Notes • Before using the product, be sure to read Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide first. • Some instructions in this guide may assume that you are using ® Windows 7. If you are using other Windows operating system, some operations may be slightly different.
Contents Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer ... 1 Top view ...1 Left-side view ...4 Right-side view...5 Front view ...6 Bottom view ...7 Chapter 2. Learning the basics... 9 First use...9 Using AC adapter and battery ...11 Using the touchpad...13 Using the keyboard...14 Connecting external devices...17 Special keys and buttons...19...
Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Lenovo IdeaPad Z580/Z585 Attention: • The dashed part is invisible. • Do NOT open the display panel beyond 130 degrees. When closing the display panel, be careful NOT to leave pens or any other objects in between the display panel and the...
Integrated camera Wireless module antennas Note: Wireless module antennas may be placed in different positions (2a/2b) depending on different configurations. Computer display Speakers Power button OneKey Rescue system button Note: For details, see “OneKey Rescue system” on page 30. Cap sensor buttons Built-in microphone...
Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Left-side view Kensington slot Note: For details, see “Attaching a security lock (not supplied)” on page 24. Fan louvers Note: Make sure that none of the fan louvers are blocked or else overheating of the computer may occur.
Right-side view Lenovo IdeaPad Z380 Lenovo IdeaPad Z480/Z485/Z580/Z585 Headphone jack Attention: • Listening to music at high volume over extended periods of time may damage your hearing. Microphone jack Optical drive USB port Note: For details, see “Connecting USB devices” on page 18.
Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Lenovo IdeaPad Z480/Z485/Z580/Z585 Battery latch - manual Battery pack Optical drive/ Hard disk drive / Memory / Central processing unit / Mini PCI Express Card slot compartment Battery latch - spring loaded The manual battery latch is used to keep the battery pack secured in place.
Chapter 2. Learning the basics Putting your computer into sleep state or shutting it down When you finish working with your computer, you can put it into sleep state or shut it down. Putting your computer into sleep state If you will be away from your computer for only a short time, put the computer into sleep state.
Using AC adapter and battery Checking battery status You can determine the percentage of battery power remaining by checking the battery icon in the notification area. Note: As each computer user has different habits and needs, it is difficult to predict how long a battery charge will last.
If you are not going to use the computer for an extended period of time, or if you need to send your computer to Lenovo for service, etc. remove the battery pack from the computer. Before removing the battery pack, make sure the computer has been shut down.
Using the touchpad Touchpad Touchpad button Note: You can enable/disable the touchpad using Fn + F6. When the touchpad indicator is lit, the touchpad is disabled. Chapter 2. Learning the basics - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - To move the cursor on the screen, slide your fingertip over the pad in the direction in which you want the cursor to move.
Your computer has a numeric keypad and function keys incorporated in its standard keyboard. Numeric keypad Lenovo IdeaPad Z380/Z480/Z485 The keyboard has keys that, when enabled, work as a 10-key numeric keypad. To enable or disable the numeric keypad, press Fn + F8.
Through the use of the function keys, you can change operational features instantly. To use this function, press and hold Fn function keys Lenovo IdeaPad Z380/Z480/Z485 Lenovo IdeaPad Z580/Z585 Chapter 2. Learning the basics ; then press one of the...
Connecting external devices Your computer has a wide range of built-in features and connection capabilities. Using memory cards (not supplied) Your computer supports the following types of memory cards: • Secure Digital (SD) card • MultiMediaCard (MMC) • Secure Digital PRO (SD PRO) •...
Chapter 2. Learning the basics Connecting USB devices Your computer comes with 3 or 4 USB ports compatible with USB devices. The first time you plug a USB device into a particular USB port on your computer, Windows automatically installs a driver for that device. After the driver is installed, you can disconnect and reconnect the device without performing any additional steps.
Special keys and buttons OneKey Rescue system button • When the computer is powered-off, press this button to start Lenovo OneKey Rescue system. • In Windows operating system, press this button to start Lenovo OneKey Recovery system. Note: For details, see “OneKey Rescue system” on page 30.
These modes are preset enhancements by Lenovo to improve visual and aural experiences via your computer in different usage scenarios. You can manually choose between normal, movie and intelligent mode.
Thermal management button The thermal management button can be used to switch the computer between different work modes and thus control the speed at which the heat dissipation fan spins. You can choose between standard, super silent, or efficient thermal dissipation mode. You can also activate the dust cleaning feature by pressing and releasing the thermal control button.
Chapter 2. Learning the basics • Performing dust cleaning Dust tends to accumulate around the heat sink of the computer’s CPU over time, reducing the dissipation capability of the heat sink. You can reduce the amount of accumulated dust by performing dust cleaning. To perform dust cleaning, repeatedly press the thermal management button until highlighted.
• You are responsible for evaluating, selecting, and implementing the locking devices and security features. Lenovo offers no comment judgement or warranty regarding the function, quality or performance of locking devices and security features. Using VeriFace™ VeriFace is a face recognition software which takes a digital snapshot, extracts key features of your face, and creates a digital map that becomes the system’s “password”.
For details about how to set the password, see the Help to the right of the screen in BIOS setup utility. Note: To enter BIOS setup utility, press F2 when the Lenovo logo appears on the screen while the computer is starting up.
