover of this slot. Attention: Before you start installing a wireless WAN card, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object. This action reduces ..

7. Remove the screw. The card pops up. - Page 109

7. Remove the screw. The card pops up. 8. Remove the card. 9. Align the contact edge of the new card with the corresponding socket. Chapter 6 . Replacing devices 91

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Replacing the backup battery - Page 110

10. Pivot the card until you can snap it into place by pressing the upper side of the connectors, and secure the card with the screw. 11. Connect the cables to the new PCI Express Mini Card. 12. Reinstall the palm rest. See “Replacing the palm rest” on page 84. 13. Reinstall the keyboard. See “Replacing the keyboard” on page 81. 14. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 72. 15. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Replacing the backup battery Before you start, print these instructions. 92 User Guide

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Chapter 6 - Page 111

DANGER If the backup battery is incorrectly replaced, there is danger of an explosion. The backup battery contains a small amount of harmful substances. To avoid possible injury: • Replace only with a battery of the type recommended by Lenovo. • Keep the battery pack away from fire. • Do not expose it to excessive heat. • Do not expose it to water or rain. • Do not short-circuit it. • Do not drop, crush, puncture, or subject to strong forces. Battery abuse or mishandling can cause the battery to overheat, which can cause gasses or flame to “vent” from the battery pack or coi..

User Guide - Page 112

6. Install the new backup battery and attach the connector. 7. Reinstall the keyboard. See “Replacing the keyboard” on page 81. 8. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 72. 9. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. 94 User Guide

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Finding ThinkPad options - Page 113

Chapter 7. Enhancing your computer This chapter provides instructions on installing hardware devices to expand your computer capabilities. • “Finding ThinkPad options” on page 95 • “ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3” on page 95 • “ThinkPad Battery 19+ ” on page 100 Finding ThinkPad options If you want to expand the capabilities of your computer, Lenovo has a number of hardware accessories and upgrades to meet your needs. Options include memory, storage, networking adapters, docking stations, batteries, power adapters, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, and more. You can shop a..

Bottom view - Page 114

5 Monitor connector : Connect an external monitor or projector. 6 Headphone jack : 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) in diameter. Use it to connect an external headphone. 7 Microphone jack : 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) in diameter. Use it to connect an external microphone. 8 USB 2.0 connectors : Connect USB 2.0 compatible devices. 9 Security keyhole : Use a security cable lock that fits this keyhole to lock your ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 to a stationary object to protect it from theft. 10 System lock key : Use the system lock key to lock the eject button. When the eject button is locked, you cannot attach or remov..

Chapter 7 - Page 115

To attach your computer to a ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3, do the following: 1. Ensure that the system lock key of the ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 is in the unlocked (vertical) position. 2. Align the front of the computer with the front of the ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3. 3. Ensure that the guides of the ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 align with the holes in the computer 1 . Then secure the computer in place 2 . The docking station indicator lights. Chapter 7 . Enhancing your computer 97

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Detaching the ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 - Page 116

4. Turn the system lock key to the locked position (horizontal). The computer is docked to the ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3. Note: You can turn the key clockwise to lock it. Then, keep the key in a safe place. Do not lose this key; otherwise, you will be unable to detach the computer from the ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3. Detaching the ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 Attention: Do not detach your computer from the ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 while the docking station indicator is blinking or on. Wait until the docking station indicator turns off. Detaching while the indicator is blinking or on ca..

Detaching the computer - Page 117

• When the docking status indicator is off, detach the computer following instructions in “Detaching the computer” on page 99. Detaching the computer To detach your computer from the ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3, do the following: 1. Ensure that the system lock key of the ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 is in the unlocked (vertical) position. 2. Close the computer display. 3. If you are hot-detaching or warm-detaching the computer, press the eject request button on the ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3. Then ensure that the docking station indicator is off. 4. Release the eject lever on the left..

Security feature - Page 118

Security feature The lock of the ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 has two positions. 1 Unlocked position When the lock is in this position, your computer is not secured. 2 Locked position: When the lock is in this position, the ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 is locked, and the computer cannot be removed from the ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3. The device in the drive bay also is locked and cannot be removed. Note: Keep the security key in a safe place. Do not lose this key; otherwise, you will be unable to detach the computer from the ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3. If you have purchased a mechanical loc..

