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  • Page 3 ThinkStation User Guide...
  • Page 4 Second Edition (October 2009) © Copyright Lenovo 2009. LENOVO products, data, computer software, and services have been developed exclusively at private expense and are sold to governmental entities as commercial items as defined by 48 C.F.R. 2.101 with limited and restricted rights to use, reproduction and disclosure.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Specifications . Chapter 4. Software overview ..19 Software provided with your Windows operating system . Software provided by Lenovo . Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox . Lenovo System Toolbox . PC-Doctor for Rescue and Recovery . Adobe Reader Chapter 5.
  • Page 6 Chapter 10. Getting information, help, and service ... . . 49 Information resources . Online Books folder Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools . Lenovo Welcome Safety and Warranty . Lenovo Web site (
  • Page 7: Introduction

    Chapter 10, “Getting information, help, and service,” on page 49 provides information about the wide variety of helpful resources available from Lenovo v Appendix A, “Manual modem commands,” on page 53 provides commands for manually programming your modem.
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  • Page 9: 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:
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  • Page 11: Chapter 2. Arranging Your Workspace

    If you install the monitor near a window, use curtains or blinds to block the sunlight. You can adjust the brightness and contrast controls on the monitor as the room lighting changes throughout the day. © Copyright Lenovo 2009 Viewing Distance Lower Back...
  • Page 12: Air Circulation

    Where it is impossible to avoid reflections or to adjust the lighting, an antiglare filter placed over the screen might be helpful. However, these filters might affect the clarity of the image on the screen; try them only after you have exhausted other methods of reducing glare.
  • Page 13: Chapter 3. Setting Up Your Computer

    2. Your computer automatically detects the voltage and sets the power supply to the correct setting. To connect your computer, do the following: 1. Connect the Universal Serial Bus (USB) keyboard cable to the USB connector. Note: Some models will have keyboards with a fingerprint reader. © Copyright Lenovo 2009...
  • Page 14 2. Connect the USB mouse cable to the USB connector. 3. Connect the monitor cable to the monitor connector. Note: Depending on your model type, your computer might come with a Low User Guide Force Helix (LFH) connector on the rear panel, which enables you to connect up to four monitors.
  • Page 15 4. If you have a modem, connect the modem using the following information. L I N 1 This illustration shows the two connectors on the back of the computer that are needed to set up your modem. 2 In the United States and other countries or regions that use the RJ-11 telephone outlet, attach one end of the telephone cable to the telephone and the other end to the telephone connector on the back of the computer.
  • Page 16 5. If you have audio devices, attach them using the following instructions. For more information about speakers, see step 6 and step 7 on page 10. User Guide...
  • Page 17 1 Audio line-in connector 2 Audio line-out connector (front speaker connector) 3 Microphone connector 4 Headphone connector 5 Audio line-out connector (subwoofer/center speaker connector) 6 Audio line-out connector (rear speaker connector) 7 Audio line-out connector (side speaker connector) 8 Optical SPDIF (Sony Philips Digital Interconnect Format) in connector 9 Optical SPDIF out connector...
  • Page 18 6. If you have powered speakers with an ac power adapter: a. Connect the cable that runs between the speakers, if necessary. On some speakers, this cable is permanently attached. b. Connect the ac power adapter cable to the speaker. c.
  • Page 19 8. Connect any additional devices that you have. Your computer might not have all the connectors that are shown. 1 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.
  • Page 20: Turning On Computer Power

    49. You can get additional help and information by telephone through the Customer Support Center. For the latest Service and Support worldwide telephone list, go to: Finishing the software installation Important Be sure to read and understand the license agreements carefully before using the programs on this computer.
  • Page 21: Updating Your Operating System

    Your computer comes with antivirus software that you can use to detect and eliminate viruses. Lenovo provides a full version of antivirus software on your hard disk drive with a free 30-day subscription. After 30 days, you must renew the license to continue receiving the antivirus program updates.
  • Page 22: Installing The Computer On A Rack Shelf

