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ThinkStation P510 and P710
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    ThinkStation P510 and P710 User Guide Machine Types: 30B4, 30B5, 30B6, and 30B7...

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    Important safety information” on page v and Appendix F “Notices” on page 155. Second Edition (August 2016) © Copyright Lenovo 2016. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant to a General Services Administration “GSA” contract, use, reproduction, or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in Contract No.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    (Windows 7 only) ..Starting the Setup Utility program ..An introduction to Lenovo programs ..Changing the display mode of the Setup Utility program ....

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    Safety and warranty ... Intermittent problems ..Lenovo Web site ... . Storage drive problems ..

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    Trademarks ....Appendix E. ENERGY STAR model information ... . . © Copyright Lenovo 2016...

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  • Page 7: Read This First: Important Safety Information

    Replacement parts approved for customer installation are referred to as Customer Replaceable Units, or CRUs. Lenovo provides documentation with instructions when it is appropriate for customers to install options or replace CRUs. You must closely follow all instructions when installing or replacing parts.

  • Page 8: Static Electricity Prevention

    Static electricity prevention Static electricity, although harmless to you, can seriously damage computer components and options. Improper handling of static-sensitive parts can damage the part. When you unpack an option or CRU, do not open the static-protective package containing the part until the instructions direct you to install it. When you handle options or CRUs, or perform any work inside the computer, take the following precautions to avoid static-electricity damage: •...

  • Page 9: Plugs And Outlets

    If you notice external dust accumulation, then examine and remove dust from the inside of the computer including heat sink inlet fins, power supply vents, and fans. Always turn off and unplug the computer before opening the cover. If possible, avoid operating © Copyright Lenovo 2016...

  • Page 10: Operating Environment

    your computer within two feet of high-traffic areas. If you must operate your computer in or near a high-traffic area, inspect and, if necessary, clean your computer more frequently. For your safety and to maintain optimum computer performance, always follow these basic precautions with your desktop computer: •...

  • Page 11: Power Supply Statement

    Do not spray any liquid detergent directly on the computer or use any detergent containing flammable material to clean the computer. Spray the detergent on a soft cloth and then wipe the computer surfaces. © Copyright Lenovo 2016...

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  • Page 13: Chapter 1. Product Overview

    Figure 1. Front connectors, controls, and indicators Optical-drive eject/close button (some models) Power button Power indicator Hard-disk-drive activity indicator Diagnostic indicator SD card slot Diagnostic USB 3.0 connector USB 3.0 connectors (2) Always On USB 3.0 connector Headset connector © Copyright Lenovo 2016...

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    ® Note: The orientation of the ThinkStation logo plate on the front of your computer is adjustable. When you lay the computer on its side, you can slightly pull out the logo plate. Turn it 90-degree counterclockwise, and then push it back in. Optical-drive eject/close button Press the button to eject or close the tray of the optical drive.

  • Page 15: Rear View

    Headset connector Connect the headset to your computer through the headset connector. Rear view Some connectors on the rear of your computer are color-coded to help you determine where to connect the cables on your computer. ThinkStation P510 Figure 2. ThinkStation P510 rear panel Audio line-out connector Microphone connector PS/2 keyboard connector...

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    Audio line-in connector PS/2 mouse connector Note: For both ThinkStation P510 and ThinkStation P710 computers, one or more discrete graphics cards might be installed in the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) card area. Depending on your computer model, the graphics cards might provide the following connectors: •...

  • Page 17: Audio Line-out Connector

    Mini DisplayPort connector Attach a high-performance monitor, a direct-drive monitor, or other compatible devices to the Mini DisplayPort connector. The Mini DisplayPort connector is a miniaturized version of a DisplayPort connector. Audio line-out connector The audio line-out connector is used to send audio signals from the computer to external devices, such as headphones.

  • Page 18: Ethernet Connectors

    Ethernet connectors (2) Attach an Ethernet cable for a local area network (LAN). Note: To operate the computer within Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Class B limits, use a Category 5 Ethernet cable. Padlock loop Attach a padlock to secure your computer. For more information, see “Locking the computer cover” on page 31.

  • Page 19: Computer Components

    Computer components Notes: • Depending on the model, your computer might look slightly different from the illustration. • To remove the computer cover, see “Preparing your computer and removing the computer cover” on page 61. Figure 4. Component locations Heat sink and fan assemblies (amount varies by model) Memory modules (amount varies by model) Cover presence switch (also called intrusion switch) Optical drive, flex module, or flex bay storage enclosure...

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    ThinkStation P510 Figure 5. System board part locations Front audio connector Internal speaker connector Memory slot Optical-drive fan connector Memory slot Memory slot Memory slot Cover presence switch connector (Intrusion switch connector) Thermal sensor Microprocessor Memory slot Memory slot Memory slot Memory slot Flex adapter slot 4-pin power connectors (2)

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    PCI Express 3.0 x16 graphics card slot PCI Express 3.0 x4 card slot Rear fan connector Microprocessor fan connector Rear fan connector ThinkStation P710 Figure 6. System board part locations Front audio connector Internal speaker connector Rear fan connector Cover presence switch connector (Intrusion switch...

  • Page 22: Internal Drives

    Internal-storage-drive activity indicator connector 4-pin power connector (used only with a 9364 RAID card) Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper 4-pin power connector Optical-drive fan connector Front-access storage enclosure control connector (for SATA 6 connector) SATA 6 connector SATA 5 connector Front fan connector Front-access storage enclosure control connector (for SATA 5 connector) 4-pin power connector...

