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    ThinkCentre User Guide...

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    First Edition (February 2010) © Copyright Lenovo 2010. LENOVO products, data, computer software, and services have been developed exclusively at private expense and are sold to governmental entities as commercial items as defined by 48 C.F.R. 2.101 with limited and restricted rights to use, reproduction and disclosure.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    . 27 Installing or replacing hardware . Diagnostic programs . . 28 Installing external options . Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox . . 28 Installing a computer wall mount . Lenovo System Toolbox . . 29 Replacing the keyboard or mouse .

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    User Guide...

  • Page 7: Important Safety Information

    If you no longer have a copy of the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide, you can ® obtain a Portable Document Format (PDF) version from the Lenovo Support Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/support...

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    User Guide...

  • Page 9: Chapter 1. Product Overview, Features

    (DDR3 DIMMs) Internal drives v One optical drive v One Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) hard disk drive Audio subsystem v Integrated high-definition (HD) audio v Microphone connector and headphone connector v Internal speaker © Copyright Lenovo 2010...

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    Connectivity v 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet controller System management features v Ability to store the power-on self-test (POST) hardware test results v Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support v Automatic power-on startup v Desktop Management Interface (DMI) v Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) v System Management (SM) Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) and SM software v Wake on LAN Input/Output (I/O) features...

  • Page 11: Specifications, Software Overview, Software Provided With Your Windows Operating System

    1. The operating system(s) listed here are being certified or tested for compatibility at the time this publication goes to press. Additional operating systems might be identified by Lenovo as compatible with your computer following the publication of this manual. This list is subject to change. To determine if an operating system has been certified or tested for compatibility, check the Web site of the operating system vendor.

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    Lenovo. Lenovo Welcome: The Lenovo Welcome program introduces some innovative built-in features of Lenovo to you and guides you through some important setup tasks to help you make the most of your computer. Note: The Lenovo Welcome program is only available on computers preinstalled with the Windows 7 operating system from Lenovo.

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    Antivirus software Your computer comes with antivirus software that you can use to detect and eliminate viruses. Lenovo provides a full version of antivirus software on your computer with a free 30-day subscription. After 30 days, you must renew the license to continue receiving the antivirus software updates.

  • Page 14: Locating Computer Connectors And Parts

    Locating computer connectors and parts This section provides information to help you locate your computer connectors and parts. Figure 1. Front view 1 Integrated camera (available in some 6 Microphone connector models) 2 Integrated microphone 7 Power switch 3 Brightness controls 8 Power indicator light-emitting diode (LED) 4 USB connectors (3) 9 Internal speakers (2)

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    Figure 2. Rear view 1 Power cord connector 4 Serial port 2 Ethernet connector 5 Integrated cable lock slot 3 USB connectors (3) 6 Optical drive Chapter 1. Product overview...

  • Page 16: Adjusting The Computer Stand

    Adjusting the computer stand Your computer comes with a computer stand that you can use to adjust the computer to your comfortable position. Pull the stand open and adjust the position of the computer at an angle between 10° to 35° as shown in the following illustration.

  • Page 17: Chapter 2. Installing Or Replacing Hardware, Installing Or Replacing Hardware, Installing External Options

    You can maintain your computer or expand the capabilities of your computer by installing or replacing hardware. Notes: 1. Use only computer parts provided by Lenovo. 2. When installing or replacing an option, use the appropriate instructions in this section along with the instructions that come with the option.

  • Page 18: Replacing The Keyboard Or Mouse, Obtaining Device Drivers, Basic Security Features

    Figure 4. Connecting the USB keyboard or mouse 5. Reconnect all power cords to electrical outlets. Note: In most areas of the world, Lenovo requires the return of the defective Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs). Information about this will come with the new CRUs or will come a few days after you receive the new CRUs.

  • Page 19: Integrated Cable Lock, Password Protection

    6 for the location of the integrated cable lock slot. This is the same type of lock used with many notebook computers. You can order an integrated cable lock from Lenovo by searching for Kensington at: http://www.lenovo.com/support...

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    User Guide...

