Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Series User Manual

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  • Page 1 User Guide IdeaPad 3/IdeaPad 3i/IdeaPad Slim 3/IdeaPad Slim 3i series...
  • Page 2 • Setup Guide First Edition (Januarary 2021) © Copyright Lenovo 2021. 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. GS-...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Keyboard hotkeys ... . Call Lenovo ....Numeric keypad ... . .
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  • Page 5: About This Guide

    About this guide • This guide applies to Lenovo product model(s) listed below. Illustrations in this guide may look slightly different from your product model. Model name Machine type (MT) IdeaPad 3 14ALC6 82KT IdeaPad 3 14ITL6 82H7 IdeaPad 3 15ALC6...
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  • Page 7: Chapter 1. Meet Your Computer

    Display text, graphics, and videos. Selected models support multi- touch function. 6. Wireless antennas Send and receive radio waves for the built-in wireless LAN (local area network) and Bluetooth module. Note: The antennas are not visible from the outside of the computer. © Copyright Lenovo 2021...
  • Page 8: Base

    Base 14–inch models: 1. Power light/Finger print reader* light The light shows power status of the computer and the status of fingerprint reader. 2. Power button/Finger print reader* Press the button to turn on the computer or put the computer into sleep mode.
  • Page 9 15–inch and 17–inch models: 1. Power button/Finger print reader* Press the button to turn on the computer or put the computer into sleep mode. Finger print reader* is available on power button. Enroll and read your fingerprint for user authentication. 2.
  • Page 10: Left

    Left 1. Power connector Connect to power with the included power cord and ac power adapter. 2. Charging light Indicate whether the computer is connected to ac power. • Solid white: connected to ac power; battery capacity 91%–100% • Solid amber: connected to ac power; battery capacity 1%–90% •...
  • Page 11: Right

    Right 1. Power light • On: the computer is turned on. • Off: the computer is turned off or in hibernation mode. • Blinking: the computer is in sleep mode. 2. Novo button Press the Novo button to open the Novo Button menu. From the menu, you can choose to open the UEFI/BIOS setup utility, the Boot menu, or the Windows startup options screen.
  • Page 12: Bottom

    Bottom 14–inch models: 1. Speakers Produce sound. 15–inch and 17–inch models: 1. Speakers Produce sound. User Guide...
  • Page 13: Features And Specifications

    Features and specifications Dimensions • Width: – 14–inch models: 324.2 mm (12.76 inches) – 15–inch models: 359.2 mm (14.14 inches) – 17–inch models: 399 mm (15.71 inches) • Depth: – 14–inch models: 215.7 mm (8.49 inches) – 15–inch models: 236.5 mm (9.31 inches) –...
  • Page 14: Statement On Usb Transfer Rate

    Connectors and slots • Combo audio jack • USB-C connector – Support data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps for USB 3.2 Gen 1 – Provide power output up to 5 V and 3 A* • USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A connector –...
  • Page 15 – Operating: 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) – Storage: 5°C to 43°C (41°F to 109°F) • At altitudes above 2438 m (8000 ft) – Maximum temperature when operating under the unpressurized condition: 31.3°C (88°F) Note: When you charge the battery, its temperature must be no lower than 10°C (50°F). Relative humidity •...
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  • Page 17: Chapter 2. Get Started With Your Computer

    Add additional user accounts if you need to share your computer with family members or other users. Step 1. Open the Start menu and select Settings ➙ Accounts ➙ Family & other users. Step 2. Select Add someone else to this PC. © Copyright Lenovo 2021...
  • Page 18: Windows Desktop

    Note: To add family members, you need to sign in with a Microsoft account. Step 3. Set the user name and password for the user account. Windows desktop Change account settings, lock the computer, or sign out of the 1. Account current account.
  • Page 19: Windows Updates

    Step 2. Click Check for updates. Lenovo Vantage and Lenovo PC Manager Lenovo Vantage and Lenovo PC Manager are apps developed by Lenovo. Using wither of the app, you can: • View product information • View warranty and support information •...
  • Page 20: Connect To Wi-Fi Networks

    Start your computer using a recovery drive Reset your computer Open advanced options screen Open the Novo Button menu For Lenovo computers with a Novo button, you can press the button to open the Novo Button menu. Step 1. Turn off the computer. Step 2.
  • Page 21: Interact With Your Computer

    Lock the screen. Display thumbnails of all open app. Open the Windows Calculator app. Open Lenovo Vantage, Lenovo PC Manager, or an app launch bar. Open the Windows snipping tool. Play or pause playback of media. Stop playback of media.
  • Page 22: Numeric Keypad

    Fn key. Numeric keypad Some Lenovo computers includes a dedicated numeric keypad on the far right of the keyboard. The keypad is used for entering numbers and operators quickly. Press the NumLock key to enable or disable the numeric keypad.
  • Page 23: Chapter 3. Explore Your Computer

