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    Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 User Guide User Guide V3.0 V3.0...

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    Third Edition (May 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 3: Energy Star Model Information

    Lenovo is proud to offer our customers products with an ENERGY STAR compliant designation. Lenovo computers of the following machine types, if the ENERGY STAR mark is affixed, have been designed and tested to conform to the ENERGY STAR 4.0 program requirements for computers.

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    For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit 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 power-management features to take effect when your computer has been inactive for a specified duration: Table 1.

  • Page 5: Explanation Of Hard Disk Capacity

    Explanation of hard disk capacity Dear user, While using your computer, you may discover that the nominal hard disk capacity indicated is somewhat different from the disk capacity displayed by the operating system. For example, a nominal 40GB hard disk will appear as less than 40GB in the operating system. This discrepancy is not an error in hard disk installation nor any other problem, but a normal phenomenon of computers.

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    X × 0.931 GB. II. A portion of the hard disk space is used for specific purposes Lenovo computers come with preinstalled OneKey™ Rescue System, so the hard disk has a special portion partitioned before delivery, which is used to store hard disk mirror and OneKey Rescue System program files.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Using the keyboard ...14 Special keys and buttons...17 Using the optical drive...19 Using memory cards ...20 Using Lenovo remote (specific models only) ...22 Using the integrated camera ...22 Using the Internet ...23 Securing your computer ...29 Installing device drivers ...31 Using battery and AC adapter...31...

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    Important safety information ...63 Caring your computer ... 82 Accessibility and comfort ... 90 Maintenance ...93 Appendix A. Lenovo limited warranty ... 97 Warranty Information...107 Lenovo warranty service telephone numbers... 111 Appendix B. Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs)... 113 Appendix C. Specifications ... 114...

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    Appendix D. Notices ... 116 Notices ...116 Wireless related information...119 Electronic emissions notices ...122 WEEE and recycling statements ...128 Turkish statement of compliance ...129 EU WEEE statements ...129 Japan recycling statements ...130 Notice for users in the U.S.A...132 Notice on deleting data from your hard disk ...132 Trademarks ...134 Index ...

  • Page 10: Chapter 1. Getting To Know Your Computer

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Top view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - * The illustrations in this manual may differ from the actual product.

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    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Wireless LAN antennas An isotropic antenna system is built into the display. Integrated camera ... 22 Array microphone (built-in) The built-in microphone can be used for video conferencing, voice narration, or simple audio recordings. Computer display The color display with LED-backlit technology provides clear and brilliant text and graphics.

  • Page 12: Left-side View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Left-side view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

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    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Security keyhole Your computer comes with a security keyhole. You can purchase a security cable and lock to fit this keyhole. Note: Before purchasing any security product, verify that it is compatible with this type of security keyhole. VGA port ...

  • Page 14: Right-side View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Right-side view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

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    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer IEEE 1394 connector ... 38 eSATA/USB combo port ... 37 Optical drive ... 19 AC power adapter jack Connect the power adapter here to supply power to the computer and charge the battery pack. Note: To prevent damage to the computer and battery pack, use the supplied AC adapter only.

  • Page 16: Front View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Front view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

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    Headphone jack (S/PDIF) (external) ... 43 Memory card slot ... 20 Integrated wireless device switch Use this switch to disable the wireless radio of all the integrated wireless devices on your computer. CIR port... 22 CIR port, used for Lenovo remote controller.

  • Page 18: Bottom View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Bottom view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

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    Hard Disk compartment Important: Do not disassemble any component by yourself! If you do need to, ask a Lenovo authorized service center or dealer to disassemble it. Battery pack ... 31 SIM card slot (inside the battery bay, specific models only)

  • Page 20: Chapter 2. Using Your Computer

    Chapter 2. Using your computer Using the touchpad The touchpad consists of a pad the keyboard. To move the cursor over the pad in the direction in which you want the cursor to move. The functions of the left the left and right mouse buttons on a conventional mouse. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - and two click buttons at the bottom of on the screen, slide your fingertip...

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    Chapter 2. Using your computer Note: You can also attach and use a USB mouse through the USB connector. For details, see “Connecting a Universal Serial Bus (USB) device” on page 35. Gestures Your computer touchpad is equipped with gestures technology which provides an innovative alternative to conventional scrolling and buttons, enabling users to get to the functionality they need more quickly.

  • Page 22: Palm Check

    Chapter 2. Using your computer Palm Check To prevent mis-touch, the touch pad ignores big active area motions, like any movement at the touchpad with your palm, you may set the area size by clicking Synaptics Pointing Device icon in the system tray in the lower right corner of the desktop.