Chapter 7 - Page 119

Top view 1 Docking station connector : This is where you attach your computer. Bottom view 1 ac power connector : The is where you connect the ac power adapter. 2 Indicator button : When you press this button, the status indicator shows the ThinkPad Battery 19+ charge status. 3 Status indicator : It shows the ThinkPad Battery 19+ charge status. 4 Eject lever : When the eject lever is released, you can detach the ThinkPad Battery 19+ from the computer. 5 Battery latch : When the battery latch is locked, the eject lever cannot be released. Attaching a ThinkPad Battery 19+ Attention: Before yo..

User Guide - Page 120

1. Align the front of the computer with the front of the ThinkPad Battery 19+. 2. Ensure that the guides of the ThinkPad Battery 19+ align with the holes in the computer 1 . Then secure the computer in place 2 . 102 User Guide

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Detaching the ThinkPad Battery 19+ - Page 121

Detaching the ThinkPad Battery 19+ To detach the ThinkPad Battery 19+, do the following: 1. Unlock the battery latch by sliding it to the unlocked position. 2. Release the eject lever 2 and detach the ThinkPad Battery 19+. Chapter 7 . Enhancing your computer 103

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Charging the ThinkPad Battery 19+ - Page 122

Charging the ThinkPad Battery 19+ The ThinkPad Battery 19+ can be charged separately when connected to ac power source. The ThinkPad Battery 19+ also can be charged with a computer attached. In this way, both the main battery and the ThinkPad Battery 19+ will be charged. 104 User Guide

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Installing a new operating system - Page 123

Chapter 8. Advanced configuration While it is important to protect files, data, and settings that are on the hard disk or on the solid-state drive, you may also need to install a new operating system, install new device drivers, update your UEFI BIOS, or recover preinstalled software. This topic will help you handle your computer with proper care and keep it in top working shape. • “Installing a new operating system” on page 105 • “Installing device drivers” on page 107 • “ThinkPad Setup” on page 108 • “Using system management” on page 122 Installing a new operating ..

Installing the Windows 7 operating system - Page 124

Country or region: Code China: SC Denmark: DK Finland: FI France: FR Germany: GR Italy: IT Japan: JP Netherlands: NL Norway: NO Spain: SP Sweden: SV Taiwan and Hong Kong: TC United States: US Installing the Windows 7 operating system Before you start, print these instructions. To install the Windows 7 operating system and its related software on your computer, do the following: 1. Start ThinkPad Setup. 2. Select Startup menu. 3. Select UEFI/Legacy Boot . 4. Do one of the following: • If you want to install the Windows 7 32–bit operating system, select Legacy Only or Both . • If you wa..

C:\DRIVERS\WIN\USB3.0\ - Page 125

To install a fix module, run the EXE file in a subfolder and follow the instructions on the screen. Note: If you remove the hard disk drive from the computer with a single-core processor and install it on a computer with a dual-core processor, you can get access to the hard disk drive. The opposite, however, is not true: If you remove the hard disk drive from a computer with a dual-core processor and install it on a computer with a single-core processor, you cannot get access to the hard disk drive. Installing device drivers To install device drivers, go to: http://www.lenovo.com/support In..

Installing other drivers and software - Page 126

11. Specify path C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\MONITOR to this monitor INF. Then, click Open . 12. Click OK . 13. Confirm the correct display type, then click Next . 14. When installation completes, click Close . 15. Click Close to close the Display Properties window. 16. Click OK in the Monitor tab. 17. Click OK and close the Display Settings window. Installing other drivers and software The device drivers are provided in the C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS directory on your hard disk drive. You will also need to install application software, which is provided in the C:\SWTOOLS\APPS directory on your hard disk dr..

Table 5. Config menu items - Page 127

• Embedded Controller Version • Machine Type Model • System-unit serial number • System board serial number • Asset Tag • CPU Type • CPU Speed • Installed memory • UUID • MAC address (Internal LAN) Config menu If you need to change the configuration of your computer, select Config from the ThinkPad Setup program main menu. The following table lists the Config menu items. Notes: • Default values are in boldface . • On each submenu, press the Enter key to show selectable options and select a desired option by using the cursor keys. • Some items are displayed on the m..

