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Lenovo B480 User Manual

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    User Guide Lenovo B480, B485, and B580...

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    “Important safety information” on page iv • Appendix C “Notices” on page 69 The Safety and Warranty Guide and the Regulatory Notice have been uploaded to the Web site. To refer to them, go to http://www.lenovo.com/UserManuals. First Edition (April 2012) © Copyright Lenovo 2012.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Hardware connection ..Wireless related information ..Software configuration ..© Copyright Lenovo 2012...

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    Export classification notice ..Battery recycling information for the European Union ....Electronic emission notices..Battery recycling information for the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Canada .

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    © Copyright Lenovo 2012...

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    This information can help you safely use your notebook personal computer. Follow and retain all information included with your computer. The information in this document does not alter the terms of your purchase ® agreement or the Lenovo Limited Warranty. Customer safety is important. Our products are developed to be safe and effective. However, personal computers are electronic devices.

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    Note: If you notice these conditions with a product (such as an extension cord) that is not manufactured for or by Lenovo, stop using that product until you can contact the product manufacturer for further instructions, or until you get a suitable replacement.

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    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 , or better. For other countries, the suitable types shall be used accordingly. Never wrap a power cord around a power adapter or other object.

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    Do not connect or disconnect any external device cables other than Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable while the computer power is on; otherwise, you might damage your computer. To avoid possible damage to attached devices, wait at least five seconds after the computer is shut down to disconnect external devices. © Copyright Lenovo 2012...

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    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.

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    The following statement applies to users in the state of California, U.S.A. California Perchlorate Information: Products containing CR (manganese dioxide) lithium coin cell batteries may contain perchlorate. Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate © Copyright Lenovo 2012...

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    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: •...

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    • Remove CD/DVD discs from the computer when not in use. • Do not bend or flex CD/DVD discs, or force them into the computer or their packaging. • Check CD/DVD discs for cracks before each use. Do not use cracked or damaged discs. © Copyright Lenovo 2012...

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    50332-2 can be dangerous due to excessive sound pressure levels. If your Lenovo computer came with headphones or earphones in the package, as a set, the combination of the headphones or earphones and the computer already complies with the specifications of EN 50332-1.

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    WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or cords associated with accessories sold with this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. Save these instructions. © Copyright Lenovo 2012 xiii...

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  • Page 17: Computer, Top View

    • “Status indicators” on page 6 • “Features” on page 7 • “Specifications” on page 8 Top view Figure 1. Lenovo B480, B485, and B580 top view ® Integrated camera OneKey Recovery Pro program button Wireless module antennas Touch pad...

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    Speakers Numeric keypad Power button Status indicators Note: Your computer might look different from the above illustration. Integrated camera Use the camera to take pictures or hold a video conference. Wireless module antennas The built-in antennas ensure optimal reception of wireless radio. Computer display The LCD display provides brilliant visual output.

  • Page 19: Left-side View

    Left-side view Figure 2. Lenovo B480, B485, and B580 left-side view Security keyhole Ethernet connector Fan louvers HDMI port Monitor connector USB 3.0 connectors 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.

  • Page 20: Right-side View, Front View

    Right-side view Figure 3. Lenovo B480, B485, and B580 right-side view Combo audio jack USB connector Power jack USB connector Optical drive Combo audio jack To listen to the sound from your computer, connect a headphone or a headset that has a 3.5 mm 4-pole plug to the combo audio jack.

  • Page 21: Bottom View

    Media card reader slot For more information, refer to “Using the media card reader” on page 18. Bottom view Figure 5. Lenovo B480, B485, and B580 bottom view Battery latch (manual) Battery latch (spring loaded) Battery Bottom slot cover Battery latch (manual) Keeps the battery secured in place.

  • Page 22: Status Indicators

    Status indicators The status indicators show the current status of your computer. Figure 6. Status indicators of Lenovo B480, B485, and B580 Caps lock indicator When the indicator is on, the Caps lock mode is enabled. You can type all alphabetic characters (A-Z) in upper case without pressing the Shift key.

  • Page 23: Features

    Figure 7. Status indicators of Lenovo B480, B485, and B580 Power and battery status indicator • Green: The battery charge level is between 80% and 100%, or the battery discharge level is between 20% and 100%. • Slow blinking green: The battery charge level is between 20% and 80%, and charging is continuing.

  • Page 24: Specifications

    • Integrated WiMAX • 100/1000M Ethernet communication Security features • Fingerprint reader Specifications This topic lists the physical specifications for your computer. Lenovo B480 and B485 Size • Width: 340 mm • Depth: 234.6 mm • Height: 23.4~33.6 mm Heat output •...