  • Page 23: Using The Keyboard

    Chapter 2. Using your computer Using the keyboard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Your computer has a numeric keypad and function keys incorporated in the standard keyboard.

  • Page 24: Function Key Combinations

    Chapter 2. Using 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 the Fn key of the function keys ; then press one...

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    Chapter 2. Using your computer The following describes the features of each function key. Fn + Esc: Turn on/off the integrated camera. Fn + F1: Put your computer in sleep mode. Fn + F2: Turn on/off the LCD screen. Fn + F3: Shift to other connected display devices. Fn + F4: Open the interface for display resolution settings.

  • Page 26: Special Keys And Buttons

    Chapter 2. Using your computer Special keys and buttons Your computer has several special keys and buttons. Touch inductive panel with multi-media buttons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

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    Chapter 2. Using your computer Lenovo SlideNav bar: Quick launch customized applications by the slide and release at the Lenovo SlideNav bar when Lenovo SlideNav is installed. OneKey Theater: OneKey Theater will optimize the color and volume setting of your computer, bringing you greater visual and aural impact when enjoying movies.

  • Page 28: Using The Optical Drive

    Chapter 2. Using your computer OneKey Rescue System button Press the OneKey Rescue System button to enter the main interface of OneKey Rescue System while the power is off. Attention: When you press OneKey Rescue System button to turn on the computer, please ensure that your computer is not connected with other peripherals (such as a USB storage device, etc.), otherwise the system may not operate properly.

  • Page 29: Using Memory Cards

    Chapter 2. Using your computer Using memory cards - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Your computer comes with a memory card slot used to insert a memory card, such as an SD/SDHC Card, a MultiMediaCard, an xD-Picture Card or a Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro.

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    Chapter 2. Using your computer Inserting a memory card Gently slide the memory card with the arrow facing upward and pointing toward the memory card slot. Slide until it clicks into place. Removing a memory card Push the memory card until you hear a click. Gently pull the memory card out of the memory card slot.

  • Page 31: Using Lenovo Remote (specific Models Only)

    Chapter 2. Using your computer Using Lenovo remote (specific models only) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - You can use the remote control with Windows Media Center for convenient media enjoyment.

  • Page 32: Using The Internet

    Chapter 2. Using your computer Using the Internet Using RJ-45 port The RJ-45 port supports a standard RJ-45 connector, and allows you to connect the computer to an Ethernet connection and local area network (LAN). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

  • Page 33: Using Wireless Lan

    Attention: As the voltage of a telephone connection is higher than that of a network, do not attempt to connect a telephone cable to the RJ-45 port or else a short circuit of the computer might occur. Using wireless LAN Depending on your model, a wireless LAN PCI Express Mini Card may be pre-installed at the factory, which enables your computer hardware ready for accessing wireless LANs.

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    Chapter 2. Using your computer Using Mobile Broadband (specific models only) Note: Before using the Mobile Broadband, be sure to see “Safety information related to Mobile Broadband” in Chapter 6 first. What is Mobile Broadband A Mobile Broadband network, also known as a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN), provides Internet access to laptop computers, cell phones and other devices over a large geographic area.

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    Note: A mobile network operator, also known as mobile carrier, is a telephony company that provides mobile telecommunication service to its subscribers. Mobile Broadband is a subscription service. Refer to your local mobile network operator for availability, cost and other information. Getting started with Mobile Broadband Before getting started with Mobile Broadband, you first need to choose a mobile network operator and make sure you are in the coverage area of the...

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    Chapter 2. Using your computer Inserting the SIM card To insert the SIM card: Turn off the computer; then disconnect the AC adapter and all cables from the computer. Close the computer display and turn it over. Remove the battery. Insert the SIM card to the card slot until it clicks into place as shown in the drawing.

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    Important: Never insert or remove the SIM card while the computer is on. Doing so may cause permanent damage to the SIM card as well as the SIM card reader. Be sure to lock the card holder when the SIM card is inserted. Removing the SIM card To remove the SIM card: Turn off the computer;...

  • Page 38: Securing Your Computer

    Note: You are responsible for evaluating, selecting, and implementing the locking devices and security features. Lenovo makes no comments, judgements, or warranties about the function, quality, or performance of locking devices and security features. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

  • Page 39: Using Passwords

    Chapter 2. Using your computer Using VeriFace ™ VeriFace is a face recognition software which takes a digital snapshot, extracts key features of your face, and creates a digital map that becomes the system’s “password”. Note: The face registration and verification works best in the environment with steady and even light.

  • Page 40: Installing Device Drivers

    A compatible device driver is a requirement to ensure correct operation and performance of each component in your computer. If your computer is pre-installed with an operating system, Lenovo provides all drivers that you need in your hard disk. Using battery and AC adapter When you cannot use the AC adapter to power your computer, you may depend on battery power to keep your computer running.

