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Machine type: 10051
Version 1.0
IdeaCentre B3 Series

User Guide


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  • Page 1: User Guide

    Machine type: 10051 10052 Version 1.0 2010.04 31043484 Lenovo IdeaCentre B3 Series User Guide...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    Danger: Be aware of extremely hazardous or lethal situations. Attention: Be aware of possible damage to programs, devices, or data. Note: Pay attention to this important information. © Copyright Lenovo 2010.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    3.2 Driver and Application Installation ...28 3.3 System Setup ...29 3.4 System Backup ...30 3.5 System Recovery ...30 3.6 Create Recovery Disc ...30 Chapter 4 Using the Computer Software ... 31 4.1 Lenovo Dynamic Brightness system ...32 4.2 Lenovo Eye Distance System ...33 Contents...
  • Page 5 Chapter 5 System Maintenance and Recovery ... 35 5.1 Restoring the System ...36 5.2 Backup and Restore ...36 5.3 Cleaning Up the Disk ...36 5.4 Checking For, and Correcting Disk Errors ...37 5.5 Defragmenting the Disk(s) ...37 5.6 Performing Daily Maintenance Tasks ...37 Chapter 6 Troubleshooting and Confirming Setup ...
  • Page 6: Chapter 1 Using The Computer Hardware

    Using the Computer Hardware Chapter This chapter contains the following topics: Computer hardware introduction Ø Information on computer connections Ø Note: The descriptions in this chapter might vary from your computer, depending on computer models and configurations. User Guide...
  • Page 7: Front View

    1.1 Front view 3 4 5 6 Camera Built-in microphone LCD On/Off Brightness down Brightness up User Guide LCD On/Off indicator Hard disk drive indicator Wireless LAN card indicator Bluetooth indicator Power button...
  • Page 8: Left And Right View Of The Computer

    1.2 Left and right view of the computer Attention: Be sure not to block any air vents on the computer. Blocked air vents may cause thermal problems. Memory card reader USB connector Headphone connector Microphone connector Optical drive User Guide...
  • Page 9: Rear View Of The Computer

    1.3 Rear view of the computer Power connector PS/2 keyboard connector IEEE 1394 connector Ethernet connector User Guide TV tuner connector (selected models) USB ports (4) Wireless reset button...
  • Page 10: Computer Stand

    1.4 Computer stand 15° Use the stand to position the display to your preference. It can be rotated between 15º and 40º from the vertical. The stand provides stability to the computer; it is not a removable part. Attention: 1. The computer stand must remain installed at all times to ensure maximum system stability.
  • Page 11 1.5.2 Connect the keyboard cable to the appropriate keyboard connector (PS2 connector or USB connector). 1.5.3 Connect the mouse cable to the appropriate mouse connector (USB connector). 1.5.4 If you have audio devices, attach them using the following instructions: Microphone Use this connector to attach a microphone (purchased separately) to your computer when you want to record sound or if you use speech-recognition software.
  • Page 12: If You Have Powered Speakers With An Adapter

    1.5.5 If you have powered speakers with an adapter: (This picture is only a sketch print, it does not show the actual figure of the speaker) a. Connect the cable that runs between the speakers if necessary. On some speakers, this cable is permanently attached. b.
  • Page 13 1.5.7 Connect any additional devices that you have. Your computer might not have all connectors shown. USB connector Network adapter connector 1.5.8 Connect the power cords properly to grounded electrical outlets. User Guide Use this connector to attach a device that requires a USB connection.
  • Page 14: Important Information About Using The Computer

    1.5.9 Your computer is equipped with a Memory Card Reader Connector, it is able to read/write data from: MS/MS Pro/MMC/SD/SDHC 1.6 Important information about using the computer Press the power button on the bottom right of the screen to turn on the computer. Hold the computer tightly when you carry it.
  • Page 15: Keyboard

    1.7 Keyboard 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 16: Using The Remote Control

    1.8 Using the Remote Control The remote control (only shipped with some types of computers) works with the remote control receiver on the chassis. Adjust the angle of the remote control properly. User Guide...
  • Page 17 Buttons on the remote control: Button User Guide Description Down Left Right Confirm Back Details Guide (This function is not available in Microsoft Windows operating systems.) Shows live TV on the currently selected channel. Displays the Recorded TV page in Windows Media Center.
  • Page 18 Starts Windows Media Center. Turns volume up/down Previous/next channel Mute DVD menu Power supply (standby) Number (or Letter) buttons # key * key CLEAR Clear ENTER Enter Teletext ON/OFF (Selected models only) Red, Green, Yellow, Blue (Selected models only) User Guide...
  • Page 19 User Guide...
  • Page 20: Chapter 2 Touch Screen Instructions