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    The following illustration shows the locations of the drive bays. Figure 7. Drive bay locations Card reader (for an SD card) Optical-drive bays (2) (for an optical drive, a flex module, or a flex bay storage enclosure) Storage drive bays (4) (for a hard disk drive, a hybrid drive, or a solid-state drive) Chapter 1 Product overview...

  • Page 24: Machine Type And Model Label

    Machine type and model label The machine type and model label identifies your computer. When you contact Lenovo for help, the machine type and model information helps support technicians to identify your computer and provide faster service. The machine type and model label is attached on the front of your computer as shown.

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    • For ThinkStation P510: Up to eight double data rate 4 (DDR4) error correction code (ECC) unbuffered dual inline memory modules (UDIMMs) or DDR4 ECC registered DIMMs (RDIMMs). • For ThinkStation P710: Up to 12 DDR4 ECC UDIMMs or DDR4 ECC RDIMMs. For more information, see “Memory module” on page 120.

  • Page 26: Ps/2 Mouse Connector

    • Display connectors (DisplayPort connector, DVI connector, and Mini DisplayPort connector) (vary by graphics card) • PS/2 keyboard connector • PS/2 mouse connector • USB connectors For more information, see “Front view” on page 1 and “Rear view” on page 3. Expansion •...

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    ® • Intel Standard Manageability (ISM) Intel Standard Manageability is hardware and firmware technology that builds certain functionality into computers in order to make them easier and less expensive for businesses to monitor, maintain, update, upgrade, and repair. • Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) Intel Active Management Technology is hardware- and firmware-based technology that makes computers easier and less expensive for businesses to monitor, maintain, update, upgrade, and repair.

  • Page 28: Computer Specifications

    Accessing a program on your computer Note: For Windows 7, depending on your computer model, some of the Lenovo programs might be ready to be installed, so you must install them manually. Then, you can access and use these programs.

  • Page 29: Installing A Program That Is Ready To Be Installed (windows 7 Only)

    An introduction to Lenovo programs This section provides information about the major Lenovo programs available on your operating system. Note: Depending on your computer model, some of the following programs might not be available.

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    Lenovo ID The Lenovo ID program enables you to create and manage your Lenovo ID. With a Lenovo ID, you can connect to everything Lenovo through a single (Windows 10) account. Use your Lenovo ID for quick and simple authentication and then enjoy the various services provided by Lenovo.

  • Page 31: Chapter 2. Using Your Computer

    When you register your computer with Lenovo, you enter required information into a Lenovo database. The information enables Lenovo to contact you when there is a recall or other severe problem and provide quicker service when you call Lenovo for help. In addition, some locations offer extended privileges and services to registered users.

  • Page 32: Handling And Storing A Disc

    Handling and storing a disc When handling and storing a disc, follow these guidelines: • Hold the disc by its edges. Do not touch the surface of the side that is not labeled. • To remove dust or fingerprints, wipe the disc with a clean, soft cloth from the center to the outside. Wiping the disc in a circular direction might cause loss of data.

  • Page 33: Connecting To A Network

    ® • Burn a disc using Windows Media Player. 1. Insert a recordable disc into the optical drive that supports recording. 2. Open Windows Media Player. See “Accessing a program on your computer” on page 16. 3. Follow the instructions on the screen. •...

  • Page 34: Connecting To A Bluetooth-enabled Device

    Connecting to a Bluetooth-enabled device Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communications technology. Use Bluetooth to establish a wireless connection between your computer and another Bluetooth-enabled device within a distance of about 10 m (32.8 ft). Note: The Bluetooth feature is available only on some models. To connect to a Bluetooth-enabled device, do the following: 1.

  • Page 35: Chapter 3. You And Your Computer

    Comfort Although no single working position is ideal for everyone, here are a few guidelines to help you find a position that suits you best. The following figure sets an example for your reference. © Copyright Lenovo 2016...

  • Page 36: Accessibility Information

    Accessibility information Lenovo is committed to providing users who have hearing, vision, and mobility limitations with greater access to information and technology. This section provides information about the ways these users can get the most out of their computer experience. You also can get the most up-to-date accessibility information from the following Web site: http://www.lenovo.com/accessibility...

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    Ease of Access Center Ease of Access Center on the Windows operating system enables users to configure their computers to suit their physical and cognitive needs. To use Ease of Access Center, do the following: 1. Click the Start button to open the Start menu. 2.

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    3. Follow the instructions on the screen. Screen-reader technologies Screen-reader technologies are primarily focused on software program interfaces, help information systems, and various online documents. For additional information about screen readers, see the following: • Using PDFs with screen readers: http://www.adobe.com/accessibility.html?promoid=DJGVE •...

  • Page 39: Cleaning Your Computer

    Then, you can type a message on your computer and send it to the telephone. Documentation in accessible formats Lenovo provides electronic documentation in accessible formats, such as properly tagged PDF files or HyperText Markup Language (HTML) files. Lenovo electronic documentation is developed to ensure that visually impaired users can read the documentation through a screen reader.

  • Page 40: Keeping Your Computer Current

    The cause of a problem might be change in hardware, change in software, or any other actions that might have taken place. A log book can help you or a Lenovo technician determines the cause of a problem. • Create Product Recovery discs. See “Recovery information” on page 58 for more information about using Product Recovery discs to restore the hard disk drive to the factory-default settings.