  • Page 41: Using The Ac Adapter

    Using the AC adapter The power to run your computer can come either from the battery pack or from AC power through the AC adapter. Attention: Using an improper power cord could cause severe damage to your computer. To use the AC adapter, do the following. Be sure to take these steps in the order in which they are given here.

  • Page 42: Charging The Battery

    Chapter 2. Using your computer When you charge the battery, make sure that its temperature is between 0° and 60°C (32° - 140°F). Charging the battery When you check the battery status and find that the battery is low, you need to charge the battery or replace it with a charged battery.

  • Page 43: Handling The Battery

    Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the battery pack. Attempting to do so can cause an explosion, or liquid leakage from the battery pack. A battery pack other than the one specified by Lenovo, or a disassembled or modified battery pack is not covered by the warranty. Danger: If the rechargeable battery pack is incorrectly replaced, there is danger of an explosion.

  • Page 44: Chapter 3. Using External Devices

    Chapter 3. Using external devices Your computer has many built-in features and connection capabilities. Attention: Do not connect or disconnect any external device cables other than USB, eSATA and 1394 cables while the computer power is on; otherwise, you might damage your computer. To avoid possible damage to attached devices, wait at least five seconds after the computer is shut down to disconnect external devices.

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    Chapter 3. Using external devices Attention: When using high power consumption USB devices, use external device power adapter. Otherwise, it will cause the device unable to be recognized and used, or system shut down.

  • Page 46: Connecting An Esata Device

    Chapter 3. Using external devices Connecting an eSATA device Your computer comes with an eSATA/USB combo port used for connecting devices that are compatible with the eSATA/USB interface, such as external hard disk drives. Note: Both the eSATA and USB connectors can fit into this port. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

  • Page 47: Connecting An Ieee 1394 Device

    Chapter 3. Using external devices Connecting an IEEE 1394 device - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Your computer comes with an IEEE 1394 connector used for connecting devices that are compatible with the IEEE 1394 interface, such as digital video cameras and external hard disk drives.

  • Page 48: Connecting An Expresscard/34 Device

    Chapter 3. Using external devices Connecting an ExpressCard/34 device Your computer comes with an ExpressCard slot used for connecting ExpressCard devices that are compatible with the ExpressCard interface. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

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    Inserting an ExpressCard device Gently slide the ExpressCard device with the front label facing upward. Slide until it clicks into place. Removing an ExpressCard device Push the ExpressCard device until you hear a click. Gently pull the ExpressCard device out of the ExpressCard slot. Note: Before removing the ExpressCard device, stop it from working by Windows Safely Remove Hardware utility, otherwise it may corrupt your...

  • Page 50: Connecting An External Display

    Chapter 3. Using external devices Connecting an external display You can connect an external display to your computer. Connecting a VGA monitor You can connect a VGA monitor by using a VGA port. To connect a VGA monitor, plug the display cable to VGA port on your computer. To shift to other connected display devices, press Fn + F3.

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    Chapter 3. Using external devices Connecting an HDMI monitor You can connect an HDMI monitor by using an HDMI port. To shift to other connected display devices, press Fn + F3.

  • Page 52: Connecting A Headphone And Audio Device

    Chapter 3. Using external devices Connecting a headphone and audio device Your computer comes with a headphone jack (S/PDIF) used for connecting headphones, speakers, and audio devices that are compatible with the S/PDIF interface. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

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    Chapter 3. Using external devices Warning: Listening to music at high volume over extended periods of time may damage your hearing. Excessive use of headphones or earphones for a long period of time at high volume can be dangerous if the output of the headphones or earphone connectors do not comply with specifications of EN 50332-2.

  • Page 54: Connecting An External Microphone

    Chapter 3. Using external devices Connecting an external microphone Your computer comes with an external microphone jack used for connecting an external microphone. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

  • Page 55: Connecting Bluetooth Enabled Devices (specific Models Only)

    Connecting Bluetooth enabled devices (specific models only) If your computer has an integrated Bluetooth adapter card, it can connect to and transfer data wirelessly to other Bluetooth enabled devices, such as laptop computers, PDAs and cell phones. Enabling Bluetooth communications Slide the integrated wireless device switch to the right.

  • Page 56: Chapter 4. Troubleshooting

    This section lists frequently asked questions and tells where you can find detailed answers. For details about each publication included in the package with your computer, see Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 Setup Poster. What safety precautions should I follow when using my computer? See “Chapter 6.