Table 5. Config menu items (continued) - Page 128

Table 5. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments (for Legacy Only boot mode or Both with Legacy first ) • Enabled startup from an integrated network device. UEFI IPv4 Network Stack (for UEFI Only boot mode or Both with UEFI first ) • Disabled • Enabled Enable or disable Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) network stack for the UEFI environment. USB UEFI BIOS Support • Disabled • Enabled Enables or disables boot support for USB diskette, USB memory key, and USB optical drive. Always On USB • Disabled • Enabled If you select Enabled , the external ..

Table 5. Config menu items (continued) - Page 129

Table 5. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments If you select Disabled , it disables and hides the USB 3.0 controller, and USB 3.0 connectors will work as USB 2.0 connectors. TrackPoint • Disabled • Enabled Enable or disable the built-in TrackPoint pointing device. Note: If you want to use an external mouse, select Disabled . Touch Pad • Disabled • Enabled Enable or disable the built-in touch pad. Note: If you want to use an external mouse, select Disabled . Fn and Ctrl Key swap • Disabled • Enabled If you select Enabled , the Fn key works as the..

Table 5. Config menu items (continued) - Page 130

Table 5. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments connectors on a docking station. Intel SpeedStep ® technology (Intel SpeedStep mounted models only) • Disabled • Enabled Mode for AC • Maximum Performance • Battery Optimized Mode for Battery • Maximum Performance • Battery Optimized Select the mode of Intel SpeedStep technology at runtime. • Maximum Performance : Always highest speed • Battery Optimized : Always lowest speed • Disabled : No runtime support, lowest speed Adaptive Thermal Management Scheme for AC • Maximize Performance • B..

Table 5. Config menu items (continued) - Page 131

Table 5. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments Power On with AC Attach • Disabled • Enabled Enable or disable a feature that powers on the system when the ac power adapter is attached. If you select Enabled , the system is powered on when the ac power adapter is attached. When the system is in hibernate state, the system resumes. If you select Disabled , the system is not powered on nor resumed when the ac power adapter is attached. Intel (R) Rapid Start Technology • Disabled • Enabled Enter after: • Immediately • 1 minute • 2 minute • 5 min..

Table 5. Config menu items (continued) - Page 132

Table 5. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments Core Multi-Processing • Disabled • Enabled Enable or disable additional execution core units within a CPU. Note: If you are using a computer with a single-core processor, this item is not available. CPU Intel Hyper-Threading Technology • Disabled • Enabled Enable or disable additional logical processors within a processor core. Intel AMT Control • Disabled • Enabled • Permanently Disabled If you select Enabled , Intel AMT (Active Management Technology) is configured and additional setup items are ..

Table 6. Security menu items - Page 133

Date/Time menu If you need to set the current date and time of your computer, select Date/Time from the ThinkPad Setup menu. The following submenu is displayed: • System Date • System Time To change the date and time, do the following: 1. Using the up and down arrow keys, select the item to change-date or time. 2. Press Tab, Shift Tab, or Enter to select a field. 3. Type the date or time. Note: Another way to adjust the date and time is to press the “-” or “+” key. Security menu If you need to set the security features of your computer, select Security from the ThinkPad Setup me..

Table 6. Security menu items (continued) - Page 134

Table 6. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments such as a Wake on LAN attempt. If you select Disabled , no password prompt is displayed; the computer goes ahead and loads the operating system. To prevent unauthorized access, set the user authentication on the operating system. Password at restart • Enabled • Disabled If you select and enable Password at restart , a password prompt is displayed when you restart the computer. If you select Disabled , no password prompt is displayed; the computer goes ahead and loads the operating system. To prevent unaut..

Table 6. Security menu items (continued) - Page 135

Table 6. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments a password. If you have selected Normal , enter a power-on password or a supervisor password; if you have selected High , enter a supervisor password. Reset Fingerprint Data • Enter This option is used to erase all fingerprint data stored in the fingerprint reader and reset settings to the factory state. As a result, any power-on security features previously enabled will not be able to work until they are re-enabled in the fingerprint software. Security Chip • Active • Inactive • Disabled If you selec..