  • Page 41: Moving Your Computer

    If the local electrical outlet style is different from the type you are currently using, contact the Lenovo Customer Support Center to purchase either an electrical plug adapter or a new power cord. For a list of Lenovo Support phone numbers, go to http://www.lenovo.com/support/phone. If you cannot find the support telephone number for your country or region, contact your Lenovo reseller.

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  • Page 43: Chapter 4. Security

    The keys for the key lock are attached to the rear of the machine. For security, store the keys in a secure place when you are not using them. Note: The key lock and keys are available only on some models. © Copyright Lenovo 2016...

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    Figure 9. Installing a padlock Figure 10. Locking the computer cover ThinkStation P510 and P710 User Guide...

  • Page 45: Attaching A Kensington-style Cable Lock

    The cable lock also locks the buttons used to open the computer cover. This is the same type of lock used with many notebook computers. You can order such a cable lock directly from Lenovo by searching for Kensington at: http://www.lenovo.com/support Figure 11.

  • Page 46: Using Fingerprint Authentication

    • For Windows 7: Use the Fingerprint Manager Pro or ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software program provided by Lenovo. To open the program, see “Accessing a program on your computer” on page 16. For more information about using the program, refer to the help system of the program.

  • Page 47: Using Firewalls

    Your computer is preinstalled with an antivirus program to help you guard against, detect, and eliminate viruses. Lenovo provides a full version of antivirus software on your computer with a free 30-day subscription. After 30 days, you must renew the license to continue receiving the antivirus software updates.

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  • Page 49: Chapter 5. Advanced Configuration

    Yes in the window displayed, and press Enter. Changing the display language of the Setup Utility program The Setup Utility program supports three display languages: English, French, and simplified Chinese. To change the display language of the Setup Utility program, do the following: © Copyright Lenovo 2016...

  • Page 50: Enabling Or Disabling A Device

    Note: For some keyboards, you might need to press Fn+F10 to exit the Setup Utility program. Enabling or disabling the ErP LPS compliance mode Lenovo computers meet the eco-design requirements of the ErP Lot 3 regulation. For more information, go http://www.lenovo.com/ecodeclaration You can enable the ErP LPS compliance mode in the Setup Utility program to reduce the consumption of electricity when your computer is off or in sleep mode.

  • Page 51: Enabling Or Disabling The Configuration Change Detection

    Note: For some keyboards, you might need to press Fn+F10 to exit the Setup Utility program. When the ErP LPS compliance mode is enabled, you can wake up your computer by doing one of the following: • Press the power button. •...

  • Page 52: Using Bios Passwords

    4. Select Yes in the window displayed and press Enter to confirm your selection. 5. To save setting and exit the Setup Utility program, press F10, select Yes in the window displayed, and press Enter. Note: For some keyboards, you might need to press Fn+F10 to exit the Setup Utility program. Using BIOS passwords By using the Setup Utility program, you can set passwords to prevent unauthorized access to your computer and data.

  • Page 53: Selecting A Startup Device

    • Be significantly different from your previous passwords Setting, changing, and deleting a password To set, change, or delete a password, do the following: 1. Start the Setup Utility program. See “Starting the Setup Utility program” on page 37. 2. Select Security. 3.

  • Page 54: Exiting The Setup Utility Program

    • If the storage device is an external device other than a disc, connect the storage device to the computer. 2. Start the Setup Utility program. See “Starting the Setup Utility program” on page 37. 3. Select Startup. 4. Follow the instructions on the right side of the screen to change the startup device sequence. 5.

  • Page 55: Recovering From A Bios Update Failure

    To update the BIOS, do the following: 1. Go to http://www.lenovo.com/support. 2. To update the BIOS from your operating system, download the flash BIOS update driver according to your operating system version. To update the BIOS from a flash update disc, download the ISO image version (used to create a flash update disc).

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    This section provides information about the following topics: • “Installing SATA or SAS hard disk drives” on page 44 • “Configuring SATA or SAS RAID functionality with the Intel RSTe configuration utility” on page 44 Installing SATA or SAS hard disk drives Ensure that your computer has the minimum number of SATA or SAS hard disk drives installed for the following supported levels of RAID: •...

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    4. Exit Press the up and down arrow keys to select an option. Press Enter to enter the menu for the selected option. Press Esc to exit the Intel RSTe configuration utility, or select Exit, and then press Enter to exit the Intel RSTe configuration utility.

  • Page 58: Quick Raid Setup Using The Lsi Megaraid Bios Configuration Utility

    • The following steps in this section are intended to guide you through a quick setup of basic RAID functions with the LSI MegaRAID SAS adapter. For advanced setup and configuration using this adapter, refer to the complete MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide that is available at http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?DocID=UM007543. This section provides information about the following topics: •...

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    • RAID Level 5 - Block-level striped disk array with distributed parity – A RAID Level 5 hard disk drive group consisting of at least three hard disk drives – Supported strip size: 8 KB to 1 MB – Better performance and fault tolerance –...

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    c. Click Accept DG to create the hard disk drive group. d. Repeat the above steps if you want to create more than one hard disk drive group. 5. Click Next. The Span Definition window is displayed. Select the hard disk drive group that you want to add to a span, and then click Add to SPAN.

