The information in this document does not alter the terms of your purchase agreement ® or the Lenovo Limited Warranty. For more information, see “Warranty Information” in the Safety and Warranty Guide that comes with your computer.
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.
replacing parts. The Off state of a power indicator does not necessarily mean that voltage levels inside a product are zero. Before you remove the covers from a product equipped with a power cord, always make 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DANGER Do not connect phone line while using tablet mode. Notice for users in the U.S.A. Many personal computer products and accessories contain cords, cables or wires, such as power cords or cords to connect the accessory to a personal computer. If this product has such a cord, cable or wire, then the following warning applies: 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...
Locating computer controls, connectors, and indicators This section introduces the computer hardware features to give you the basic information you will need to start using the computer. Front view Figure 1. ThinkPad T430 and T430i front view Status indicators Power button ®...
Touch pad Touch pad buttons TrackPoint buttons 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. Fingerprint reader Some models have a fingerprint reader.
ThinkLight light, press the Fn key and the space key together. To turn it off, press the combination again. CAUTION: Avoid using your computer in dark conditions for prolonged periods. It is bad for your eyes. Right-side view Figure 2. ThinkPad T430 and T430i right-side view Security keyhole USB 2.0 connector Wireless radio switch...
For certain models, a 9.5 mm hard disk drive is installed through the ThinkPad 12.7 mm Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III. Smart card slot Some models have a smart card slot. Left-side view Figure 3. ThinkPad T430 and T430i left-side view Fan louvers (left) Monitor connector Combo audio jack Mini DisplayPort connector USB 3.0 connectors...
Note: The USB 3.0 function only works in the Windows 7 operating system. If you are using other Windows operating system rather than Windows 7, the connector works as a USB 2.0 connector. Bottom view Figure 4. ThinkPad T430 and T430i bottom view Chapter 1 Product overview...
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. PCI Express Mini Card slot for wireless WAN card or mSATA solid state drive Your computer might have a wireless wide area network (WAN) card installed in the PCI Express Mini Card slot for wireless WAN connections.
Rear view Figure 5. ThinkPad T430 and T430i rear view. Always On USB connector Ethernet connector Power jack Fan louvers (rear) Always On USB connector ® By default, the Always On USB 2.0 connector enables you to charge some devices, such as iPod , iPhone, ®...
Status indicators Your computer has system-status indicators and power-status indicators. The status indicators show the current status of your computer. System-status indicators 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. Device access status indicator The hard disk drive, solid state drive, mSATA solid state drive, or the second hard disk drive in the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced bay is reading or writing data.
Certificate of Authenticity (COA) label. Machine type and model label The machine type and model label identifies your computer. If you contact Lenovo for help, the machine type and model number will enable support technicians to identify your computer and provide the highest level of service.
You can find the machine type and model of your computer in the label as shown below: 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.
Certificate of Authenticity label The Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label for the preinstalled operating system is attached. Printed on this label are the product ID and the product key information for your computer. Record this information and keep it in a safe place. You might need these numbers to start your computer or reinstall the operating system. The Windows Certificate of Authenticity of your computer is shown as below: Features Processor...
• mSATA solid state drive (on some models) Display The color display uses TFT technology. • Size: 14.0 inches (355.6 mm) • Resolution: – LCD: Up to 1600-by-900, depending on the model – External analog monitor: Up to 2048-by-1536, depending on the model –...
• Integrated wireless WAN (on some models) • Integrated WiMAX (on some models) Security feature • Fingerprint reader (on some models) Specifications Size • Width: 340.5 mm (13.4 inches) • Depth: 232 mm (9.13 inches) • Height: 29.5 mm (1.16 inches) Heat output •...
This section provides information about how to access ThinkVantage applications on the Windows 7 operating system. If you are using the Windows 7 operating system, you can access applications from the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program or from Control Panel. • Accessing applications from the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program Click Start ➙...
Note: If you do not find the application you need in Control Panel, open the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools application navigation window and double-click the dimmed icon to install the application you need.
Google Maps or Microsoft Bing™ Maps. Lenovo AutoLock To help guard against unauthorized use, the Lenovo AutoLock program automatically locks the computer screen when the integrated camera does not detect human presence through facial feature recognition. The integrated camera starts detecting facial feature when there is no activity from the keyboard or mouse for a certain period of time.
Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools The Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program helps you work more easily and securely by providing easy access to various technologies, such as: • Lenovo Solution Center • Power Manager • Rescue and Recovery • System Update Message Center Plus The Message Center Plus program automatically displays messages to inform you about important notices from Lenovo, such as alerts on system updates and alerts on conditions that require your attention.
Note: The SimpleTap program is only available on certain models preinstalled with the Windows 7 operating system. If your Windows 7 model is not preinstalled with the SimpleTap program, you can download it from http://www.lenovo.com/support. System Update The System Update program helps you keep the software on your computer up-to-date by downloading and installing software packages (ThinkVantage applications, device drivers, UEFI BIOS updates, and other third party applications).
This chapter provides information on using some of the computer components. Register your computer When you register your computer, information is entered into a database, which enables Lenovo to contact you in case of a recall or other severe problem. In addition, some locations offer extended privileges and services to registered users.
• Take advantage of the networking features by use of the Access Connections program. • To learn more about using the wireless features of your computer, refer to “Wireless connections” on page 32. • To travel more confidently, be sure to check the tips in “Traveling with your computer” on page 47. •...
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 or do-nothing mode, change the settings in the Power Manager program. Switching a display output location •...
Press Fn+F6 to open the Communications settings window. From this window, you can take a picture, change the camera and audio settings, and open the Communications Utility program. Adjusting the brightness level of the computer display • Fn+F8: The computer display becomes dimmer. •...
Volume and mute buttons You can adjust the sound level of the built-in speakers by using the following three buttons: Speaker mute button Volume control button Microphone mute button If you mute the sound and then turn off your computer, the sound will remain muted when you turn on your computer again.
Windows key You can display or hide the Start menu of the Windows operating system by pressing the Windows key You also can use the Windows key together with another key to achieve other functions. For details, refer to the help information system of the Windows operating system. Using the UltraNav pointing device Your computer comes with the UltraNav pointing device.
Using the TrackPoint pointing device The TrackPoint pointing device consists of a pointing stick on the keyboard and three click buttons at the bottom of the keyboard. To move the pointer on the screen, you apply pressure to the nonslip cap on the pointing stick in any direction parallel to the keyboard;...
Replacing the cap The cap on the end of the TrackPoint pointing stick is removable. You can replace it as shown in the drawing. 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 UltraNav pointing device and an external mouse If you attach an external mouse to a USB connector, you can use the external mouse simultaneously with the TrackPoint pointing device and the touch pad. Disabling the TrackPoint pointing device or the touch pad To disable the TrackPoint pointing device or the touch pad, do the following: 1.
The ac power adapter that comes with your computer has two basic components: • The transformer pack that converts ac power adapter for use with the computer. • The power cord that plugs into the ac outlet and into the transformer pack. Attention: Using an improper power cord could cause severe damage to your computer.
Managing the battery power With Power Manager, you can adjust your power settings to give you the best balance between performance and power saving. For instructions on accessing the Power Manager program, see “Accessing ThinkVantage applications” on page 14. For more information about the Power Manager program, refer to the help information system. Power-saving modes There are several modes that you can use at any time to conserve power.
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 with the correct Lenovo battery for this system.”...
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.
Connecting to the network Your computer has one or more network cards for connecting to the Internet and to your company's wired LAN or wireless LAN network. Note: Some models come with a built-in wireless WAN card enabling you to establish wireless connections over remote public or private networks.
• If there are restrictions on the use of computers on an airplane with the wireless feature, you need to disable it before boarding. Note: You can purchase a wireless network card as an option from Lenovo at http://www.lenovo.com/accessories/services/index.html. Tips for using the wireless LAN feature •...
For maximum performance from your wireless WAN connection, please keep the following best usage guidelines in mind: • Keep your notebook away from your body. • Place your notebook on a flat surface and open your computer display to an angel of slightly more than 90 degrees.
Access Connections gauge If your computer is running the Windows 7 operating system, the Access Connections gauge on the taskbar 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 by opening the Access Connections program or by right-clicking the Access Connections gauge on the taskbar and selecting View Status of Wireless Connection.
• Wireless status icon states: wireless WAN – Power to the WAN radio is off – No association – No signal – Signal level 1 – Signal level 2 – Signal level 3 Note: If you have trouble in making a connection, try moving your computer closer to your wireless access point.
can see only part of the screen at a time. You can see other parts by moving the image with the TrackPoint pointing device or another pointing device. You can move the display output to the computer display, the external monitor, or both in the Display Settings window.