    Touch Screen Instructions Chapter This chapter contains the following topics: Touch Screen Calibration Ø User Gesture Instructions for the Touch screen Ø Attentions when using the Touch Screen Ø Attention: Only some models are equipped with touch screen. User Guide...
  • Page 21: Touch Screen Calibration

    The monitor has touch capability due to a touch-sensitive screen installed. A touch screen is an input device just like a mouse or a keyboard, and the user’s hand transmits position information via the touch screen to the computer. With this technology, you only need to touch the pictures or words on the computer display lightly with your finger, and the computer will react.
  • Page 22: Basic Hand Gestures

    2.2.1 Basic Hand Gestures 1. Single Click / Double Click For the item selected on the touch screen, with one finger touch it very gently one or two times, to perform a single click or double click operation. This is similar to the action performed by clicking the left mouse button.
  • Page 23 2. Single Finger Right Click For the item selected on the touch screen, press and hold your finger on the screen until a circle appears. After lifting your finger from the touch screen, a menu bar will pop up, completing the single finger right click operation. This is similar to the action performed by clicking the right mouse button.
  • Page 24 3. Dragging Movement First touch your finger on the desired item on the screen and hold it there, then make a dragging movement. This is similar to the click and drag movement you can make with a mouse. 4. High Speed Slide If you touch the screen with a single finger and slide it a short distance horizontally (about 5 cm), then quickly lift it up again, this is called a High Speed Slide, and the screen will show the “Forward”...
  • Page 25 5. Rolling Movement When you move your finger one time vertically (or horizontally) on the touch screen, this is called a Rolling Operation. This operation is similar to moving the scroll wheel on the top of a mouse, and produces the same results as the scroll wheel interface does.
  • Page 26 7. Rotation Operation Use two figures to lightly touch the desired item on the touch screen, then rotate them in the desired direction. For example: you can rotate the picture which is being displayed in Windows Photo Viewer. User Guide...
  • Page 27: Related Touch Screen Settings

    2.2.2 Related Touch Screen Settings 1. Flicks: In the notification area of the taskbar at the bottom of the screen, click on the Flicks icon, and the current Flicks window will appear. Click once anywhere in this window to enter Flicks Training. The user can perform operations according to the advice given on screen.
  • Page 28 On the Flicks menu you can: • Select commonly used Flicks operation groups • Adjust the sensitivity of the touch screen User Guide...
  • Page 29 On the Touch menu you can: • Enable / disable options such as “Use your finger as an input device” and “Enable multi-touch gestures and inking”. • Select touch actions which you wish to adjust. By clicking on “Settings”, you can adjust the “Speed”...
  • Page 30: Attentions When Using The Touch Screen

    2.3 Attentions when using the Touch Screen 1. With the new touch recognition technology of Touch Screen, the user only needs to gently tap on the touch screen, and does not need to exert any pressure to complete operations. When using it please remember not to use excessive force or tear the screen surface with any sharp object.
  • Page 31 5. The recognition of touch gestures by this product can be influenced by the following factors: • Touching the correct place on the screen • The speed of movement • The time interval from when the screen was last touched Note: To learn accurate hand gesture operations, the user can consult this manual and also the related Windows help content.
  • Page 32: Chapter 3 Using The Rescue System

    Using the Rescue System Chapter This chapter contains the following topics: OneKey Recovery Ø Driver and Application Installation Ø System Setup Ø System Backup Ø System Recovery Ø Create Recovery Disc Ø Attention: Using this program will result in a loss of data. •...
  • Page 33: Onekey Recovery

    Detailed Operation Procedure 1. Turn on the computer. When the Lenovo logo appears, press the F2 key on the keyboard to start the Rescue System, then you can select OneKey Recovery.
  • Page 34: System Setup

    Method 1: Automatic Installation Turn on the computer. When the Lenovo logo appears, press the F2 key on the keyboard to start the Rescue System, then select Drivers and Application Installation. Follow the screen prompts to install the Lenovo Drivers and Application Installation.
  • Page 35: System Backup