    Installing the computer on a rack shelf Your ThinkStation computer can be used on a rack shelf. When installing the computer on a rack shelf, make sure to leave at least a 12.70 cm (5 inches) space between the front edge of the rack shelf and your computer for fire protection. Features This section provides an overview of the computer features.
  • Page 23 v Internal speaker Connectivity v Two 10/100/1000 Mbps integrated Ethernet connectors v Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) V.90 Data/Fax modem (some models) System management features v Ability to store POST hardware test results v Alert Standard Format (ASF) 2.0 v Automatic power-on startup v Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) v Remote Administration v System Management (SM) Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) and SM software...
  • Page 24 1. The operating systems listed here are being certified or tested for compatibility at the time this publication goes to press. Additional operating systems might be identified by Lenovo as compatible with your computer following the publication of this booklet. Corrections and additions to this list are subject to change. To determine if an operating system has been certified or tested for compatibility, check the Web site of the operating system vendor.
  • Page 25: Specifications

    Specifications This section lists the physical specifications for your ThinkStation computer. Dimensions Width: 175 mm (6.9 inches) Height: 478 mm (18.8 inches) floor to top of handle Depth: 460 mm (18.1 inches) Weight Maximum configuration: 16.33 kg (36 lbs) Dimensions rack mounted: Width: 427 mm (16.8 inches) Height: 210 mm (8.0 inches) Depth: 579 mm (22.8 inches)
  • Page 26 User Guide...
  • Page 27: Chapter 4. Software Overview

    This section describes the Windows applications provided with your product. Software provided by Lenovo The following software programs are provided by Lenovo to help you improve productivity and reduce the cost associated with maintaining your computer. Software programs provided with your computer might vary depending on your model type and preinstalled operating system.
  • Page 28: Lenovo Thinkvantage Toolbox

    This diagnostic program works through the Windows operating system to diagnose hardware problems and report operating-system-controlled settings that can cause hardware failures. See “Lenovo System Toolbox” on page 37 for more information. Note: The Lenovo System Toolbox program is only available on computers preinstalled with Windows Vista or Windows XP from Lenovo.
  • Page 29: Chapter 5. Using The Setup Utility

    You do not have to set any passwords to use your computer. However, using passwords improves computing security. If you decide to set any passwords, read the following sections. © Copyright Lenovo 2009 Utility program menu is not displayed until you type the correct password. For more information, see “Using passwords.”...
  • Page 30: Password Considerations

    Password considerations A password can be any combination of up to 12 alphabetic and numeric characters (a-z and 0-9). For security reasons, it is recommended to use a strong password that cannot be easily compromised. To set a strong password, use the following guidelines: v Have at least eight characters in length v Contain at least one alphabetic character and one numeric character...
  • Page 31: Enabling Or Disabling A Device

    Enabling or disabling a device You can enable or disable user access to a device. ICH SATA Controller Marvell SATA/SAS Controller Legacy diskette A To set the ICH SATA Controller or Marvell SATA/SAS Controller, do the following: 1. Start the Setup Utility program. See “Starting the Setup Utility program” on page 21.
  • Page 32: Selecting Or Changing The Startup Device Sequence

    3. Select the desired startup device from the Startup Device Menu and press Enter to begin. Note: Selecting a startup device from the Startup Device Menu does not permanently change the startup sequence. Selecting or changing the startup device sequence To view or permanently change the configured startup device sequence, do the following: 1.
  • Page 33: Chapter 6. Installing Hard Disk Drives And Configuring Raid

    21. 2. Select Devices → IDE Drives Setup and press Enter. 3. Select SATA RAID Enable and press Enter. 4. Select Enabled and press Enter. 5. Press F10 to save the new settings and exit. © Copyright Lenovo 2009...
  • Page 34: Creating Raid Volumes