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    “Lenovo warranty service telephone numbers” on page 111. Where can I find warranty information? For the warranty applicable to your computer, including the warranty period and type of warranty service, see “Appendix A. Lenovo limited warranty” on page 97. Chapter 4. Troubleshooting...

  • Page 58: Troubleshooting

    Chapter 4. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting If you do not find your problem here, see Chapter 2. The following section only describes problems that might prevent you from accessing the comprehensive information in Chapter 2. Display problems When I turn on the computer, nothing appears on the screen. Note: If you are using an external monitor, see “Computer screen problems”...

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    When I turn on the computer, only a white cursor appears on a blank screen. Restore backed-up files to your Windows environment or the entire contents of your hard disk to the original factory contents using OneKey Recovery. If you still see only the cursor on the screen, have the computer serviced.

  • Page 60: A Password Problem

    A password problem I forgot my password. If you forgot your user password, you must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing representative to have the password canceled. If you forgot your HDD password, Lenovo authorized servicer cannot reset your password or recover data from the hard disk.

  • Page 61: Sleep Or Hibernation Problems

    Sleep or hibernation problems The computer enters sleep mode unexpectedly. If the processor overheats, the computer automatically enters sleep mode to allow the computer to cool and to protect the processor and other internal components. Check the settings for sleep mode. The computer enters sleep mode (the sleep indicator turns on) immediately after Power-on self-test (POST).

  • Page 62: Computer Screen Problems

    Chapter 4. Troubleshooting If the sleep indicator is on, your computer is in sleep mode. Connect the AC adapter to the computer; then press any key or the power button. If the sleep indicator is off, your computer is in sleep/hibernation mode or power-off state.

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    The screen is unreadable or distorted. Make sure that: The display device driver is installed correctly. The screen resolution and color quality are correctly set. The monitor type is correct. Incorrect characters appear on the screen. Did you install the operating system or application program correctly? If they are installed and configured correctly, have the computer serviced.

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    Chapter 4. Troubleshooting Sound problems No sound can be heard from the speaker even when the volume is turned up. Make sure that: The Mute function is off. The headphone jack is not used. Speakers is selected as a playback device. Battery problems Your computer shuts down before the battery status indicator shows empty.

  • Page 65: A Startup Problem

    The battery does not charge. For details, see “Handling the battery” in Chapter 2. A hard disk drive problem The hard disk drive does not work. Make sure that the hard disk drive is included in the Boot menu in BIOS Setup Utility correctly.

  • Page 66: Other Problems

    Chapter 4. Troubleshooting Other problems Your computer does not respond. To turn off your computer, press and hold the power button for 4 seconds or more. If the computer still does not respond, remove the AC adapter and the battery. Your computer might lock when it enters sleep mode during a communication operation.

  • Page 67: Chapter 5. Getting Help And Service

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If you need help, service, technical assistance, or just want more information about Lenovo computers, you will find a wide variety of sources available from Lenovo to assist you. This section contains...

  • Page 68: Getting Help On The Web

    Lenovo hardware repair - If the problem is determined to be caused by Lenovo hardware under warranty, trained service personnel are available to provide the applicable level of service.

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    Engineering change management - Occasionally, there might be changes that are required after a product has been sold. Lenovo or your reseller, if authorized by Lenovo, will make selected Engineering Changes (ECs) available that apply to your hardware. The following items are not covered:...

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    Telephone numbers are subject to change without notice. For the latest list of Customer Support Center telephone numbers and hours of operation, visit the support Web site at If the number for your country or region is not listed, contact your Lenovo reseller or Lenovo marketing representative.

  • Page 71: Getting Help Around The World

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If you travel with your computer or relocate it to a country where your Lenovo machine type is sold, your computer might be eligible for International Warranty Service, which automatically entitles you to obtain warranty service throughout the warranty period.

  • Page 72: Chapter 6. Safety, Use, And Care Information

    Follow and retain all information included with your computer. The information in this document does not alter the terms of your purchase agreement or the Lenovo Limited Warranty. For more information, see “Appendix A. Lenovo limited warranty” on page 97.

  • Page 73: Conditions That Require Immediate Action

    Contact the Customer Support Center for further guidance. For a list of Service and Support phone numbers, see Frequently inspect your computer and its components for damage or wear or signs of danger. If you have any question about the condition of a component, do not use the product.

  • Page 74: Safety Guidelines

    Note: If you notice these conditions with a product (such as an extension cord) that is not manufactured for or by Lenovo, stop using that product until you can contact the product manufacturer for further instructions, or until you get a suitable replacement.

  • Page 75: Service And Upgrades

    Upgrades typically are referred to as options. Replacement parts approved for customer installation are referred to as Customer Replaceable Units, or CRUs. Lenovo provides documentation with instructions when it is appropriate for customers to install options or replace CRUs. You must closely follow all instructions when installing or replacing parts.