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    • Depth: 252 mm • Height: 33.1 mm Heat output • 65 W (222 Btu/hr) or 90 W (307 Btu/hr) maximum heat output (depending on the model) Power source (ac power adapter) • Sine-wave input at 50 to 60 Hz •...

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  • Page 27: Chapter 2. Using Your Computer, Frequently Asked Questions

    Solution: For the warranty applicable to your computer, including the warranty period and type of warranty service, see “Lenovo Limited Warranty” in the Safety and Warranty Guide that comes with your computer. • Question: How can I install the device drivers? Solution: A compatible device driver is a requirement to ensure correct operation and performance of each component in your computer.

  • Page 28: Tips On Using Your Computer, Reading The Manuals, Connecting To Power, Turning On The Computer

    2. Check if the destination medium is damaged, try to select another file path and then try again. • Question: When do I need to restore the computer to the factory default settings? Solution: You can restore the computer to the factory default settings when it fails or when you need to reinstall the operating system.

  • Page 29: Using The Ac Power Adapter And The Battery Pack, Checking The Battery Status

    To put the computer into sleep mode, do either of the following: • Click and select Sleep from the Start menu. Then click OK. • Press Fn+F1. Note: Wait until the power indicator starts blinking (indicating that the computer is in sleep state) before you move the computer.

  • Page 30: Charging The Battery, Maximizing The Battery Life, Handling The Battery

    Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the battery pack. Attempting to do so can cause an explosion, or liquid leakage from the battery pack. A battery pack other than the one specified by Lenovo, or a disassembled or modified battery pack is not covered by the warranty.

  • Page 31: Using The Touch Pad

    If the rechargeable battery pack is incorrectly replaced, there is danger of an explosion. The battery pack 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.

  • Page 32: Using The Keyboard, Numeric Keypad

    Depending on your model, your computer might come with a separate numeric keypad or function keys that could work as a numeric keypad. B480 and B485 The keyboard has keys that can work as a 10-key numeric keypad when enabled. To enable or disable the keypad, press Fn+F8.

  • Page 33: Onekey Recovery Pro Program Button, Function Key Combinations

    OneKey Recovery Pro program button OneKey Recovery Pro program button • When the computer is starting up, press this button when the Lenovo logo is displayed to enter the OneKey Recovery Pro program if the program has been preinstalled. • On the Windows operating system, press this button to launch the OneKey Recovery Pro program.

  • Page 34: Connecting To External Devices, Using The Media Card Reader

    Switch between the computer display and an external monitor. Fn+F5 Enable or disable the built-in wireless networking features. Fn+F6 Enable or disable the touch pad. Fn+F8 (B480 and B485) Enable or disable the numeric keypad. Fn+F9 Start or pause playback of Windows Media Player. Fn+F10 Stop playback of Windows Media Player.

  • Page 35: Using Usb Connectors, Using Bluetooth, Using The Nvidia Optimus Graphics Feature

    To pair the device with your computer, refer to the manuals that comes with the Bluetooth-enabled device. Using the Nvidia Optimus Graphics feature Some Lenovo notebook computers support Nvidia Optimus Graphics. Nvidia Optimus Graphics enables a dynamic switch, that is, a switch with no need to restart your computer between High Performance and Energy Saving.

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  • Page 37: Chapter 3. Connecting To The Network, Wired Connection, Hardware Connection

    This topic provides information about how to connect to the Internet through hardware connection. Cable TV cable (not supplied) Splitter (not supplied) Cable modem (not supplied) Note: Your wired connection might look different from the above illustrations. © Copyright Lenovo 2012...

  • Page 38: Software Configuration, Wireless Connection, Hardware Connection

    Telephone line (not supplied) Splitter (not supplied) DSL modem (not supplied) Note: Your wired connection might look different from the above illustrations. Software configuration Consult your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for details on how to configure your computer for wired connections.

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    Software configuration Consult your Internet Service Provider and search the Windows Help and Support Center for details on how to configure your computer for wireless connections. Chapter 3 Connecting to the network...

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  • Page 41: Copyright Lenovo, Chapter 4. You And Your Computer, Accessibility And Comfort, Ergonomic Information

    The following topics provide information about arranging your work area, setting up your computer equipment, and establishing healthy work habits. Lenovo is committed to providing the latest information and technology to our customers with disabilities. Refer to our accessibility information which outlines our efforts in this area.