    Creating RAID volumes This section describes how to use the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM configuration utility to create RAID volumes. 1. Press Ctrl+I when prompted to enter the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM configuration utility. Note: To make enough physical hard disk drives available to create a RAID 2.
  • Page 35: Installing Sas Hard Disk Drives And Configuring Raid

    Installing SAS hard disk drives and configuring RAID This section contains information about the required number of SAS hard disk drives for the supported level of RAID and SAS RAID configuration. Installing SAS hard disk drives Your computer must have the minimum number of SAS hard disk drives installed for the supported level of RAID below: v RAID Level 0 –...
  • Page 36: Configuring The Marvell Bios Setup To Set An Optional Hot Spare Hard Disk Drive

    6. From the Create array menu, select RAID level and press Enter. Note: Only the valid RAID levels will be active. 7. Select the SAS RAID level you want (RAID 0, RAID 1, or RAID 5) and press Enter. 8. From the Stripe size menu, you can change the stripe size or keep it as default.
  • Page 37 6. Press Y when prompted to complete the deletion. Chapter 6. Installing hard disk drives and configuring RAID...
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  • Page 39: Chapter 7. Updating System Programs

    Lenovo might make changes and enhancements to the POST and BIOS. When updates are released, they are available as downloadable files on the Lenovo Web site at Instructions for using the POST/BIOS updates are available in a TXT file that is included with the update files. For most models, you can download either an update program to create a system-program-update (flash) disc or an update program that can be run from the operating system.
  • Page 40: Updating (Flashing) Bios From Your Operating System

    6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the update. Updating (flashing) BIOS from your operating system Note: Because Lenovo makes constant improvements to the Web site, the Web page content is subject to change without notice, including the links referenced in the following procedure.
  • Page 41 video, the series of beeps will end, and the system will automatically turn off. Remove the disc from the optical drive. 12. Repeat steps 2 through 5. 13. Replace the Clear CMOS/Recovery jumper to the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2).
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  • Page 43: Chapter 8. Troubleshooting And Diagnostics

    If you cannot correct the problem, have the computer serviced. Refer to the safety and warranty information that is provided with your computer for a list of service and support telephone numbers. © Copyright Lenovo 2009 electrical outlet. make sure that it is switched on.
  • Page 44: Diagnostic Programs

    2. If you are unable to isolate and repair the problem yourself after running the diagnostic programs, save and print the log files created by the diagnostic programs. You will need the log files when you speak to a Lenovo technical support representative.
  • Page 45: Lenovo Thinkvantage Toolbox

    Lenovo troubleshooting center, update system drivers, and review system information. To run the Lenovo System Toolbox, click Start → All Programs → Lenovo Services → Lenovo System Toolbox. Follow the instructions on the screen. For additional information about running the diagnostic program, refer to the Lenovo System Toolbox help system.
  • Page 46: Pc-Doctor For Dos

    You can also download the latest version of the PC-Doctor for DOS diagnostic program from: The PC-Doctor for DOS diagnostic program runs independently of the Windows operating system. Use the PC-Doctor for DOS if you are unable to start the Windows operating system or if the two diagnostic programs preinstalled on your computer have not been successful in isolating a possible problem.
  • Page 47: Cleaning The Mouse

    Cleaning the mouse This section provides instructions on how to clean an optical or non-optical mouse. Optical mouse An optical mouse uses a light-emitting diode (LED) and an optical sensor to navigate the pointer. If the pointer on the screen does not move smoothly with the optical mouse, you might need to clean the mouse.
  • Page 48 2 Ball 3 Plastic rollers 4 Ball cage 1. Turn off your computer. 2. Disconnect the mouse cable from the computer. 3. Turn the mouse upside down. Twist the retainer ring 1 to the unlocked position to remove the ball. 4.
  • Page 49: Chapter 9. Recovery Information

    On Windows Vista and Windows XP, you can create recovery media using discs only. v To create recovery media on Windows 7, click Start → All Programs → Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools → Factory Recovery Disks. Then, follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Page 50: Using Recovery Media

    v To create Product Recovery discs on Windows Vista, click Start → All Programs → ThinkVantage → Create Product Recovery Media. Then, follow the instructions on the screen. v To create Product Recovery discs on Windows XP, click Start → All Programs → ThinkVantage →...
  • Page 51: Performing A Backup Operation