  • Page 76: Power Cords And Power Adapters

    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information Attention: Before replacing any CRUs, turn off the computer and wait three to five minutes to let the computer cool before opening the cover. Power cords and power adapters Danger: Use only the power cords and power adapters supplied by the product manufacturer.

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    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information terminals and/or the connector terminals on a power adapter, which can eventually result in overheating. Always connect power cords and signal cables in the correct order and ensure that all power cord connectors are securely and completely plugged into receptacles.

  • Page 78: Extension Cords And Related Devices

    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information Extension cords and related devices Danger: Ensure that extension cords, surge protectors, uninterruptible power supplies, and power strips that you use are rated to handle the electrical requirements of the product. Never overload these devices. If power strips are used, the load should not exceed the power strip input rating.

  • Page 79: Power Supply Statement

    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information outlet adapter or to replace the outlet with one that enables this safety feature. Never overload an electrical outlet. The overall system load should not exceed 80 percent of the branch circuit rating. Consult an electrician for more information if you have questions about power loads and branch circuit ratings.

  • Page 80: Lithium Coin Cell Battery Notice

    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information Lithium coin cell battery notice Danger: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. When replacing the lithium coin cell battery, use only the same or an equivalent type that is recommended by the manufacturer. The battery contains lithium and can explode if not properly used, handled, or disposed of.

  • Page 81: Heat And Product Ventilation

    Heat and product ventilation Danger: Computers, AC adapters, and many accessories can generate heat when turned on and when batteries are charging. Notebook computers can generate a significant amount of heat due to their compact size. Always follow these basic precautions: When your computer is turned on or the battery is charging, the base, the palm rest, and some other parts may become hot.

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    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information When the AC adapter is connected to an electrical outlet and your computer, it generates heat. Do not place the adapter in contact with any part of your body while using it. Never use the AC adapter to warm your body.

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    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information Safety information related to Mobile Broadband Do not use the Mobile Broadband feature on your computer in highly flammable areas (e.g. gas station) or near blasting. Though it is rare, the Mobile Broadband module, like other cellular network devices, could generate a spark.

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    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information The Mobile Broadband communication may affect the operation of implanted cardiac pacemakers and other medically implanted equipment. Patients with cardiac pacemakers should be well aware that use of Mobile Broadband feature on this computer may cause the implanted device to malfunction.

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    CD and DVD drive safety Danger: CD and DVD drives spin discs at a high speed. If a CD or DVD is cracked or otherwise physically damaged, it is possible for the disc to break apart or even shatter when the CD drive is in use. To protect against possible injury due to this situation, and to reduce the risk of damage to your computer, do the following: Always store CD/DVD discs in their original packaging.

  • Page 86: Electrical Current Safety Information

    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information Electrical current safety information Danger: Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid a shock hazard: Do not use your computer during a lightning storm. Do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform installation, maintenance, or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical storm.

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    Connect and disconnect cables as described in the following procedures when installing, moving, or opening covers on this product or attached devices. To connect: 1. Turn everything OFF. 2. First, attach all cables to devices. 3. Attach signal cables to connectors. 4.

  • Page 88: Laser Compliance Statement

    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information Laser compliance statement Some personal computer models are equipped from the factory with a CD or DVD drive. CD and DVD drives are also sold separately as options. CD and DVD drives are laser products. The drive’s classification label (shown below) is on the surface of the drive.

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    These drives are certified in the U.S. to conform to the requirements of the Department of Health and Human Services 21 Code of Federal Regulations (DHHS 21 CFR) Subchapter J for Class 1 laser products. Elsewhere, these drives are certified to conform to the requirements of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60825-1 and CENELEC EN 60825-1 for Class 1 laser products.

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    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) notice Attention: Mercury Information (does not apply to LED backlit models): The fluorescent lamp in the liquid crystal display contains mercury; dispose according to local, state or federal laws. The LCD is made of glass, and rough handling or dropping the computer can cause the LCD to break.

  • Page 91: Caring Your Computer

    Caring your computer Though your computer is designed to function reliably in normal work environments, you need to use common sense in handling it. By following these important tips, you will get the most use and enjoyment out of your computer.

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    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information Place liquids away from your computer to avoid spills, and keep your computer away from water (to avoid the danger of electrical shock). Do not eat or smoke over your keyboard. Particles that fall into your keyboard can cause damage.

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    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information - Wherever possible, ground your computer to facilitate safe electrostatic discharge. Note: Not all such appliances cause a significant electrostatic charge. When you handle options or CRUs, or perform any work inside the computer, take the following precautions to avoid static-electricity damage: - Limit your movement.