  • Page 61: Chapter 6. Troubleshooting, Diagnostics, And Recovery

    5. Recover your operating system. See “Recovery information” on page 58. 6. If none of these actions solve your problem, contact the Lenovo Customer Support Center. For a list of Lenovo Support phone numbers, go to http://www.lenovo.com/support/phone. For more information about help, service, and technical assistance, see Chapter 8 “Getting information, help, and service”...

  • Page 62: Audio Problems

    • The power cord is correctly connected to the rear of the computer and to a working electrical outlet. • If your computer has a secondary power switch on the rear of the computer, ensure that it is switched on. •...

  • Page 63: Cd Or Dvd Problems

    Note: If the volume icon is not displayed in the Windows notification area, add the icon to the notification area. See the Windows help system. CD or DVD problems A CD or DVD does not work. Solutions: • Ensure that the power cable and signal cable are securely connected to the drive. •...

  • Page 64: Intermittent Problems

    The playback is slow or choppy. Solutions: • Disable any background programs, such as AntiVirus or Desktop Themes. • Ensure that video resolution is lower than 1152 x 864 pixels. A message indicating invalid disc or no disc found is displayed. Solutions: •...

  • Page 65: Wireless Lan Problem

    • Connect the cable from the Ethernet connector to the RJ45 connector of the hub. • Enable the Ethernet LAN feature in the Setup Utility program. Refer to “Using the Setup Utility program” on page 37. • Enable the Ethernet LAN adapter. 1.

  • Page 66: Bluetooth Problems

    1. Depending on your Windows version, do one of the following: – For Windows 7: Click the Start button to open the Start menu. – For Windows 10: Right-click the Start button to open the Start context menu. 2. Click Control Panel. View Control Panel by Large icons or Small icons, and then click Network and Sharing Center ➙...

  • Page 67: Performance Problems

    Performance problems Excessive fragmented files exist on the storage drives. Solution: Use the Windows disk defragmentation or disk optimization feature to clean up the files. Note: Depending on the volume of the storage drives and amount of data stored on the storage drives, the disk-defragmentation process might take up to several hours.

  • Page 68: Serial Connector Problem

    • Right-click a blank area on the taskbar and open Task Manager. Then, end some tasks you are not performing. • Install additional memory modules. See Chapter 7 “Installing or replacing hardware” on page 61. To purchase memory modules, go to: http://www.lenovo.com Serial connector problem The serial connector cannot be accessed. Solutions: •...

  • Page 69: Diagnostics

    If you are unable to isolate and repair the problem yourself after running Lenovo Solution Center, save and print the log files created by the program. You might need the log files when you speak to a Lenovo technical support representative.

  • Page 70: Recovery Information

    USB key. • If you are using an Android device with the Lenovo Workstation Diagnostics app installed, open the application for details about the error. For more information on the Lenovo Workstation Diagnostics app, go to http://www.thinkworkstationsoftware.com/diags.

  • Page 71: Recovery Information For Windows 10

    42. 2. Follow the instructions on the screen to choose the appropriate recovery solution. • Use the recovery disc set provided by Lenovo to restore the entire storage drive to the factory-default settings. – If your computer comes with the recovery disc set, follow the instructions shipped with the disc set.

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    Note: To create a recovery medium, see “Good maintenance practices” on page 27. • Use the recovery USB key provided by Lenovo to restore the entire storage drive to the factory-default settings. – If your computer comes with the recovery USB key, follow the instructions shipped with the USB key.

  • Page 73: Chapter 7. Installing Or Replacing Hardware

    1. Remove any media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer. 2. Unlock any locking device that secures the computer cover. See “Locking your computer” on page 31. © Copyright Lenovo 2016...

  • Page 74: Installing Or Replacing Hardware

    • When installing or replacing an option, use the appropriate instructions in this section along with the instructions that come with the option. • In most areas of the world, Lenovo requires the return of the defective CRU. Information about this will come with the CRU or will come a few days after the CRU arrives.

  • Page 75: Direct Cooling Air Baffle

    Direct cooling air baffle Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Read this first: Important safety information” on page v. To remove the direct cooling air baffle, do the following: 1. Prepare your computer. See “Preparing your computer and removing the computer cover” on page 61. 2.

  • Page 76: Device In The Optical-drive Bay

    1. Align the plastic boards on the top and bottom sides of the direct cooling air baffle with the small gaps in the computer chassis. Figure 14. Installing the direct cooling air baffle 2. Push the direct cooling air baffle in until it is placed firmly in position. Note: If necessary, adjust the position of the direct cooling air baffle slightly to avoid the interference from other components in the chassis.

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    3. Locate the optical-drive bay that you want to use. See “Computer components” on page 7. 4. Depending on whether you are installing or replacing an optical drive, do one of the following: • If you are installing a new optical drive, press the clip on the bottom of the optical-drive bay from the front of the computer to remove the plastic cover.

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    5. Press the tabs toward each other as shown, and slide the new optical drive halfway into the bay from the front of the computer. Then, release the tabs and continue to slide the optical drive in until it snaps into position. Figure 16.

  • Page 79: Storage Drive In The Flex Bay Storage Enclosure

    Storage drive in the flex bay storage enclosure Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding “Read this first: Important safety information” on page v. You can install a 3.5-inch hard disk drive, a 2.5-inch hard disk drive, or a 2.5-inch solid-state drive into the flex bay storage enclosure.

