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Lenovo C240 User Manual

Lenovo C240 User Manual

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Machine type: 10113/6268 [C240]
10114/6269 [C245]
10137/F0A1 [C255]
Version 1.0
C2 Series
User Guide
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  • Page 1 Machine type: 10113/6268 [C240] 10114/6269 [C245] 10137/F0A1 [C255] Lenovo C2 Series User Guide Version 1.0 2013.09 31505516...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    Attention: Be aware of possible damage to programs, devices, or data. Note: Pay attention to this important information. © Copyright Lenovo 2013. All rights reserved. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant a General Services Administration “GSA” contract, use, reproduction, or...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Switching between apps ................13 Closing an app ..................13 Opening other system programs ..............13 Windows Help and Support ..............13 Using the Rescue System ............15 OneKey Recovery ..................16 Driver and Application Installation .............17 Using the Software ..............19 Lenovo Support ..................20 Contents...
  • Page 5 Troubleshooting and Confirming Setup ......... 21 Troubleshooting Display Problems ............22 Troubleshooting Audio Problems ..............23 Troubleshooting Software Problems ............24 Troubleshooting Problems with Optical Drives and Hard Disks ....24 Special considerations for troubleshooting Windows ........25 Windows Help and Support ..............26 BIOS setup utility ..................26 Performing Daily Maintenance Tasks ............27 Hardware Replacement Guide ..........
  • Page 6: Using The Computer Hardware

    Using the Computer Hardware This chapter contains the following topics:  Introduction to the computer hardware  Information on computer connections Note: The descriptions in this chapter might be different from what you see on your computer, depending on the computer model and configuration.
  • Page 7: Front View Of The Computer

    Front view of the computer Attention: Be careful not to block any air vents on the computer. Blocked air vents can cause overheating. Built-in microphone Built-in camera System Power On/Off indicator Hard disk drive indicator WIFI status indicator Volume down Volume up Brightness down Brightness up...
  • Page 8: Left And Right Views Of The Computer

    Left and right views of the computer Attention: Be sure not to block any air vents on the computer. Blocked air vents may cause thermal problems. Optical drive Memory card reader USB 3.0 connectors Microphone connector (selected models only) Headphone connector Power button User Guide...
  • Page 9: Rear View Of The Computer

    Rear view of the computer Power connector HDMI-out connector (selected models only) USB 2.0 connectors Ethernet connector (selected models only) Air vents User Guide...
  • Page 10: Computer Stand

    Computer stand 15º 40º Use the stand to position the display to your preference. It can be rotated 15º forward and 40º backward. Basic connector instructions Note: Your computer may not have all of the connectors described in this section. Connector Description Microphone...
  • Page 11: Connecting Your Computer

    Note: If your computer is equipped with a wireless keyboard or mouse, follow the installation instructions for those devices. Connecting your computer Connecting the power cord Connect the power cord to an electrical outlet. We recommend using a grounded connection or a surge protector. User Guide...
  • Page 12: Important Information About Using The Computer

    Important information about using the computer Press the power button on the side of the computer to turn on the computer. Hold the computer tightly when you carry it. User Guide...
  • Page 13: Connecting To The Internet

    Connecting to the Internet To connect to the Internet, you’ll need a contract with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and some hardware. IPSs and ISP offerings vary by country. Contact your ISP for offerings available in your country. Your computer is designed to support a wireless (selected models only) or wired network that connects your computer to other devices.
  • Page 14: Wired Keyboard (Selected Models Only)

    Wired keyboard (selected models only) LVT —— After entering Windows, press this key to launch the LVT (Lenovo Vantage Technology) program, Lenovo’s pre-loaded Home PC software. In addition to its own functions, the LVT program will allow you to start other Windows compatible software specially configured to run on this model of computer.
  • Page 15 User Guide...
  • Page 16: Using Windows 8.1

    Using Windows 8.1 This chapter contains the following topics:  Switching between the main Windows 8.1 interfaces  The Charms Bar  Shutting down the computer  Switching between apps  Closing an app  Opening other system programs  Windows Help and Support Attention: The Windows 8.1 operating system is provided by Microsoft Corporation.
  • Page 17: Switching Between The Main Windows 8.1 Interfaces

    Switching between the main Windows 8.1 interfaces Windows 8.1 comes with two main user interfaces: the Start Screen and the Windows desktop. To switch from the Start Screen to the Windows desktop, do one of the following: • Select the Windows desktop tile on the Start Screen. •...
  • Page 18: Switching Between Apps

    Switching between apps Sometimes you want to get back to an app you were just using, or quickly switch through your recent apps. To switch between apps: Move the cursor to the top left corner, then click to bring in the next app. (If your computer is equipped with touch screen, swipe in from the left edge of the screen to bring in the next app.) Closing an app...
  • Page 19 User Guide...
  • Page 20: Using The Rescue System

    Using the Rescue System This chapter contains the following topics:  OneKey Recovery  Driver and Application Installation Attention: Using OneKey Recovery will result in loss of data. • You can restore the C: drive of the computer to factory default settings or to the last system backup status using OneKey Recovery.
  • Page 21: Onekey Recovery

    Note: The recovery files and relevant data used by the rescue system are saved in the service partition. If the service partition is deleted or damaged by someone other than authorized Lenovo service personnel, Lenovo will not be liable for any losses arising therefrom in any way.
  • Page 22: Driver And Application Installation