  • Page 94: Be Gentle With Your Computer

    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information Be gentle with your computer Avoid placing any objects (including paper) between the display and the keyboard or under the keyboard. Do not drop, bump, scratch, twist, hit, vibrate, push, or place heavy objects on your computer, display, or external devices.

  • Page 95: Handle Storage Media And Drives Properly

    When you leave the computer in your car, place it on the back seat to avoid being insolated. Carry the AC adapter and power cord with the computer. Handle storage media and drives properly If your computer comes with an optical drive, do not touch the surface of a disc or the lens on the tray.

  • Page 96: Take Care In Setting Passwords

    Take care in setting passwords Remember your passwords. If you forget a supervisor or hard disk password, Lenovo authorized service providers will not reset it, and you might have to replace your system board or hard disk drive. Other important tips Your computer might have both an Ethernet connector and a modem connector.

  • Page 97: Cleaning The Cover Of Your Computer

    - Memory card, such as SD Card, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card, and Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro. - Memory module When transferring data to or from a flash memory card, such as an SD card, do not put your computer in sleep or hibernation mode before the data transfer is complete.

  • Page 98: Cleaning Your Computer Keyboard

    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information Wait for the surface to dry completely and remove any cloth fibers from the computer surface. Note: Shut down the computer and then disconnect the power cord before cleaning the computer. Cleaning your computer keyboard Absorb some isopropyl rubbing alcohol on a soft, dust-free cloth.

  • Page 99: Accessibility And Comfort

    By keeping these considerations in mind, you can improve performance and achieve greater comfort. Lenovo is committed to providing the latest information and technology to our customers with disabilities.

  • Page 100: Ergonomic Information

    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information Ergonomic information Working in the virtual office may mean adapting to frequent changes in your environment. Following some simple rules will make things easier and bring you the maximum benefits of your computer. Keeping in mind such basics as good lighting and proper seating, for example, can help you improve your performance and achieve greater comfort.

  • Page 101

    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information General Posture: Below are some general recommendations for assuming a healthy working posture. It is best to periodically make minor modifications in your working posture to deter the onset of discomfort caused by long periods of working in the same position. Frequent, short breaks from your work will also help to prevent any minor discomfort associated with your working posture.

  • Page 102: Maintenance

    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information What if you are traveling? It may not be possible to observe the best ergonomic practices when you are using your computer while on the move or in a casual setting. Regardless of the setting, try to observe as many of the tips as possible. Sitting properly and using adequate lighting, for example, will help you maintain desirable levels of comfort and performance.

  • Page 103: General Tips For Maintenance

    At least once a week, make a point to back up your data. If critical data is present, it is a good idea to perform a daily backup. Lenovo has many backup options available for your computer. CD-RW drives and CD- RW/DVD drives are available for most computers and are easily installed.

  • Page 104

    Profile your machine at to keep up to date with current drivers and revisions. Keep up to date on device drivers on other non-Lenovo hardware. You might want to read the device driver information release notes prior to updating for compatibility or known issues.

  • Page 105

    Chapter 6. Safety, use, and care information hardware component on your computer has its own specific driver. If you add a new component, the operating system needs to be instructed on how to operate that piece of hardware. After you install the driver, the operating system can recognize the hardware component and understand how to use it.

  • Page 106: Appendix A. Lenovo Limited Warranty

    The warranty period for the product starts on the original date of purchase specified on your sales receipt or invoice unless Lenovo informs you otherwise in writing. The warranty period and type of warranty service that apply to your product are designated below under the section titled “Warranty Information.”...

  • Page 107: How To Obtain Warranty Service

    How to obtain warranty service If the product does not function as warranted during the warranty period, you may obtain warranty service by contacting Lenovo or an approved service provider. Each of them is referred to as a “Service Provider.” A list of Service Providers and their telephone numbers is available at

  • Page 108

    Only unaltered Lenovo products and parts are eligible for replacement. The replacement product or part provided by Lenovo may not be new, but it will be in good working order and at least functionally equivalent to the original product or part.

  • Page 109

    Personal Data that you did not delete, you are in compliance with all applicable laws. Use of personal information If you obtain service under this warranty, Lenovo will store, use and process information about your warranty service and your contact information, including name, phone numbers, address, and e-mail address.

  • Page 110

    Lenovo may provide or integrate into the Lenovo product at your request; and any technical or other support, such as assistance with "how-to"...

  • Page 111: Limitation Of Liability

    Appendix A. Lenovo limited warranty Limitation of liability Lenovo is responsible for loss or damage to your product only while it is: 1) in your Service Provider’s possession; or 2) in transit in those cases where the Service Provider is responsible for the transportation.

