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Hardware Installation and Replacement Guide
Machine Types: 4105, 4157, and 4217

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  • Page 1 ThinkStation Hardware Installation and Replacement Guide Machine Types: 4105, 4157, and 4217...
  • Page 2 ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide for this product and Appendix B “Notices” on page 53. Second Edition (September 2011) © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2011. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant a General Services Administration...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Replacing the power supply assembly ..Index....55 Replacing an adapter card ..© Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2011...
  • Page 4 ThinkStation Hardware Installation and Replacement Guide...
  • Page 5: Figures

    Mouse connector ... drive ....Locking devices ... . © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2011...
  • Page 6 ThinkStation Hardware Installation and Replacement Guide...
  • Page 7: Chapter 1. Important Safety Information

    If you no longer have a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, you can obtain a Portable ® Document Format (PDF) version from the Lenovo Support Web site at: http://support.lenovo.com...
  • Page 8 ThinkStation Hardware Installation and Replacement Guide...
  • Page 9: Chapter 2. Overview

    However, this guide does not include procedures for all parts. It is expected that cables, switches, and certain mechanical parts be replaced by trained service personnel without the need for step-by-step procedures. Note: Use only parts provided by Lenovo. This guide contains instructions for installing or replacing the following parts: •...
  • Page 10: Locations

    When you handle parts and other computer components, take these precautions to avoid static-electricity damage: • Limit your movement. Movement can cause static electricity to build up around you. • Always handle parts and other computer components carefully. Handle adapter cards, memory modules, system boards, and microprocessors by the edges.
  • Page 11: Locating Connectors On The Rear Of Your Computer

    Optical drive (some models) USB connector Hard disk drive activity light 3.5-inch diskette drive or card reader (some models) Power button USB connector Microphone connector Power-on indicator Headphone connector Locating connectors on the rear of your computer Figure 2 “Rear connector locations” on page 5 shows the location of the connectors on the rear of your computer.
  • Page 12 Connector Description USB connector Used to attach a device that requires a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector, such as a USB keyboard, a USB mouse, a USB scanner, or a USB printer. If you have more than 10 USB devices, you can purchase a USB hub, which you can use to connect additional USB devices.
  • Page 13: Locating Internal Components

    Locating internal components To remove the computer cover, see “Removing the computer cover” on page 11. Figure 3 “Component locations” on page 7 shows the location of the components in your computer. Figure 3. Component locations Microprocessor, heat sink, and heat sink fan assembly Hard disk drive Optical drive Rear fan assembly...
  • Page 14: Identifying Parts On The System Board

    Identifying parts on the system board Figure 4 “System board parts locations” on page 8 shows the location of the parts on the system board. Figure 4. System board parts locations Microprocessor 12 V power connector Front panel connector Microprocessor fan connector Cover presence switch connector Microprocessor Thermal sensor connector...
  • Page 15 Clear CMOS/Recovery jumper Auxiliary 12 V power connector Auxiliary LED connector Chapter 2 Overview...
  • Page 16 ThinkStation Hardware Installation and Replacement Guide...
  • Page 17: Chapter 3. Installing Options And Replacing Hardware

    ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://support.lenovo.com Note: Use only parts provided by Lenovo. Installing external options External speakers, a printer, or a scanner can be connected to your computer. For some external options, you must install additional software in addition to making the physical connection.
  • Page 18: Removing The Front Bezel

    5. Disengage the cover latch and remove the cover. Place the cover on a flat surface. Figure 5. Removing the computer cover Removing the front bezel To remove the front bezel: 1. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 11. ThinkStation Hardware Installation and Replacement Guide...
  • Page 19: Accessing System Board Components

    2. Remove the front bezel by releasing the three plastic tabs on the left side and pivoting the bezel outward. Figure 6. Removing the front bezel 3. Lay the front bezel on a flat surface. 4. To reinstall the bezel, align the plastic tabs on the right side of the bezel with the corresponding holes in the chassis, then pivot the bezel inward until it snaps into position on the left side.
  • Page 20: Installing An Adapter Card

    • Use 1 GB, 2 GB or 4 GB memory modules in any combination up to a maximum of 24 GB. • Install memory modules into the blue color memory slots first. Note: Only DDR3 ECC UDIMMs can be used. To install a memory module: 1.
  • Page 21: Installing An Adapter Card

    Your computer has the following five expansion slots for adapter cards: • One PCI adapter card slot • One PCI Express x1 adapter card slot • One PCI Express x4 adapter card slot • Two PCI Express x16 graphics adapter card slots To install an adapter card: 1.
  • Page 22: Installing Internal Drives