  • Page 21: Chapter 3. Recovery Information, Creating And Using Recovery Media, Creating Recovery Media

    ″creating Product Recovery discs.″ v To create recovery media on the Windows 7 operating system, click Start → All Programs → Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools → Factory Recovery Disks. Then, follow the instructions on the screen. © Copyright Lenovo 2010...

  • Page 22: Using Recovery Media

    v To create Product Recovery discs on the Windows XP operating system, click Start → All Programs → ThinkVantage → Create Recovery Media. Then, follow the instructions on the screen. Using recovery media This section provides instructions on how to use recovery media on different operating systems.

  • Page 23: Performing Backup And Recovery Operations, Performing A Backup Operation

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

  • Page 24: Performing A Recovery Operation, Using The Rescue And Recovery Workspace

    To perform a recovery operation using the Rescue and Recovery program on the Windows 7 operating system, do the following: 1. From the Windows desktop, click Start → All Programs → Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools → Enhanced Backup and Restore. The Rescue and Recovery program opens.

  • Page 25: Creating And Using A Rescue Medium

    Windows operating system, you can restore the factory default settings even if you cannot start the Windows operating system. Attention: If you restore the hard disk drive from a Rescue and Recovery backup or restore the hard disk drive to the factory default settings, all files on the primary hard disk drive partition (usually drive C:) will be deleted in the recovery process.

  • Page 26: Creating A Rescue Medium, Using A Rescue Medium

    To create a rescue medium on the Windows 7 operating system, do the following: 1. From the Windows desktop, click Start → All Programs → Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools → Enhanced Backup and Restore. The Rescue and Recovery program opens.

  • Page 27: Installing Or Reinstalling Device Drivers, Solving Recovery Problems

    Device drivers for factory-installed devices are located on the computer hard disk drive (usually drive C:) in the SWTOOLS\DRIVERS subdirectory. The latest device drivers for factory-installed devices are also available at http://www.lenovo.com/ support. Other device drivers are on the software media that come with individual devices.

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    v Use a rescue medium to start the Rescue and Recovery workspace. See “Creating and using a rescue medium” on page 17. v Use recovery media if all other methods of recovery have failed and you need to restore the hard disk drive to the factory default settings. See “Creating and using recovery media”...

  • Page 29: Chapter 4. Using The Setup Utility Program, Starting The Setup Utility Program

    Set User Password v Set Administrator Password You do not have to set a password to use your computer. However, using a password improves computing security. If you decide to set a password, read the following sections. © Copyright Lenovo 2010...

  • Page 30: Password Considerations, User Password, Administrator Password, Setting, Changing, Or Deleting A Password

    Password considerations A password can be any combination of up to 16 (1 to 16) alphabetic and numeric characters. For security reasons, it is recommended to use a strong password that cannot be easily compromised. To set a strong password, use the following guidelines: Note: The Setup Utility program passwords are not case sensitive.

  • Page 31: Enabling Or Disabling A Device, Selecting A Startup Device, Selecting A Temporary Startup Device

    Enabling or disabling a device This section provides instructions on how to enable or disable user access to a device. USB Setup Use this option to set up USB connectors. SATA Controller When this option is set to Disabled, all devices connected to the SATA connectors (such as the hard disk drive or the optical drive) are disabled and will not be displayed in the system configuration.

  • Page 32: Viewing Or Changing The Startup Device Sequence, Exiting The Setup Utility Program

    Note: Selecting a startup device on the Startup Device Menu does not permanently change the startup device sequence. Viewing or changing the startup device sequence This section provides instructions on how to view or permanently change the configured startup device sequence. To view or permanently change the configured startup device sequence, do the following: 1.

  • Page 33: Chapter 5. Updating System Programs, Using System Programs, Updating (flashing) The Bios From A Disc

    Lenovo might make changes and enhancements to the POST and BIOS. When updates are released, they are available as downloadable files on the Lenovo Web site at http://www.lenovo.com. Instructions for using the POST and BIOS updates are available in a TXT file that is included with the update files.

  • Page 34: Updating (flashing) The Bios From Your Operating System

    Updating (flashing) the BIOS from your operating system Note: Because Lenovo makes constant improvements to its Web sites, the Web page contents are subject to change without notice, including the contents referenced in the following procedure.