12. Clear the Show compatible hardware check box. 13. Select Manufacturer and Model for your monitor. If you cannot find your monitor on the list, stop the installation of this driver and use the driver shipped with your monitor. 14. After updating the driver, click Close. 15.
1. Press Ctrl+Alt+F12. The Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel window opens. 2. Select Advanced Mode and click OK. 3. Select Multiple Displays. 4. In the Operating Mode field, select either of the following options and finish other configuration. – Single Display: Depending on your configuration, the computer output is displayed either on the computer display or the DVI monitor.
Playing sound 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 by using an audio cable (commercially available). Using the Extend desktop function Your computer supports a function named the Extend desktop function.
Using audio features Your computer is equipped with the following: • Combo audio jack, 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) in diameter • Built-in speakers • Built-in microphone The following table shows which functions of the audio devices attached to the jacks on your computer or docking station are supported.
2. Click the Manage Settings button. The Communications Utility window opens. 3. In the Communications Utility window, configure the camera settings depending on your individual needs. Adjusting the video output of your camera To adjust the quality of the video output of your camera, do the following: 1.
• High-Capacity(SDHC) cards • Secure Digital eXtended-Capacity(SDXC) cards • MultiMediaCard (MMC) modules Notes: • Your computer does not support the CPRM feature for the SD card. • When transferring data to or from a flash media card, such as an SD card, do not put your computer in sleep or hibernation mode before the data transfer is complete.
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.
Note that there are many ThinkPad product solutions available to help you modify and expand your computer to best suit your needs. Access the following Web site to view some of these options: http://www.lenovo.com/accessories/services/index.html. Explore your options for docking solutions and external products that can provide the adjustability and features that you want.
Accessibility information Lenovo is committed to providing people with disabilities greater access to information and technology. As a result, the following information provides ways to help users that have hearing, vision, and mobility limitations get the most out of their computer experience.
4. If you carry an ac power adapter, detach the ac cord from it to avoid damaging the cord. Note: If you use the ThinkLight light, the battery life is slightly reduced. Travel tips on airplanes If you carry your computer into an airplane, check the travel tips. Notes: •...
Refer to the instructions shipped with the mechanical lock. Note: You are responsible for evaluating, selecting, and implementing the locking devices and security features. Lenovo makes no comments, judgments, or warranties about the function, quality, or performance of locking devices and security features.
10. Commit your password to memory. Note: You might want to note down your power-on password in a safe place. Otherwise, if you forget it, you have to take your computer to a Lenovo reseller or a marketing representative to have the password canceled.
Lenovo cannot reset your passwords or recover data from the hard disk drive. You must take your computer to a Lenovo reseller 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.
• To change the hard disk password, type the current password in the Enter Current Password field. Then type the new password in the Enter New Password field, and retype the password you just entered to verify it in the Confirm New Password field. Press Enter, and a Setup Notice window is displayed. Press F10 to exit from the Setup Notice window.
– Enabling or disabling the Password at unattended boot feature – 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 –...
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.
For details about Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption, see the Windows 7 Help and Support program, or search for “Microsoft Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Step-by-Step Guide” on the Microsoft Web site. Disk Encryption hard disk drive and Encryption solid state drive Some models contain the Disk Encryption hard disk drive or Encryption solid state drive.
Enrolling your fingerprint 1. Turn on your computer. 2. To start Lenovo Fingerprint software, refer to “Accessing ThinkVantage applications” on page 14. 3. Follow the instructions on the screen to enroll your fingerprint. For details, refer to the Help for the program.
LED behavior of the fingerprint reader Table 4. LED behavior list_fingerprint reader Indicator Description Steady green The fingerprint reader is ready to swipe. Blinking green once The fingerprint is being authenticated or has been authenticated. Blinking green The fingerprint reader is ready to swipe in power-on authentication state.
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. Logging on to the system After you enroll your fingerprint, log on to the system the following: 1.
If you forget your hard disk password, Lenovo 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.
• Use the Delete option. • Format your hard disk drive, using the software for initializing it. • Using the recovery program provided by Lenovo to set the hard disk drive back to the factory default settings. These operations, however, only change the file allocation of the data, they do not delete the data itself. In other words, the data retrieval processing is disabled under an operating system such as Windows.
Note: On the Windows 7 operating system, you can create recovery media using discs or external USB storage devices. To create recovery media, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙ Factory Recovery Disks. Then, follow the instructions on the screen.