Table 6. Security menu items (continued) - Page 136

Table 6. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments Physical Presence for Clear • Disabled • Enabled This option enables or disables the confirmation message when you clear the security chip. Flash BIOS Updating by End-Users • Disabled • Enabled If you select Enabled , all users can update the UEFI BIOS. If you select Disabled , only the person who knows the supervisor password can update the UEFI BIOS. UEFI BIOS Update Option Secure RollBack Prevention • Disabled • Enabled If you select Disabled , end-user can flash the older version UEFI BIOS. If..

Table 6. Security menu items (continued) - Page 137

Table 6. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments Ethernet LAN • Disabled • Enabled If you select Enabled , you can use the Ethernet LAN device. Wireless LAN • Disabled • Enabled If you select Enabled , you can use the Wireless LAN device. WiMAX • Disabled • Enabled If you select Enabled, you can use the WiMAX device. Wireless WAN • Disabled • Enabled If you select Enabled , you can use the Wireless WAN device. Bluetooth • Disabled • Enabled If you select Enabled , you can use the Bluetooth device. USB Port • Disabled • Enabled If you..

Table 6. Security menu items (continued) - Page 138

Table 6. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments The Intel anti-theft suspend screen will be displayed at next boot to enter the suspend mode. Computrace Module Activation • Disabled • Enabled • Permanently Disabled Enables or disables the UEFI BIOS interface to activate the Computrace module. Computrace is an optional monitoring service from Absolute Software. Note: If you set the Computrace module activation to Permanently Disabled , you will be unable to enable this setting again. Startup menu To change the computer startup settings, select Startup..

Table 7. Startup menu items - Page 139

2. Turn on the computer; then, then, while the ThinkPad logo is displayed, press F12. 3. Select the device you want to start first. Note: The Boot menu will be displayed when the system cannot boot from any devices or the operating system cannot be found. The following table lists the Startup menu items. Notes: • Default values are in boldface . • On each submenu, press the Enter key to show selectable options and select a desired option by using the cursor keys. • Some items are displayed on the menu only if the computer supports the corresponding features. Table 7. Startup menu item..

Table 7. Startup menu items (continued) - Page 140

Table 7. Startup menu items (continued) Menu item Selection Comments Boot Device List F12 Option • Disabled • Enabled If you select Enabled , the F12 key is recognized and the Boot Menu window is displayed. Boot Order Lock • Disabled • Enabled If you select Enabled , the boot priority order is locked for your future use. Restart menu If you need to close the ThinkPad Setup and restart the system, select Restart from the ThinkPad Setup menu. The following submenu is displayed: • Exit Saving Changes : Restart the system after saving the changes. • Exit Discarding Changes : Restart..

Setting management features - Page 141

Desktop Management Interface The system UEFI BIOS of your computer supports an interface called System Management BIOS Reference Specification (SMBIOS) V2.6.1. SMBIOS provides information about the hardware components of your system. It is the responsibility of the BIOS to supply this database with information about itself and the devices on the system board. This specification documents the standards for getting access to this BIOS information. Preboot eXecution Environment Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) technology makes your computer more manageable (it is PXE 2.1-compliant) by enabl..

Network Boot sequence - Page 142

3. Select Network . The Network item submenu is displayed. 4. For Wake On LAN , select one of the following: AC Only , AC and Battery , or Disabled . 5. Press F10 to save changes and exit. Network Boot sequence When your computer is turned on remotely, system will try to boot from the device that is selected by Network Boot setting, and then follow the boot order list in the Boot menu. To define a sequence, do the following: 1. On the ThinkPad Setup menu, select Startup . The Startup submenu is displayed. 2. Select Network Boot and press Enter key. The boot device list is displayed. 3. Sele..

General tips for preventing problems - Page 143

Chapter 9. Preventing problems An important part of owning a ThinkPad notebook computer is maintenance. With proper care, you can avoid common problems. The chapter provides information that can help you keep your computer running smoothly. • “General tips for preventing problems” on page 125 • “Making sure device drivers are current” on page 126 • “Taking care of your computer” on page 127 General tips for preventing problems • If your computer is equipped with both a hard disk drive and an mSATA solid-state drive, you are not recommended to use the mSATA solid-state dr..

