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Machine type: 10064/7745
Version 3.0
IdeaCentre B5 Series

User Guide


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  • Page 1: User Guide

    Machine type: 10064/7745 Version 3.0 2010.12 31047231 Lenovo IdeaCentre B5 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 ...26 3.3 System Setup ...27 3.4 System Backup ...28 3.5 System Recovery ...28 3.6 Create Recovery Disc ...28 Chapter 4 Using the Computer Software ... 29 4.1 Lenovo Dynamic Brightness system ...30 4.2 Lenovo Eye Distance System ...31 Contents...
  • Page 5: Chapter 5 Troubleshooting And Confirming Setup

    Chapter 5 Troubleshooting and Confirming Setup ... 33 5.1 Troubleshooting Display Problems ...34 5.2 Troubleshooting Audio Problems ...35 5.3 Troubleshooting Software Problems...35 5.4 Troubleshooting Problems with Optical Drives and Hard Disks ...36 5.5 Special considerations for troubleshooting Windows ...37 5.6 Performing Daily Maintenance Tasks ...38 5.7 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Connection Instructions and Troubleshooting ...39 5.8 Troubleshooting wireless mouse and keyboard issues ...41...
  • Page 6: Chapter 1 Using The Computer Hardware

    Using the Computer Hardware Chapter This chapter contains the following topics: Computer hardware introduction  Information on computer connections  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 Built-in microphone Camera Power button Hard Disk Drive Indicator Bluetooth status indicator WIFI status indicator AV-in / HDMI-in indicator Indicator lights ON/OFF button Note: The quality of video output will be affected accordingly due to the restriction of the actual bandwidth used by users and the limitation of data transmission speed of the video communication software.
  • 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 socket Ethernet port USB ports (4) HDMI in port (Selected models only) HDMI out port User Guide PS/2 keyboard port Bluetooth reset button (Only some models are functional) AV-IN ports (Selected models only) TV tuner connector (Selected models only)
  • Page 10: Computer Stand Instruction

    1.4 Computer stand instruction 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 To open the computer stand, do the following: The computer can be mounted on the wall. To mount the computer on the wall, you need to install a wall mount VESA bracket adapter* (some models are shipped with this part) on the back of the computer. Using this bracket adapter to install a UL listed standard wall mount (purchased separately) to make the computer mounted on the wall.
  • Page 12: Connecting Your Computer

    1.5 Connecting your computer Use the following information to connect your computer: • Look for the small connector icons on the back of your computer. Match the connectors to the icons. Note: Your computer might not have all of the connectors that are described in this section.
  • Page 13: The Computer

    1.5.4 Connect the monitor cable to the monitor connector on the computer. • If you have an HDMI monitor, connect the cable to the port as shown. 1.5.5 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 14 USB connector Network adapter connector TV-Tuner connector (IEC type) TV antenna connector (F type) 1.5.7 Connect the power cords properly to grounded electrical outlets. 1.5.8 Your computer is equipped with a Memory Card Reader Connector, it is able to read/write data from: MS/MS Pro/MSXC/MMC/SD/SDHC/SDXC Use this connector to attach a device that requires a USB connection.
  • Page 15: Important Information About Using The Computer

    1.6 Important information about using the computer Press the power button on the bottom left of the screen to turn on the computer. Note: The buttons at the bottom of the screen are touch buttons. When you touch these, the indicator lights turn on. User Guide...
  • Page 16 Hold the computer tightly when you carry it. User Guide...
  • Page 17: Wireless Keyboard And Mouse

    Quick Reference for more information about the bluetooth connection. 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 18: Chapter 2 Touch Screen User Instruction

    Touch screen user instruction Chapter This chapter contains the following topics: Touch Screen Calibration  User Gesture Instructions for the Touch screen  Attentions when using the Touch Screen  Attention: Only some selected models are equipped with touch screens. User Guide...
  • Page 19: 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 20: User Gesture Instructions For The Touch Screen