To perform a backup operation using the Rescue and Recovery program, 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.
To perform a recovery operation using the Rescue and Recovery program, 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.
This section provides instructions on how to create a rescue medium. To create a rescue medium, 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.
1. Attach the USB hard disk drive to one of the USB connectors on your computer. 2. Repeatedly press and release the F12 key when turning on the computer. When the Boot Menu window opens, 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.
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 130. Solving recovery problems If you are unable to access the Rescue and Recovery workspace or the Windows environment, do one of the following: •...
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.
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 with the correct Lenovo battery for this system.” DANGER If the rechargeable battery pack is incorrectly replaced, there is danger of an explosion. The battery pack contains a small amount of harmful substances.
4. Install a fully charged battery until it clicks into place. 5. Slide the battery latch to the locked position. 6. Turn the computer over again. Reconnect the ac power adapter and all cables. Using the extended life battery For longer battery life, an extended life battery is available as an option. You can attach it to the docking station connector of your computer by doing the following: 1.
4. Slide the battery latch to the locked position. 5. Turn the computer over again. Reconnect the ac power adapter and all cables. To remove the extended life battery, do the following: 1. Turn off the computer, or enter hibernation mode. Then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer.
3. Unlock the battery latch. 4. Press the latch as shown and detach the battery. 5. Turn the computer over again. Reconnect the ac power adapter and all cables. Replacing the hard disk drive Before you start, print these instructions. Notes: The hard disk drive or solid state drive is very sensitive.
• Never remove the drive while the system 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. 2.
8. Attach the side rubber rails to the new hard disk drive or the side spacer rails to the new solid state drive. 9. Insert the hard disk drive or solid state drive into the slot; then press it firmly into place. 10.
11. Reinstall the screw. 12. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 69. 13. Turn the computer over again. Reconnect the ac power adapter and all cables. 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.
6. Turn the computer over and open the display. 7. Push hard in the direction shown by the arrows to unlatch the front side of the keyboard. The keyboard will open up slightly 8. Carefully lift the keyboard until you can see how it is connected. Hold the keyboard above the computer, and then detach the connector .
Installing the keyboard To install the keyboard, do the following: 1. Attach the connector. 2. Insert the keyboard. Make sure that the rear edges of the keyboard are under the frame, as shown by the arrows. User Guide...
Use a PC3-12800 DDR3 synchronous DRAM unbuffered memory module in your computer. If you install a memory module that is not supported by your computer, the computer might beep, and the system might not start or might not work properly. You can purchase the appropriate memory option from your Lenovo reseller or a marketing representative.
Replacing memory in the slot on the underside of the computer Your computer has two memory slots: one under the keyboard and another on the underside of the computer. To replace the memory module, follow the procedure below: 1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. 2.
7. Pivot the memory module downward until it snaps into place. 8. Make sure that the memory module is firmly fixed in the slot and cannot be moved easily. 9. Put the memory slot cover back in place , close the cover , and then tighten the screws 10.
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. 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;...
2. When the logo screen is displayed, press the F1 key. The ThinkPad Setup program main menu opens. The Installed memory item shows the total amount of memory installed in your computer. Replacing the wireless LAN/WiMAX card Before you start, print these instructions. DANGER Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous.
6. Remove the screw . The card pops up 7. Remove the card. 8. Align the contact edge of the new PCI Express Mini Card with the corresponding socket contact of the computer. Chapter 6 Replacing devices...
Note: If the new PCI Express Mini Card has two connectors, as in the next drawing, put the white cable in the cable protection tube. 9. Pivot the card until you can snap it into place by pressing the upper side of the connectors .
10. Connect the cables to the new PCI Express Mini Card. Be sure to attach the gray cable to the connector marked “MAIN” or “M” on the card, and the black cable to the connector marked “AUX” or “A”. Note: If the new PCI Express Mini Card has three connectors, be sure to attach the gray cable to the connector marked “TR1”...
Note: If the new PCI Express Mini Card has two connectors, as in the next drawing, put the white cable in the cable protection tube. 9. Pivot the card until you can snap it into place by pressing the upper side of the connectors .
13. Turn the computer over again. Reconnect the ac power adapter and all cables. Installing and 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.
5. 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. 6.