Making sure device drivers are current - Page 144

• For suspected hard disk drive issues, refer to “Diagnosing problems” on page 131 and run a diagnostic test of the drive before you call the Customer Support Center. If your computer does not start up, download the files to create a bootable self-test media from the following Web site: http://www.lenovo.com/hddtest. Run the test and record any messages or error codes. If the test returns any failing error codes or messages, call the Customer Support Center with the codes or messages and the computer in front of you. A technician will assist you further. • If required, you can find ..

Taking care of your computer - Page 145

Taking care of your computer Although your computer is designed to function reliably in normal work environments, you need to use common sense in handling it. By following these important tips, you will get the most use and enjoyment out of your computer. Be careful about where and how you work • Store packing materials safely out of the reach of children to prevent the risk of suffocation from plastic bags. • Keep your computer away from magnets, activated cellular phones, electrical appliances, or speakers (within 13 cm or 5 inches). • Avoid subjecting your computer to extreme tempe..

Cleaning the cover of your computer - Page 146

• Before you install any of the following devices, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object. This action reduces any static electricity from your body. The static electricity could damage the device. – Memory modules – Mini-PCI cards – ExpressCards – Smart cards – Memory cards, such as an SD card, SDHC card, SDXC card, and a MultiMediaCard Note: Not all listed devices are included in your computer. This action reduces any static electricity from your body. The static electricity could damage the device. • When transferring data to or from a flash media card, such as an S..

Chapter 9 - Page 147

9. Wait for the surface to dry completely and remove any fibers from the cloth. Cleaning your computer keyboard To clean the computer keyboard, do the following: 1. Apply some isopropyl rubbing alcohol to a soft, dust-free cloth. 2. Wipe each keytop surface with the cloth. Wipe the keys one by one; if you wipe several keys at a time, the cloth may hook onto an adjacent key and possibly damage it. Make sure that no liquid drips onto or between the keys. 3. Allow to dry. 4. To remove any crumbs or dust from beneath the keys, you can use a camera blower with a brush or cool air from a hair dry..

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Diagnosing problems - Page 149

Chapter 10. Troubleshooting computer problems This chapter provides information on what to do if you experience a problem with your computer. • “Diagnosing problems” on page 131 • “Troubleshooting” on page 131 Diagnosing problems If you experience problems with your computer, use the Lenovo Solution Center program as a starting point for solving them. The Lenovo Solution Center program enables you to troubleshoot and resolve computer problems. It combines diagnostic tests, system information collection, security status, and support information, along with hints and tips for maxi..

Spills on the keyboard - Page 150

2. While the computer is turned off, remove all power sources from the computer (battery and the ac power adapter). Hold down the power button for 10 seconds. Plug in the ac power adapter while keeping the battery out of the computer. If the computer does not turn back on, continue with step 3. Note: Once the computer starts up and enters the Windows environment, use the proper shutdown procedure to turn the computer off. Once the computer is off, reattach the battery and restart the computer. If the computer does not start with the battery reattached, remove the battery and again start wit..

Chapter 10 - Page 151

• Message : 0187: EAIA data access error Solution : The access to EEPROM is failed. Have the computer serviced. • Message : 0188: Invalid RFID Serialization Information Area Solution : The EEPROM checksum is not correct (block # 0 and 1). The system board should be replaced, and the box serial number needs to be reinstalled. Have the computer serviced. • Message : 0189: Invalid RFID configuration information area Solution : The EEPROM checksum is not correct (block # 4 and 5). The system board should be replace, and the UUID needs to be reinstalled. Have the computer serviced. • Mes..

Errors without messages - Page 152

Solution : The thermal sensor has problem. Shut down the computer immediately and have the computer serviced. • Message : This system does not support batteries that are not genuine Lenovo made or authorized. The system will continue to boot, but may not charge unauthorized batteries. Press the ESC key to continue. Attention: Lenovo has no responsibility for the performance or safety of unauthorized batteries, and provides no warranties for failures or damage arising out of their use. Solution : Replace the battery with the correct Lenovo battery for this computer. If you still see the sa..