    Back up your system partition to an image file. In case of a system failure, you can restore your system from this image file. In the Windows system, click Start → All Programs → Lenovo → Lenovo Rescue System. After starting the procedure, click System Backup to back up your system partition according to the prompts.
  • Page 36: Chapter 4 Using The Computer Software

    Using the Computer Software Chapter This chapter contains the following topics: Computer software instructions Ø Note: The interface and function of each of these features are subject to the actual software that was shipped with the computer model that you purchased. User Guide...
  • Page 37: Lenovo Dynamic Brightness System

    PC camera and is available only after the camera is installed. Before using this software, do the following: 1) Click Start → All Programs → Lenovo USB2.0 UVC Camera → vmcap. 2) Select Options → Preview from the pop-up window to display the image in the video capture window.
  • Page 38: Lenovo Eye Distance System

    If there are other devices in this option, do not check them. Only choose the “Lenovo USB2.0 UVC Camera” device, and the window should display the camera image. An image, which is caught by Lenovo PC camera, will be displayed in the video capture window. Adjust the position and pitch angle of the camera to ensure the whole face is displayed in the video capture window.
  • Page 39 The default setting has been pre-selected. You can adjust the viewing distance according to your needs. Notes: 1. Ensure the lens of the camera is exposed and not covered. 2. Ensure your eyes are exposed and not covered. (The function that detects the distance between the user and monitor is based on the position of the user’s eyes.
  • Page 40: Chapter 5 System Maintenance And Recovery

    System Maintenance and Chapter Recovery This chapter contains the following topics: Daily Maintenance and Tools Instructions Ø User Guide...
  • Page 41: Restoring The System

    5.1 Restoring the System The system can develop problems due to erroneous operation or the installation of additional software. If software problems develop in the originally installed software, you can restore the system by using system backup and restoration features. Note: The existing system settings will change after restoration.
  • Page 42: Checking For, And Correcting Disk Errors

    5.4 Checking For, and Correcting Disk Errors To properly maintain your system, you should periodically check for and fix hard disk errors by doing the following: 1. Right-click the icon for the hard disk drive (HDD) that you want to reorganize, then select Properties from the pop-up menu.
  • Page 43 Note: To avoid damaging the computer or display, do not spray cleaning solution directly onto the display. Only use products specifically designed for cleaning displays, and follow the instructions that are included with the product. The following are general methods for cleaning the components: •...
  • Page 44: Chapter 6 Troubleshooting And Confirming Setup

    Troubleshooting and Chapter Confirming Setup This chapter contains the following topics: Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution Ø Note: The description of the TV-Tuner card in this manual is only used for the machines which have the TV-Tuner card. It does not apply to those machines that do not have a TV-Tuner card.
  • Page 45: Solving Problems

    • If an error message occurs in a program, see the program’s documentation. Note: The procedures in this document were written for the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your Lenovo® computer to the Windows Classic view.
  • Page 46: Troubleshooting Audio Problems

    2. Move any interfering devices away from the computer. 3. If the problem persists, consult with Lenovo Service. 6.2 Troubleshooting Audio Problems Problem: No sound from integrated speakers. Troubleshooting and problem resolution: • Adjust the windows volume control — Double-click the speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen.
  • Page 47: Troubleshooting Problems With Optical Drives And Hard

    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 48: Special Considerations For Troubleshooting Windows

    Problem: The capacity of the hard disk, as indicated by the system, is less than the nominal capacity. Troubleshooting and problem resolution: For computers equipped with the OneKey Recovery feature, the system recovery feature needs to occupy some hard disk space. This may account for the apparent hard disk capacity deficit. Further Technical Explanation: The nominal capacity of the hard disk is expressed in the decimal system, 1000 bytes.
  • Page 49: Wireless Keyboard And Mouse Instructions

    • Before you can watch teletext programming, you must set the TV tuner input signal to analog. 6.6 Wireless keyboard and mouse instructions (Only some models are equipped with wireless keyboard and mouse) Before using the wireless keyboard and mouse, carefully read the configuration instructions in the Quick Reference poster.
  • Page 50 Control Panel → Hardware and Sound. Press Add a device to pop-up a dialog box. 5. Select the Lenovo Bluetooth Mouse and click Next to establish the bluetooth connection. 6. Select the Lenovo Bluetooth keyboard and click Next. (Press Add a device icon if the dialog box is closed and press the connect button again.)
  • Page 51 User Guide...

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