Chapter 3. Connecting to the Internet As a global network, the Internet connects computers worldwide, providing services such as e-mailing, information searching, electronic commerce, Web browsing and entertainment. You can connect the computer to the Internet in the following ways: Wired connection: use physical wiring to connect.
Chapter 3. Connecting to the Internet Hardware connection: Cable TV cable Telephone line Splitter * Splitter * Cable modem * DSL modem * * Not supplied. Note: The above diagrams are for reference only. Actual connection method may vary. Software configuration Consult your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for details on how to configure your computer.
Chapter 3. Connecting to the Internet Wireless connection Wireless connections provide mobile access to the Internet, allowing you to stay online anywhere the wireless signal covers. Divided by the signal scales, wireless connection to the Internet can be built based on the following standards. Wi-Fi WiMAX Note: Your computer may not support all wireless connection methods.
Chapter 3. Connecting to the Internet Using Wi-Fi/WiMAX (on select models) Enabling wireless connection To enable wireless communications, press Fn + F5 to make configuration. Hardware connection Wi-Fi/WiMAX network Access point * * Not supplied Software configuration Consult your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and search Windows Help and Support Center for details on how to configure your computer.
OneKey Rescue system Introduction The Lenovo OneKey Rescue system is an easy-to-use program that can be used to back up the data on your system partition (C drive) for easy restore when required. You can run Lenovo OneKey Recovery under the Windows operating system, and the OneKey Rescue system without starting the Windows operating system.
Creating a recovery disc(s) Your computer does not ship with a recovery disc. You can use Lenovo OneKey Recovery system to create a recovery disc(s), which can be used to start and restore your computer in case of a system failure.
Where can I find warranty information? For the warranty applicable to your computer, including the warranty period and type of warranty service, see the Lenovo limited warranty flyer that came with your computer. How can I install the device drivers? A compatible device driver is a requirement to ensure correct operation and performance of each component in your computer.
Chapter 5. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting If you do not find your problem here, see Chapter 2. The following section only describes problems that might negate the need to refer to the more comprehensive information in Chapter 2. Display problems When I turn on the computer, nothing appears on the screen.
If you forget your HDD password, a Lenovo authorized servicer cannot reset your password or recover data from the hard disk. You must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing representative to have the hard disk drive replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service.
Chapter 5. Troubleshooting The computer does not return from sleep mode and the com- puter does not work. Note: If the system still does not return from sleep mode, your system has stopped responding, and you cannot turn off the computer; reset the computer. Unsaved data may be lost. To reset the computer, press and hold the power button for 4 seconds or more.
Sound problems No sound can be heard from the speaker even when the vol- ume is turned up. Battery problems Your computer shuts down before the battery status indica- tor shows empty. -or- Your computer operates after the battery status indicator shows empty.
Appendix A. CRU instructions Note:The illustrations used in this chapter are of the Lenovo IdeaPad Z480, unless otherwise stated. Replacing the battery pack Note: Use only the battery provided by Lenovo. Any other battery could ignite or explode. To replace the battery pack, do the following: 1 Turn off the computer, or enter hibernation mode.
Replacing the hard disk drive You can increase the storage capacity of your computer by replacing the hard disk drive with one of greater capacity. You can purchase a new hard disk drive from your reseller or Lenovo marketing representative. Notes: •...
To replace the hard disk drive, do the following: 1 Turn off the computer; then disconnect the AC adapter and all cables from the computer. 2 Close the computer display, and then turn the computer over. 3 Remove the battery pack. 4 Remove the Optical drive/Hard disk drive/Memory/Central processing unit/Mini PCI Express Card slot compartment cover.
8 Remove the screws and detach the metal frame from the hard disk drive. 9 Attach the metal frame to a new hard disk drive and tighten the screws. 0 Put the hard disk drive gently into the hard disk drive bay with the tab facing upwards and the connectors facing each other;...
Appendix A. CRU instructions Replacing memory You can increase the amount of memory in your computer by installing a double-data-rate three synchronous dynamic random access memory (DDR3 SDRAM)-available as an option-in the memory slot of your computer. DDR3 SDRAMs are available in various capacities. Note: Use only the memory types supported by your computer.
6 If two DDR3 SDRAMs are already installed in the memory slot, remove one of them to make room for the new one by pressing out on the latches on both edges of the socket at the same time. Be sure to save the old DDR3 SDRAM for future use.
Appendix A. CRU instructions Note: If only one DDR3 SDRAM is used on the computer you are servicing, the card must be installed in SLOT-0 ( To make sure that the DDR3 SDRAM is installed correctly, do as follows: 1 Turn the computer on. 2 Hold F2 during startup.
Replacing the wireless LAN card To replace the wireless LAN card, do the following: 1 Turn off the computer; then disconnect the AC adapter and all cables from the computer. 2 Close the computer display, and then turn the computer over. 3 Remove the battery pack.
Appendix A. CRU instructions 7 Take out the wireless LAN card 8 Install the new wireless LAN card. 9 Reinstall and tighten the screw. 0 Reconnect the two wireless LAN cables (one black, one white). Note: When installing or reinstalling the wireless LAN card, make sure to plug the black cable into the jack labeled 1 and the white cable into the jack labeled 2.
Appendix A. CRU instructions The following table provides a list of CRUs for your computer, and informs you of where to find replacement instructions. AC adapter Power cord for AC adapter Battery pack Bottom access doors Hard disk drive Memory Wireless LAN card Optical drive Setup Poster...
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