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    4. Install the 3.5-inch storage drive into the flex bay storage enclosure. Then, install the four screws to secure the drive to the flex bay storage enclosure. Figure 19. Installing the 3.5-inch storage drive to the flex bay storage enclosure 5.

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    1. Prepare your computer. See “Preparing your computer and removing the computer cover” on page 61. 2. If the flex bay storage enclosure is installed in the computer, disconnect the signal cable and the power cable from the 2.5-inch storage drive first. Then, remove the flex bay storage enclosure from the front of the computer.

  • Page 82

    b. Remove the five screws that secure the 2.5-inch storage drive to the storage converter. Take the drive out of the storage converter. Note: When installing or removing the storage drive, do not touch the circuit board on the storage drive and make sure that the circuit board faces downward.

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    4. Install the 2.5-inch storage drive into the storage converter. Then, install the five screws to secure the drive to the storage converter. Figure 23. Installing the 2.5-inch storage drive into the storage converter 5. Install the 2.5-inch storage drive and the storage converter into the flex bay storage enclosure. Then, install the four screws to secure the storage converter to the flex bay storage enclosure.

  • Page 84: Device In The 5.25-inch Flex Module

    6. Slide the flex bay storage enclosure into the optical drive bay. See “Device in the optical-drive bay” on page 64. 7. Connect the signal cable and the power cable to the new storage drive. Figure 25. Connecting the cables to the storage drive What to do next: •...

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    3. Lift the clip on the rear of the flex module. Then, slide the flex module cover to the rear of the flex module to remove the cover. Figure 26. Removing the flex module cover 4. If you are installing a new slim optical drive, press the two metal clips to remove the plastic clip with the two screws as shown.

  • Page 86

    b. Remove the two screws that secure the clip to remove the plastic clip from the rear of the slim optical drive. Figure 29. Removing the plastic clip from the slim optical drive 5. Install the two screws to secure the plastic clip on the rear of the new slim optical drive. Figure 30.

  • Page 87: Card Reader

    7. Position the flex module cover on the flex module. Ensure that the rail guides on the bottom of the flex module cover engage the rails on the flex module. Then, push the cover to the front of the flex module until it snaps into position.

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    b. Pull the clip as shown to remove the card reader with the card-reader retaining bracket out of the flex module. Figure 34. Removing the card reader in the flex module c. Flex the four clips on the sides of the card-reader retaining bracket to remove the card reader from the bracket.

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    6. Note the orientation of the new card reader and route the card reader cable into the cable clip. Hold the clip on the card-reader retaining bracket. Then, insert the new card reader into the card-reader slot in flex module until it snaps into position. Figure 37.

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    3. Lift the clip on the rear of the flex module. Then, slide the flex module cover to the rear of the flex module to remove the cover. Figure 39. Removing the flex module cover 4. If you are replacing an eSATA connector or IEEE 1394 connector, do the following: a.

  • Page 91: Optical-drive Bracket

    5. Note the orientation of the eSATA connector or IEEE 1394 connector and route the eSATA connector or IEEE 1394 connector cable into the cable clip. 6. Place the eSATA connector or IEEE 1394 connector into the metal retainer. Then insert the eSATA connector or IEEE 1394 connector into the corresponding slot in the flex module as shown.

  • Page 92

    To remove the optical-drive bracket, do the following: 1. Prepare your computer. See “Preparing your computer and removing the computer cover” on page 61. 2. Remove the direct cooling air baffle. See “Direct cooling air baffle” on page 63. 3. Remove the device that is installed in the bracket. See “Device in the optical-drive bay” on page 64. 4.

  • Page 93: Cover Presence Switch

    2. Pivot the optical-drive bracket inward as shown until it snaps into position. Figure 45. Installing the optical-drive bracket 3. Reinstall the direct cooling air baffle. See “Direct cooling air baffle” on page 63. What to do next: • To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section. •...

  • Page 94

    6. Slide the cover presence switch as shown to remove it from the computer chassis. Figure 46. Removing the cover presence switch 7. Align the two notches in the new cover presence switch with the two tabs on the computer chassis. Then, push the new cover presence switch inward until it is seated securely between the tabs.

  • Page 95: Front Fan Assembly

    Front fan assembly Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Read this first: Important safety information” on page v. Note: The front fan assembly is only available on some models. To replace the front fan assembly, do the following: 1.

  • Page 96: Internal Storage Drive

    5. Align the top and bottom edges of the new front fan assembly with the two slots in the computer chassis. Then, slide the new front fan assembly inward until it cannot be pushed in further. Figure 49. Installing the front fan assembly What to do next: •...

  • Page 97

    Depending on your computer model, one of the following types of storage drive bracket is used in the storage drive bay: Figure 50. Two types of storage drive bracket To install or replace a 3.5-inch storage drive in a type bracket, do the following: 1.

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    Then, flex the sides of the bracket to remove the storage drive from the bracket. Figure 52. Removing the storage drive from the type bracket 4. Flex the sides of the bracket and align pins on the bracket with the corresponding holes in the new storage drive.

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    5. Slide the bracket with the new storage drive into the storage drive bay. Figure 54. Installing the type storage drive bracket 6. Connect the signal cable and the power cable to the new storage drive, and then close the handles on both sides of the bracket.

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    4. If you are replacing a storage drive, flex the sides of the bracket to remove the storage drive from the bracket. Figure 56. Removing the storage drive from the type bracket 5. Flex the sides of the bracket and align pins on the bracket with the corresponding holes in the new storage drive.