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    THE SALE OF CONSUMER GOODS THAT CANNOT BE WAIVED OR LIMITED BY CONTRACT. European Economic Area (EEA) Customers in the EEA may contact Lenovo at the following address: EMEA Service Organisation, Lenovo (International) B.V., Floor 2, Einsteinova 21, 851 01, Bratislava, Slovakia. Service under this warranty for Lenovo...

  • Page 114

    Todos los programas de software precargados en el equipo sólo tendrán una garantía de treinta (30) días por defectos de instalación desde la fecha de compra. Lenovo no es responsable de la información incluida en dichos programas de software y/o cualquier programa de software adicional instalado por Usted o instalado después de la compra del producto.

  • Page 115

    Shanghai, China No. 68 building, No. 199 Fenju Road, Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, Shanghai, P.R. China 200131 Marketed by: Lenovo Mexico S de RL de CV Av. Santa Fe 505, Piso 15 Col. Cruz Manca Cuajimalpa, México, DF CP 05349...

  • Page 116: Warranty Information

    Appendix A. Lenovo limited warranty Warranty Information Product or Country or region of machine type Taiwan India, China (Hong Kong S.A.R.), China (Macau S.A.R.) United States of America, Canada Notebook: Indonesia, Malaysia, 20020, 4189 Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, South Africa, Australia, New...

  • Page 117: Types Of Warranty Service

    An optional service offering may be available for purchase from Lenovo to have Lenovo install self-service CRUs for you. You may find a list of CRUs and their designation in the publication that ships with your product or at

  • Page 118

    Under on-site service, your Service Provider will either repair or exchange the product at your location. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the Lenovo product. For some products, certain repairs may require your Service Provider to send the product to a designated service center.

  • Page 119

    Lenovo. Transportation charges, both ways, are paid by Lenovo. Failure to use the carton in which the replacement product was received may result in your responsibility for damage to the failed product during shipment.

  • Page 120: Lenovo Warranty Service Telephone Numbers

    The phone numbers provided below are correct as of the time of printing and are subject to change without notice. For the latest warranty service contact telephone number in a country or region, please contact Lenovo or the reseller in your country or region.

  • Page 121

    Ukraine the Republic of Kazakhstan Poland Turkey Additionally, you can find support information, and updates, including service phone numbers for unlisted countries on the Lenovo Web site located at: Appendix A. Lenovo limited warranty 0861-536-686 1300 557 073 0800 446 833...

  • Page 122: Appendix B. Customer Replaceable Units (crus)

    Customers are responsible for replacing all external CRUs. Internal CRUs can be removed and installed by customers or by a Lenovo service technician during the warranty period. Your computer contains the following types of external CRUs: External CRUs (pluggable): These CRUs unplug from the computer.

  • Page 123: Appendix C. Specifications

    Appendix C. Specifications Specifications Size Approximate 340 mm × 232 mm × 22.4 - 34.8 mm Temperature Environment – Operating with no optical disc in the drive: 5° to 35°C – Operating with an optical disc in the drive: 10° to –...

  • Page 124

    Appendix C. Specifications Power source Input rating of the AC adapter: 100-240 V ac, 50 to 60 Hz (AC adapter) 65 W (with integrated graphics card)/90 W (with discrete graphics card) For models with discrete graphics card, the supplied 90W AC adapter with the unit is recommended. Otherwise, it will cause AC adapter overheat or machine malfunction.

  • Page 125: Appendix D. Notices

    Consult your local 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.

  • Page 126

    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 127: Export Classification Notice

    Appendix D. Notices extrapolation. Actual results may vary. Users of this document should verify the applicable data for their specific environment. The software interface and hardware configuration described in all the manuals included with your computer may not match the actual configuration of the computer you purchased.

  • Page 128: Wireless Related Information

    Appendix D. Notices Wireless related information Wireless interoperability Wireless LAN PCI Express Mini Card is designed to be interoperable with any wireless LAN product that is based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS), Complementary Code Keying (CCK), and/or Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) radio technology, and is compliant to: The IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standard on wireless LANs, as defined and approved by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

  • Page 129

    Appendix D. Notices File Transfer Synchronization Audio Gateway Headset Printer Human Interface Devices (Keyboard/Mouse) Basic Image Handsfree...

  • Page 130: Usage Environment And Your Health

    Due to the fact that wireless LAN PCI Express Mini Card and Bluetooth Daughter Card operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, Lenovo believes the integrated wireless cards are safe for use by consumers. These standards and...

  • Page 131: Electronic Emissions Notices

    Electronic emissions notices The following information refers to Lenovo IdeaPad Y450, machine type 20020, 4189. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

  • Page 132: Industry Canada Class B Emission Compliance Statement

    (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Responsible party: Lenovo (United States) Incorporated 1009 Think Place - Building One Morrisville, NC 27560 U.S.A.