Table 8. Beep errors - Page 153

If the problem persists, have the computer serviced. • Problem : My screen goes blank while the computer is on. Solution : Your screen saver or power management might have been enabled. Do either of the following: – Touch the TrackPoint pointing device or the touch pad, or press a key to exit the screen saver. – Press the power button to resume from sleep or hibernation. Beep errors Table 8. Beep errors Problem Solution One short beep, pause, three short beeps, pause, three more short beeps, and one short beep Make sure that memory modules are installed correctly. If they are, and you..

A wireless LAN problem - Page 154

– The cable is installed correctly. The network cable must be securely connected both to the Ethernet connector of your computer and to the RJ45 connector of the hub. The maximum allowable distance from the computer to hub is 100 meters. If the cable is connected and the distance is within acceptable limits but the problem persists, try a different cable. – You are using the correct device driver. To install correct driver, do the following: 1. Click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ Hardware and Sound ➙ Device Manager . If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, typ..

Problems with keyboard and other pointing devices - Page 155

Make sure that the wireless radio is enabled by double-clicking the Access Connections icon on the taskbar. Note: If you are using the Windows 7 operating system, click Show hidden icons on the taskbar. The Access Connections icon is displayed. For more information about the icon, refer to the Access Connections help information system. Check the Network Name (SSID) and your encryption information. Use the Access Connections program to verify this case-sensitive information. A wireless WAN problem Problem : A message is displayed indicating that an unauthorized WAN card is installed. Soluti..

Problems with the display and multimedia devices - Page 156

Keyboard problems • Problem : All or some keys on the keyboard do not work. Solution : If an external numeric keypad is connected: 1. Turn off the computer. 2. Remove the external numeric keypad. 3. Turn on the computer and try using the keyboard again. If the keyboard problem is resolved, carefully reconnect the external numeric keypad, external keyboard, making sure that you have seated the connectors properly. If the problem remains, make sure that the correct device driver is installed by doing the following: 1. Click Start ➙ Control Panel . Change the view of the Control Panel from..

External monitor problems - Page 157

4. Click Advanced Settings . 5. Click the Adapter tab. 6. Make sure that the correct device driver name is shown in the adapter information window. Note: The device driver name depends on the video chip that has been installed on your computer. 7. Click the Properties button. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. Check the Device status box and make sure that the device is working correctly. If not, click the Troubleshoot button and follow the instructions on the screen. 8. Click the Monitor tab. Check whether the color..

Audio problems - Page 158

– The monitor information is correct and the appropriate monitor type is selected. Refer to the solution to the above problem. – Make sure that an appropriate refresh rate is selected by doing the following: 1. Connect the external monitor to the monitor connector, and then connect the monitor to an electrical outlet. 2. Turn on the external monitor and the computer. 3. Right-click on the desktop, and click Screen resolution . Note: If your computer cannot detect the external monitor, click the Detect button. 4. Click the icon for the desired monitor (the Monitor-2 icon is for the exter..

Chapter 10 - Page 159

4. Double-click Sound, video and game controllers . 5. Make sure the following device is enabled and configured correctly: • Problem : Sound does not come from a headphone or a speaker, or your computer cannot record sounds. Solution : To switch from one device to another (for example, from a speaker to a headphone, or from an external microphone to a built-in microphone), do the following: 1. Click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ Hardware and Sound . 2. Click the Realtek HD Manager icon. 3. Make sure that you are in MULTI-STREAM mode in the Audio Director window. 4. In the Volume Mixer windo..

Fingerprint reader problems - Page 160

• Problem : The sound cannot be turned off completely even if you set the Master volume control at minimum. Solution : You still can hear some sound even though you have set the Master volume control at minimum. To turn off the sound completely, go to the Master volume control and select Mute speakers . • Problem : When you connect a headphone to your computer while playing sound, a speaker does not produce sound. Solution : Once the headphone is attached, the streaming is automatically redirected to it. If you want to listen to sound from the speakers again, be sure to set those speake..

Safety, Warranty, and Setup Guide - Page 161

Solution : You cannot charge the battery when it is too hot. If the battery feels hot, remove it from the computer and allow it to cool to room temperature. After it cools, reinstall it and recharge the battery. If it still cannot be charged, have it serviced. This system does not support batteries that are not genuine Lenovo-made or authorized. The system will continue to boot, but may not charge unauthorized batteries. Attention: Lenovo has no responsibility for the performance or safety of unauthorized batteries, and provides no warranties for failures or damage arising out of their use...