  • Page 35: Chapter 6. Troubleshooting And Diagnostic Programs, Basic Troubleshooting

    Note: If you cannot solve the problem after doing the basic troubleshooting, have the computer serviced. Refer to the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer for the safety and warranty information and the list of Lenovo Support telephone numbers. Symptom Action...

  • Page 36: Diagnostic Programs, Lenovo Thinkvantage Toolbox

    2. If you are unable to isolate and repair the problem yourself after running the programs, save and print the log files created by the programs. You will need the log files when you speak to a Lenovo technical support representative. Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox Note: The Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox program is only available on computers preinstalled with the Windows 7 operating system from Lenovo.

  • Page 37: Lenovo System Toolbox, Pc-doctor For Rescue And Recovery, Pc-doctor For Dos

    To run the Lenovo System Toolbox program, click Start → All Programs → Lenovo Services → Lenovo System Toolbox. Follow the instructions on the screen.

  • Page 38: Cleaning The Mouse, Optical Mouse

    To create a diagnostic disc, do the following: 1. Download a self-starting bootable disc image (known as an ISO image) of the diagnostic program from: http://www.lenovo.com/support 2. Use any CD/DVD burning software to create a diagnostic disc with the ISO image.

  • Page 39: Non-optical Mouse

    6. Turn your computer back on. Non-optical mouse The following illustration shows the components of a non-optical mouse. Note: The illustration might be slightly different from your mouse. 1 Retainer ring 2 Ball 3 Plastic rollers 4 Ball cage The non-optical mouse uses a ball to navigate the pointer. If the pointer on the screen does not move smoothly with the mouse, you might need to clean the mouse.

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    8. If the rollers are dirty, clean them by using a cotton swab soaked in isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol. Turn the rollers with your finger and continue swabbing them until all the dirt is removed. Be sure the rollers are still centered in their channels after you clean them.

  • Page 41: Chapter 7. Getting Information, Help And Service, Online Books Folder, Lenovo Thinkvantage Tools

    PDF file and you will be guided through the Adobe Reader installation. 2. The publication is available in other languages on the Lenovo Support Web site http://www.lenovo.com/support 3. If you want to install a different language version of the Adobe Reader...

  • Page 42: Thinkvantage Productivity Center, Lenovo Welcome, Access Help, Safety And Warranty

    Windows 7 operating system from Lenovo. The Lenovo Welcome program introduces some innovative built-in features of Lenovo to you and guides you through some important setup tasks to help you make the most of your computer. Access Help...

  • Page 43: Lenovo Web Site (http://www.lenovo.com), Help And Service, Using The Documentation And Diagnostic Programs

    Engineering Change management - There might be changes that are required after a product has been sold. Lenovo or your reseller will make selected Engineering Changes (ECs) that apply to your hardware available.

  • Page 44: Using Other Services

    You must retain your proof of purchase to obtain warranty service. For a list of the Lenovo Support phone numbers for your country or region, go to http://www.lenovo.com/support and click Support phone list or refer to the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that is provided with your computer.

  • Page 45: Purchasing Additional Services

    Service availability and service name might vary by country or region. For more information about these services, go to the Lenovo Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com Chapter 7. Getting information, help, and service...

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    User Guide...

  • Page 47: Appendix. Notices

    Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this Lenovo product, and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.

  • Page 48: Television Output Notice, European Conformance Ce Mark, Trademarks

    Trademarks Lenovo, the Lenovo logo, Rescue and Recovery, ThinkCentre, and ThinkVantage are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Celeron, Intel, Intel Core, and Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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    Customer Support Center 35 keyboard, replacing 10 device drivers 10 installing 19 reinstalling 19 diagnostic programs, troubleshooting 27 Lenovo System Toolbox 29 diagnostics programs, using 35 Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox 28 documentation, using 35 Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools 33 drivers, device 10...

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    33 viewing and changing settings 21 safety v safety information 34 warranty information 34 security Web site, Lenovo 35 enabling or disabling 23 workspace, backup and recovery 16 features 2, 10 integrated cable lock 11 selecting startup device 23...

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    Part Number: 89Y1200 Printed in USA (1P) P/N: 89Y1200...

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