    6. Connect any adapter card cables to the system board. 7. Latch the adapter card retainer. What to do next: • To work with another option, go to the appropriate section. • To complete the installation, go to Chapter 4 “Completing the parts replacement” on page 47. Installing internal drives This section provides information and instructions for installing the internal drives.
  • Page 23: Drive Bay Locations

    Drive specifications Your computer comes with the following factory-installed drives: • An optical drive in bay 1 • A blank bay for expansion or optional optical drive in bay 2 • A 3.5-inch diskette drive or a card reader in bay 3 (some models) •...
  • Page 24: Installing The Retainer Bracket

    Installing a drive in bay 1 or bay 2 To install an optical drive in bay 1 or bay 2: 1. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 11. 2. Remove the front bezel. See “Removing the front bezel” on page 12. Note: There is a drive retainer bracket on the inside of the front bezel where the drive is to be located.
  • Page 25: Connecting The Drive

    7. To reinstall the front bezel, align the plastic tabs on the right side of the bezel with the corresponding holes in the chassis, then pivot the front bezel inward until it snaps into position on the left side. 8. Locate an available SATA connector on the system board. See “Identifying parts on the system board” on page 8.
  • Page 26: Installing A New Diskette Drive Or Card

    5. Slide the diskette drive or card reader into the drive bay until it snaps into position. See “Locating internal components” on page 7. Figure 15. Installing a new diskette drive or card reader 6. Connect the diskette drive cable to the diskette drive connector on the system board and then connect the power cable to the diskette drive.
  • Page 27: Installing A 3.5-inch Hard Disk Drive Into The Bracket

    To install a new hard disk drive: 1. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 11. 2. Locate one of the empty hard disk drive slots in bay 4. See “Locating internal components” on page 7. Each empty hard disk drive slot has a spare bracket.
  • Page 28: Installing The Hard Disk Drive And Bracket Into

    Figure 18. Installing the hard disk drive and bracket into the drive bay 6. Using the signal cable that came with the new drive, connect one end of the signal cable to the drive. Locate one of the extra five-wire power cables and connect it to the drive. Note: The signal cable will be different depending on whether you are installing a SATA hard disk drive or a SAS hard disk drive.
  • Page 29: Replacing The Battery

    Figure 20. Connecting a 2.5-inch SATA hard disk drive Figure 21. Connecting a 3.5-inch SAS hard disk drive 7. If you are installing a SATA hard disk drive, connect the other end of the signal cable to one of the available SATA connectors on the system board.
  • Page 30: Replacing The Power Supply Assembly

    Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information” in the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://support.lenovo.com To replace the power supply assembly: ThinkStation Hardware Installation and Replacement Guide...
  • Page 31: Power Supply Cable Connectors

    1. Remove the computer cover and then lay the computer on its side. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 11. 2. Locate the power supply assembly. See “Locating internal components” on page 7. 3. Disconnect the power supply cables from the system board connectors.
  • Page 32: Removing The Power Supply Retaining Screws

    5. Remove the five screws at the rear of the chassis that secure the power supply assembly. Figure 25. Removing the power supply retaining screws 6. Depress the power supply assembly latch . Slide the power supply assembly toward the front of the computer and remove it from the chassis.
  • Page 33: Replacing An Adapter Card

    8. Install the new power supply into the chassis so that the screw holes in the power supply align with those in the chassis. Note: Use only the screws provided by Lenovo. 9. Install and tighten the five screws at the rear of the chassis to secure the power supply assembly.
  • Page 34 To replace an adapter card: 1. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 11. 2. Unlatch and open the adapter card retainer. 3. Take note of the location of all cable connections on the adapter card. It will be necessary to reconnect them properly when installing a new adapter card.
  • Page 35 6. Remove the new adapter card from its static-protective package. 7. Install the new adapter card into the appropriate adapter card slot on the system board. See “Installing an adapter card” on page 14. Chapter 3 Installing options and replacing hardware...
  • Page 36 ThinkStation Hardware Installation and Replacement Guide...
  • Page 37: Replacing The Heat Sink And Fan Assembly

    ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://support.lenovo.com CAUTION: The heat sink and fan assembly might be very hot. Turn off the computer and wait three to five minutes to let the computer cool before removing the computer cover.
  • Page 38: Removing The Heat Sink And Fan

    To replace the heat sink and fan assembly: 1. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 11. 2. Lay the computer on its side for easier access to the heat sink and fan assembly. 3. Remove the heat sink and fan assembly cable from the system board. Note the cable location. See “Identifying parts on the system board”...
  • Page 39: Replacing A Hard Disk Drive

    ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://support.lenovo.com This section provides instructions on how to replace the hard disk drive. Attention: You can install a combination of SATA and SAS hard disk drives within the same computer.
  • Page 40: Replacing The Hard Disk Drive Fan Assembly

    ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://support.lenovo.com Your computer might have a hard disk drive fan assembly installed. To replace the hard disk drive fan assembly: 1.
  • Page 41: Removing The Hard Disk Drive Fan

    3. Disconnect the hard disk drive fan assembly cable from the system board. See “Identifying parts on the system board” on page 10. 4. Press the two latches on the hard disk drive fan assembly bracket and then slide the fan assembly bracket free from the chassis.
  • Page 42: Replacing An Optical Drive

    ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://support.lenovo.com This section provides instructions on how to replace the optical drive. 1. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 11.
  • Page 43: Replacing The Diskette Drive Or Card Reader

    Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information” in the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://support.lenovo.com Chapter 3 Installing options and replacing hardware...
  • Page 44: Removing The Diskette Drive Or Card

    This section provides instructions on how to replace the diskette drive or card reader. 1. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 11. 2. Remove the front bezel. See “Removing the front bezel” on page 12. 3.
  • Page 45: Replacing The Front Panel Connector Assembly

    ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://support.lenovo.com This section provides instructions on how to replace the front panel connector assembly.
  • Page 46: Replacing A Memory Module

    ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://support.lenovo.com This section provides instructions on how to replace a memory module. Note: Your computer has support for six memory modules.
  • Page 47: Replacing The Front And Rear Fan Assemblies

    ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://support.lenovo.com This section provides instructions on how to replace the front and rear fan assemblies.
  • Page 48: Replacing The Internal Speaker

    ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://support.lenovo.com This section provides instructions on how to replace the internal speaker. To replace the internal speaker: 1.
  • Page 49: Removing The Internal Speaker

    2. Remove the front bezel. See “Removing the front bezel” on page 12. 3. Locate the internal speaker connector on the system board. See “Locating internal components” on page 9. 4. Note the location of the internal speaker cable connection. Note the route of the internal speaker cable.
  • Page 50: Replacing The Keyboard

    ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://support.lenovo.com This section provides instructions on how to replace a keyboard. 1. Remove any media from the drives, shut down your operating system, and then turn off all attached devices and the computer.
  • Page 51: Mouse Connector

    Figure 42. Mouse connector 4. Disconnect the failing mouse cable from the computer. 5. Connect the new mouse cable to one of the USB connectors. 6. Go to Chapter 4 “Completing the parts replacement” on page 47. Chapter 3 Installing options and replacing hardware...
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  • Page 53: Chapter 4. Completing The Parts Replacement

    6. To update your configuration, see “Using the Setup Utility” in the ThinkStation User Guide. Note: 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 54 ThinkStation Hardware Installation and Replacement Guide...
  • Page 55: Chapter 5. Security Features

    For security, store the keys in a secure place when you are not using them. An optional padlock with a 5 mm (0.2 inch) shackle can be used to secure the product cover using the padlock hasp © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2011...
  • Page 56: Password Protection

    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 a security cable directly from Lenovo by searching on Kensington at: http://support.lenovo.com Password protection To deter unauthorized use of your computer, you can use the Setup Utility program to set a password.
  • Page 57: Appendix A. System Memory Speed

    X5560, X5570, W3503, 1066 MHz W3505, W3520, W3530, 4 to 6 W3540, W3550, W3565, W3570, W3580, W3670, W5580, W5590 Intel Xeon E5645, E5649, X5650, X5660, X5667, X5670, X5672, X5675, 1333 MHz X5677, X5680, X5687, X5690, W3680, W3690 © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2011...
  • Page 58 Table 2. DIMM type and speed: PC3-8500U Number of DIMMs DIMM size (capacity) Microprocessor model Memory frequency installed per CPU bank Intel Xeon E5502, E5503, 800 MHz E5504, E5506, E5507 Intel Xeon E5520, E5530, E5540, E5620, E5603, E5606, E5607, E5630, E5640, E5645, E5647, E5649, X5550, X5560, X5570, X5650, X5660,...
  • Page 59: Appendix B. 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 60: Television Output Notice

    Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. Trademarks The following terms are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both: Lenovo The Lenovo logo ThinkStation Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
  • Page 61: Index

    © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2011...
  • Page 62 rear connectors rear fan assembly, replacing removing the computer cover replacing adapter cards battery hard disk drive heat sink and fan assembly internal speaker resources, information safety information security cable lock features, installing serial port speed, memory static-sensitive devices, handling system board components, accessing identifying parts...
  • Page 64 Part Number: 53Y4246 (1P) P/N: 53Y4246 *53Y4246*...

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