Contents Chapter 1. About this manual ... 1 Important Safety Information ... 1 Using eSupport ... 2 Important information about replacing RoHS compliant FRUs .. 2 Chapter 2. Safety information ... 4 General safety ... 4 Electrical safety ... 5 Safety inspection guide ...
Hardware Maintenance Manual Exiting from the Setup Utility program ... 21 Chapter 6. Symptom-to-FRU Index...22 Hard disk drive boot error ... 22 Power Supply Problems ... 23 Beep symptoms ... 24 POST error codes ... 25 Undetermined problems ... 27 Chapter 7.
IdeaCentre K computers listed on the cover. It is intended only for trained servicers who are familiar with Lenovo computer products. Before servicing a Lenovo product, be sure to read the Safety Information. This manual includes a complete FRU part number listing for each machine type and model listed on the cover.
Electronic Equipment Directive (2002/95/EC) is a European Union legal requirement affecting the global electronics industry. RoHS requirements must be implemented on Lenovo products placed on the market after June 2006. Products on the market before June 2006 are not required to have RoHS compliant parts.
Lenovo’s requirements and schedule. Products sold in 2005, will contain some RoHS compliant FRUs. The following statement pertains to these products and any product Lenovo produces containing RoHS compliant parts.
Hardware Maintenance Manual Safety information This chapter contains the safety information that you need to be familiar with before servicing a computer. General safety Follow these rules to ensure general safety: • Observe good housekeeping in the area of the machines during and after maintenance.
• Wear safety glasses when you are: hammering, drilling soldering, cutting wire, attaching springs, using solvents, or working in any other conditions that might be hazardous to your eyes. • After service, reinstall all safety shields, guards, labels, and ground wires. Replace any safety device that is worn or defective.
Hardware Maintenance Manual • If you need to work on a machine that has exposed electrical circuits, observe the following precautions: – Ensure that another person, familiar with the power-off controls, is near you. Remember: Another person must be there to switch off the power, if necessary.
Safety inspection guide The intent of this inspection guide is to assist you in identifying potentially unsafe conditions on these products. Each machine, as it was designed and built, had required safety items installed to protect users and service personnel from injury. This guide addresses only those items. However, good judgment should be used to identify potential safety hazards due to attachment of features or options not covered by this inspection guide.
Hardware Maintenance Manual Handling electrostatic discharge-sensitive devices Any computer part containing transistors or integrated circuits (ICs) should be considered sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD). ESD damage can occur when there is a difference in charge between objects. Protect against ESD damage by equalizing the charge so that the machine, the part, the work mat, and the person handling the part are all at the same charge.
Safety notices The caution and danger safety notices in this section are provided in the the language of English. DANGER Electrical current from power, telephone and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid a shock hazard: • Do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform installation, maintenance, or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical storm.
Hardware Maintenance Manual CAUTION: When replacing the lithium battery, use only Part Number 33F8354 or an equivalent type battery recommended by the manufacturer. If your system has a module containing a lithium battery, replace it only with the same module type made by the same manufacturer. The battery contains lithium and can explode if not properly used, handled, or disposed of.
Chapter 2. Safety information CAUTION: Use safe practices when lifting. CAUTION: The power control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
General information This chapter provides general information that applies to all machine types supported by this publication. Specifications This section lists the physical specifications for your computer. Type Lenovo IdeaCentre K This section lists the physical specifications. Dimensions Environment Electrical input...
General Checkout Attention The drives in the computer you are servicing might have been rearranged or the drive startup sequence changed. Be extremely careful during write operations such as copying, saving, or formatting. Data or programs can be overwritten if you select an incorrect drive.
Hardware Maintenance Manual 5. Power-on the computer. • Look for displayed error codes • Listen for beep codes • Look for readable instructions or a main menu on the display. If you did not receive the correct response, proceed to step 6. If you do receive the correct response, proceed to step 7. 6. Look at the following conditions and follow the instructions: •...
Chapter 4. General Checkout Comparing the configuration and software set-up between “working and non-working” systems will often lead to problem resolution.
Hardware Maintenance Manual Using the Setup Utility The Setup Utility program is used to view and change the configuration settings of your computer, regardless of which operating system you are using. However, the operating-system settings might override any similar settings in the Setup Utility program. Starting the Setup Utility program To start the Setup Utility program, do the following: 1.
keyboard. The keys used to perform various tasks are displayed on the right side of each screen. Using passwords By using the Setup Utility program, you can set passwords to prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your computer and data. See “Starting the Setup Utility program.
Hardware Maintenance Manual password. However, to change any configuration settings, you must use your supervisor password. Setting, changing, and deleting a Supervisor password To set, change, or delete a password, do the following: Note: A password can be any combination of up to ten characters (A- Z, a-z, 1.
2. From the Setup Utility program menu, selet Change User Password and press Enter. 3. The password dialog box will be displayed. Type the new password, and press Enter. 4. when prompted to confirm the password, type the password again. If you type the password correctly, the password will be installed.
Hardware Maintenance Manual Using Device Device is used to enable or disable user access to the following device: OnBoard SiS USB1.1 Controller To set Device, do the following: 1. Start the Setup Utility program (see “Starting the Setup Utility program” on page 16).