    To perform a backup operation using the Rescue and Recovery program on Windows 7, do the following: 1. From the Windows desktop, click Start → All Programs → Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools → Enhanced Backup and Restore. The Rescue and Recovery program opens.
  • Page 52: Using The Rescue And Recovery Workspace

    For more information about performing a recovery operation from the Rescue and Recovery workspace, see “Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace.” Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace The Rescue and Recovery workspace resides in a protected, hidden area of your hard disk drive that operates independently from the Windows operating system.
  • Page 53: Creating And Using Rescue Media

    This section provides instructions on how to create rescue media on different operating systems. v To create a rescue medium on Windows 7, do the following: 1. From the Windows desktop, click Start → All Programs → Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools → Enhanced Backup and Restore. The Rescue and Recovery program opens.
  • Page 54: Using Rescue Media

    1. Turn on the computer, and make sure that your computer has Internet access. 2. Follow the instructions on the Web site at: 3. After the recovery repair diskette is created, take out the diskette from the diskette drive and label it Recovery Repair Diskette. Then, store it in a safe place for future use.
  • Page 55: Using A Recovery Repair Diskette

    Device drivers for factory-installed devices are located on the computer hard disk drive (usually drive C:) in the SWTOOLS\DRIVERS folder. The latest device drivers for factory-installed devices are also available at support. Other device drivers are on the software media that come with individual devices.
  • Page 56: Setting A Rescue Device In The Startup Sequence

    v In the device subfolder, look for a SETUP.EXE file. Double-click the file and follow the instructions on the screen. Setting a rescue device in the startup sequence Before you start the Rescue and Recovery program from an internal hard disk drive, a disc, a USB hard disk drive, or other external devices, you must first make sure that your rescue device is set as the first boot device in the startup device sequence in the Setup Utility program.
  • Page 57: Chapter 10. Getting Information, Help, And Service

    To access the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program, click Start → All Programs → Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools. Lenovo Welcome The Lenovo Welcome program introduces some innovative built-in features of Lenovo to you and guides you through some important setup tasks to help you make the most of your computer. © Copyright Lenovo 2009...
  • Page 58: Safety And Warranty

    Lenovo Web site ( The Lenovo Web site provides up-to-date information and services to help you buy, upgrade, and maintain your computer. You can also do the following: v Shop for desktop and notebook computers, monitors, projectors, upgrades and accessories for your computer, and special offers.
  • Page 59: Using Other Services

    You must retain your proof of purchase to obtain warranty service. For a list of the Lenovo Support phone numbers for your country or region, go to and click Support phone list or refer to the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that is provided with your computer.
  • Page 60: Purchasing Additional Services

    To determine whether your computer is eligible for International Warranty Service and to view a list of the countries where service is available, go to, click Warranty, and follow the instructions on the screen. For technical assistance with the installation of or questions related to Service Packs for your preinstalled Microsoft Windows product, refer to the Microsoft Product Support Services Web site at, or...
  • Page 61: Appendix A. Manual Modem Commands

    Basic AT commands In the following listings, all default settings are printed in bold text. Command DS=n © Copyright Lenovo 2009 Function Manually answer incoming call. Repeat last command executed. Do not precede A/ with AT or follow with ENTER.
  • Page 62 Command Sr=n User Guide Function Force modem off-hook (make busy) Note: H1 command is not supported for Italy Display product-identification code Factory ROM checksum test Internal memory test Firmware ID Reserved ID Low speaker volume Low speaker volume Medium speaker volume High speaker volume Internal speaker off Internal speaker on until carrier detected...
  • Page 63: Extended At Commands