A power button problem - Page 162

If your computer does not run on battery power, check the following items: 1. Remove and reseat the battery to make sure that it is properly connected. Refer to “Replacing the battery” on page 72. 2. Swap batteries with another similar model, if available. If another similar ThinkPad model is available, then verify that the battery pack works in the other computer and that the battery pack for the other model works in this computer. 3. Verify the battery-status indicator. Refer to “Status indicators” on page 7. The battery-status indicator is normally illuminated whenever the batter..

Problems with drives and other storage devices - Page 163

Solution : Check whether an external monitor was disconnected or turned off while the computer was in sleep mode. If you disconnected or turned off the external monitor, connect it or turn it on before resuming the computer from the sleep mode. When resuming the computer from the sleep mode without attaching the external monitor or turning it on, and the computer display remains blank, press Fn+F7 to bring up the computer display. • Problem : The computer does not return from sleep mode, or the sleep indicator stays on and the computer does not work. Solution : If the system does not retu..

A solid-state drive problem - Page 164

Solution : Your computer supports an enhanced password algorithm. Computers older than yours might not support such a security function. A solid-state drive problem Problem : When you compress files or folders by use of the data compression function in Windows, and then decompress them, the process of writing to or reading from the files or folders is slow. Solution : Apply the disk defragmentation tool in Windows for faster access to the data. A software problem Problem : An application does not run correctly. Solution : Make sure that the problem is not being caused by the application. Ch..

Before you contact Lenovo - Page 165

Chapter 11. Getting support This chapter provides information about getting help and support from Lenovo. • “Before you contact Lenovo” on page 147 • “Getting help and service” on page 147 • “Purchasing additional services” on page 149 Before you contact Lenovo Often, you can solve your computer problems by referring to the information in the explanations of error codes, running diagnostic programs, or by consulting the Lenovo Web site. Registering your computer Register your computer with Lenovo at http://www.lenovo.com/register. For more information, see “Registering y..

Using diagnostic programs - Page 166

about where to go for additional information about Lenovo and our products, what to do if you experience a problem with your computer, and whom to call for service should it be necessary. Information about your computer and preinstalled software, if any, is available in the documentation that comes with your computer. That documentation includes printed books, online books, readme files, and help files. In addition, information about Lenovo products is available on the World Wide Web. Microsoft Service Packs are the latest software source for Windows product updates. They are available thro..

Safety, Warranty, and Setup Guide - Page 167

• Engineering change management - Occasionally, there might be changes that are required after a product has been sold. Lenovo or your reseller, if authorized by Lenovo, will make selected Engineering Changes (ECs) that apply to your hardware available. The following items are not covered: • Replacement or use of parts not manufactured for or by Lenovo or nonwarranted parts Note: All warranted parts contain a 7-character identification in the format FRU XXXXXXX. • Identification of software problem sources • Configuration of UEFI BIOS as part of an installation or upgrade • Change..

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Wireless related information - Page 169

Appendix A. Regulatory Information Wireless related information Wireless interoperability The Wireless LAN PCI Express Mini Card is designed to be interoperable with any wireless LAN product that is based on DSSS, CCK, and/or OFDM radio technology, and is compliant to: • The 802.11b/g Standard, 802.11a/b/g or 802.11n draft 2.0 on Wireless LANs, as defined and approved by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. • The Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) certification as defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance. Your Bluetooth card is compliant with Bluetooth Specification 4.0 as defined by the B..

Location of the UltraConnect wireless antennas - Page 170

Usage environment and your health Integrated wireless cards emit radio frequency electromagnetic energy like other radio devices. However, the level of energy emitted is far much less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by wireless devices like for example mobile phones. Due to the fact that integrated wireless cards operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, Lenovo believes they are safe for use by consumers. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific community and result from deliberations of panels and..