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    6. Slide the bracket with the new storage drive into the storage drive bay until it snaps into position. Figure 58. Installing the type storage drive bracket What to do next: • To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section. •...

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    Note: This section illustrates only installing or replacing a 2.5-inch solid-state drive. To install or replace a 2.5-inch storage drive in a type bracket, do the following: 1. Prepare your computer. See “Preparing your computer and removing the computer cover” on page 61. 2.

  • Page 103

    4. Flex the sides of the bracket and align pins on the bracket with the corresponding holes in the new storage drive. Note: If you are installing a 2.5-inch hard disk drive, ensure that the circuit board faces downward and the connectors face toward the front of the bracket.

  • Page 104

    To install or replace a 2.5-inch storage drive in a type bracket, do the following: 1. Prepare your computer. See “Preparing your computer and removing the computer cover” on page 61. 2. Locate the storage drive bay. See “Internal drives” on page 10. 3.

  • Page 105

    5. Flex the sides of the bracket and align pins on the bracket with the corresponding holes in the new storage drive. Note: If you are installing a 2.5-inch hard disk drive, ensure that the circuit board faces downward and the connectors face toward the rear of the bracket.

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    What to do next: • To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section. • To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 133. Installing or replacing a 2.5-inch storage drive with a converter in the storage drive bay Depending on your computer model, one of the following types of storage drive bracket is used in the storage drive bay: Figure 68.

  • Page 107

    • If you are replacing a 2.5-inch storage drive with a converter, open the handles on both sides of the storage drive bracket. Disconnect the cables from the converter, and pull out the bracket. Figure 69. Removing the type storage drive bracket Then, flex the sides of the bracket to remove the converter from the bracket.

  • Page 108

    4. Lift the tab of the metal bracket and push the tab as shown to slide the bracket and remove it from the plastic frame. Note: If you are replacing a storage drive, push the tab harder to disconnect the storage drive from the plastic frame.

  • Page 109

    6. Carefully flex the sides of the metal bracket and align the four tabs on the metal bracket with the corresponding holes in the new storage drive. Note: Ensure that the connectors of the storage drive face toward the tab of the metal bracket. Figure 73.

  • Page 110

    8. Push the metal bracket down until the tab is slightly curved. Then, push the bracket with the storage drive forward as shown until the tab snaps into position. Figure 75. Installing the metal bracket into the plastic frame of the converter 9.

  • Page 111

    10. Slide the storage drive bracket with the converter into the storage drive bay. Figure 77. Installing the type storage drive bracket 11. Connect the signal cable and the power cable to the converter, and then close the handles on both sides of the storage drive bracket.

  • Page 112

    4. If you are replacing a storage drive with a converter, flex the sides of the bracket to remove the converter from the bracket. Figure 79. Removing the converter from the type bracket Remove the storage drive from the converter. See Figure 71 “Removing the metal bracket from the plastic frame of the converter”...

  • Page 113

    7. Slide the storage drive bracket with the converter into the storage drive bay until it snaps into position. Figure 81. Installing the type storage drive bracket What to do next: • To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section. •...

  • Page 114

    5. The heat sink is secured by a mounting stud. Pinch the tab of the mounting stud and turn the mounting stud 90-degree counterclockwise to release the heat sink. Then, lift the heat sink off the flex adapter. Figure 83. Removing the heat sink from the flex adapter 6.

  • Page 115

    8. Hold the new M.2 solid-state drive by its edges, ensure that the circuit board side is upward, and then insert the drive into the M.2 slot until it is secured tightly. Then, insert the plug of the retention latch into the hole to secure the new drive.

  • Page 116

    10. Pinch the tab of the mounting stud and press the mounting stud downward. Then, turn the mounting stud 90-degree clockwise to secure the heat sink to the flex adapter. Figure 87. Securing the heat sink on the flex adapter 11.

  • Page 117: Power Supply Assembly

    • To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 133. Power supply assembly Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Read this first: Important safety information” on page v. Although there are no moving parts in your computer after the power cord has been disconnected, the following warnings are required for your safety and proper Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification.

  • Page 118: Pci Card

    2. Pull the handle on the power supply assembly and pivot it downward as shown. Then, pull the entire power supply assembly out of the chassis. Figure 89. Removing the power supply assembly 3. Ensure that the new power supply assembly is the correct replacement. 4.

  • Page 119

    • ThinkStation P510: One standard PCI card slot, one PCI Express x1 card slot, two PCI Express x4 card slots, and two PCI Express x16 graphics card slots. • ThinkStation P710: One standard PCI card slot, one PCI Express x4 card slot, one PCI Express x8 card slot, and three PCI Express x16 graphics card slots.

  • Page 120

    2. Lay the computer on its side for easier access to the system board. 3. If you are replacing a PCI card with a PCI card retainer installed, remove the retainer first. a. Pull and pivot the tab on the front fan assembly as shown to open the latch inside. Figure 93.

  • Page 121

    4. Lift up the plastic PCI card latch at the rear of the computer. Then, pivot the latch to the left to rest it on the edge of the rear panel. Figure 95. Opening the PCI card latch 5. Depending on whether you are installing or replacing a PCI card, do one of the following: •...

  • Page 122

    • If you are replacing an old PCI card, grasp the old card that is installed and gently pull it out of the slot. Notes: – If the PCI card is connected to another device, disconnect the cable from the card first. –...