8. Align the contact edge of the new wireless WAN card with the corresponding socket. 9. Pivot the card until you can snap it into place by pressing the upper side of each connector . Secure the card with the screw Note: Depending on the system configuration of your computer, the card might have only one connector.
10. Connect the cables to the new wireless WAN card. 11. Put the memory slot cover back in place , close the cover , and then tighten the screws 12. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 69. 13.
4. Locate the SIM card slot inside the battery compartment. Gently pull the tab extending from the slot until it stops . The card comes partway out of the slot. Remove the card 5. Hold the new card with the metal contact facing upward and going into the slot first. Then, insert the card firmly into the slot until you hear a click.
2. Unlock the bay lock latch by sliding it to the top. While holding the bay lock latch in the unlocked position, slide the bay eject latch to the left, then pull out the Ultrabay device 3. Insert the replaceable device into the bay; then press the device firmly into the connector. User Guide...
To hot-swap the Ultrabay device, do the following: 1. Click the triangular icon on the taskbar to show hidden icons, then click Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon, and then stop the device. 2. Remove and insert the Ultrabay device as introduced in “Replacing the Ultrabay device” on page 95. Performing a warm swap To do a warm swap is to connect, remove, or reconnect a device while the computer is in sleep mode.
3. Insert the hard disk drive with the label facing upward. Note: If your hard disk drive has a strap, be sure not to leave it under the drive. 4. Ensure that the hard disk drive is connected firmly. 5. Close the hard disk drive stopper. 6.
Notes: If you install the secondary hard disk drive using hot swap or warm swap, and the hard disk drive is protected by a password, you cannot get access to the drive right after inserting the adapter into the bay. To get access to it, do the following: a.
Docking station connector: This is where you attach your computer. ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 and ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 with USB 3.0 Power button: Press the power button to turn the computer on or off. Key lock indicator: This indicator lights when the system lock key is in the locked position. When the system lock key is in the locked position, the eject button of the docking station is locked;...
Power button: Press the power button to turn the computer on or off. Key lock indicator: This indicator lights when the system lock key is in the locked position. When the system lock key is in the locked position, the eject button of the docking station is locked; you cannot attach or remove your computer.
Security keyhole: Use a security cable lock that fits this keyhole to lock your port replicator to a stationary object to protect it from theft. ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 and ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 with USB 3.0 Power jack: Connect the ac power adapter. DisplayPort connector: Connect a display device.
ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 and ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 with USB 3.0 DisplayPort connector: Connect a display device. DVI connector: Connect a monitor that supports Single-Link DVI. Note: The DVI connector provides a digital interface only. This connector can only be used with a computer that supports DVI connection established through docking stations.
• If your computer is operating, make sure that it has finished any operations involving devices that are connected to a USB connector. Also make sure that any connection to an Ethernet connector has been disconnected. • The following illustrations are for the ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3. The procedure is the same for other docking stations.
3. Put your computer on the platform of the docking station, making sure that the top-left corner of the computer is aligned to the guide plate. 4. Insert your computer into the docking station until you hear a click. The computer is attached to the docking station.
Note: You are responsible for evaluating, selecting, and implementing the locking device and security feature. Lenovo makes no comments, judgments, or warranties about the function, quality, or performance of the locking device or security feature. For the ThinkPad docking stations, in addition to attaching a mechanical lock to the docking station, you also can use the system lock key to lock the eject button.
The name of each subfolder is the number of a fix module. For information about each fix module, go to the Microsoft Knowledge Base homepage at http://www.lenovo.com/support, type the number of the fix module you need in the search field, and click Search.
Windows 7 operating system by doing the following: 1. Go to http://www.lenovo.com/support. Find your model and display the driver links. 2. Select the USB 3.0 driver for the 32-bit or 64-bit operating system and extract it to your local hard disk drive.
Note: If you cannot find the Supplement files, device drivers, and application software you need on your hard disk drive, or if you want to receive updates and the latest information about them, go to http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers. ThinkPad Setup Your computer comes with the ThinkPad Setup program to enable you to select various setup parameters.
Main menu The Main menu is the first interface you see after you enter ThinkPad Setup. It displays the following configuration of your computer: • UEFI BIOS Version • UEFI BIOS Date (Year-Month-Day) • Embedded Controller Version • Machine Type Model •...
Table 5. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Value Submenu item Comments • AC power is required with magic packet type Wake on LAN. • The Wake on LAN function does not work when a hard disk password is set. Ethernet LAN Option ROM •...