Appendix A. Regulatory Information - Page 171

The auxiliary antenna connected to the wireless LAN or WiMAX feature is located at the top left portion of the computer display, near the center. 3. Wireless LAN antenna (Third) If your computer has the Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) wireless LAN feature, the third wireless antenna is located at the top center portion of the computer display. 4. Wireless LAN and WiMAX combo antenna (Main) The main antenna connected to the wireless LAN or WiMAX feature is located at the top right side of the computer display, near the center. 5. Wireless WAN antenna (Main) If your computer comes with ..

User Guide - Page 172

Responsible Party: Lenovo (United States) Incorporated 1009 Think Place - Building One Morrisville, NC 27560 Phone Number: 919-294-5900 Industry Canada Class B emission compliance statement This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. European Union - Compliance to the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive This product is in conformity with the protection requirements of EU Council Directive 2004/108/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic comp..

Appendix A. Regulatory Information - Page 173

Verträglichkeit von Geräten), bzw. der EMV EG Richtlinie 2004/108/EC (früher 89/336/EWG), für Geräte der Klasse B. Dieses Gerät ist berechtigt, in Übereinstimmung mit dem Deutschen EMVG das EG-Konformitätszeichen - CE - zu führen. Verantwortlich für die Konformitätserklärung nach Paragraf 5 des EMVG ist die Lenovo (Deutschland) GmbH, Gropiusplatz 10, D-70563 Stuttgart. Informationen in Hinsicht EMVG Paragraf 4 Abs. (1) 4: Das Gerät erfüllt die Schutzanforderungen nach EN 55024 und EN 55022 Klasse B. Korea Class B compliance statement Japan VCCI Class B compliance statement Jap..

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EU WEEE statements - Page 175

Appendix B. WEEE and recycling statements Lenovo encourages owners of information technology equipment to responsibly recycle their equipment when it is no longer needed. Lenovo offers a variety of programs and services to assist equipment owners in recycling their IT products. Information on product recycling offerings can be found on Lenovo's Internet site at http://www.lenovo.com/social_responsibility/us/en/. EU WEEE statements EU Only The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) mark applies only to countries within the European Union (EU) and Norway. Appliances are labeled in a..

Recycling information for Brazil - Page 176

Disposing of Lenovo computer components Some Lenovo computer products sold in Japan may have components that contain heavy metals or other environmental sensitive substances. To properly dispose of disused components, such as a printed circuit board or drive, use the methods described above for collecting and recycling a disused computer or monitor. Disposing of disused lithium batteries from Lenovo computers A button-shaped lithium battery is installed on the system board of your Lenovo computer to provide power to the computer clock while the computer is off or disconnected from the main ..

Battery recycling information for the European Union - Page 177

Battery recycling information for the European Union Notice: This mark applies only to countries within the European Union (EU). Batteries or packaging for batteries are labeled in accordance with European Directive 2006/66/EC concerning batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators. The Directive determines the framework for the return and recycling of used batteries and accumulators as applicable throughout the European Union. This label is applied to various batteries to indicate that the battery is not to be thrown away, but rather reclaimed upon end of life per this D..

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Appendix C. - Page 179

Appendix C. ENERGY STAR model information ENERGY STAR ® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy aimed at saving money and protecting the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Lenovo is proud to offer our customers products with the ENERGY STAR qualified designation. Lenovo computers of the following machine types, if the ENERGY STAR mark is affixed, have been designed and tested to conform to the ENERGY STAR program requirements for computers. 3434, 3435, 3436, 3437, 3438, 3441, and 3442 By using ENERGY STAR qu..

User Guide - Page 180

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Appendix D. - Page 181

Appendix D. Notices Lenovo may not offer the products, services, or features discussed in this document in all countries. Consult your local Lenovo representative for information on the products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to a Lenovo product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that Lenovo product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not infringe any Lenovo intellectual property right may be used instead. However, it is the user's responsibility to evaluate and verif..

Trademarks - Page 182

Trademarks The following terms are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both: Lenovo Access Connections Active Protection System Rescue and Recovery Secure Data Disposal ThinkPad ThinkVantage TrackPoint Ultrabay UltraBase UltraConnect UltraNav Intel and Intel SpeedStep are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Microsoft, Windows, Bing, and BitLocker are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. BlackBerry ® , RIM ® , Research In Motion ® , SureType ® and related trademarks, n..

Part Number: - Page 184

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