  • Page 133

    Um dieses sicherzustellen, sind die Geräte wie in den Handbüchern beschrieben zu installieren und zu betreiben. Des Weiteren dürfen auch nur von der Lenovo empfohlene Kabel angeschlossen werden. Lenovo übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Einhaltung der Schutzanforderungen, wenn das Produkt ohne Zustimmung der Lenovo verändert bzw.

  • Page 134

    Dieses Gerät ist berechtigt, in Übereinstimmung mit dem Deutschen EMVG das EG-Konformitätszeichen - CE - zu führen. Verantwortlich für die Konformitätserklärung nach Paragraf 5 des EMVG ist die Lenovo (Deutschland) GmbH, Gropiusplatz 10, D-70563 Stuttgart. Informationen in Hinsicht EMVG Paragraf 4 Abs. (1) 4: Das Gerät erfüllt die Schutzanforderungen nach EN 55024 und EN 55022...

  • Page 135

    TV communications and to other electrical or electronic equipment. Such cables and connectors are available from Lenovo authorized dealers. Lenovo cannot accept responsibility for any interference caused by using other than recommended cables and connectors.

  • Page 136

    Appendix D. Notices Lenovo Product Service Information Lenovo 0800-000-700 Japan compliance statement for power line harmonics A statement of compliance to the IEC 61000-3-2 harmonics standard is required for all products connecting to the power mains and rated less than...

  • Page 137: Weee And Recycling Statements

    General recycling statement Lenovo encourages owners of information technology (IT) equipment to responsibly recycle their equipment when it is no longer needed. Lenovo offers a variety of programs and services to assist equipment owners in recycling their IT products. Information on product recycling offerings can be found on Lenovo’s Internet site at...

  • Page 138: Turkish Statement Of Compliance

    Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE). Türkiye EEE Yönetmeli ine Uygunluk Beyanı Bu Lenovo ürünü, T.C. Çevre ve Orman Bakanlı ı'nın "Elektrik ve Elektronik E yalarda Bazı Zararlı Maddelerin Kullanımının Sınırlandırılmasına Dair Yönetmelik (EEE)" direktiflerine uygundur.

  • Page 139: Japan Recycling Statements

    Collecting and recycling a disused Lenovo computer or monitor If you are a company employee and need to dispose of a Lenovo computer or monitor that is the property of the company, you must do so in accordance with the Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources.

  • Page 140: Disposing Of A Lenovo Computer Components

    You also can refer to the instructions at If you use a Lenovo notebook computer at home and need to dispose of a battery pack, you must comply with local ordinances and regulations. You also can refer to the instructions at

  • Page 141: Notice For Users In The U.s.a

    Notice for users in the U.S.A. California Perchlorate Information: Products containing CR (manganese dioxide) lithium coin cell batteries may contain perchlorate. Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply. See Notice on deleting data from your hard disk As computers spread into every corner of life, they process more and more information.

  • Page 142

    Appendix D. Notices Using the preinstalled recovery program, bring the hard disk back to factory-ship state. These operations, however, only change the file allocation of the data; they do not delete the data itself. In other words, the data retrieval processing is disabled under an operating system such as Windows.

  • Page 143: Trademarks

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Lenovo, Lenovo logo, IdeaPad, VeriFace and OneKey are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Lenovo in the United States and/or other countries.

  • Page 144: Index

    Index AC adapter ... 6 Jack ... 31 Using Battery ... 33 charging Bluetooth ... 46 Connecting ... 119 Interoperability ... 16 Switch ... 121 Usage environment ... 16, 22 Camera ... 82 Caring your computer Cleaning ... 88 Computer cover ...

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    Integrated camera ... 23 Internet Keyboard ... 89 Cleaning ... 51 Problems ... 14 Using ... 97 Lenovo limited warranty ... 93 Maintenance ... 8, 20 Memory card slot Microphone ... 2 Built-in ... 8, 45 External ... 25 Mobile Broadband ...

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    Index ... 55 Sound ... 56 Startup ... 4, 23 RJ-45 port ... 29 Security ... 4 Security keyhole ... 2 Speaker ... 114 Specifications Storage media ... 86 handling ... 2 System status indicators ... 2, 17 Touch inductive panel ...

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    If your product is not working correctly, DO NOT RETURN IT TO THE STORE. For technical assistance, contact a Lenovo support specialist 24 hours a day by calling toll free 1-877-4 LENOVO (1-877-453-6686). Additionally, you can find support information and updates on the Lenovo Web site located at

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