    2.2 User Gesture Instructions for the Touch screen The Touch screen supports single touches and rotational movements, enlargement and reduction multi-touch operations, and the user can transmit position information to the computer via touch. The touch screen uses a non-pressure movement recognition method, which only needs the finger to move lightly on the computer display screen or make a simple hand gesture to be detected by the main computer processor.
  • Page 21 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 22 3. Double Finger Right Click First touch a finger to the screen to select the desired item and hold it there, then touch another finger anywhere nearby on the screen and quickly lift it up again, to complete a double finger right click operation. The area where the first finger is placed can be used to show the right-click menu or perform related operations.
  • Page 23 5. 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” or “Back” icon. In the default situation, a high speed horizontal sliding movement will execute a forward or back operation.
  • Page 24 7. Zoom Operation Touch two fingers lightly on the desired item on the touch screen, then keeping both fingers on the screen, change the distance between them. By increasing (or decreasing) the distance, you can perform a zoom out (or zoom in) operation. For example: you can enlarge or reduce the picture size in Windows Photo Viewer.
  • Page 25: 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 26 2. For more detailed configuration, you can click on the Flicks icon in the notification area of the taskbar at the bottom of the screen, then click on “Customize your flicks setting” in the Flicks pop-up window. In the “Pen and Touch”...
  • Page 27 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 28: Attentions When Using The Touch Screen

    2.3 Attentions when using the Touch Screen 1. When using it please remember not to tear the screen surface with any sharp object. 2. In order not to affect the normal use of the touch screen, please keep its surface clean and dry, and ensure that your fingers are clean and dry. 3.
  • Page 29 7. 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 30: Chapter 3 Using The Rescue System

    Using the Rescue System Chapter This chapter contains the following topics: OneKey Recovery  Driver and Application Installation  System Setup  System Backup  System Recovery  Create Recovery Disc  Attention: Using this program will result in a loss of data. •...
  • Page 31: Onekey Recovery

    3.2 Driver and Application Installation The Driver and Application Installation function in the rescue system provides a way for the user to conveniently re-install all of the Lenovo applications and drivers that were shipped with your Lenovo hardware. User Guide...
  • Page 32: System Setup

    The system will restart. After the system has restarted, the installation process will continue until completion. Method 2: Manual Installation In the Windows system, Click Start → All Programs → Lenovo → Lenovo Drivers and Application Installation. After starting the procedure, install all the drivers and software manually according to the prompts.
  • Page 33: 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 34: Chapter 4 Using The Computer Software

    Using the Computer Software Chapter This chapter contains the following topics: Computer software instructions  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 35: 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 36: 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 37 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 38: Chapter 5 Troubleshooting And Confirming Setup

    Troubleshooting and Chapter Confirming Setup This chapter contains the following topics: Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution  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 39: 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 40: Troubleshooting Audio Problems

    UPSs, regulators, fluorescent lamps or other computers that may be generating magnetic interference. 2. Move any interfering devices away from the computer. 3. If the problem persists, consult with Lenovo Service. 5.2 Troubleshooting Audio Problems Problem: No sound from integrated speakers.
  • Page 41: Troubleshooting Problems With Optical Drives And

    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 42: 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 43: Performing Daily Maintenance Tasks

    • Before you can watch teletext programming, you must set the TV tuner input signal to analog. 5.6 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 around the computer to prevent dust buildup.
  • Page 44: Wireless Keyboard And Mouse Connection Instructions And

    5.7 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Connection Instructions and Troubleshooting 1. What is wireless connection? Wireless connection is a Bluetooth pairing process. It connects the wireless keyboard and mouse to the computer so that you can use them normally. 2. When do I need to use the wireless connection process? You will need to use the wireless connection process in any of the following situations: Some wireless keyboards and mice are not pre-paired before sale.
  • Page 45 4. How can I tell if the wireless connection has been established successfully? a. Check if the devices work: See if you can use the wireless keyboard and mouse normally. b. Check the indicator lights: Refer to section “C” of the “Indicator light guide”. 5.
  • Page 46: Troubleshooting

    5. Select the Lenovo Bluetooth Mouse and click Next to establish the Bluetooth connection. 6. Select the Lenovo Bluetooth keyboard and click Next. (Click the Add a device icon if the dialog box has closed, then press the connect button again.) 7.
  • Page 47 2.4GHz electrical devices away from the computer. Keep wireless devices within 10 meters (33 feet) of the computer. 2. Download the latest version of the device drivers. You can download the latest drivers from the official Lenovo website at User Guide...
  • Page 48 Problem: Mouse does not work as expected (pointer jittery, jumpy, slow or fast; mouse buttons not working properly). Troubleshooting and problem resolution: 1. Change the mouse properties to adjust pointer movement speed. 2. Try using a different surface to see if the mouse’s performance improves (Recommend to use a mouse pad).
  • Page 49 User Guide...

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