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 Selecting or changing the startup device sequence To view or permanently change the configured startup device sequence, do the following: 1.
Hardware Maintenance Manual Symptom-to-FRU Index The Symptom-to-FRU index lists error symptoms and possible causes. The most likely cause is listed first. Always begin with Chapter 4, “General Checkout, ” on page 13. This index can also be used to help you decide which FRUs to have available when servicing a computer.
Error The boot sector on the start-up drive is corrupted. The drive is defective. Power Supply Problems If you suspect a power problem, use the following procedures. Check/Verify Check the following for proper installation. • Power Cord • On/Off Switch connector •...
Hardware Maintenance Manual Beep symptoms Beep symptoms are tones or a series of tones separated by pauses (intervals without sound) during POST. The following tables describes beep symptoms. Beep Symptom 1 beep Memory refresh timer error 2 beeps Parity error in base memory (first 64KB block) 3 beeps Base memory read/write test error...
Beep Symptom 9 beeps AMIBIOS ROM checksum error 10 beeps CMOS shutdown register read/write error 11 beeps Cache memory test failed POST error codes Each time you power-on the system, it performs a series of tests that check the operation of the system and some options. This series of tests is called the Power-On Self-Test, or POST.
Hardware Maintenance Manual POST Error Message CMOS Date/Time Not Set CMOS Battery Low CMOS Checksum Bad Primary Master Hard Disk Error Primary Slave Hard Disk Error Secondary Master Hard Disk Error Secondary Slave Hard Disk Error PS2 Mouse not found Keyboard error System Haulted Press TAB to show POST screen...
POST Error Message Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device Undetermined problems If this computer has a parallel ATA hard disk drive, make sure that the hard disk drive is jumpered as a master and the optical drive is jumpered as a slave.
Safety and Warranty Guide or HMM, go to the Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support. Note Use only parts provided by Lenovo. Removing the computer cover Important Turn off the computer and wait 3 to 5 minutes to let the computer cool before removing the computer cover.
Chapter 7. Replacing hardware 5. Pull down the switch at the rear of the chassis and slide the computer cover to the rear to remove.
Hardware Maintenance Manual Removing and replacing the front bezel To remove and replace the front bezel: 1. Remove the computer cover. Refer to “Removing the computer cover”. 2. Remove the front bezel by releasing the three plastic tabs inside the chassis and push the bezel outward as shown.
Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer. To obtain copies of the Safety and Warranty Guide or HMM, go to the Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support. To replace the heat sink assembly: 1. Remove the computer cover. Refer to “Removing the computer cover”.
Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer. To obtain copies of the Safety and Warranty Guide or HMM, go to the Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support. To replace a memory module: 1. Remove the computer cover. Refer to “Removing the computer cover”.
Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer. To obtain copies of the Safety and Warranty Guide or HMM, go to the Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support. To replace an adapter: 1. Remove the computer cover. Refer to “Removing the computer cover”.
Chapter 7. Replacing hardware 3. Install the new adapter into the same adapter connector. 4. Ensure the adapter is fully seated into the adapter connector. 5. At the rear of the computer, pivot the adapter latch to the closed...
1. Install the bracket into the chassis so that the screw holes in the bracket align with those in the chassis. Let the slot on the bracket clip the adapter. 2. Install the two screws to secure the bracket. Note: Use only the screws provided by Lenovo.
Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer. To obtain copies of the Safety and Warranty Guide or HMM, go to the Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support. Important When you receive a new hard disk drive, you will also receive a set of Operating System Recovery CD.
Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer. To obtain copies of the Safety and Warranty Guide or HMM, go to the Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support. To replace an optical drive 1. Remove the computer cover. Refer to “Removing the computer cover”.
4. Press the release button and remove the optical drive out the front of the computer. 5. Slide the new optical drive into the bay from the front until it snap into position. 6. Connect the signal and power cables to the drive. 7.
Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer. To obtain copies of the Safety and Warranty Guide or HMM, go to the Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support. To replace the system fan assembly: 1. Remove the computer cover. Refer to “Removing the computer cover”.
Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer. To obtain copies of the Safety and Warranty Guide or HMM, go to the Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support. To replace the keyboard: 1. Remove any media (diskettes, CDs, or tapes) from the drives, shut down your operating system, and turn off all attached devices and the computer.
Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer. To obtain copies of the Safety and Warranty Guide or HMM, go to the Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support. To replace the mouse: 1. Remove any media (diskettes, CDs, or tapes) from the drives, shut down your operating system, and turn off all attached devices and the computer.
4. Disconnect the failing mouse cable from the computer. 5. Connect the new mouse cable to the connector. 6. Refer to the “Completing the installation. ” Replacing the External speaker 1. Remove any media (diskettes, CDs, or tapes) from the drives, shut down the computer, and turn off all attached devices.
6. To update your configuration settings, refer to “Starting the Setup Utility” in the User Guide or in the Hardware Maintenance Manual. Note: In most areas of the world, Lenovo requires the return of the defective CRU. Information about this will come with the CRU or will...
Additional Service Information This chapter provides additional information that the service representative might find helpful. Power management Power management reduces the power consumption of certain components of the computer such as the system power supply, processor, hard disk drives, and some monitors. Automatic configuration and power interface (ACPI) BIOS Being an ACPI BIOS system, the operating system is allowed to control...
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