  • Page 123: Full-length Pci Card

    • ThinkStation P510: One standard PCI card slot, one PCI Express x1 card slot, two PCI Express x4 card slots, and two PCI Express x16 graphics card slots • ThinkStation P710: One standard PCI card slot, one PCI Express x4 card slot, one PCI Express x8 card slot, and three PCI Express x16 graphics card slots To install or replace a full-length PCI card, do the following: 1.

  • Page 124

    3. Lift up the plastic PCI card latch at the rear of the computer. Then, pivot the latch to the left to rest it on the edge of the rear panel. Figure 98. Opening the PCI card latch 4. Pull and pivot the tab on the front fan assembly as shown to open the latch inside. Figure 99.

  • Page 125: Super Capacitor Module

    • If you are replacing an old full-length PCI card, disconnect the power cord from the card first. Press the card retaining latch as shown to disengage the latch, and grasp the old card and gently pull it out of the slot. Notes: –...

  • Page 126

    To install or replace the super capacitor module, do the following: 1. Prepare your computer. See “Preparing your computer and removing the computer cover” on page 61. 2. Lay the computer on its side for easier access to the super capacitor module. 3.

  • Page 127

    7. Gently pivot the plastic retaining clip on the bracket as shown and install the new super capacitor module into the bracket at the same time. Note: Ensure that the cable of the super capacitor module is oriented as shown. Figure 102.

  • Page 128: Rear Fan Assembly

    What to do next: • To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section. • To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 133. Rear fan assembly Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Read this first: Important safety information”...

  • Page 129

    6. Align the two tabs on the new rear fan assembly with the two corresponding slots in the computer chassis. Figure 105. Positioning the rear fan assembly 7. Pivot the new rear fan assembly toward the rear panel as shown until the retaining clip snaps into position.

  • Page 130: Heat Sink And Fan Assembly

    9. Reinstall the heat sink and fan assembly if you have removed it. See “Heat sink and fan assembly” on page 118. 10. Reinstall the direct cooling air baffle. See “Direct cooling air baffle” on page 63. What to do next: •...

  • Page 131

    6. Follow the following sequence to remove the four screws that secure the heat sink and fan assembly to the system board: a. Partially remove screw , then fully remove screw , and then fully remove screw b. Partially remove screw , then fully remove screw , and then fully remove screw Note: Carefully remove the four screws from the system board to avoid any possible damage to the...

  • Page 132: Memory Module

    • Always install DIMMs in the following order as illustrated: Figure 108. Memory module installation order for ThinkStation P510 For ThinkStation P710: Your computer has 12 slots for installing or replacing DDR4 DIMMs that provide up to a maximum of 384 GB system memory.

  • Page 133

    • Always install DIMMs in the following order as illustrated: Figure 109. Memory module installation order for ThinkStation P710 To install or replace a memory module, do the following: 1. Prepare your computer. See “Preparing your computer and removing the computer cover” on page 61.

  • Page 134: Flex Adapter

    • If you are installing a memory module, open the retaining clips of the memory slot into which you want to install the memory module. Figure 111. Opening the retaining clips 7. Position the new memory module over the memory slot. Ensure that the notch on the memory module aligns correctly with the slot key on the system board.

  • Page 135

    Note: This section uses illustrations for installing or replacing a flex adapter on a ThinkStation P510 computer as examples. For a ThinkStation P710 computer, the plastic tab on the flex adapter might be shorter than illustrated. To install or replace a flex adapter, do the following: 1.

  • Page 136: Battery

    6. Align the plastic tab on the flex adapter with the corresponding slot in the front fan assembly. Then, install the new flex adapter into the flex adapter slot. Note: Ensure that you install the flex adapter only into a flex adapter slot. Do not install the flex adapter into a PCI or PCI Express card slot.

  • Page 137

    The battery normally requires no charging or maintenance throughout its life; however, no battery lasts forever. If the battery fails, the date, time, and configuration information (including passwords) are lost. An error message is displayed when you turn on the computer. Refer to the “Lithium coin cell battery notice”...

  • Page 138: Wi-fi Units

    Wi-Fi units Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Read this first: Important safety information” on page v. The Wi-Fi units include a Wi-Fi adapter card, a Wi-Fi card module, and a Wi-Fi antenna. Replacing the Wi-Fi units involves the following operations: •...

  • Page 139

    3. If your computer comes with a Wi-Fi card module that supports the Bluetooth function, disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the Wi-Fi adapter card. Figure 119. Disconnecting the Bluetooth cable Chapter 7 Installing or replacing hardware...

  • Page 140

    4. Lift up the plastic PCI card latch at the rear of the computer. Then, pivot the latch outward to rest it on the edge of the rear panel. Figure 120. Opening the PCI card latch 5. Grasp the Wi-Fi adapter card that is installed and gently pull it out of the slot. Figure 121.

  • Page 141

    6. Disconnect the two Wi-Fi antenna cables from the Wi-Fi card module. Figure 122. Disconnecting the Wi-Fi antenna cables 7. Remove the two screws that secure the Wi-Fi card module to the Wi-Fi adapter card. Figure 123. Removing the screws that secure the Wi-Fi card module Chapter 7 Installing or replacing hardware...

  • Page 142

    8. Pull the Wi-Fi card module out of the mini PCI Express slot. Figure 124. Removing the Wi-Fi card module What to do next: • To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section. • To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 133. Installing the Wi-Fi units To install the Wi-Fi units, do the following: 1.

