Lenovo ideapad 720S ideapad 720S-15IKB ideapad 720S Touch-15IKB User Guide Read the safety notices and important tips in the included manuals before using your computer.
Notes • Before using the product, be sure to read Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide ﬁrst. • The latest electronic compliance and environmental information are available from the Lenovo compliance information Web sites. To view compliance information go to: http://www.lenovo.com/compliance To download environmental information go to: http://www.lenovo.com/ecodeclaration...
Contents Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer ..................1 Top view ................................. 1 Left‐side view .............................. 6 Right‐side view .............................. 8 Bottom view .............................. 11 Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 10..................12 Configuring the operating system for the first time ................ 12 Operating system interface ........................ 12 Putting the computer to sleep or shutting it down ................ 14 Task and desktop management ........................ 16 Connecting to a wireless network ...................... 17 Touch screen operation (on select models) ..................... 18 Chapter 3. Recovery system ......................21 Reset this PC ...
Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Integrated camera Use the camera for video communication or taking photos. Built-in microphone Captures sound which can be used for video conferencing, voice narration, or audio recording. Computer display Provides brilliant visual output. Note: Select models may have a multi‐touch screen. Please refer to the actual product. Wireless LAN antennas Connect to a wireless LAN adapter to send and receive wireless radio signals. Ventilation slots Dissipate internal heat. Note: Make sure that the ventilation slots are not blocked or else the computer may overheat. Power button Press this button to turn on the computer. Numeric keypad For details, see “Using the keyboard” on page 3. Fingerprint reader Registers fingerprints that can be used as passwords to secure your computer. Touchpad The touchpad functions as a conventional mouse. One piece multi‐touch ClickPad: To move the pointer on the screen, slide your fingertip over the pad in the direction in which you want the ...
Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Using the keyboard Numeric keypad The keyboard has a separate numeric keypad. To enable or disable the numeric keypad, press the Num Lock key.
Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Function key combinations Through the use of the function keys, you can change operational features instantly. To use this function, press and hold Fn ; then press one of the function keys The following describes the features of each function key. Fn + B: Activates the break function. Fn + P: Activates the pause function. Fn + C: Enables/disables the scroll lock. Fn + S: Activates the system request. Fn + Q: Switch between performance mode and balance mode. Fn + : Activates the Pgup key function. Fn + : Activates the Pgdn key function.
Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Hotkeys You can access certain system settings quickly by pressing the appropriate hotkeys. : Mutes/unmutes the sound. : Enables/disables Airplane mode. Enables/disables the integrated : Decreases the volume level. camera. : Increases the volume level. : Locks the screen. Toggles the display between the : Enables/disables the microphone. computer and an external display device. Refreshes the desktop or the : Decreases the display brightness. currently active window. : Enables/disables the touchpad. : Increases the display brightness. Note: You can use the Lenovo Setting to enable/disable the hotkey function.
Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Power status indicator Symbol Indicator status Meaning On (solid white) The computer is powered on. Blinking The computer is in sleep mode. The computer is powered off. Combo audio jack Connects to headsets. Notes: The combo audio jack does not support conventional microphones. • • The recording function might not be supported if third‐party headphones or headsets are connected, due to different industry standards.
Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Using memory cards (not supplied) Your computer supports the following types of memory cards: • Micro Secure Digital (SD) card • Micro Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) card • Micro Secure Digital eXtended Capacity (SDXC) card Notes: • Insert only one card into the slot at a time. • This card reader does not support SDIO devices (e.g., SDIO Bluetooth, etc.). Inserting a memory card Slide the card in until it clicks into place. Removing a memory card Push the card in until you hear a click. Gently pull the memory card out of the slot. Note: Before removing the memory card, disable it by using the Windows safely remove hardware and eject media utility to avoid data corruption.
Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Connecting USB device You can connect a USB device to your computer by inserting its USB plug (Type A) into the USB port on your computer. The first time you plug a USB device into a particular USB port on your computer, Windows automatically installs a driver for that device. After the driver has been installed, you can disconnect and reconnect the device without performing any additional steps. Note: Typically, Windows detects a new device after it has been connected, and then installs the driver automatically. However, some devices may require you to install the driver before connecting. Check the documentation provided by the device’s manufacturer before connecting the device. Before disconnecting a USB storage device, make sure your computer has finished transferring data to that device. Click the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon in the Windows notification area to remove the device before disconnecting. Note: If your USB device uses a power cord, connect the device to a power source before connecting it. Otherwise, the device may not be recognized.
Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 10 ® Note: Windows 10 has an updated version. If you are using the updated version, some operations may be different. Please refer to the actual product. Configuring the operating system for the first time - - - - - - - - - - - - You may need to configure the operating system when it is first used. The configuration process may include the procedures below: • Accepting the end user license agreement • Configuring the Internet connection • Registering the operating system •...
Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 10 Settings Settings lets you perform basic tasks. You can also search for more settings with the settings search box in the upper‐right corner. To open the settings, do the following: • Open the start menu, and then select Settings . Personalize the start menu You can personalize the start menu with your favorite apps. To personalize the start menu, do the following: Open the start menu and find the apps list on the left. Right click the app you want to add to the start menu, and then select Pin to Start. Note: You can also drag apps from the apps list to add them to the start menu.
Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 10 Putting the computer to sleep or shutting it down - - - - - - - - - - - - - - When you have finished working with your computer, you can put it to sleep or shut it down. Putting your computer to sleep If you will be away from your computer for only a short time, put the computer to sleep. When the computer is in sleep mode, you can quickly wake it to resume use, bypassing the startup process. To put the computer to sleep, do one of the following: •...
Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 10 Shutting down the computer If you are not going to use your computer for a long time, shut it down. To shut down the computer, do one of the following: • Open the start menu, and then select Power Shut down. • Right‐click the Start button in the lower‐left corner and select Shut down or sign out Shut down.
Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 10 Touch screen operation (on select models) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The display panel can accept inputs like a tablet, using the multi‐touch screen, or like a ...
Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 10 (continued) Frequently used gestures Tasks performed Zoom Move two fingers together or apart while touching the screen. Zooms in and out on visual apps, such as pictures and maps. Can also jump to the beginning or end of a list. Rotate Place two or more fingers on an item and then turn your hand. Rotates an object (Note: Not all items can be rotated, depending upon the app.). Slide Drag your finger across the screen. Pans or scrolls through lists and pages. Can also move an object or be used to draw or write, depending upon the app. Similar to pressing and holding to pan and to scrolling with a mouse.
Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 10 (continued) Frequently used gestures Tasks performed Swipe Start from left/right edge of the screen, then swipe inwards toward the center. Swiping in from the left edge of the screen can open the task view. Swiping in from the right edge of the screen displays the action center.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - This section lists frequently asked questions by category. Finding information What safety precautions should I follow when using my computer? Read and follow all safety precautions included in Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide. Note: To view Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide, select the Companion (or Lenovo PC Manager) icon on the taskbar. You can also download it from the Lenovo Support Web site. What is the address of the Lenovo support Web site? http://support.lenovo.com Where can I find warranty information? Visit the Lenovo Support Web site and type the serial number for your computer to look up warranty information. Lenovo preinstalled operating system and software What is the Lenovo preinstalled operating system? Some Lenovo computers come with copies of the operating system installed at factory. Lenovo provides computers with a preinstalled operating system for your convenience. If you purchased such a computer, you can use your computer out of the box and do not need to install a separate operating system. What is Lenovo preinstalled software? This is software (developed by Lenovo or other software vendors) installed and licensed at the factory for your convenience. The license for some preinstalled software may be for trial versions. When the trial period expires, you may need to purchase a license if you want to continue to use the software. Note: If a license agreement is displayed when you first start the software, read the agreement carefully. If you don’t accept the terms of the agreement, do not use the software. When I purchased my computer, it included a copy of Windows. How can I determine whether the ...
Chapter 4. Troubleshooting How can I determine whether the Windows running on my computer is Compact enabled? Compact technology is normally enabled on copies of Windows 10 Update running on SSD (or eMMC) ‐only computer models. To check your computer, Right‐click the Start button in the lower‐left corner and select Disk Management. The Disk Management program starts. If Compact is labeled on the Windows partition, Compact is enabled on your copy of Windows. Where can I find drivers for the various hardware devices of my computer? If your computer is preinstalled with a Windows operating system, first check the installation program on the C partition of your hard disk (for select models, on the D partition). If you cannot find the drivers for all the hardware devices that you need there, download the drivers from the Lenovo consumer support website. Note: The Lenovo support Web site contains the latest drivers. BIOS setup utility What is the BIOS setup utility? The BIOS setup utility is ROM‐based software. It communicates basic computer information and provides options for setting boot devices, security, hardware mode, and other preferences. How can I start the BIOS setup utility? To start the BIOS setup utility: Shut down the computer. Press the Novo button and then select BIOS Setup. How can I change the boot mode? (on select models) There are two boot modes: UEFI and Legacy Support. To change the boot mode, start the BIOS setup utility and set boot mode to UEFI or Legacy Support on the boot menu. When do I need to change the boot mode? (on select models) The default boot mode for your computer is UEFI mode. If you need to install a legacy Windows operating system on your computer, you must change the boot mode to Legacy Support. The legacy Windows operating system cannot be installed if you donʹt change the boot mode. Getting help How can I contact the customer support center? See “Chapter 3. Getting help and service” of Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide.
The screen goes blank • Your screen saver or power management may be enabled. Do one of the following to exit from the screen saver or to while the computer is on. resume from sleep mode: ‐ Touch the touchpad. ‐ Press any key on the keyboard. ‐ Press the Power button. BIOS password problems I forgot my password. • If you forget your user password, ask the system administrator to clear your user password. • If you forget your hard disk drive password, a Lenovo authorized servicer cannot reset your password or recover data from the hard disk. You must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing representative to have the hard disk drive replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service. • If you forget your administrator password, a Lenovo authorized servicer cannot reset your password. You must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing representative to have the system board replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service.
• Make sure that: The computer enters sleep mode immediately after ‐ The battery pack is charged. Power-on self-test (POST). ‐ The operating temperature is within the acceptable range. See “Chapter 2. Use and care Information” in the Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide. Note: If the battery pack is charged and the temperature is within range, have the computer serviced. • If your computer is in sleep mode, connect the AC power adapter The computer does not return from sleep mode, to the computer, then press any key or the Power button. and the computer does •...
Chapter 4. Troubleshooting Sound problems • Make sure that: No sound can be heard from the speaker even ‐ The Mute function is off. when the volume is ‐ The combo audio jack is not being used. turned up. ‐ Speakers are selected as the playback device. Battery pack problems Your computer shuts down • Discharge and recharge the battery pack. before the battery status indicator shows empty.
Chapter 4. Troubleshooting Other problems Your computer does not • To turn off your computer, press and hold the Power button respond. for four seconds or more. If the computer still does not respond, remove the AC power adapter. • Your computer might lock when it enters sleep mode during a communication operation. Disable the sleep timer when you are working on the network. The computer does not • See the Boot menu of the BIOS setup utility. Make sure that start from a device you the BIOS setup utility is set so that the computer starts from want. the device you want. • Also make sure that the device from which the computer starts is enabled. Make sure that the device is included in the Boot menu in the BIOS setup utility correctly. • While turned off, press the Novo button to select the device you want the computer to start from. The connected external •...
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