    To extend your battery’s lifespan, the battery may optimize its full charge capacity based on your usage. After prolonged periods of limited use, full battery capacity may not be available until you discharge to as low as 20% and recharge completely. For more information, refer to the power section of Lenovo Vantage.
  • Page 24: Change Or Create A Power Plan

    Follow on-screen instructions to change the order of devices under Boot Priority Order. Note: You can also change startup sequence temporarily without opening the setup utility. To do so, start the computer. When the Lenovo logo appears, press F12 (or Fn + F12) repeatedly. Change hotkey mode Step 1.
  • Page 25: Enable Or Disable Always-On

    Attention: If you forget the administrator password, a Lenovo authorized service personnel cannot reset your password. You must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized service personnel to have the system board replaced. Proof of purchase is required and a fee will be charged for parts and service.
  • Page 26: Change Or Remove Administrator Password

    Step 3. Enter a password string that contains only letters and numbers and then press Enter Step 4. Enter the password again and press Enter. Select Exit ➙ Exit Saving Changes. Step 5. Next time you start the computer, you must enter the administrator password to open the setup utility. If Power on Password is enabled, you must enter the administrator password or the user password to start the computer.
  • Page 27: Set Hard Disk Password

    Lenovo authorized service personnel cannot reset your password or recover data from the hard disk. You must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized service personnel to have the hard disk drive replaced. Proof of purchase is required and a fee will be charged for parts and service.
  • Page 28: Windows System Restore

    Option Problem You want to recycle or donate your computer. Reset your computer. Windows cannot start properly. Use a recovery drive to restore or reset your computer. Windows System Restore System Restore is a tool included in Windows 10. It monitors changes to Windows system files and saves system state as a restore point.
  • Page 29: Create A Recovery Drive

    Create a recovery drive Use a USB drive (not supplied) to create a Windows recovery drive. If Windows will not start, you can use the recovery drive to restore or reset Windows. Notes: Most USB drives utilize the Type-A connector. If your computer does not include a USB Type-A connector, you have two options: •...
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  • Page 31: Chapter 4. Help And Support

    How to access? Use Lenovo Vantage or Lenovo PC Manager to: • Download and install the latest drivers and firmware. • Open the Start menu and select Lenovo Vantage or • Configure hardware settings PC Manager. • Diagnose computer hardware problems.
  • Page 32: What Is A Cru

    If you intend to install a CRU, Lenovo will ship the CRU to you. You might be required to return the defective part that is replaced by the CRU. When return is required: (1) return instructions, a prepaid shipping label, and a container will be included with the replacement CRU;...
  • Page 33: Call Lenovo

    Call Lenovo If you have tried to correct the problem yourself and still need help, you can call Lenovo Customer Support Center. Before you contact Lenovo Record product information and problem details before you contact Lenovo. Product information Problem symptoms and details •...
  • Page 34: Purchase Additional Services

    Purchase additional services During and after the warranty period, you can purchase additional services from Lenovo at https:// pcsupport.lenovo.com/warrantyupgrade Service availability and service name might vary by country or region. User Guide...
  • Page 35: Appendix A. Accessibility And Ergonomic Information

    This chapter provides information about accessibility and ergonomics. 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.
  • Page 36 keyboard with all the standard keys. You can select keys using the mouse or another pointing device, or you can tap to select the keys if your computer supports multi-touch screen. • High Contrast High Contrast is a feature that heightens the color contrast of some text and images on your screen. As a result, those items are more distinct and easier to identify.
  • Page 37 Your computer provides industry-standard connectors that enable you to connect assistive devices. 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 38 Many product solutions are available to help you modify and expand your computer to best suit your needs. You can find some of these options at https://www.lenovo.com/accessories Explore your options for docking solutions and external products that provide the adjustability and features that you want.
  • Page 39 1 minute at a time. As such, it is recommended that users avoid prolonged direct contact with the bottom of the computer. Note: Some Lenovo computers include a display that can be rotated 360 degrees. When those products are used as a tablet computer, the temperatures of all the accessible parts are within an acceptable range as defined in IEC 62368-1.
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  • Page 41: Appendix B. Compliance Information

    • Consult an authorized dealer or service representative for help. Lenovo is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using cables and connectors other than those recommended by Lenovo or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment.
  • Page 42 Location for the FCC ID and IC ID If you purchased your computer in the United States or Canada and the computer includes factory- preinstalled wireless modules, a piece of text containing identification strings for these modules (FCC ID and IC ID) is visible on the computer’s bottom cover.
  • Page 43: Appendix C. Notices And Trademarks

    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 44 Actual results may vary. Users of this document should verify the applicable data for their specific environment. This document is copyrighted by Lenovo and is not covered by any open source license, including any Linux agreement(s) which may accompany software included with this product. Lenovo may update this document at any time without notice.

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