  • Page 143

    3. Install the two screws to secure the Wi-Fi card module to the Wi-Fi adapter card. Figure 126. Installing the screws to secure the Wi-Fi card module 4. Connect the two Wi-Fi antenna cables to the Wi-Fi card module. Figure 127. Connecting the Wi-Fi antenna cables Chapter 7 Installing or replacing hardware...

  • Page 144

    5. Install the Wi-Fi adapter card into the PCI Express card slot on the system board. See “Parts on the system board” on page 7. Figure 128. Installing the Wi-Fi adapter card 6. Pivot the PCI card latch and push it back in until it snaps into position. 7.

  • Page 145: Completing The Parts Replacement

    8. Attach the Wi-Fi antenna cable connectors to the corresponding Wi-Fi antenna connectors shown. Figure 129. Installing the Wi-Fi antenna 9. Tighten the Wi-Fi antenna cable connectors to secure them to the rear of the computer. What to do next: •...

  • Page 146

    3. Position the computer cover on the chassis, align the slots on both the top and the bottom of the cover with the corresponding little posts on the chassis. Note: Keep the handle on the cover latch lifted before you finish reinstalling the computer cover. Figure 130.

  • Page 147

    4. Pivot the lifted handle on the cover latch inward as shown to the closed position so that the computer cover is secured in position. Figure 131. Reinstalling the computer cover 5. Place the computer in an upright position. 6. If there is any locking device available, lock the computer cover. See “Locking your computer” on page 31.

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  • Page 149: Chapter 8. Getting Information, Help, And Service

    User Guide. Lenovo Web site The Lenovo Web site (http://www.lenovo.com) provides up-to-date information and services to help you buy, upgrade, and maintain your computer. You also can do the following: • Shop for desktop and notebook computers, monitors, projectors, upgrades, and accessories for your computer, and special offers.

  • Page 150: Lenovo Support Web Site

    • Engineering Change management - There might be changes that are required after a product has been sold. Lenovo or your reseller will make selected Engineering Changes (ECs) that apply to your hardware available.

  • Page 151: Using Other Services

    For technical assistance with the installation of or questions related to Service Packs for your preinstalled Microsoft Windows product, go to the Microsoft Product Support Web site at http://support.microsoft.com. You also can contact the Lenovo Customer Support Center for help. Some fees might apply. Purchasing additional services During and after the warranty period, you can purchase additional services.

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  • Page 153: Appendix A. System Memory Speed

    E5-2623 v4, E5-2620 v4, E5-2618L 2133 MHz v4, E5-1650 v3, E5-1620 v3, E5-1607 v4, E5-1603 v4 1.2 V Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3, E5-2609 v4, 1866 MHz E5-2608L v4, E5-2603 v4 1.2 V Intel Xeon E5-2609 v3 1600 MHz © Copyright Lenovo 2016...

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  • Page 155: Appendix B. Regulatory Information

    • Consult an authorized dealer or service representative for help. 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.

  • Page 156

    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, Meitnerstr. 9, D-70563 Stuttgart. ThinkStation P510 and P710 User Guide...

  • Page 157: Eurasian Compliance Mark

    The ac power cord shipped with your product can be used only for this specific product. Do not use the ac power cord for other devices. Lenovo product service information for Taiwan Keyboard and mouse compliance statement for Taiwan Eurasian compliance mark Brazil audio notice Ouvir sons com mais de 85 decibéis por longos períodos pode provocar danos ao sistema auditivo.

  • Page 158: Additional Regulatory Information

    All regulatory notices are available on the Lenovo Support Web site in electronic format. To access electronic copies of the documentation, go to http://www.lenovo.com/support.

  • Page 159: Appendix C. Weee And Recycling Information

    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...

  • Page 160: Recycling Information For Brazil

    If you need to replace it with a new one, contact your place of purchase or contact Lenovo for service. If you need to dispose of a disused lithium battery, insulate it with vinyl tape, contact your place of purchase or an industrial-waste-disposal operator, and follow their instructions.

  • Page 161: Battery Recycling Information For The European Union

    If the battery needs to be replaced, contact your place of purchase or contact Lenovo for service. If you need to dispose of a lithium battery, insulate it with vinyl tape, contact your place of purchase or a waste-disposal operator, and follow their instructions.

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  • Page 163: Appendix D. Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (rohs) Directive

    For more information about Lenovo worldwide compliance on RoHS, go to: http://www.lenovo.com/social_responsibility/us/en/RoHS_Communication.pdf China RoHS Turkish RoHS The Lenovo product meets the requirements of the Republic of Turkey Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). © Copyright Lenovo 2016...

  • Page 164: Ukraine Rohs

    Ukraine RoHS India RoHS RoHS compliant as per E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules. Taiwan RoHS ThinkStation P510 and P710 User Guide...

  • Page 165: Appendix E. Energy Star Model Information

    For more information about ENERGY STAR, go to: http://www.energystar.gov Lenovo encourages you to make efficient use of energy an integral part of your day-to-day operations. To help in this endeavor, set the following power-management features to take effect when your computer has been inactive for a specified duration: Table 3.

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  • Page 167: Appendix F. 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 168: Trademarks

    Trademarks The following terms are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both: Lenovo The Lenovo logo ThinkStation The ThinkStation logo Rescue and Recovery ThinkVantage Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Media are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

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