Table 5. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Value Submenu item Comments • Auto If you select Auto, it enables you to connect and route appropriate USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 connectors. If you select Enabled, it enables USB 3.0 mode and allows USB 3.0 to be supported in the operating system.
Table 5. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Value Submenu item Comments condition until you press the Fn key again. Keyboard Illumination Enable the ThinkLight • ThinkLight Only Control light feature, the keyboard • Keyboard backlight Only backlight feature, or both. •...
Table 5. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Value Submenu item Comments ® Power Intel SpeedStep • Disabled Select the mode of Intel technology SpeedStep technology at • Enabled runtime. (Intel SpeedStep mounted Mode for AC models only) Maximum Performance: •...
Table 5. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Value Submenu item Comments 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.
Table 5. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Value Submenu item Comments Intel AMT Intel AMT Control • Disabled If you select Enabled, Intel AMT (Active Management • Enabled Technology) is configured • Permanently Disabled and additional setup items are provided in MEBx (Management Engine BIOS Extension) Setup.
3. Type the date or time. Security menu If you need to set the security features of your computer, select Security from the ThinkPad Setup menu. The following table lists the Security menu items. Notes: • Default values are in boldface. The default settings are already optimized for you. If you consider changing the computer configuration, proceed with extreme caution.
Table 6. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Value Submenu item Comments Hard Disk x Password • Disabled See “Hard disk passwords” on page 50. • Enabled Notes: • Hard Disk 1 means the hard disk drive built into your computer. •...
Table 6. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Value Submenu item Comments Physical Presence for • Disabled This option enables or disables the confirmation Provisioning message when you change the settings of the • Enabled security chip. Physical Presence for •...
Table 6. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Value Submenu item Comments Memory Card Slot • Disabled If you select Enabled, you can use the memory card slots. • Enabled Smart Card Slot • Disabled If you select Enabled, you can use the smart card slot.
• Use the Boot submenu to specify the startup sequence that runs when you turn on the power. • Use the Network submenu to specify the startup sequence that runs when Wake on LAN is enabled. Wake on LAN is commonly used by LAN administrators in corporate networks to get remote access to your computer.
In some instances when you add software, hardware, or a device driver, you might be informed that you need to update your UEFI BIOS in order for the new addition to work properly. To update your UEFI BIOS, go to the following Web site and follow the instructions on the screen: http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers Chapter 8 Advanced configuration...
Using system management This section is intended primarily for network administrators. Your computer is designed for manageability, so that you can redirect more of your resources to better meet your business objectives. This manageability, or “Total Cost of Ownership” (TCO), enables you to remotely power on your computer, format the hard disk drive, install the software of your choice, and have the computer start up and function in the same way as an ordinary desktop PC.
• Wake on LAN • Network Boot sequence • Flash update If an administrator password (supervisor password) has been set, you will need to specify it when you start ThinkPad Setup to use these functions. Wake on LAN When the Wake on LAN feature is enabled on a computer that is connected to a LAN, a network administrator can start the computer remotely from a management console, using remote network-management software.
10. Profile your machine at http://www.lenovo.com/support to keep up to date with current drivers and revisions. 11. 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.
This might eliminate the driver as the potential cause of the problem. Getting the latest drivers from the Web site You can download and install updated device drivers from the Lenovo Web site by doing the following: 1. Go to http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers.
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 •...
Take care in setting passwords • Remember your passwords. If you forget a supervisor or hard disk password, Lenovo will not reset it, and you might have to replace your system board, or hard disk drive or solid state drive.
Cleaning the cover of your computer Occasionally clean your computer by doing the following: 1. Prepare a mixture of a gentle kitchen-use detergent (one that does not contain abrasive powder or strong chemicals such as acid or alkaline). Use 5 parts water to 1 part detergent. 2.
Note: If you are unable to isolate and repair the problem yourself after running the program, save and print the log files created by the program. You will need the log files when you speak to a Lenovo technical support representative.
1. Press and hold the power switch until the computer turns off. After the computer is turned off, restart by pressing the power switch. If the computer does not turn on, continue with step 2. Note: Do not remove the battery and the ac power adapter to reset the computer. 2.
• Message: 0183: Bad CRC of Security Settings in EFI Variable. Enter ThinkPad Setup. Solution: Checksum of the Security settings in the EFI Variable is not correct. Enter ThinkPad Setup to check security settings, Press F10 and then press Enter to restart the system. If you still have a problem, have the computer serviced.