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    Questions about vision? The visual display screens of Lenovo notebook computers are designed to meet the highest standards and to provide you with clear, crisp images and large, bright displays that are easy to see, yet easy on the eyes.

  • Page 43: Chapter 5. Security, Attaching A Mechanical Lock, Using Passwords, Using A Fingerprint Reader

    For more information about how to set the password, refer to the online help information system on the right screen of the BIOS. Note: To enter the BIOS, press F1 when the Lenovo logo is displayed on the screen while the computer is starting up.

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  • Page 45: Chapter 6. Onekey Recovery Pro, Windows 7 Operating System, Solving Recovery Problems

    1. Shut down your computer. 2. Press the button when the Lenovo logo is displayed to launch the OneKey Recovery Pro program. Notes: • You can choose to restore your system partition to the original factory state or to a previously generated backup.

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    • Use recovery media if all other methods of recovery have failed and you need to restore the hard disk drive to the factory default settings. Note: If you are unable to access the OneKey Recovery Pro workspace or the Windows environment from a rescue medium or recovery medium, you might not have the rescue device (an internal hard disk drive, a disc, a USB hard disk drive, or other external devices) set as the first boot device in the startup device sequence.

  • Page 47: Chapter 7. Replacing Devices, Static Electricity Prevention, Replacing The Battery

    Replacing the battery Before you start, print these instructions. Note: 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.

  • Page 48: Replacing The Backup Battery

    If the rechargeable battery pack is incorrectly replaced, there is danger of an explosion. The battery pack 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.

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    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.

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    8. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31. 9. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Lenovo B580 To replace the backup battery, do the following: 1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait three to five minutes to let the computer cool.

  • Page 51: Replacing The Hard Disk Drive

    9. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Replacing the hard disk drive Before you start, print these instructions. You can replace the hard disk drive with a new one which can be purchased from your Lenovo reseller or a marketing representative. Prerequisites for the procedure Attention: The hard disk drive is very sensitive.

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    4. Remove the screws , and then remove the cover 5. Remove the screw , and then slide the hard disk drive out 6. Remove the hard disk drive by lifting the tab. 7. Remove the screws and detach the brackets from the hard disk drive. 8.

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    13. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Lenovo B580 To replace the hard disk drive, do the following: 1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait three to five minutes to let the computer cool.

  • Page 54: Replacing The Keyboard

    To replace the keyboard, refer to the instructions for the computer. • “Lenovo B480 and B485” on page 38 • “Lenovo B580” on page 40 Lenovo B480 and B485 To replace the keyboard, do the following: 1.

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    4. Remove the screws , and then remove the cover 5. Remove the screws 6. Turn the computer over and open the display. 7. Carefully lift the keyboard until you can see how it's connected. Hold the keyboard above the computer, and then detach the connector.

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    13. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31. 14. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Lenovo B580 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 three to five minutes to let the computer cool.

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    5. Remove the screws 6. Turn the computer over and open the display. 7. Carefully lift the keyboard until you can see how it's connected. Hold the keyboard above the computer, and then detach the connector. Chapter 7 Replacing devices...

  • Page 58: Replacing A Memory Module

    The static electricity could damage the memory module. To replace a memory module, refer to the instructions for the computer. • “Lenovo B480 and B485” on page 42 • “Lenovo B580” on page 44...

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    1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait three to five minutes to let the computer cool. 2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over. 3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31. 4.

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    11. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31. 12. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Lenovo B580 To replace a memory module, do the following: 1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait three to five minutes to let the computer cool.

  • Page 61: Lan/wimax Connection

    This action reduces any static electricity from your body. The static electricity could damage the card. To replace the PCI Express Mini Card, refer to the instructions for the computer. • “Lenovo B480 and B485” on page 45 • “Lenovo B580” on page 47...

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    1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait for a few minutes, till the inside of the computer cools, before you start the following procedures. 2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over. 3.

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    11. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31. 12. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Lenovo B580 To replace the PCI Express Mini Card, do the following: 1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait for a few minutes, till the inside of the computer cools, before you start the following procedures.

  • Page 64: Removing The Optical Drive

    Removing the optical drive Before you start, print these instructions. To remove the optical drive, refer to the instructions for the computer: • “Lenovo B480 and B485” on page 48 • “Lenovo B580” on page 49 Lenovo B480 and B485 To replace the optical drive, do the following: 1.

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    9. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31. 10. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Lenovo B580 To replace the optical drive, do the following: 1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait three to five minutes to let the computer cool.