    Extended AT commands Command &C_ &D_ &F_ &G_ &K_ &M_ &P_ &R_ &S_ &T_ &V Function &C0 Force Carrier Detect Signal High (ON) &C1 Turn on CD when remote carrier is present &D0 Modem ignores the DTR signal &D1 Modem returns to Command Mode after DTR toggle &D2 Modem hangs up, returns to the Command...
  • Page 64: Mnp/V.42/V.42Bis/V.44 Commands

    Command &W_ +MS? +MS=? +MS=a,b,c,e,f MNP/V.42/V.42bis/V.44 commands Command &Q_ +DS44=0, 0 +DS44=3, 0 +DS44? +DS44=? User Guide Function &V1 Display Last Connection Statistics &W0 Stores the active profile as Profile 0 &W1 Stores the active profile as Profile 1 Disable auto-retrain Enable auto-retrain Displays the current Select Modulation settings...
  • Page 65: Fax Class 1 Commands

    Fax Class 1 commands +FAE=n +FCLASS=n +FRH=n +FRM=n +FRS=n +FTH=n +FTM=n +FTS=n Fax Class 2 commands +FCLASS=n +FAA=n +FAXERR +FBOR +FBUF? +FCFR +FCLASS= +FCON +FCIG +FCIG: +FCR +FCR= +FCSI: +FDCC= +FDCS: +FDCS= +FDIS: +FDIS= +FDR +FDT= +FDTC: +FET: +FET=N +FHNG +FLID= +FLPL +FMDL?
  • Page 66: Voice Commands

    +FPHCTO +FPOLL +FPTS: +FPTS= +FREV? +FSPT +FTSI: Voice commands #BDR #CID #CLS #MDL? #MFR? #REV? #VBQ? #VBS #VBT #VCI? #VLS #VRA #VRN #VRX #VSDB #VSK #VSP #VSR #VSS #VTD #VTM #VTS #VTX User Guide Phase C time out. Indicates polling request. Page transfer status.
  • Page 67 Attention Switzerland User: If your Swisscom phone line does not have Taxsignal switched OFF, modem function may be impaired. The impairment may be resolved by a filter with the following specifications: Telekom PTT SCR-BE Taximpulssperrfilter-12kHz PTT Art. 444.112.7 Bakom 93.0291.Z.N Appendix A.
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  • Page 69: Appendix B. System Memory Speed

    Table 1. System memory speed DIMM Type and Speed DIMM Size (Capacity) Number of DIMMs Installed Microprocessor Model © Copyright Lenovo 2009 PC3-10600U 1 GB, 2 GB 1 to 3 4 to 6 Intel Xeon...
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  • Page 71: Appendix C. Notices

    Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this Lenovo product, and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.
  • Page 72: Television Output Notice

    Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. European conformance CE mark Trademarks The following terms are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both: Lenovo The Lenovo logo Rescue and Recovery...
  • Page 73: Index

    CD/DVD image 12 diagnostics programs, using 50 diagnostics, troubleshooting 35 diskette, creating and using a recovery repair 46 documentation, using 50 © Copyright Lenovo 2009 electrical outlets 4 enabling, disabling device 23 environment, operating 17 Ethernet 15 exiting, Setup Utility 24...
  • Page 74 lighting, glare 3 manual modem commands 53 media, creating and using recovery media 41 media, creating and using rescue 45 memory speed 61 MNP/V.42/V.42bis/V.44, commands 56 modem commands basic AT 53 Extended AT 55 fax class 1 57 fax class 2 57 manual 53 MNP/V.42/V.42bis/V.44 56 Voice 58...
  • Page 75 updating (flashing) BIOS 31 antivirus software 13 operating system 13 system programs 31 updating (flashing) BIOS 32 user, password 22 using diagnostic programs 50 documentation 50 other services 51 passwords 21 recovery repair diskette, creating and using 46 rescue media, creating and 45 Setup Utility 21 video subsystem 14 viewing and changing settings 21...
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  • Page 78 Part Number: 53Y4306 Printed in USA (1P) P/N: 53Y4306...

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