3. Verify that the latest UEFI for your model has been installed. 4. Verify the proper memory configuration and compatibility including the maximum memory size and the memory speed. 5. Run the Lenovo Solution Center program. Networking problems The following are the most common networking problems: Ethernet problems Problem: Your computer cannot connect to the network.
Solution: Make sure that: • 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.
Solution: Make sure that your wireless LAN driver is the latest version. Check the Web site and confirm that the driver version supported by the Access Connections program is the latest documented in the readme file. Make sure that your computer is within range of a wireless access point. Make sure that the wireless radio is enabled by double-clicking the Access Connections icon on the taskbar.
• When the temperature changes Problem: The TrackPoint pointing device or touch pad does not work. Solution: Make sure that the TrackPoint pointing device or touch pad is enabled in the UltraNav Device Setting window. Keyboard problems Problem: All or some keys on the keyboard do not work. Solution: If an external numeric keypad is connected: 1.
Problem: The screen is unreadable or distorted. Solution: Make sure that: • The display device driver is installed correctly. • The screen resolution and color quality are correctly set. • The monitor type is correct. To check these settings, do the following: 1.
3. Refer to the manual shipped with the external monitor to check the resolutions and refresh rates that are supported. • If the external monitor supports the same resolution as the computer display or a higher resolution, view output on the external monitor or on both the external monitor and the computer display. •...
Note: To change the color settings, select the Monitor tab, then set Colors. 16. Click OK. Problem: The screen is unreadable or distorted. Solution: Make sure that: • The monitor information is correct and the appropriate monitor type is selected. Refer to the solution to the above problem.
Solution: Change the resolution and the color depth to lower settings for the primary display. Refer to the solution to the above problem. Problem: Display switching does not work. Solution: If you use the Extend desktop function, disable it, and change the display output location. If a DVD movie or a video clip is playing, stop the playback, close the application, and then change the display output location.
themselves. An example is the Windows Media Player. Usually the application has sliders available to control the sound from within the application. • Problem: The balance slider cannot completely mute one channel. Solution: The control is designed to compensate for minor differences in balance and does not completely mute either channel.
1. Turn off the computer. 2. Make sure that the over-discharged battery pack is in the computer. 3. Connect the ac power adapter to the computer and let it charge. If a quick charger is available, use it to charge the over-discharged battery pack. If the battery pack cannot be fully charged in 24 hours, use a new battery pack.
If you receive an error message while the operating system is loading the desktop configuration after the POST is completed, check the following items: 1. Go to the Lenovo Support Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/support and search for the error message.
Sleep and hibernation problems • Problem: The computer enters sleep mode unexpectedly. Solution: If the microprocessor overheats, the computer automatically enters sleep mode to allow the computer to cool and to protect the microprocessor and other internal components. Check the settings for sleep mode, using Power Manager.
Problems with drives and other storage devices This section includes hard disk drive problems and optical drive problems. Hard disk drive problems Problem: The hard disk drive makes a rattling noise intermittently. Solution: The rattling noise might be heard: • When the hard disk drive begins or finishes getting access to data. •...
Solution: When your computer is not turned on, pressing the eject button does not cause the drive tray to open. Make sure that the computer is turned on and that the drive connector is firmly connected to the computer. If the tray still does not open, make sure that the computer is running, and insert the end of a straightened paper clip into the emergency eject hole.
If the application still does not run correctly, contact your place of purchase or a service representative for help. Problems with ports and connectors The following are the most common problems with ports and connectors. A USB problem Problem: A device connected to the USB connector does not work. Solution: Open the Device Manager window.
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• Installation and maintenance of network operating systems (NOS) • Installation and maintenance of application programs For the terms and conditions of the Lenovo Limited Warranty that applies to your Lenovo hardware product, see “Warranty information” in the Safety and Warranty Guide that comes with your computer.
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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 emissions notices The following information refers to the ThinkPad T430 and T430i, machine types 2342, 2344, 2345, 2347, 2349, 2350, 2351. Federal Communications Commission 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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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.
Customer participation is important to minimize any potential effects of batteries and accumulators on the environment and human health due to the potential presence of hazardous substances. For proper collection and treatment, go to: http://www.lenovo.com/lenovo/environment Battery recycling information for Taiwan Appendix B. WEEE and recycling statements...
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