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    5. Remove the screw 6. Insert a screwdriver into the screw hole, and then push the optical drive 7. Insert a new optical drive, and then reinstall the screw to secure the drive. 8. Reinstall the computer cover, and then reinstall the screws to secure the cover. 9.

  • Page 67: Chapter 8. Preventing Problems, General Tips For Preventing Problems

    8. Profile your machine at http://support.lenovo.com to keep up to date with current drivers and revisions. 9. Keep up to date for device drivers on other non-Lenovo hardware. You might want to read the device driver information release notes prior to updating for compatibility or known issues.

  • Page 68: Taking Care Of Your Computer

    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 •...

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    Take care in setting passwords Remember your passwords. If you forget a supervisor or hard disk password, Lenovo authorized service providers will not reset it, and you might have to replace your system board or hard disk drive.

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    Register your computer Register your Lenovo products with Lenovo at http://support.lenovo.com. This can help authorities return your computer to you if it is lost or stolen. Registering your computer also enables Lenovo to notify you about possible technical information and upgrades.

  • Page 71: Chapter 9. Troubleshooting Computer Problems, Troubleshooting, Battery And Power Problems

    Notice for users in U.S.A • If your product is not working correctly, DO NOT RETURN IT TO THE STORE. • For technical assistance, contact a Lenovo support specialist 24 hours a day by calling toll free 1-877-4 LENOVO (1-877-453-6686).

  • Page 72: Computer Screen Problems

    The battery pack cannot be charged. 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.

  • Page 73: Problems With Drives And Other Storage Devices

    • Press Fn+F2 to confirm whether the LCD screen has been turned off. If the problem persist, follow the solution to “The screen is unreadable or distorted.” on page 57. The screen is unreadable or distorted. Make sure that: • The display device driver is installed correctly. •...

  • Page 74: Onekey Rescue System Problems, A Password Problem

    I forgot my password. Do any of the following: • If you forget your user password, you must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing representative to have the password changed. • If you forget your hard disk drive password, a Lenovo authorized servicer cannot reset your password or recover data from the hard disk drive.

  • Page 75: A Sound Problem, Other Problems

    2. Also make sure that the device from which the computer starts is enabled. Under the Boot menu, make sure that the device is included in the Boot Priority Order list. 3. Press F12 when the Lenovo logo appears on the screen while the computer is starting up to select the device you want the computer starts from.

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  • Page 77: Appendix A. Regulatory Information, Wireless Related Information

    • Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) • Service Discovery Protocol (SDP) • Synchronization Profile (SYNC) • Video Distribution Profile (VDP) • Generic Attribute Profile (GATT) • Proximity Profile • Find Me Profile • Immediate Alert Profile © Copyright Lenovo 2012...

  • Page 78: Export Classification Notice, Electronic Emission Notices, Federal Communications Commission (fcc Declaration Of Conformity

    Classification Control Number (ECCN) of 4A994.b. It can be re-exported except to any of the embargoed countries in the EAR E1 country list. Electronic emission notices The following information refers to the Lenovo B480, B485, and B580, machine types 3430, 4702, 4720, 20140, 20142, 20144. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Declaration of Conformity This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

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    Lenovo is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than specified or recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment. Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

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    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.

  • Page 81: Statements, China Weee Statement, Eu Weee Statements, Japan Recycling Statements

    Collecting and recycling a disused Lenovo computer or monitor If you are a company employee and need to dispose of a Lenovo computer or monitor that is the property of the company, you must do so in accordance with the Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources.

  • Page 82: Recycling Information For Brazil

    If you want to replace it with a new one, contact your place of purchase or ask for a repair service provided by Lenovo. If you have replaced it by yourself and want to dispose of the disused lithium battery, insulate it with vinyl tape, contact your place of purchase, and follow their instructions.

  • Page 83: Battery Recycling Information For The European Union

    For proper collection and treatment, go to: http://www.lenovo.com/lenovo/environment Battery recycling information for the United States and Canada Battery recycling information for Taiwan...

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  • Page 85: Appendix C. Notices

    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.

  • Page 86: Trademarks

    Trademarks The following terms are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both: Lenovo OneKey The following terms are trademark or registered trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Microsoft Windows Other company, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

  • Page 87: Index

    Index ac power adapter Bluetooth Built-in microphone Camera 1, 17 Charging the battery Function key combinations Keyboard OneKey Recovery program button Password Security Touch pad © Copyright Lenovo 2012...

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