    Driver and Application Installation The Driver and Application Installation function in the rescue system provides a way for the user to conveniently reinstall all of the Lenovo applications and drivers that were shipped with your Lenovo hardware. Method 1: Automatic Installation Repeatedly press and release the F2 key once turning on the computer until the Lenovo Rescue System opens, then select Drivers and Application Installation.
  • Page 23 User Guide...
  • Page 24: Using The Software

    Using the Software This chapter contains the following topic:  Software instructions Note: The interface and functionality of these features will depend on which software was shipped with the computer model you purchased. User Guide...
  • Page 25: Lenovo Support

    Lenovo Support The Lenovo Support program enables you to register your computer with Lenovo, download and view user manuals for your computer, get the warranty information of your computer, and explore help and support information. To open this program, do the following: Click the Lenovo Support icon from the Start Screen or Search Screen.
  • Page 26: Troubleshooting And Confirming Setup

    Troubleshooting and Confirming Setup This chapter contains the following topic:  Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution User Guide...
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting Display Problems

    2. Unplug the power cord and plug the power cord back in securely and restart the computer. If still cannot solve the problem, contact Lenovo Customer Service. Problem: You need to change the display property settings. Setting display background and icon properties: 1.
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting Audio Problems

    2. Move any interfering devices away from the computer. 3. If the problem persists, contact Lenovo Service. Troubleshooting Audio Problems Problem: No sound from the integrated speakers. Troubleshooting and problem resolution: •...
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting Software Problems

    1. Check to determine if there is an optical drive icon in the resource manager of the operating system. If not, restart your computer. If there is still no icon, contact Lenovo Service. Otherwise, continue with the next step of this procedure.
  • Page 30: Special Considerations For Troubleshooting Windows

    2. Confirm that the CD/DVD has been properly placed in the drive. If not, reload the CD or DVD. Otherwise, continue with the next step of this procedure. 3. Check the specifications that came with your computer to confirm that this optical drive is capable of reading this type of CD or DVD.
  • Page 31: Windows Help And Support

    Windows Help and Support If you have a problem with the operating system, see the Windows Help and Support file. To open the Windows Help and Support file, do one of the following: • Select the Settings charm, then select Help. •...
  • Page 32: Performing Daily Maintenance Tasks

    Performing Daily Maintenance Tasks Cleaning the computer components Because many of the computer components consist of sophisticated integrated circuit boards, it is very important to periodically clean the computer to prevent dust buildup. The cleaning supplies you need to clean the components include: a vacuum cleaner, a soft cotton cloth, pure water (preferably purified or distilled water) and cotton swabs.
  • Page 33 User Guide...
  • Page 34: Hardware Replacement Guide

    Hardware Replacement Guide This chapter contains the following topics: Replacing the optical drive  Replacing the keyboard and mouse  User Guide...
  • Page 35: Overview

    Safety and Warranty Guide that was included with your computer. If you no longer have this copy of the Safety and Warranty Guide, you can obtain one online from the Support Web site at User Guide...
  • Page 36 • Parts information • Links to other useful sources of information To access this information, go to: Tools required To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools: • Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge •...
  • Page 37 Handling static-sensitive devices Static electricity, although harmless to you, can seriously damage computer components. When you are replacing a part, do not open the anti-static package containing the new part until the defective part has been removed from the computer and you are ready to install the new part.
  • Page 38: Replacing Hardware

    Note: It may be helpful to place the computer face-down on a soft flat surface for this procedure. Lenovo recommends that you use a blanket, towel, or other soft cloth to protect the touch screen from scratches or other damage.
  • Page 39 4. Push a small iron stick (paper clip) into the small hole on the optical drive cover so that the disk springs out as shown. 5. Remove the screw that secures the optical drive to the chassis. 6. Slide out the optical drive as shown. User Guide...
  • Page 40 7. Use a small flat head screwdriver to press and push out the pins that secure the cover to the disk. 8. Separate the cover from the defective optical drive. 9. To install the new optical drive: a. Align the new optical drive with the cover, and then push the cover back into position.
  • Page 41 Replacing the keyboard and mouse Note: Your keyboard will be connected to a USB connector at either side or at the rear of the computer. To replace the keyboard: 1. Remove any media (disks, CDs, or memory cards) from the drives, shut down the computer, and turn off all attached devices.
  • Page 42: Appendix

    Thank you for using Lenovo products. Carefully read all documents shipped with your computer before you install and use the product for the first time. Lenovo is not responsible for any loss except when caused by installation and operations performed by Lenovo professional service personnel.
  • Page 43: Trademarks

    Phenom, AMD Sempron, Catalyst, Cool ‘n’ Quiet, CrossFire, PowerPlay, Radeon, and The Ultimate Visual Experience are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other company, product, or service names referred to herein or in other Lenovo publications may be trademarks or service marks of others. All rights reserved.
  • Page 44: Energy Star Statement

    For more information about ENERGY STAR, go to: Lenovo encourages you to make efficient use of energy an integral part of your day-to-day operations. To help in this endeavor, Lenovo has preset the following...
  • Page 45: Enabling Erp Compliance Mode

    Enabling ErP compliance mode You can enable the energy-related products directive (ErP) compliance mode through the Power menu in the Setup Utility program. This mode reduces electricity consumption when your computer is in standby mode or turned off. To enable ErP compliance mode in the Setup Utility program, do the following: 1.

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